Irish Church

The Irish Church has lost its fervour, yet retains its fierce independence. But without outside intervention, it will continue to flounder

Find out what’s really happening in the Catholic Church

Delia Maguire tells Francis Phillips that, after the abuse crisis, the Church in Ireland will never be the same again

The Sister who gave up privilege to walk with the downtrodden can counter Irish prejudice against nuns today

Archbishop says he is ‘seriously concerned’ by the slow way religious congregations have responded

Archbishop Brown says younger Catholics are showing ‘renewed enthusiasm’ for the faith

Bishops respond to government plan to legalise abortion in limited circumstances

It has shown we Irish Catholics can put aside our bitterness about abuse and rejoice in what unites all the world’s faithful

Amazing stories of forgiveness and cheerfulness in the face of heartbreaking loss is making us appreciate our lot in life