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Pope cautions against faith based on visionaries

“We are close to coming to a decision," the Pontiff told press on flight back to Rome from Sarajevo regarding the investigation into the alleged Marian apparitions at Medjugorje.


Synod without married laity will lack authority: ACI

"Priests who left the Church to marry should be invited back and would bring the experience of marriage to their ministry."


Church leaders seek to end migrants’ exploitation

Under a plan to be published on Wednesday, the EU is expected to impose migrant quotas on the 28 countries of the Union.


Nominations invited for Mgr Hugh O’Flaherty Award

The 2015 recipient will be announced in late August and presented with the award on Saturday 31 October during the 8th Hugh O’Flaherty Memorial Week.


Tenth anniversary of the death of St John Paul II

Polish saint showed the sick how to “carry the cross of suffering with joy” - Pope Francis.


PP urges tourists to respect St Oliver’s relics

"It is a sacred space and we anticipate that people will act appropriately and respectfully" - Mgr Jim Carroll.


Church must listen to married couples: Archbishop

The sacrament of marriage is a sacrament given for the building up of the Church.


Pope appoints new Bishop of Waterford & Lismore

Limerick priest Fr Alphonsus Cullinan replaces Bishop William Lee who retired on health grounds in October 2013.


Fr Lombardi honoured for communications role

Head of the Vatican's Press Office awarded an honorary doctorate by Rome university.


Irish bishops must take Synod discussion forward

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin was neither disappointed nor satisfied with how things ended in the Vatican last weekend.


Bishop salutes St Columbanus at catacombs

Children and young people need to be introduced to this towering figure of Christian heritage of Ireland and Europe.


Pope meets persecuted Sudanese Christian

Pontiff thanks Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag for “her steadfast witness of faith."


Pope meets with Ecumenical Patriarchate delegation

Courtesy visit to Vatican for Rome's patronal feast - the Solemnity of the Apostles Peter and Paul.


Pope Francis opens 37th National Convocation of the “Renewal in the Spirit”

Invites charismatics of the world to celebrate their 2017 Jubilee at the Vatican.


Cardinal Brady celebrates Mass of thanksgiving

Clonmacnois was the place in Ireland which touched St John Paul II most deeply.


Leaders of Ordinariates meet in Rome

"Each ordinariate is different, but we share a common goal and a lot of the challenges we face are common ones."


Pope’s Harley-Davidson to raise funds for charity

Motorbike signed on the tank by Pope Francis to raise funds for homeless.


Pope and Black Santa provide Christmas cheer

Annual charity appeal to be launched by the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin.


New cardinals to be announced at February consistory

By then there will be 106 cardinals under 80 who are therefore eligible to vote in a conclave.


Nominations sought for Mgr Hugh O’Flaherty Award

Award honours Irish priest’s role in saving the lives of 6,500 Jews and allied prisoners of war during World War Two.

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