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Irish parishes hear about New Zealand model for Catholic Church renewal

THURLES, Ireland — A New Zealand cardinal told a conference on the future of parishes in Ireland that his diocese benefited from the appointment...

Pope asks forgiveness while celebrating Mass to close World Meeting of...

DUBLIN -- Before celebrating Mass in a Dublin park, Pope Francis solemnly asked forgiveness for the thousands of cases of sexual and physical abuse...

Pope Francis meets with survivors in Ireland, describes sex abuse as...

DUBLIN -- Pope Francis spent 90 minutes meeting privately with eight survivors of sexual, physical and emotional abuse at the hands of Catholic clergy...

Pope arrives in Ireland, promises to eliminate ‘scourge’ of ‘pain and...

DUBLIN -- Acknowledging the failures "of bishops, religious superiors, priests and others" in the Catholic Church to protect children from the "repugnant crimes" of...

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...

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...

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