Ireland - Latest News
Jun 6, 2017 - 04:47 pm .- Ireland's Catholic bishops have praised a Supreme Court decision in the country that will allow asylum seekers to find work while their status is being decided.
May 9, 2017 - 03:04 pm .- Neither the narrow narrative against religion nor the real failings of the Church should define the role of Catholics in public life, Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh has said.
May 7, 2017 - 04:09 pm .- “I remember it as well as I do last night.” Those were the words of an aged Irish immigrant named John Curry in 1940s New York, who had seen the apparitions at Knock, Ireland when just a boy.
Apr 26, 2017 - 05:04 pm .- Father John Sullivan was a prominent Irish Catholic convert who was known for his healing prayers, his consolation for the troubled, and his devotion to God.
Apr 6, 2017 - 03:53 pm .- Facing legal scrutiny over foreign funding of efforts to fight Ireland’s anti-abortion law, a pro-abortion rights group has returned a $25,000 grant to billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Foundations.
Mar 30, 2017 - 12:02 am .- In one Irish diocese, the number of active priests may halve in fewer than 15 years. As a result, Bishop Francis Duffy of Ardagh and Clonmacnois has aimed to prepare his flock to take on more active roles.
Mar 17, 2017 - 06:11 am .- Prayer, reparation and praising God are the focus of a new Benedictine priory in Ireland, which focuses especially on reparation for the sins of priests.  
Jan 27, 2017 - 06:02 am .- With Pope Francis set to visit Ireland in 2018 – making him the first Pope to visit the country in nearly 40 years – Ireland's ambassador to the Holy See said it's an important trip, especially given the shared interest between the Vatican and Irish government on a number of key issues.
Dec 23, 2016 - 09:01 am .- The Celtic cross has been recognized as an emblem of Irish Christianity for centuries.
Oct 4, 2016 - 05:09 pm .- For Ireland’s leading archbishop, Pope Francis’ call for a “revolution of tenderness” is a ch
Aug 18, 2016 - 05:08 am .- Wealthy abortion backers could use Ireland as a model to change pro-life laws in other Catholic countries, an apparent leaked three-year plan for George Soros’ Open Society Foundations suggests.
Jun 21, 2016 - 03:38 pm .- The Fighting Irish are headed to the Emerald Isle, with plans to establish a new center for dialogue between faith and reason in Dublin.
May 25, 2016 - 12:11 pm .- “The Gospel of family, joy for the world.” This is the theme for the 2018 World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Ireland, and it is meant to emphasize the family's role as a stabilizing force in society, said the local archbishop.
May 5, 2016 - 12:08 am .- The Salvatorians have offered their “deepest apology” for failing to stop a priest who sexually abused children in Ireland until his 2004 arrest.
May 2, 2016 - 01:53 pm .- Northern Ireland’s voters should use their vote to uphold the right to life, not violate it, the Catholic bishops of the region said.
Dec 11, 2015 - 04:05 pm .- A measure passed by the Irish legislature in the name of equality actually threatens the ability of religious institutions to function and maintain their identity, critics say.
May 22, 2015 - 12:32 pm .- As Ireland goes to the polls to vote on whether to legalize same-sex marriage, one Church official warns that the new law could bring yet-unforeseen consequences for future generations.
Apr 26, 2015 - 03:58 pm .- Opponents of a referendum that would recognize “gay marriage” in Ireland face an uphill fight, but one commentator says they can win if people are willing to speak up and focus on the need for children to have a mother and a father.
Dec 21, 2014 - 04:02 am .- A new initiative out of Ireland is using Biblical dioramas to engage parents and children in Scripture. The Jesse Box, says one of its creators Sebastian Kraszkiewicz, aims “to help pass the faith to the children and to encourage family liturgy.”
Jun 24, 2014 - 12:16 pm .- The Associated Press has retracted key claims from its reports of an Irish Catholic home for unwed mothers supposedly burying hundreds of unbaptized infants in a septic tank.

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