Independent TD Mattie McGrath, who organised Ash Wednesday Mass in Leinster House for the distribution of ashes, said he’d like to see more such liturgies in the corridors of power. Mr McGrath told The Irish Catholic that there was a big interest from deputies, senators and Oireachtas staff. “We had one [a Mass] in November…

Ireland’s 24th Divine Mercy Conference was a “full house” at the weekend, according to conference organiser Don Devaney. As expected, 3,500 attended on Saturday, with 3,000 coming along on Sunday. Mr Devaney said “having an all-Irish line-up made a difference” and he received a lot of positive feedback on the speakers, with people praising how…

A legal expert has questioned the appropriateness of apparent support by An Post of a ‘yes’ vote in the forthcoming referendum on same-sex marriage. It comes as the State-run company produced a stamp to coincide with this weekend’s celebration of St Valentine’s Day which included the international symbol used to promote the redefinition of marriage.…

Prayer is an important part of daily life according to best-selling author Cecelia Ahern. Speaking on RTÉ’s The Meaning of Life with Gay Byrne, the 33-year-old author of PS I Love You and 10 other books said she prays to God every night. Describing prayer as an honest conversation in which people “say the things that you feel,…