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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...

Sex abuse survivor: Cardinal O’Malley has helped achieve changes

DUBLIN -- Marie Collins, a survivor of Irish clerical sex abuse, has given her backing to Boston Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley as president of...

U.S. Jesuit urges Catholics to examine attitudes toward LGBT community

DUBLIN — U.S. Jesuit Father James Martin set out a series of ways in which parishes can show welcome and respect to LGBT Catholics. Addressing...

World Meeting of Families: Work to avoid challenges of digital distractions

DUBLIN -- Behavioral scientists and cybercrime experts talked to families about how digital distraction, pornography and the "online echo chamber" impact their lives, during...

Cardinal Farrell cites ‘need to build bridges’ as World Meeting of...

DUBLIN -- Cardinal Kevin Farrell, head of the Vatican's Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life, said the church needs God to help it...

Pope Francis will meet with sexual abuse survivors during trip to...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis will meet survivors of sexual abuse during his trip to Ireland Aug. 25-26, but it will be up to...

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...

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