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Archbishop Eamon Martin says says Church will put forward ‘a robust defence of the right to life’

The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy met in Rome this week

The Irish actor talks about Calvary, his own Catholic boyhood and his late-blooming career

The former president of Ireland will teach Irish Studies

Irish bishops issue booklet on marriage ahead of referendum in six months’ time

Saint of the week: St Finnian

The saint who built the abbey at Clonard

Almost 400,000 images of parish registers are being made available by the Irish Church and the National Library of Ireland

Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/11/14

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

John Boyne’s latest novel, A History of Loneliness, is driven by blunt ideology rather than subtle ideas

Rev Ian Paisley was buried after a private family funeral on Monday