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Michael Kelly, Catholic News Service

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Despite new law, some Irish pubs remain closed Good Friday

Catholic News Service DUBLIN -- While Irish pubs will be allowed to open and serve alcohol on Good Friday, March 30, for the first time...

Irish archbishop horrified by discovery of human remains buried at former...

Catholic News Service DUBLIN — The commission set up to investigate the treatment of unmarried mothers and their babies in Irish care homes during the...

Retired bishop of Derry, known as a peacemaker, dies

Catholic News Service DUBLIN — Bishop Edward Daly of Derry, known for his tireless advocacy for peace and reconciliation during decades of sectarian tension in...

Dublin archdiocese to stop sending students to national seminary

Catholic News Service DUBLIN — Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin said he would no longer send students to the national seminary at Maynooth amid allegations...

Northern Ireland bishops call ruling on abortion ‘disquieting’

Catholic News Service The Catholic bishops of Northern Ireland have described as “profoundly disquieting” a ruling by the High Court that the region’s ban on...

Irish archbishop distances himself from U.S. cardinal’s same-sex remarks

Catholic News Service DUBLIN — The head of the Irish bishops’ conference distanced himself from comments made by U.S. Cardinal Raymond L. Burke concerning Irish...

Church needs ‘reality check’ after Irish vote for same-sex marriage, says...

Catholic News Service DUBLIN — Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has said the church needs a “reality check” after Irish voters overwhelmingly supported same-sex marriage. Ireland...

Dublin archbishop: Delay in applying child safety guidelines is ‘appalling’

Catholic News Service DUBLIN — Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin said he would seek assurances from religious congregations operating in his diocese that they are...

Irish cardinal: ‘Peace would not have been delivered’ without Paisley

Catholic News Service DUBLIN — Irish Cardinal Sean Brady had paid tribute to a controversial Protestant firebrand-turned-peacemaker who once heckled St. John Paul II as...

Irish Vincentians return Jackie Kennedy’s letters to family

  Catholic News Service DUBLIN — Letters between former U.S. first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and a Dublin-based priest have been handed over to the Kennedy family. In...

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