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Oct 26, 2018 - 12:00 pm .- In a world of constant change, young people need the Church to be a source of stability and consistent teaching, a prominent Irish archbishop said Friday.
Aug 21, 2018 - 11:00 am .- Several Irish bishops, as well as victims of clerical sexual abuse in the country, have offered responses to a letter Pope Francis’ issued Monday on sexual abuse in the Church. The pope’s letter condemned abuse, and encouraged the entire Church to pray and fast. 
May 30, 2017 - 04:07 pm .- Ireland's Sisters of Charity will end their management of three Dublin hospitals, the sisters have announced, saying they will hand over control to a group that will not follow Catholic medical ethics.
Jan 24, 2017 - 06:02 am .- The Irish bishops are just finishing up their first ad limina visit to Rome in 10 years – a time that’s been marked by a rapid increase in secularism, the legalization of same-sex marriage and the country's tragic clerical sex abuse crisis.
Aug 6, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has transferred his seminarians away from Ireland's main seminary, St. Patrick's College, after anonymous accusations emerged of a gay culture at the institution.
May 25, 2015 - 10:03 am .- The Christian message can't be shaken by a national vote, but Ireland’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage is forcing Catholic leaders to rethink how they have been keeping the faith alive among the nation's young people.
Sep 9, 2014 - 08:54 am .- As Cardinal Sean Brady resigns at the customary age of 75, newly appointed Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of Ireland Eamon Martin says he is looking forward to shepherding his new flock.
Jun 24, 2014 - 12:16 pm .- The Associated Press has retracted key claims from its reports of an Irish Catholic home for unwed mothers supposedly burying hundreds of unbaptized infants in a septic tank.
Jun 11, 2014 - 02:04 am .- Distorted claims about the burials of hundreds of children who died at an Irish home for unwed mothers show a trend of “exaggerations and myths” about injustices in the country's Catholic past, one commentator charged.
Jun 6, 2014 - 04:53 pm .- Amid disputed reports concerning the burials of nearly 800 children at a Catholic unwed mother home in Ireland over a 36-year period in the mid-20th century, the local archbishop has said he is “horrified” and welcomes a government investigation.
May 14, 2014 - 12:05 pm .- Father Kevin Doran, whom Pope Francis appointed Bishop of Elphin, Ireland, on May 14 has emphasized that one’s personal vocation must be discerned daily, in faithfulness to God who calls us.
Jan 30, 2014 - 04:03 am .- Ireland's decision to re-open its embassy at the Vatican may be part of a changing climate of diplomacy at the Holy See observed by a professor of international relations.
Jan 22, 2014 - 01:03 pm .- An announcement that Ireland's government will re-open its embassy to the Holy See came as welcome news to Church officials, who believe it is a “constructive”move for the Church.
Jan 10, 2013 - 02:02 pm .- The priest named as the next Bishop of Limerick called for a “new start” three years after the diocese’s previous bishop resigned in the face of severe criticism of his handling of sex abuse cases.
Dec 18, 2012 - 06:04 pm .- The archbishops of Ireland say the government's consideration of legalizing abortion would harm the country's world-renowned health care practices for mothers.
Dec 6, 2012 - 12:03 am .- Thousands of Irish pro-life demonstrators packed the street outside of the Dáil Eireann in Dublin for a Vigil for Life on Dec. 4, calling on the legislature not to pass any laws that would allow abortion.
Oct 18, 2012 - 12:13 am .- Ireland’s delegation to the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization presented ways to re-evangelize a country shaken by abuse scandals, undermined by poor catechesis and assaulted by secularism.
Aug 23, 2012 - 04:12 am .- Just as 19th-century Ireland experienced Christian renewal after the apparition of Our Lady of Knock, modern Ireland can likewise undergo an “authentically Catholic” renewal despite decades of troubles, says Archbishop Charles Brown, the apostolic nuncio to Ireland.
Jun 16, 2012 - 07:31 am .- A leading commentator on the future of the Catholic Church in Ireland is asking the Vatican to consider appointing non-Irish bishops to currently vacant dioceses on the Emerald Isle.