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Repealing Ireland's pro-life amendment could have dire consequences, bishop warns

Ireland’s upcoming vote on whether to legalize abortion is “a vital issue of life or death” that threatens to change... Read more

Celtic cross.

Did Irish saints perform abortions? Don’t believe it, scholars say

Faulty history, bad moral analysis and dubious voting advice are behind claims that several cherished Irish saints were involved in... Read more

Irish policy aimed at Catholic schools raises fears of discrimination

A proposed policy in Ireland that would ban Catholic schools from prioritizing Catholic students on wait lists is being criticized... Read more

Jesuit priest, last living son of Irish revolutionary leaders, dies at 104

A priest whose father was executed following Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising has died at the age of 104, after a... Read more

Pope Francis at the Divine Mercy Vigil in St. Peter's Square April 2, 2016.

Pope Francis will travel to Dublin Aug. 25-26 for family gathering

During his Wednesday general audience Pope Francis was presented with the official icon for the World Meeting of Families, announcing... Read more

Pro-life leaders deliver letter to Irish prime minister: Choose Life

A group of 17 American pro-life leaders delivered a letter to Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Thursday urging him... Read more

Save the 8th Rally in Dublin on March 10, 2018. Courtesy photo.

In Ireland, pro-lifers rally by the thousands against legalizing abortion

Some 100,000 Irish pro-life advocates took to the streets across the country on Saturday to oppose legalizing abortion in the... Read more

Irish minister Katherine Zappone.

Irish official warns against LGBT exclusion at World Meeting of Families

Ahead of the upcoming World Meeting of Families in Ireland this August, a government minister has warned that the event... Read more

Attendees at the Loving the 8th event in Dun Laoghaire.

Hundreds rally in support of Ireland's pro-life amendment

Hundreds of people rallied in the coastal suburb of Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, on Saturday to show support for the country’s... Read more

Irish bishop calls for protection of the unborn ahead of abortion referendum

Human life “from its tiniest origins” must be protected, Bishop Brendan Kelly of Galway and Kilmacduagh said at his installation... Read more

'Be missionaries for the cause of life,' Irish bishop tells faithful

Ahead of Ireland’s referendum on the country’s abortion laws, Bishop Brendan Leahy penned a letter to the diocese of Limerick... Read more

Irish flag.

As abortion vote is set, Irish bishops encourage respect for life

The Irish government announced Monday that a referendum that could liberalize Ireland’s abortion laws will be set for a vote... Read more

Irish priest asks for back-up as demand for exorcisms rises 'exponentially'

An Irish priest and exorcist is asking the country's bishops for more support after noticing a dramatic increase in demonic... Read more

Irish forest secretly grows into Celtic cross

The Celtic cross has been recognized as an emblem of Irish Christianity for centuries.  Read more

The order of Irish Catholics you probably haven't heard of

They’re Irish, they’re Catholic, and they’re proud. But you maybe haven’t heard of them.  Read more

Money.

Soros money means legal trouble for Amnesty's Ireland abortion campaign

Amnesty International is in no position to oppose an Irish law against foreign political funding now that it is under... Read more

Silverstream Priory Benedictine Monks.

Meet the monks who spend their lives praying for Ireland's priests

Prayer, reparation, and praising God are the focus of a new Benedictine priory in Ireland, which focuses especially on reparation... Read more

Katie Ascough, UCDSU President. Courtesy of Katie Ascough.

Attempt to oust pro-life student union president denounced as 'bullying tactic'

The student union president at University College Dublin said that a campaign to impeach her is a “bullying tactic” by... Read more

Wedding rings.

N. Ireland high court: No European right to 'gay marriage'

Northern Ireland’s High Court has rejected two legal challenges that sought to recognize same-sex unions as marriages, saying it is... Read more

Holy Rosary church in Belfast.

Priest horrified at exorcist film showings in abandoned church

An Irish priest has decried a film festival's plans to screen two horror films in an abandoned church next month.  Read more