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All-Ireland Primate: Pandemic a chance to ‘rescue’ real St. Patrick from shamrocks and green beer

The pandemic is a chance to rescue the real St. Patrick from things like green beer and shamrocks, Archbishop Eamon... Read more

Bishop Dermot Farrell is installed as the new archbishop of Dublin in St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland, on Feb. 2, 2021.

On St. Patrick’s Day, Dublin archbishop says public Mass a matter of human dignity

In a St. Patrick’s Day homily, Dublin’s new archbishop has called on authorities to prioritize the right to worship as... Read more

Stained glass of St. Patrick by C.E. Kempe in the church of St John the Baptist.

Patrick: The saint who knew what it was like to be a slave

Many know that Saint Patrick, bishop and missionary to Ireland, was once a slave – but few know of his... 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

Armagh cathedral.

Primate of All Ireland calls for ‘outpouring of works of mercy’ on St. Patrick’s Day

“In Ireland we have a strong tradition that God is at our side in time of trouble,” Archbishop Eamon Martin,... 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

Corned beef and cabbage.

Where it's OK to eat corned beef on St. Patrick's Day this Lent

If you’re an Irish Catholic (or any Catholic) living in the United States, you will need to check with your... Read more

St. Patrick, as seen in C.E. Kempe's stained glass in St. John the Baptist parish, Burford, UK.

Patrick: the saint who knew what it was like to be a slave

Many know that Saint Patrick, bishop and missionary to Ireland, was once a slave – but few know of his... Read more

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York.

NY cardinal: parade decision is matter of gay identity vs action

Cardinal Timothy Dolan has clarified his support for the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, while acknowledging some remaining... Read more

Revelers march in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade along Fifth Ave in Manhattan on March 17, 2014.

Catholic League withdraws from St. Patrick's Day Parade

Controversy over the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade continues as the Catholic League has withdrawn its delegation, charging... Read more

Bagpipers march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade along Fifth Ave in New York City, March 17, 2014.

Concerns, confusion swirl over LGBT group in St. Patrick's parade

A spokesman for the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade said the inclusion of an LGBT activist group in... Read more

Members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians from Hamilton County, Ohio.

Catholic group marks St. Patrick's love for the Irish

St. Patrick’s Day is a time to remember the saint's “tremendous love” for the Irish people, says the head of... Read more