Ireland’s most senior Churchman has expressed the hope that an end to the political impasse in the North will be the legacy of Martin McGuinness who has died aged 66.Archbishop Eamon Martin also paid tribute to Mr McGuinness as a “man of prayer”. The archbishop said that he had “no doubt” that Mr McGuinness’...

Staff ReporterA ‘me first’ mentality lies at the range of social ills, including a reported rise in racist incidents, a leading priest-campaigner on immigration has said.Describing racism as an side-effect of an ‘every man for himself’ approach to society, Fr Alan Hilliard told The Irish Catholic, “Whether we like it...

The “heartbroken” family of Derry footballer Ryan McBride is being supported in their grief by the community’s “spirituality of presence”, according to their parish priest.The hugely respected Derry City captain died suddenly on Sunday when he went for a nap after training. He leaves his father Lexie, sisters Colleen...

Taoiseach’s Enda Kenny’s St Patrick’s Day comments in the White House have been welcomed by chaplains to the Irish community in the US.Speaking alongside US President Donald Trump the day before St Patrick’s Day, Mr Kenny said of the saint: “He too of course was an immigrant. And though he is, of course, the patron...

The success of singer Michael Bublé’s young son’s battle against cancer has been described by his family as a “miracle from God”.The singing sensation and his Argentinian wife Luisana Lopilato, were devastated when three-year-old Noah was diagnosed with liver cancer following a biopsy at a clinic in Buenos Aires last year....

The Bishop of Elphin has called on the Government to exercise the same energy to help the plight of asylum seekers in Ireland as undocumented Irish abroad.Bishop Kevin Doran told The Irish Catholic he would like to see “a greater energy on the part of the Irish Government” in responding to the issue of asylum seekers living in direct...

Europe’s top court has ruled that employers can bar workers from wearing religious symbols in the workplace. The judgement handed down by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) states that internal company rules can be shaped so as to require ‘neutral dress’ on the part of employees.The case was centred on the experiences of...

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