Even older Catholics, who are typically more religiously committed, have stopped going to church as often.
"This is off the record right? Before this conversation goes any further I need to know my name isn't going to appear anywhere." Thus speaks a Catholic woman from Northern Ireland upon being asked questions about her 35-year marriage to a Protestant.
Ireland gained its independence and was partitioned, with Northern Ireland remaining within the United Kingdom, at about the same time as the Kurds were incorporated into modern Iraq nearly a century ago.
Religion, and even more, spirituality not tied to formal religion, appears to be unhelpful in terms of protecting you from low mood, and could even be linked with more depression.
The word 'fenian' has long been a sectarian term of abuse for Catholics in Northern Ireland. Its use is deemed to be increasingly shocking amongst many. It is a word stuffed with history, hardened down the ages.
So-called ‘megachurches’ have grown in popularity in America in recent years – and their success is down to the fact that
Northern Ireland's First Minister has called for Catholics and Protestants to unite to end sectarian division. Combining
A disciplinary report describing a group of protestors who disrupted a university lecture as "probably Catholics" has been