After Mass on Sunday in St Saviour's Church, Dominick St to remember the Venerable Matt Talbot the congregation processed to Granby Lane where Matt collapsed and died. Inset: A wreath was laid by Fr Brian Lawless and Vera Brady.  Photo: John McElroy

The priest behind the decision to cancel the Reek Sunday pilgrimage for the first time in living memory, has said the unprecedented “treacherous” weather conditions put lives at risk.Fr Charlie McDonnell, administrator of Westport parish, first got a call at 5.15am on Sunday morning from the custodian of the chapel on the summit...

An un-named Jesuit priest was the top bidder in a fiercely-contested auction of stained glass church windows made by the renowned Harry Clarke Studios.The Dublin-based priest paid €31,000 – 10 times the estimate — for a single stained glass panel depicting ‘Saint Francis Xavier preaching in the Orient’.The priest was...

Pope signs up as first World Youth Day pilgrimPope Francis officially opened registration for the 2016 World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland at the weekend.Joined by a young man and a young woman, the Pope was handed a tablet where he launched the online registration.“There, I am registered!” he said...

Staff reporterReaders of The Irish Catholic are invited to the launch of a new study guide to the Pope’s encyclical on the environment.Trocaire’s Executive Director Éamonn Meehan will launch the book authored by theologian Fr Eamonn Conway and The Irish Catholic journalist Cathal Barry in Dublin next week.The key document acts as a...

The Administrator of Navan parish in Co. Meath had to step in to end a brawl between a large group of men that erupted outside St Mary’s Church after Mass on Sunday afternoon.Peadar Tóibín, Sinn Féin TD for Meath West said as Mass concluded he “could hear raised voices at the back of the chapel. When I turned to look, there were about...

The head of healthcare at the Conference of Religious Ireland (CORI) has described as “shocking” a report that found vulnerable elderly people were left for more than a month without a shower or a bath in a nursing home run by the HSE.Sr Pat O’Donovan, RSM insisted “there is no situation in Ireland that’s so basic...

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