The data reveals that Ireland is unique in its dependence on schools in preparing for and celebrating the sacraments.
"Her expressed view that a mix up in a Dublin parish on one particular Saturday evening should lead to the Universal Church changing core teachings is bizarre.”
According to RTE’s referendum exit poll, almost 9 out of 10 No voters were Catholics while 7 out of 10 Yes voters were also Catholics.
Of the 32 Irish Jesuit chaplains who served on the battlefields of France, Belgium, Egypt and Mesopotamia, four were killed and two died from illness.
Pope Francis tells John Wesley's disciples in Rome, “We have been freed from the slavery of estrangement and mutual suspicion”.
The bread must be only wheat and recently made so there is no danger of spoiling – 1983 Code of Canon Law.
Former head of doctrinal watchdog rejects suggestions that he was let go over his theological differences with Pope Francis, notably over Amoris Laetitia.
The presence of Our Lord in the Eucharist has long been a part of Catholic Church teaching, but the doctrine of transubstantiation can provoke eccumenical sensitivities.
The Eucharist is not a prize for the perfect, but a powerful medicine and nourishment for the weak – Pope Francis.
“We have the opportunity to mend a critical moment of our history by moving beyond the controversies and disagreements that have often prevented us from understanding one another” – Pope Francis.
“These walls are made of fear and aggression, a failure to understand people of different backgrounds or faith. They are walls of political and economic selfishness, without respect for the life and dignity of every person.”
Guide on document states: “The Pope's vision of society is inclusive. Such inclusion involves the effort to accept diversity, to dialogue with those who think differently..."
The Diocesan Council of Priests sees the report as an opportunity for deep reflection “rather just a focus on stark statistics” - Fr Gareth Byrne.
In new book, Pontiff states “The Church does not exist to condemn people, but to bring about an encounter with the visceral love of God’s mercy.”
Archbishop says Pope strongly criticised those in the Church who judge with superiority and superficiality difficult cases and wounded families.
Synod Fathers call for a more welcoming Church for cohabitating couples and Catholics who have divorced and civilly remarried.
“We in Ireland are not at all used to the humility demanded by the fact that we might have something to receive," IMU president Sr Kathleen McGarvey OLA.
President of the German bishops’ conference says the problem of Catholics who are divorced and remarried must be addressed by the synod.
"The IMU has a responsibility to do what we can to keep mission alive in this country as we struggle with the many questions posed to our faith and missionary commitment."
78-page document says divorced and remarried couples should be “integrated” into the Church.
Addressing poverty, must centre on the premise of "building fraternity as equals, enabling participation and empowerment to take root": Dr Lorna Gold.
Young Orthodox, Catholics and Protestants from 65 countries gather in Czech capital in solidarity and prayer.
Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmiero favours letting individual bishops make nullity decisions after careful consideration, based largely on the credibility of the couple.
Prelates told to keep their mind and hearts on Jesus and warned not to try and take over the vineyard of the Lord.
Five cardinals jointly author book defending Church’s current position.
Co-chairman of ARCIC suggests in interview with Church of Ireland Gazette that Catholic Church could one day allow Anglicans to receive the Eucharist.
Pope warns “Whenever a worldly mentality predominates, the result is rivalry, jealousy, factions.”
End use of Communion as a reward for doctrinal orthodoxy letter urges Pontiff.