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Almost a year after the Mater Hospital controversially agreed to comply with the Government’s abortion law, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is still seeking clarity from the Sisters of Mercy for their stance on the issue. A spokeswoman for the archdiocese confirmed there is “no update” on discussions between the archbishop and the nuns who own the…

The gates of a Catholic church in Co. Antrim have been returned to their original colour after being painted red, white and blue over the weekend. The kerb in front of the Church of our Lady and John the Evangelists in the village of Dervock remains painted, but it has been reported that the gates…

Representatives of the world's Catholic bishops, meeting together in a synod, are not expected to make any formal proposals about the church's pastoral care of families until after a second, larger gathering in 2015. The extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family will meet at the Vatican Oct. 5-19, bringing together the presidents of national…