Ireland

July 28, 2014

U.N. Agency Criticized for Efforts to Push Abortion on Ireland

The legal adviser for the pro-life group Family & Life, said, ‘There is no such thing as a right to abortion in international human-rights law, whether as an explicit right or as an adjunct to other rights. Any statement to the contrary displays either an ignorance of international human-rights law or a cavalier and manipulative attitude towards genuine human rights.'

June 11, 2014

Commentator Dismisses ‘Crazed Claims’ About Ireland Child Burials

Editor Brendan O’Neill says reports on the Secours Sisters’ St. Mary’s home for unwed mothers is ‘a mishmash of anti-Catholic prejudice, Irish self-hatred and the modern thirst for horror stories involving children.’

March 18, 2014

Register Radio: Legalized Abortion in Ireland and Bible-Based Movies

March 13, 2014

Falsely Accused Irish Priest Returns to Ministry With Joy

Father Eugene Boland was accused in 2010 of indecent assault on a teenage girl, and he was acquitted by a jury in 2012.

July 12, 2013

Ireland Legalizes Abortion; Law Will Lead to Its Increase, Vatican Official Says

Formerly pro-life nation makes anti-life decision.

May 8, 2013

Ethicist Lauds Ireland's Ruling Against Assisted Suicide

Ireland’s top court said ‘there is no constitutional right to commit suicide or to arrange for the determination of one’s life at a time of one’s choosing.’

June 18, 2012

Pope: For Abusers, Eucharist Became Joyless Matter of Habit

June 13, 2012

120-Plus Countries Represented at the 50th International Eucharistic Congress

The archbishop of Dublin says that in a spirit of repentance, the Church in Ireland is on the road to renewal but the Gospel needs to be preached courageously.

April 27, 2012

Irish Bishop Reaffirms Seal of Confession Amid Legal Controversy

March 30, 2012

Apostolic Visitation Recommends Reconfiguration of the Church in Ireland

The Holy See finds that the Church was ill-prepared to meet the needs of the faithful.

March 20, 2012

Bishop Lori to Baltimore, Vatican Publishes Irish Visitation Report

March 17, 2012

Group Calls on Irish Government to Re-open Holy See Embassy

March 17, 2012

St. Patrick, Pray for Us!

Catholics remember Ireland's patron saint on March 17.

February 2, 2012

Son of St. Louis Ascend to Heaven, Human Dignity and Shoes, Ireland Stand Up, and much more!

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February 1, 2012

Proud to be Catholic, Catholic Maryland, Famous Former Soccer Player Enters a Seminary, and more!

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January 10, 2012

Irish Continue to Struggle Over Abuse Fallout as Nuncio Takes Up Post

Newly ordained U.S. Archbishop Brown heads to what one Irish writer describes as the 'most anti-Catholic country in Europe.'

January 6, 2012

Americans Get Attention, but Most New Cardinals Are European

Cardinal Egan Calls It ‘New York Day’ in Rome, with Red Hats for Archbishops Dolan and O’Brien — and a New York-born priest ordained bishop by Pope Benedict.

November 28, 2011

An American Goes to Dublin

Pope’s appointment of New York priest is an outside-the-box move. Msgr. Charles Brown, longtime official on Congregation for Doctrine of the Faith, is familiar with sex-abuse problem in Ireland.

November 24, 2011

Things to be Thankful For, Theology of Thanksgiving, Proud Sons of Onan, and much more!

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November 15, 2011

How to Prepare for Advent, Does Coffee Break Eucharistic Fast, Catholic Family Circus, and more!

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November 10, 2011

Sinead O'Connor Laughs Off Pope-Killing Fantasies, Blames Own Twitter Followers

November 4, 2011

Vatican Responds to Closing of Ireland's Holy See Embassy

Diplomatic relations will continue, spokesman says.

September 6, 2011

The Problem with Christian Rock, B16's Favorite Bach Cantata, Moscow Schemes, and much more!

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August 5, 2011

Fertility & Gender, A Tale of Two Irelands, What Does Evangelization Look Like, and much more!

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July 30, 2011

Erin Go Bonkers, The Confessional Seal, Red China's Only Trappist Monastery, and much more!

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July 28, 2011

Berlin Pope Visit Almost Sold Out, U.N. Campaign of Fear, Turkey Still Anti-Christian, and more!

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July 28, 2011

Why is Francis Xavier Ford Not a Saint?, Youth Get Set for Madrid, Why We Need NFP, and much more!

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July 26, 2011

Vatican Recalls Irish Nuncio After Cloyne Report

Holy See spokesman: Move shows the seriousness of the situation.

July 7, 2011

'All Ireland Rally for Life' Marchers Tell Politicians to Keep Abortion Illegal

Irish pro-lifers came out in force to oppose attempts to change the country's laws.

July 7, 2011

Moral Revolutions in America, Is Unconditional Love Realistic, Speaking of Liturgy, and much more!

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June 6, 2011

First Phase of Ireland Apostolic Visitation Complete

Pope Benedict thanks the visitators. Report to be published in 2012.

January 18, 2011

"Vatican Warned Bishops Not To Report Child Abuse"!

December 22, 2010

Abortion: Ireland Stands Firm

Irish pro-life activists tell us why they’re optimistic that Thursday’s European court ruling won’t let abortion in the back door.

December 11, 2010

Vatican, U.S. Embassy Respond to Wikileaks

January 19, 2010

Ireland Challenged on Abortion Law — in European Court

June 16, 2009

How’s This For Pro-Life?

November 14, 2008

Remembering Priest-Catchers