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President Higgins attends Iona service commemorating St Columba

Service at mediaeval abbey recalls 1,450th anniversary of St Columba's arrival on the island.

2013.07.21.

Young Irish pilgrims arrive in Rio today for WYD

273 liturgical events planned as part of the largest faith festival in the world.

2013.07.21.

Catholic Church in Harryville to be demolished

Leaking roof and structural problems make cost of repair prohibitive.

2013.07.21.

Enda Kenny says he is still a Catholic

Taoiseach's faith has not been damaged by the passing of the abortion legislation.

2013.07.20.

Former Magdalenes call for Mass boycott

Group representing former residents seeks gesture of solidarity over congregations refusal to contribute to compensation fund.

2013.07.20.

Preparations underway for episcopal ordination in Kerry

Bishop Bill Murphy prepares to pass the baton to Bishop-elect Ray Browne.

2013.07.20.

Poll shows continued support for overseas aid

Seventy-seven percent support investment "even in an economic down-turn."

2013.07.19.

UK bishops disappointed at legalisation of gay marriage

Archbishops Nichols and Smith warn legislation is “a watershed” which heralds "profound social change.”

2013.07.19.

Bishop McKeown selected as bishop catechist for WYD

Over 250 bishops will provide catechetical sessions for WYD pilgrims.

2013.07.19.

New Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois announced

Primate pays tribute to outgoing leader of the diocese.

2013.07.18.

@pontifex followers offered indulgence for WYD2013

Pontiff issues decree on indulgences and social media.

2013.07.18.

Taoiseach increases pressure on Magdalene congregations

Minister rules out stripping four religious orders of their charitable status.

2013.07.18.

CofI Primate dismayed by Belfast violence and disorder

Abusing or endangering the lives of PSNI officers "wholly unacceptable".

2013.07.17.

“Care for Life – it’s worth it” urges Pope Francis

Pontiff sends message of support for human life to Catholics in Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales.

2013.07.17.

St Colman’s choir to sing for Pope Francis

Mass will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Cappella Giulia.

2013.07.17.

New SVP campaign demands an end to austerity budgets

"Sneaky" changes to entitlements and delays in processing claims are adding to the burden of struggling families.

2013.07.16.

Creating a culture of vocation ‘essential’ says vocations director

Irish delegates attend major European Vocations Service conference in Rome.

2013.07.16.

Bishop among Irish pilgrims headed for WYD Rio2013

Bishop says World Youth Day will provide young with an opportunity to see the the work of Irish missionaries.

2013.07.16.

Archbishop says state must expedite safeguarding norms

Tribute paid to those working in the Church’s child protection services for the “huge progress” made in safeguarding in recent years.

2013.07.15.

Inaugural pilgrim walk concludes today

Pilgrims from Australia, America, Denmark, the UK and from all over Ireland take part in Brigid’s Way Celtic Pilgrimage or Slí Bhríde.

2013.07.15.
2013.07.15.

Comedian talks about his return to faith

Frank Skinner says fatherhood and his association with the Jesuits helped his faith.

2013.07.14.

Theologian challenges “totally incorrect picture of Ratzinger”

Church must look critically at both the novus ordo form of the Mass and the extraordinary form.

2013.07.14.

Call for legal protection for seafarers on Sea Sunday

Church tribute to the work of 1.5 million seafarers.

2013.07.14.

Archbishop responds to last chapter of Murphy Report

Archdiocese of Dublin still receiving information about abuser Patrick McCabe.

2013.07.13.

Bishop calls for prayers for drowning victim

Five lose their lives in drowning accidents in the past four days.

2013.07.13.

Malala calls for education for all children at UN

"I am here to speak up for the right to education of every child."

2013.07.13.

Dáil votes in favour of abortion bill

Creighton to stand down as Minister of State following vote against bill.

2013.07.12.

Vatican cardinal appeals to Irish legislators

Political leaders urged not to pass laws which disregard the dignity of the person and undermine the fabric of society.

2013.07.12.

Statue of the Virgin Mary saved from Loyalist pyre

Outrage over disfigurement of the face and intended burning of religious statue.

2013.07.12.
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