Though mostly victims of World War II, the Poles were also the perpetrators of violence against Jews, culminating in the Jedwabne massacre when Jewish residents of the town were burned alive, as Geoffrey Roberts recounts.
A senior civil servant predicted chaos in the system if Church leaders followed through on a threat to stop registering marriages after the marriage equality referendum passed.
The Christian Brothers have said that "they deeply regret" the hurt caused by their response to abuse allegations which resulted in only 12 brothers being convicted of crimes in the past 38 years.
A Fine Gael minister has backed proposals by the Church to lobby politicians over abortion, further widening the gulf between the coalition parties on the contentious issue.
The leader of the Catholic church in Ireland has apologised to a victim of paedophile priest Fr Brendan Smyth.
A prominent canon lawyer has said that he believes Cardinal Sean Brady's position as Primate of all Ireland is untenable.
THE murder of honeymooner Michaela Harte was an “evil act”, mourners at her funeral were told.
POPE Benedict’s messages during his historic visit will have a long significance for societies in Britain and Ireland, Cardinal Seán Brady has said.
A GENUINE exercise in humility and reflection? Or a cynical attempt to buy some valuable time to allow the clamours for his resignation to die down?
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.
CARDINAL Cahal B Daly was born in Loughguile, in the Glens of Antrim, on October 1 1917. He was educated at St Patrick’s National School in Loughguile, and then as a boarder in St Malachy’s College, Belfast, in 1930.
Groups involved in the North's Troubles could apologise for their role and pledge never to use violence again as part of an ambitious five-year reconciliation plan unveiled today.
President Mary McAleese has paid tribute to Nobel Peace Prize winner Martti Ahtisaari for his work in verifying that IRA arms were put beyond use.
IRELAND’S second largest Catholic diocese got a new bishop yesterday when Monsignor Noel Treanor was ordained as Bishop of Down and Connor at a special ceremony in St Peter’s Cathedral in Belfast.
CARDINAL Sean Brady has strongly rejected suggestions that Catholic schools are non-inclusive and said such claims are unfair and offensive.
President Mary McAleese is to attend the Vatican ceremony where Catholic Primate Sean Brady is to be made a Cardinal on November 24, it emerged tonight.
ARCHBISHOP Seán Brady said yesterday he was “humbled” after the Vatican announced he was to be made cardinal.
IRISH bishops and campaigners yesterday called on the Government to honour its overseas aid pledge by the year 2010.
A new child protection website proves the Catholic Church is determined to support victims of abuse and safeguard children in the future, it was claimed today.
CELEBRATIONS to mark Pope John Paul’s visit 25 years ago begin at the ancient Clonmacnoise monastic site tomorrow.
THE Anglican church's first openly gay bishop said yesterday he was praying that his appointment would not lead to people leaving the church.
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