The elderly may be "hidden exiles" who are marginalised and treated as burdens within their own families.
Number of students in Catholic schools has risen to roughly 58 million.
Leading US Catholic publication names Bernadette Smyth as Catholic of the Year 2013.
Programme highlights impact of Croí na Gaillimhe centre on more than 400 people.
Concern 'monitoring situation' as clashes continue in capitals of oil producing states.
Young people to provide sign of 'visible communion' in Strasbourg.
From January, Roman parishes to apply to attend Pope’s daily Mass at Casa Santa Marta.
Some of those discriminated against live in countries where human rights are guaranteed 'on paper'.
Hundreds of people alone for Christmas received gifts that were unwanted in 2012.
“It is prohibited to celebrate those days in this country.”
Mass-goers attending Christmas Day service targeted.
Pontiff called on God to protect the earth “frequently exploited by human greed and rapacity.”
"Glory to God in the Highest!"
"We easily forget how deeply the narrative of Jesus, Mary and Joseph has shaped Ireland and Europe."
“Christmas spontaneously releases generosity."
Time spent in prayer followed by a private meeting at Mater Ecclesiae monastery.
Primate invites politicians to support Pope Francis' call for all out action on global hunger.
Recovery of economic sovereignty may appease markets but austerity has been "most unjust".
€1.3 million raised in Dublin for the Philippines and Syria.
Papal trip will include Mass in Bethlehem.
“Family and home go together.”
For too many Christmas is marked by “over indulgence, extravagance and selfishness.”
‘The top selling mini-series of all time’ comes to Irish screens.
Priest appointed as Episcopal Vicar for Financial Development.
Medical staff in designated centres able to perform abortions under the terms of the Act.
Unprecedented interest has people queuing in Dublin store waiting for reprints to arrive.
Co Down native takes up role as principal of St Mary's University College Strawberry Hill.
Bishop Jones expresses regret as cuts to Family Support Agency grants blamed.
Calls expected to surge over Christmas as organisations and services close.
UN base in Jonglei state besieged as five days of violence leaves over 500 dead.