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Knock Shrine. Public domain.

Filmmakers point to Knock Shrine as a place of hope for Ireland

Feb 2, 2020

By Courtney Mares

As Ireland grapples with high rates of depression and suicide, Irish filmmakers point to the Knock Shrine as a place... Read more

Push for buffer zones in Ireland follows pro-life vigil outside Dublin hospital

Jan 2, 2020

By Matt Hadro

A pro-life rosary vigil on New Year’s Day outside Dublin’s National Maternity Hospital sparked calls by abortion supporters for “exclusion... Read more

Catholic Church discovered in Dublin archeology dig

Dec 5, 2019

Following the demolition of a Dublin building, archaeologists recently discovered the foundations a 300-year-old Catholic Church that was used during... Read more

First Communion.

Dublin archdiocese to shift sacrament prep from schools to parishes, families

Dec 4, 2019

Catholic sacramental preparation must change to stress the primary role of families and to reach students who do not go... Read more

Irish nuns’ transfer of hospital land criticized over abortion plans

Nov 26, 2019

A pending land transfer from a religious community to the Irish government for the construction of a new maternity hospital... Read more

Mosaic of the apparition of Our Lady of Knock.

Miraculous healing at Knock Shrine confirmed by Irish bishops

Sep 5, 2019

The Catholic Church in Ireland has for the first time recognized a miracle attached to the Knock Shrine, where a... Read more

A Catholic group wants to honor Ireland’s oldest grandparents

Aug 15, 2019

In anticipation of the Irish National Grandparents Pilgrimage, a Catholic group has launched a search for the oldest grandparents in... Read more

Apartment buildings in Dublin.

In Ireland, Catholic group warns of housing discrimination against migrants

Aug 15, 2019

A representative from an Irish Catholic charity has warned that discrimination against immigrants in the private housing market has forced... Read more

Archbishop Eamon Martin.

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

Jul 9, 2019

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

Jul 8, 2019

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

Jul 8, 2019

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

Photo of a rural school building in Ireland. Via Shutterstock

Catholic foster child can attend Protestant school, Irish judge rules

Jul 8, 2019

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

May 2, 2019

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

Apr 23, 2019

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

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

Irish bishops speak out against abortion requirement for medical jobs

Mar 21, 2019

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

Mar 13, 2019

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

Jan 28, 2019

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

Jan 13, 2019

By Mary Farrow

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

Irish flag.

Doctors, bishops express concerns as legal abortions begin in Ireland

Jan 3, 2019

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