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Archbishop Eamon Martin.

Amid rise in gang violence, Irish archbishop calls for new temperance movement

An archbishop in Northern Ireland has called for the reigniting of a “temperance movement” to address the problem of alcohol... Read more

Father Jude McKenna holds his Order of the Rising Sun award alongside Japan's Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland, Mari Miyoshi.

Japan awards priest for promoting friendship in Africa through judo

A Capuchin Franciscan priest from Northern Ireland who spent 50 years on mission in Zambia has been awarded one of... Read more

Pro-life 'Save the 8th' Rally in Dublin on March 10, 2018. Courtesy photo.

Thousands of Irish pro-lifers rally in Dublin, say abortion law must go

An estimated 10,000 Irish pro-life advocates attended the first major pro-life rally and march in Ireland since the country implemented... Read more

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Catholic foster child can attend Protestant school, Irish judge rules

A judge in Ireland has decided that a Catholic girl in foster care can attend a Protestant Church of Ireland... Read more

Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Right to life a 'core value' of newly-launched Irish political party

The leader of a new political party that spans both Ireland and Northern Ireland promised to uphold the right to... Read more

Catholic church vandalized in Northern Ireland

A Catholic church in Northern Ireland was desecrated with paint in the early hours of Easter Sunday morning, receiving disapproval... Read more

A memorial to Irish priests who have served in Wyoming.

The last Irish priest in Wyoming

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

Irish bishops speak out against abortion requirement for medical jobs

The Irish Bishops’ Conference has objected to job requirements mandating that certain consultant doctors be willing to participate in abortions,... Read more

Participants in a women’s march on Westminster highlighting 100,000 alive today because of Northern Ireland’s abortion laws, Feb. 26, 2019.

Northern Ireland anti-abortion law has saved 100,000 lives, pro-lifers say

Efforts to protect the unborn from legal abortion in Northern Ireland continue despite efforts to bypass self-governance and go directly... Read more

The office of the Taoiseach in Dublin, Ireland.

Report: Pro-choice Irish pol denied Eucharist

A pro-choice Irish legislator has been denied the reception of Holy Communion, after he announced that he had voted in... Read more

40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil.

What pro-life Ireland can learn from pro-life America

With the dawn of legal abortion in Ireland, the pro-life movement in the country is beginning a fight that their... Read more

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Doctors, bishops express concerns as legal abortions begin in Ireland

January 1, 2019 marked the beginning of legalized abortion in Ireland, drawing dismay from Irish pro-life groups, who campaigned extensively... Read more

The office of the Taoiseach in Dublin, Ireland.

Irish midwives and nurses join doctors in abortion bill protest

A pro-life association of nurses and midwives in the Republic of Ireland is joining a growing number of concerned voices... Read more

Irish flag.

Will Ireland’s abortion vote launch a new pro-life party?

Peadar Toibin, an Irish lawmaker who was suspended from the Sinn Fein political party for voting against legalizing abortion, is... Read more

The heart of St Laurence O'Toole.

After shocking theft, heart of Irish saint returns home

The heart of St. Laurence O’Toole is again on public display six years after it was stolen, and 800 years... Read more

Archbishop Eamon Martin.

Irish archbishop: The sacrifice of Protestants and Catholics in WWI should unite us

Irish Protestants and Catholics should see the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day as an opportunity to build peace and reconciliation,... Read more

Irish physicians complain they've been ignored by health minister on abortion

Some 640 general practitioners in the Republic of Ireland have signed a petition saying their concerns have not been listened... Read more

Irish voters support daily Angelus broadcast

Irish voters supported overwhelmingly last week a daily broadcast of the “Angelus Bells” on national broadcasting network RTE.  Read more

The office of the Taoiseach in Dublin, Ireland.

Irish voters remove blasphemy punishment from constitution

Exit polls indicated Irish voters were expected to repeal the Republic of Ireland’s constitutional prohibition against blasphemy, with close to... Read more

Pro-EU Protester on the Peoples Vote March Holds a Large Homemade Sign About the Brexit Irish Border Issue.

Ahead of Brexit, Irish fear border tensions and split parishes

Catholic leaders fear a revival of border tensions in Ireland following Brexit. As the United Kingdom prepares for its withdrawal... Read more