Four young lifelong friends killed in a road accident, and their friend who is seriously injured in hospital, had been planning to spend the night together before the fatal accident in Kildare.
The Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin is asking men across the country to consider the possibility of becoming a priest.
Two young brothers who were so close they shared a bed were buried side by side today as their father appeared in court charged with their murders.
Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of a third Irish bishop over the Catholic hierarchy’s handling of clerical child abuse, the Church confirmed today.
A NUMBER of priests across the country have expressed their disappointment at how the Vatican has handled the fallout from the Murphy Report and the ongoing revelations of a global clerical abuse cover-up.
The Vatican is expected to announce the Pope's acceptance of the resignation of the Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin tomorrow.
The drip-feeding of disclosures needs to stop and a national inquiry launched, campaigners said tonight after another Irish bishop apologised for failing to deal properly with abuse allegations against a priest.
The Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin Jim Moriarty has told mass-goers that his resignation is likely to be accepted by the Vatican after Easter.
Victims of clerical abuse tonight accused Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of closing ranks with senior clergy over the cover-up of paedophile priests.
A Vatican meeting between Irish bishops and Pope Benedict XVI will enter its second day today with the past handling of child abuse scandals top of the agenda.
The authorities are paralysed to bring paedophile priests and the senior clerics who covered up decades of horrific abuse to justice, victims have claimed today.
A Vatican meeting between Irish bishops and Pope Benedict XVI gets under way today with the past handling of child abuse scandals on the agenda.
Catholic bishops gathered for an extraordinary general meeting today in the wake of the damning report into clerical child sex abuse in the Dublin archdiocese.
Irish bishops have been hauled before Vatican chiefs in the wake of devastating child abuse scandals, it was revealed today.
A LEADING theologian who called for all bishops named in the Murphy report to resign has backtracked, insisting the Bishop of Galway should not be forced from his post.
The last of five bishops named in an expose of the Catholic Church’s cover-up of child sex abuse will not resign, his spokesman said tonight.
Two more Bishops have resigned in the wake of the damning Murphy report.
There is increasing pressure on the three remaining Bishops named in the Murphy report to resign.
THE Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin James Moriarty is one of 17 senior bishops who served in the Archdiocese of Dublin during the period investigated by the Murphy Commission.
PRESSURE is mounting on three serving bishops named in the Murphy report to step down from office after Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin James Moriarty announced he had offered his resignation to Pope Benedict XVI.
The Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin James Moriarty has offered his resignation to the Pope today.
The Bishop of Kildare has defended the parish priest in Carlow who made a €92,000 tax settlement with the Revenue Commissioners earlier this year.
The new Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin says that there is no place within the priesthood for anybody that harms children.
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