A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
One of the things that constantly changes in our lives is how we treat death and the rituals around that inevitability.
Wed, 22 Jan, 2020
Students at Catholic schools in Northern Ireland should be encouraged to join the PSNI to help balance community representation in the force, the leader of the DUP has said.
Mon, 16 Dec, 2019
I refer to the criticism levelled at The Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Alphonsus Cullinan concerning the practice of yoga in Catholic schools. A Roman Catholic bishop is a successor of the apostles; he is indeed shepherd of his flock, and carries a staff as a visible symbol of this role. As bishop, he has a sacred duty of pastoral care.
Sat, 16 Nov, 2019
In New Orleans, there is a blank slab of concrete where a statue of American civil war general Robert E Lee stood for 133 years.
Sat, 26 Oct, 2019
By providing a benign shelter for conflicting identities, the European Union helped end the Troubles in the North. To forget this is to risk a return to the past. ‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it’ is a warning from history that should not be forgotten, says
Sat, 28 Sep, 2019
Killala diocese is typical of many Catholic dioceses in Ireland.
Mon, 23 Sep, 2019
Sometimes great change, maybe the greatest of change, comes in a quiet, almost unspoken way — certainly without the triumphalism that hinders bridge building.
Fri, 30 Aug, 2019
Ahead of a two-part RTÉ series on Daniel O’Connell, who was known as The Liberator after emancipation in 1829, historianlooks at the life of our forgotten ‘king’.
Thu, 22 Aug, 2019
Today is the Feast of the Assumption all over the Christian world, a feast day first instituted by Emperor Maurice in 600 AD and bigged up by Pope Nicholas 1 around 850 AD to rival Christmas and Easter.
Thu, 15 Aug, 2019
We take a trip down memory lane and check out what happened on this day in years gone by by looking back at some Irish Examiner front pages and highlighting other events which went down in history across the world.
Tue, 13 Aug, 2019
examines the vital part played by one Cork man in highlighting, for the broadest international audience, the blatant contradictions of Britain’s behaviour during the two conflicts.
Mon, 12 Aug, 2019
This week, two priests took up opposing positions on what is and is not appropriate for a Catholic funeral Mass.
Sat, 10 Aug, 2019
We take a trip down memory lane and check out what happened on this day in years gone by.
Tue, 06 Aug, 2019
Disadvantaged people — our people, whether they are unionists or nationalists — must not be further disadvantaged, writes
Thu, 25 Jul, 2019
University College Cork researchers have unearthed some 200 volumes of centuries-old newsletters that shine a light on 16th and 17th-century life in Europe.
Fri, 19 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
Some experts suggest overindulgence leads Catholics to early graves, and some have suggested the Famine led to genetic changes, writes
Thu, 04 Jul, 2019
Social injustice is injustice no matter from which side of a political or religious divide your opinions are formed.
Thu, 27 Jun, 2019
The Vatican has issued a document rejecting the idea that people can choose or change their genders.
Mon, 10 Jun, 2019
Ireland’s welcome, but incomplete march towards a modern, liberal and kinder democracy continued on Friday when 82.07% of the electorate, one of the most decisive endorsements since the island voted on the Belfast Agreement 21 years ago, backed Government plans for a shorter period of separation between estranged partners before they can apply for a divorce.
Mon, 27 May, 2019
The problem with Brexit is that it seems to restate the choice: are you Irish or are you British? says
Thu, 09 May, 2019
Our contemporary culture war around secularism and the place of religion — primarily Catholicism in Ireland’s case — in public life can be heated, especially around health or education issues.
Mon, 29 Apr, 2019
The Birth of Modernism in Irish Art 1920-1960 is the title of an exhibition running at the State Apartment Galleries in Dublin Castle until August 18.
Fri, 19 Apr, 2019
The structure of Notre Dame has been saved after a huge fire destroyed parts of the famous cathedral, according to a fire chief in Paris.
Tue, 16 Apr, 2019
Abbey Island can be reached in just a few steps across the beach at Derrynane, Co Kerry.
Mon, 15 Apr, 2019
Retired pope Benedict XVI has published an analysis on the Catholic Church's clergy sex abuse scandal, blaming it on the sexual revolution of the 1960s and church laws that protected priests.
Fri, 12 Apr, 2019
Pope Francis has said women have "legitimate claims" to seek more justice and equality in the Catholic Church, but stopped short of endorsing more sweeping calls to recognise the "urgency of an inevitable change" to give them leadership roles.
Tue, 02 Apr, 2019
Don Cahalane stated in his letter (March 26) concerning the modernising of the Catholic Church that “the Church at its most basic is a community of believers”!
Fri, 29 Mar, 2019
A book of condolence has opened in the State-owned Killarney House for the last member of the McShain family, who donated the house and grounds to the people of Ireland.
Tue, 12 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
Pope Francis set the right tone in previewing the Vatican’s summit on clerical sexual abuse when he told the Church’s hierarchy that what is expected of them is not only condemnation of the crimes against children and teenagers but also tangible action to ensure that the cover-up culture is closed down and that justice is done.
Fri, 22 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
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
Despite his reservations about the Catholic Church as an institution,still has strong faith this Christmas.
Mon, 24 Dec, 2018
Archaeologist Enda Flaherty has been documenting abandoned schoolhouses, thus providing a snapshot of those forgotten places where many of our predecessors were taught, says
Fri, 16 Nov, 2018
The deep divide between Catholics and Protestants makes the coming together to honour the dead on both sides fraught with problems.
Fri, 09 Nov, 2018
Martin O’Neill says he understands what James McClean is going through, having himself experienced hostility from the crowd at Windsor Park when, as a young Catholic during the Troubles, he first broke into the Northern Ireland team in the early 70s.
Wed, 07 Nov, 2018
Middle Ireland is, by any comparison, a very good place in which to live. Let’s not allow Casey and his followers to wreck it, writes .
Thu, 01 Nov, 2018
"I was spitting fire and angry at everybody in life."
Tue, 09 Oct, 2018
On your letter column on August 28, Patrick Dalton wrote of us being collectively responsible for the society we live in – going on to say, “who said stop when families handed over their ‘fallen’ daughters to institutions? Who said stop when the State broke up struggling families and put their children into care? Who said stop when Irish priests, brothers and nuns abused these citizens?”
Sat, 08 Sep, 2018
Pope Francis came and he went. In terms of the past sins visited on the Irish population by the Catholic Church, not a lot of difference was made.
Fri, 31 Aug, 2018
It is a pity that Pope Francis' radical message is drowned out by repeating ad nauseam the mantra, “clerical sex abuse”, suggests
Thu, 30 Aug, 2018
The Pope has paid tribute to the dignity of the homeless as he kissed a baby at a day centre in Dublin.
Mon, 27 Aug, 2018