You’ll notice a few changes to The Irish Catholic this week. We have been working on a new layout and re-design for some time. The aim is to make The Irish Catholic as accessible as possible for our 90,000-plus readers every week. We’re using new colours, shapes and more images that, we hope, will enhance the experience of readers....

This newspaper celebrates 125 years this month. Founded in 1888, the mission of The Irish Catholic was to give voice to the views of Irish Catholics about the pressing issues of the day. 125 years later, while the circumstances have changed, that founding mission of the paper remains as relevant today as it did in the testing days of the 19th...

Pope Francis is barely six months in office and his pontificate is having a remarkable effect on people both inside and outside the Church.The Holy Father has an extraordinary ability to find simple words to pose fundamental questions about the world in which we live, about the Church and about the life of faith.Pope Francis challenges Catholics...

‘Deplorable’ was the word used by Government this week to describe its own performance in reforming the Dáil as it pushes ahead on the abolition of the Seanad.  We are promised by the Taoiseach that once the Seanad is out of the way, then Dáil reform will happen. Can we trust the Taoiseach to bring about this Dáil reform in any substantial...

Unsurprisingly, Ireland didn’t get a new cardinal when Pope Francis announced the latest clerics to be preferred at the weekend. Nor did the Pope appoint a female cardinal, despite confident predictions from people who should know better that two middle class Irishwomen were poised to be appointed to the College of Cardinals. Ireland is...

Multiple sclerosis sufferer Marie Fleming this week lost her landmark court battle to have assisted-suicide legalised in Ireland. Ms Fleming, 59, is no-longer physically able to take her own life and wanted the Supreme Court to give approval for her partner or another family member to intervene kill her instead.The right to life under the...

The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, now faces a possible death sentence after being charged with using a weapon of mass destruction to kill three people and injuring more than 200.The 19-year-old, who remains in a serious condition at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre since being captured in...

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