Fr. Ray Flaherty expressed his shock after a violent brawl, reportedly a feud between Traveller families, broke out at a funeral in Co Galway this week.
President Higgins met Pope Francis for the fourth time on Friday morning in the Vatican and discussed a number of topical issues, including climate change and wealth inequality.
Pope Francis said that US bishops threatening to withhold Communion from pro-choice politicians should be "pastors, not politicians".
Rooney said that there were unanswered questions about why society locked up pregnant women who were viewed as "undesirable members of Irish society".
The brutal death of Fr. Niall Molloy in the master bedroom of Kilcoursey House, a 23-bedroom manor house situated on spacious grounds outside Clara, County Offaly, shocked the nation on July 8, 1985.
Remembering the hero, an Irish priest, who was the first who died during the Sept 11, 2001, World Trade attacks.
Fr. Philip Mulryne, who started his career with Manchester United and made 27 appearances for the Northern Irish national team, turned his back on professional soccer in 2009 and entered the seminary to train as a Catholic priest.
In an article, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone wrote that "you cannot be a good Catholic and support expanding a government-approved right to kill innocent human beings."
From the midst of hate, war, and violence, Father Mychal Judge's message points us to another possible path for us as human beings.
Dublin-born Father Alan Griffin, who died in November last year, spent a year under scrutiny over abuse allegations without ever hearing the claims.
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