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Irish Catholic Church

The Religious Background Of St. Patrick's Day

Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion

St. Patrick's Day is best known for parades, beer, and turning rivers green, but the holiday has a long history that's more somber than its curren...

Irish Prime Minister Vs. Catholic Church

Posted 11.07.2013 | Religion

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny prepares to lock horns with the Catholic Church on same-sex marriage, an issue he has avoided taking a real stance on ...

Moral Relativism And Commencement Politics

Steven A. Krueger | Posted 07.20.2013 | Religion
Steven A. Krueger

It has become a rite of spring in the past decade: the commencement speaker controversy involving a U.S Catholic bishop and a prominent Catholic political figure upon whom an honorary degree will be bestowed by a Catholic college.

Pope Tells Irish That Cause Of Child Abuse By Clergy A 'Mystery'

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 08.17.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI told Irish Catholics on Sunday it is a mystery why priests and other church officials abused children entrusted in t...

Amnesty International Slams Irish Catholic Church On Abuse

Posted 11.26.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) A new report by the Irish branch of Amnesty International says the sexual abuse of ch...

Vatican Recalls Ireland Envoy Amid Abuse Uproar

AP | By VICTOR L. SIMPSON | Posted 09.24.2011 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- Chafing under extraordinary criticism, the Vatican made the rare move of recalling its ambassador to Ireland on Monday following accus...

Irish Government To Publish New Catholic Sex Abuse Report

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 09.12.2011 | Religion

DUBLIN — A new investigation into the Catholic Church's chronic cover-up of child abuse found Wednesday that a rural diocese and its bishop igno...

Symbols Of Repentence In The Irish Church (VIDEO)

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

A video response to Catholic sex abuse scandal in Ireland and an important show of repentence in Dublin.

Apostolic Visitation of the Irish Church: A First Step Towards a Brighter Future?

Alex Wilhelm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Alex Wilhelm

The Pope is making good on his previous promise to probe into the Irish Church's crimes against minors by sending numerous Archbishops to the area under the blanket authority of an Apostolic Visitation.

Irish Catholic Church Covered Up Bishops' child abuse, report says

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBLIN — Roman Catholic Church leaders in Dublin spent decades sheltering child-abusing priests from the law and most fellow clerics turned a bl...