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Irish bishops urge Catholics to ‘resist’ country’s new abortion law

DUBLIN — The primate of All-Ireland insisted that the country’s new abortion law that took effect Jan. 1 has “no moral force” and it...

Ireland agrees to reassess claims of workers in Magdalene laundries

DUBLIN — Women who worked in Ireland’s “Magdalene laundries” but were denied compensation under the state’s Magdalene Restorative Justice program have won their long-running...

Irish president signs abortion law

DUBLIN — Although Ireland's new abortion law takes effect Jan. 1, by mid-December only 8 percent of family doctors had signed up to provide...

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...

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