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On the island of Montserrat, St. Patrick’s week is a kind of homecoming for the Montserratian diaspora. Visitors get a shamrock stamped in their passports, and many Irish Americans take advantage of the inexpensive airfares to spend the March holiday in the Caribbean.

How Irish Catholic slaves brought the faith to the Caribbean

Mar 16, 2024

By Peter Jesserer Smith

Indentured servants planted the seeds of Catholicism on the Caribbean island of Montserrat, which shapes its identity today. Read more

Irish immigrants in Kansas City, Missouri.

How the Irish built Catholic America

Mar 17, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

The history of Catholic America is, in many ways, an Irish story, with immigrant congregations and their descendants putting their... Read more

A memorial to Irish priests who have served in Wyoming.

The last Irish priest in Wyoming

Apr 6, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

“I am the last F.B.I.: foreign-born Irish,” Father Tom Sheridan, a retired priest of the Cheyenne diocese, told CNA.  Read more