A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Pope Francis staged a surprise visit to admonish the IMF chief and several finance ministers to help alleviate the debt burden of struggling countries, calling for “a new financial architecture” to ensure social justice.
Wed, 05 Feb, 2020
We are confronted by a US presidential second-term election cycle. We all must contend too with various interests. Do we have in play a version of ‘operation boot’? The 1952 US/UK regime-change operation in Iran. And do people regionally also view the late, recently murdered Major General Qasem Soleimani as an Iranian Che Quevara? Would Iran’s supreme Ayatollah be viewed as an Iranian Fidel Castro? How annoying for a rightist US administration: a Cuba in the Middle East. How much more death and devastation will flow out of our fossil-fuel dependency and the military powers of the main players, the chief one being the US?
Tue, 21 Jan, 2020
Clerical abuse victims have welcomed the decision by Pope Francis to abolish the Vatican’s strict secrecy rules covering sex abuse proceedings.
Wed, 18 Dec, 2019
JONATHAN Pryce has not slept. He is fresh off a plane from New York, where he is appearing in a play on Broadway, and is due to fly back to perform again the following day.
Wed, 27 Nov, 2019
The Association of Catholic Priests received many messages from people applauding the organisation for coming out strongly in support of Co Cavan priest Fr Oliver O'Reilly after it emerged that businessman Sean Quinn complained about him to the Vatican.
Mon, 18 Nov, 2019
The Association of Catholic Priests, who represent over 1,000 clergymen in Ireland, says reform is urgently needed to prevent parishes from closing across the country.
Tue, 29 Oct, 2019
The three-week conference in the Vatican is working on how to develop the faith in the Amazon, and will discuss whether it is time to loosen the Church's tradition of celibacy.
Sun, 06 Oct, 2019
In August 1969, headlines were dominated by Northern Ireland and the beginnings of what was to become known as “the Troubles”.
Mon, 26 Aug, 2019
Hopes of finding the remains of a missing Vatican teenager in the tombs of two 19th-century German princesses have been dashed.
Thu, 11 Jul, 2019
After his resignation in 2013, Pope Benedict chose to live in the Vatican in silence. But his presence, his influence, and a growing campaign is causing problems for Pope Francis and threatens to undermine his papacy, writes.
Sat, 06 Jul, 2019
Yesterday’s statement to the Oireachtas communications committee from Eir chief executive Carolan Lennon that her company could complete the National Broadband Plan for less than €1bn, a third of the figure the State has agreed to
Wed, 26 Jun, 2019
Orla O'Byrne is excited about embarking on a new career in art, having always maintained her interest in it while working as a baker and running her three cafés in Cork since founding the Natural Foods Bakery in 2002.
Wed, 05 Jun, 2019
The Renaissance polymath may have died on this day in 1519, but his memory has lived on through all sorts of representations over the past 500 years, writes.
Thu, 02 May, 2019
The Vatican has for the first time opened its own investigation into the case of Emanuela Orlandi, a 15-year-old Vatican citizen who disappeared in the summer of 1983.
Wed, 10 Apr, 2019
Eoin English Promises to open dialogue with the young — ‘future of the Church’
Tue, 09 Apr, 2019
His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Fr Fintan Gavin, Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Dublin, as the new Bishop of Cork and Ross.
Mon, 08 Apr, 2019
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Sat, 30 Mar, 2019
Pope Francis has declined to accept the resignation of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin as archbishop of Lyon after he was convicted of failing to report a known predator priest to police, the Vatican said.
Tue, 19 Mar, 2019
A new book paints a picture of rampant homosexuality in the Catholic Church but builds castles on the sands of rumours and innuendo, writes
Thu, 07 Mar, 2019
Philip Pullella Pope Francis, ending a landmark conference on sexual abuse of children by clergy, has called for an “all-out battle” against a crime he said should be “erased from the face of the Earth”.
Mon, 25 Feb, 2019
Apart from achieving independence, joining the European Union, and almost unlimited access to education, nothing has changed this society as dramatically as the Catholic Church’s spectacular loss of power.
Thu, 21 Feb, 2019
His stated intention to decentralise the Catholic Church’s power and reform its central bureaucracy, the Curia, has not endeared Francis to traditionalists, says
Wed, 20 Feb, 2019
The three-monkeys principle — see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil — was, in the areas of physical or sexual abuse, close enough to convention for many generations. Its application, however, was uneven.
Mon, 18 Feb, 2019
Pope Francis has urged politicians of all faiths to safeguard the rights of the unborn and has exhorted abortion opponents to also assure that children are born into a world where they can live with dignity.
Sat, 02 Feb, 2019
Pope Francis has said fear of migration is "making us crazy" as he began a trip to Central America amid a standoff over President Donald Trump's promised wall at the US-Mexico border and a new caravan of migrants heading north.
Wed, 23 Jan, 2019
Just build the damn thing.
Fri, 14 Dec, 2018
Every generation has a tiny coterie of sportsmen or women whose career is a persistent exercise in dominance.
Tue, 11 Sep, 2018
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Wed, 29 Aug, 2018
The Tuam Home Survivors Network has savaged the appeal to the Pope by Children's Minister Katherine Zappone for funds for the Mother and Baby Home site, calling it "nothing more than a publicity stunt".
Tue, 28 Aug, 2018
It’s over. Two thousand years of power and authority, of intellectual superstructure designed to continuously create learned helplessness and obedience may not have ended during the papal visit to Ireland, 2018, but the decline accelerated.
Mon, 27 Aug, 2018
A major security operation swings into action today as Pope Francis arrives in
Sat, 25 Aug, 2018
Campaigner and abuse survivor Marie Collins has called on Pope Francis to face down the senior clerics in the Vatican who are resisting change in the Catholic Church’s response to perpetrators and their victims.
Sat, 25 Aug, 2018
The steady separation of church and State in recent years is good for both, the Agriculture Minister has said ahead of the Pope's visit to Ireland.
Sun, 19 Aug, 2018
There is scarcely a country in this world that has suffered more oppressively and horrendously, and been morally corrupted so egregiously under the tyranny of the Papacy than Ireland.
Sat, 11 Aug, 2018
It was only in the years afterwards that the burden of the project really became apparent.
Fri, 03 Aug, 2018
Pope Francis has admitted he made "grave errors" in judgment in Chile's sex abuse scandal and invited the abuse victims he had discredited to Rome to beg their forgiveness.
Wed, 11 Apr, 2018
It’s an unlikely pairing, I know, but my mind has been drifting between former president Mary McAleese and former footballer Jamie Carragher.
Fri, 16 Mar, 2018
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that he will consider a call from the former President Mary McAleese for an inquiry into the church's handling of child abuse allegations against Fr Malachy Finnegan.
Mon, 12 Mar, 2018
Former President Mary McAleese has said the Catholic Church must reform or the current generation in Ireland will “walk away”.
Fri, 09 Mar, 2018
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Thu, 08 Mar, 2018
It is not necessary to be a sceptic to dismiss the Oscars as a low-cal smoothie, mixing a marketing love-in and a hiring fair. After all, every industry has self-aggrandising jamborees.
Tue, 06 Mar, 2018
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Sat, 03 Mar, 2018
The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, says he was not consulted about a decision to exclude former president of Ireland Mary McAleese from a Catholic women’s conference in the Vatican.
Sat, 03 Feb, 2018