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Fr. Peter Johnson celebrates Mass at Carrive Mass Rock in Armagh.

Catholic priests offer Masses ‘for renewal of the faith’ at Ireland’s Mass rocks

Masses were celebrated at Mass rocks in all of Ireland’s 26 dioceses. Read more

The Four Courts in Dublin, the principal seat of Ireland’s High Court.

Ireland’s High Court to hear abortion case

A couple claim that their unborn child was aborted after they were mistakenly told that it had a fatal fetal... Read more

St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, Ireland.

Public Masses to resume in Ireland from May 10 with 50-person limit

The 50-person limit will apply regardless of church size. Read more

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Scottish bishops' leader laments ‘disturbing’ public worship ban in Ireland

Bishop Hugh Gilbert said that “to enact legislation that criminalizes those who gather to celebrate Holy Mass is indeed extreme... Read more

Archbishop Eamon Martin. Credit: Northern Ireland Office (CC BY 2.0).

All-Ireland Primate to health minister: priests’ pastoral work should be deemed essential, not criminalized

Archbishop Eamon Martin made the comment in a meeting with Irish Health Minister Stephen Donnelly Read more

Archbishop Eamon Martin.

All-Ireland Primate criticizes ‘draconian’ new regulations on public worship

A senior Catholic archbishop has accused the Irish government of introducing “draconian” new regulations on public worship “in a clandestine... Read more

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Police in Ireland fine Catholic priest for offering public Masses

Police in Ireland have fined a Catholic priest for celebrating public Masses amid a nationwide lockdown. Read more

Irish flag.

Police in Ireland fine Catholic priest for offering public Masses

Police in Ireland have fined a Catholic priest for celebrating public Masses amid a nationwide lockdown. Read more

The Knock Shrine. Public domain.

Pope Francis: Our Lady of Knock brings a message of hope

Pope Francis said that Our Lady of Knock exemplifies the importance of prayer and hope as he officially designated Knock... Read more

Irish immigrants in Kansas City, Missouri.

How the Irish built Catholic America

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

The Apparition Chapel at Knock Shrine, Co Mayo, Ireland

Pope Francis to give Knock Shrine new international status on St. Joseph’s feast

Pope Francis will officially designate Knock Shrine in Ireland as an International Marian and Eucharistic Shrine on the feast of... Read more

Ireland’s Catholic bishops: Assisted suicide bill ‘fundamentally flawed’

Ireland’s Catholic bishops have said that a bill seeking to legalize assisted suicide is “fundamentally flawed.” Read more

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Ireland’s Catholic bishops announce national synodal assembly

Ireland’s Catholic bishops have announced that they will hold a national synodal assembly “within the next five years.” Read more

Irish High Cross at the Rock of Cashel in Co. Tipperary, Ireland. Credit: Marie-Lise Van Wassenhove via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0).

Bishops voice concern over treatment of religion in Irish reopening plan

As Ireland marks the first anniversary of the novel coronavirus arriving, local Catholic bishops are calling for the government to... Read more

Cardinal Mario Grech, Secretary General of Synod of Bishops. Credit: Diocese of Gozo (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Cardinal Grech to Irish bishops: ‘A synodal process promises an ecclesial springtime’

Cardinal Mario Grech told Irish bishops that embarking on a “synodal process” could lead to an “ecclesial springtime.”  Read more

Irish High Cross at the Rock of Cashel in Co. Tipperary, Ireland. Credit: Marie-Lise Van Wassenhove via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0).

How a former heroin addict unearthed a book of Irish martyrs

Damien Richardson rediscovered his faith and overcame addiction. Then he unearthed an extraordinary book about Ireland’s Catholic history...  Read more

Celtic Cross on the hill at Cashel, Tipperary, Ireland.

As Lent begins, Irish bishop urges that political leaders be told worship is essential

The worship of God is ‘utterly essential’ and political leaders need to be told this, the Bishop of Raphoe wrote... Read more

Irish bishops decry bill to legalize euthanasia

Catholic leaders and human rights advocates have expressed concern over a bill that would legalize physician-assisted suicide in Ireland.  Read more

Amid complaints, Irish broadcaster again apologizes for blasphemous NYE sketch

After receiving thousands of complaints from citizens and vocal criticism from religious leaders, Ireland’s state broadcaster has apologized after a... Read more