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Irish bishop hopes papal visit can help bring healing after abortion...

DUBLIN — An Irish bishop said he hopes Pope Francis’ August visit can help bring healing after a divisive referendum that will pave the...

For Earth Day 2018 and beyond, say no to plastic bags

I saw a lot of fantastic sights on a recent trip to Ireland. But it was only after I came home that I realized...

Brexit could complicate Good Friday Agreement, says Irish bishop

Catholic News Service DUBLIN — April 10 marks the 20th anniversary of the historic Good Friday Agreement, which brought peace to Northern Ireland. The peace...

From turnips to potatoes to pumpkins: Irish folklife expert says Jack-O-Lanterns...

Catholic News Service DUBLIN — As the seasonal carving of pumpkins gets underway, an Irish folklore expert said there is evidence that the tradition, which...

Commentary: How I spent my summer vacation

  We spent a lot of our vacation in cemeteries: a couple of church plots in England and a week’s worth of well-maintained and also...

In Ireland, U.S. cardinals praise role of immigrants

Catholic News Service KNOCK, Ireland — Two American cardinals of Irish descent praised the role of immigrants, especially Irish, in building the United States. The United...

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...

Ireland plans to reopen embassy to Vatican

Catholic News Service DUBLIN — Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin welcomed an Irish government decision to reopen a Vatican Embassy just over three years after...

Irish parliament rejects legalized abortion

DUBLIN — Ireland's parliament rejected legislation that would have allowed a controversial 1992 Supreme Court ruling permitting abortion in limited circumstances to take effect. The...

Ireland survey shows gaps between church teachings and beliefs

Catholic News Service DUBLIN — Three out of four Irish who identified themselves as Catholics find the church's teaching on sexuality “irrelevant,” according to new...

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