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The Golden Dome (Main Administration Building), University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana.

Notre Dame returns to its roots with 'faith and reason' center in Ireland

The Fighting Irish are headed to the Emerald Isle, with plans to establish a new center for dialogue between faith... Read more

Here's what the next World Meeting of Families will focus on

“The Gospel of family, joy for the world.” This is the theme for the 2018 World Meeting of Families in... Read more

Salvatorians apologize for failing to protect Irish children from abusive priest

The Salvatorians have offered their “deepest apology” for failing to stop a priest who sexually abused children in Ireland until... Read more

Prolife marchers walk through Dublin, July 2, 2011, for the Fifth Annual All-Ireland Rally For Life.

Use your vote to protect life: a message from Northern Ireland's bishops

Northern Ireland’s voters should use their vote to uphold the right to life, not violate it, the Catholic bishops of... Read more

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

Changes in Irish equality law could threaten identity of religious schools

A measure passed by the Irish legislature in the name of equality actually threatens the ability of religious institutions to... Read more

Irish Flag.

Vote to legalize gay marriage poses uncertain future for Ireland

As Ireland goes to the polls to vote on whether to legalize same-sex marriage, one Church official warns that the... Read more

The Irish flag.

Ireland's defense of marriage leaders speak up for mothers, fathers, children

Opponents of a referendum that would recognize “gay marriage” in Ireland face an uphill fight, but one commentator says they... Read more

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Scriptures come to life for Irish families through Jesse Box

A new initiative out of Ireland is using Biblical dioramas to engage parents and children in Scripture. The Jesse Box,... Read more

The Irish flag.

AP issues massive correction on Ireland child burial story

The Associated Press has retracted key claims from its reports of an Irish Catholic home for unwed mothers supposedly burying... Read more

Fr. Kevin Doran, who was named, May 14, 2014, as Bishop of Elphin.

Vocation is 'never static,' reflects newly appointed Irish bishop

Father Kevin Doran, whom Pope Francis appointed Bishop of Elphin, Ireland, on May 14 has emphasized that one’s personal vocation... Read more

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

Ireland's invite to Pope could signal defrosting relations

After years of tension, news that Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has invited Pope Francis to visit the country may... Read more

Pope Francis greets the crowd at Castel Gandolfo before the Angelus, July 14, 2013.

Pope Francis urges Irish, British to value each human life

Ahead of Day for Life Sunday in the U.K., Pope Francis has sent a message to British and Irish Catholics... Read more

Rep Chris Smith listens during an October 4 Helsinki Commission hearing.

Britain urged to investigate murder of Irish human rights champion

Witnesses and congressmen at a U.S. hearing renewed a call to the British government to launch a public inquiry into... Read more

Donegal, Ireland.

Christendom College summer program explores Church in Ireland

Christendom College has announced a new program in Ireland that will be launched this summer to offer students a deeper... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley addresses the Liturgy of Lament and Repentance.

As Vatican probe nears end, officials see signs of repentance and renewal in Ireland

Church officials in charge of the Vatican’s investigation of clerical abuse in Ireland are wrapping up their fact-finding missions.  Read more