“My brother and I were both altar boys, we both served Mass. It was soon clear to us, first to me and then to him, that our life would be at the service of the Church” – Msgr Georg Ratzinger
In a new biography, 'Benedict XVI: A Life', the retired pope rejects accusations of interfering in church debates since his resignation in 2013, claiming this is a “malicious distortion of the truth.”
“I see this conference as an endorsement of the key role the elderly play in our Church and in society today. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI recognised that critical role when he wrote a special Prayer for Grandparents in 2008” - Bishop Denis Nulty.
Publisher of book form of thesis says Ms McAleese’s analysis charts a distinct and worrying sea change in the attitude of the Holy See to its obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin ordains two new priests, Frs Dominic Binh Viet Nguyen and Paul Binh Xuan, for Salesian order at St Patrick's College Maynooth.
Award winning Italian journalist Paolo Ruffini has been appointed Prefect of the Dicastery for Communications.
“Our role as music ministers, as music missionaries, is simply to bring the very best of our gifts, as Seán and Peadar have done, to the task of praising God, and then to leave the rest to God and the power of the Spirit to move others and build up their faith.”
"I think in the beginning he had no idea of the extent of the problem. But he was the one who said ... we have to know ... I admire his courage ... because it wasn’t an easy thing” – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.
“More than in the Vatican Gardens, with their beauty, your goodness is the place where I dwell: I feel protected” Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI tells Pope Francis.
The Notre Dame-Newman Centre for Faith and Reason will not be just an intellectual debating centre, but will also “work in the formation of an active and committed faith community of young people”.
Some 15,000 people from about 90 countries, and at least 1 million Filipinos, are expected to participate in the event from 24-31 January.
“To pass through the Holy Door means to rediscover the infinite mercy of the Father who welcomes everyone and goes out personally to encounter each of them."
As Churches we have often neglected our responsibilities for the protection of creation or have even distorted the true attitude towards the environment.
Four members of the International Ratzinger Symposium, which is held annually in Maynooth, introduced to the former Pontiff.
Pope outlines nature of ecclesial service to twenty new prelates.
On second day of Turkey visit, Pontiff prays with Grand Mufti at Blue Mosque and later prays with Ecumenical Patriarch and celebrates Mass for Catholic communities.
Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA as Archbishop of Cashel & Emly following the resignation of Archbishop Dermot Clifford on grounds of age.
Adult stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells continue to produce “astounding clinical results” and present no ethical dilemmas for scientists - PLC.
Advice from secretary of Pope Francis’ advisory council of nine cardinals to stay away from traditionalist group incurs wrath of SSPX.
Ecumenical Patriarch says restoration of Christian unity “cannot happen overnight” but Catholic and Orthodox leaders are working to strengthen ties.
Annual gathering of former theology students took place from 21 to 24 August to discuss the theology of the Cross.
St John XXIII defined as “the Pope of openness to the Holy Spirit” and St John Paul II as “the Pope of the Family."
Church must generate enthusiasm for the future rather than fear: Bishop McKeown.
Pope warns “Whenever a worldly mentality predominates, the result is rivalry, jealousy, factions.”
From January, Roman parishes to apply to attend Pope’s daily Mass at Casa Santa Marta.
Time spent in prayer followed by a private meeting at Mater Ecclesiae monastery.
"Most striking witness” to contemplative life given by Pope Emeritus - Bishop Boyce.