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Irish Priest Comes Out To Parishioners -- And Gets A Surprising Response

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.15.2015 | Religion

After serving a Roman Catholic parish in Ireland for 15 years, the Rev. Martin Dolan told congregants the truth about his sexual orientation over the ...

Top Irish Catholic Accused Of Covering Up Abuse

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 07.02.2012 | World

DUBLIN — The leader of Ireland's 4 million Catholics said Wednesday he wouldn't resign after a BBC documentary accused him of helping to cover u...

Irish Government Slams Vatican For Role In Abuse Cover-up

AP | By SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 09.21.2011 | Religion

DUBLIN -- The Vatican encouraged Catholic bishops not to tell police about suspected pedophile priests and flouted Irish law, Ireland's lawmakers decl...

Ireland Pushes Priests To Report Confessed Sex Abuse

Posted 09.14.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Ireland's prime minister said Catholic priests could be jailed for failing to report ...

Vatican Warned Irish Bishops Not To Report Abuse

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBLIN — A 1997 letter from the Vatican warned Ireland's Catholic bishops not to report all suspected child-abuse cases to police – a disc...