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Pope set to be in Ireland for world meeting but will...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis is traveling to Ireland specifically for the World Meeting of Families, but the sex abuse crisis is dominating headlines...

Accompanying change: Dublin meeting to focus on today’s families

VATICAN CITY — The last time a pope visited Ireland, the Constitution prohibited divorce, gay marriages were unthinkable, abortion was illegal and physical and...

Loving families are key to bringing joy, mercy to world, pope...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis urges families to discover God’s love and be generous, forgiving, patient, helpful and respectful. Family life will be...

Dublin archbishop says pope to visit Ireland in 2018

DUBLIN — Archbishop Diarmuid Martin confirmed that Pope Francis, or his successor, will visit Ireland in 2018 for the World Meeting of Families. Archbishop Martin...

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...

Letters to priest reveal Jackie Kennedy’s struggles with faith after JFK’s...

Catholic News Service DUBLIN — Newly released letters between former U.S. first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and a Dublin-based priest reveal Kennedy's struggles to keep her...

15,000 rally in Ireland for repeal of abortion law

Catholic News Service DUBLIN — Pro-life campaigners in Ireland vowed to work for the repeal of a controversial abortion law introduced in 2013. An estimated 15,000...

Abuse survivor says new Vatican panel must achieve real change

Catholic News Service DUBLIN — The lone clerical abuse survivor nominated by Pope Francis to sit on the new Pontifical Commission for the Protection of...

Eucharistic congress in Dublin to avoid triumphalism

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin will be characterized by humility, moderation and a renewed focus on the Eucharist...

Irish priests struggle, hurt by sins of the minority

Catholic News Service DUBLIN -- Father Damien McGroarty, 29, is one of the youngest diocesan priests in Ireland. Ordained just over a year ago, he...

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