For the first time ever, more people in Northern Ireland identify as Catholic than Protestant, 101 years after the jurisdiction was founded with a Protestant majority in mind.
A coroner ruled that victims of 1971 Belfast massacre—a priest and 9 lay Catholics—were ‘entirely innocent’
A coroner in Northern Ireland ruled that a priest and nine lay Catholics who were shot dead by British troops almost 50 years ago were “entirely innocent” and their deaths were unjustified.
The head of the Irish bishops' conference said the government's move to criminalize attendance at Mass as part of Covid-19 regulations was a "potential infringement of religious freedom and of constitutional rights."
An Irish Dominican brother from Belfast who trained as a doctor is using his training to help patients during the pandemic in his hometown.
As the Dulbin St. Patrick's Day parade is cancelled due to coronavirus fears, the Irish Catholic Church is also taking preventative steps to combat the illness.
Archbishop Martin joined with other church leaders in welcoming the new deal as "a balanced accommodation that is focused on the common good."
In the midst of a bitter gangland feud in the Irish capital, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has moved to ensure that funerals of those killed are not used as overt shows of wealth or perceived influence.
The commission investigating the historic treatment of unmarried mothers and their children in religious-run care homes in Ireland has dismissed claims that an underground burial plot was in fact a sewage tank.
Church and government officials paid tribute to an aid worker for the church's international development agency who died following a road accident in Guatemala.