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Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: Catholic Church Needs A 'Reality Check'

Religion News Service | Kim Hjelmgaard | Posted 05.26.2015 | Religion

DUBLIN — In many ways, Ireland remains a heavily Catholic country. Yet Friday (May 22)’s emphatic “Yes” vote to same-sex marriage rights re...

Dublin's Archbishop: Catholic Church Needs A 'Reality Check'

RTE NEWS | Posted 05.26.2015 | Religion

The Catholic Church needs “a reality check” in the wake of the same-sex marriage referendum and needs to ask if it has drifted away from young peo...

Irish Pride, Catholic Guilt and Not "Particularly Huggy"

Katharine Rose | Posted 05.10.2015 | Good News
Katharine Rose

Humor Mr. O'Connor certainly displayed during our interview, where I sought to debunk his "Irishness" and examine what it means for him to be an "Irish-American."

Meet the Real Philomena... and See the Movie!

Jay Weston | Posted 03.11.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

The inimitable Harvey Weinstein had a screening last weekend for some Academy members and celebrities of his new film, Philomena, and after the scr...

Report: Ireland Oversaw Abusive Catholic Laundries

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 04.07.2013 | Religion

DUBLIN — Ireland's government oversaw workhouses run by Catholic nuns that once held thousands of women and teenage girls in unpaid labor and us...

An Irish Catholic's Prayer for Rosh Hashanah 5772

Michele Somerville | Posted 11.29.2011 | Religion
Michele Somerville

My own Rosh Hashana prayer is that the forces of imagination and prayer will marry, and ferry us all toward peace in 5772.

Michael McAuliff

WATCH: Religious Leaders Arrested At Capitol For Budget Protest | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.27.2011 | Religion

Update: Upon further investigation The Huffington Post has confirmed that Rabbi Arthur Waskow was arrested along with the rest of the group. WASH...

Irish Government Releases 'Damning' Abuse Report

Posted 09.13.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) A special commission sponsored by the Irish government criticized a bishop for failin...

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...

St. Patrick's Day Parades, Black Church Share History Of Being Anti-Gay

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Irene Monroe

St. Patrick's Day has rolled around again, and like previous March 17 celebrations nationwide, its LGBTQ communities are not invited.

No Green Beer: Keeping St. Patrick's Day Holy

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michele Somerville

My memories of St. Patrick's Day in New York do not revolve whoozily around Guinness and Jameson, although both have been on hand.

Cardinal And Archbishop Wash The Feet Of Abuse Victims

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

These kinds of gestures can sometimes speak to something deep within the Catholic soul, and I've long thought that such public acts were necessities in the wake of the sexual abuse crisis.

The Tangled Web Tightens For The Vatican | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Headlines around the world this week have reported that Irish broadcaster RTE obtained a 1997 letter from the Vatican that instructed Irish bishops no...

How to Make Italian Sausage

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Maria Rodale

When I first married into an Italian Catholic family, I thought it was downright weird that they would wait to go to church at midnight, Christmas Eve, so that they could come home in the middle of the night and eat sausage.

Archbishop Dolan: Show Leadership on Mosque

Jim O'Grady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim O'Grady

What Archbishop Dolan is uniquely qualified to do is promote understanding and help tamp down an incendiary issue by telling the story of Irish Catholics in America.

To This Partisan Irish Catholic, More Change We Can Believe In

Mary Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Lyon

I've learned over the past several decades to be relentlessly and sometimes ruthlessly partisan. However, watching Ted Kennedy's tribute-cum-wake at the JFK Library, I found myself changing.

Ireland: Catholic Child Abuse Reports In Future May Be Censored

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBLIN — Ireland's next report into the cover-up of child abuse in the Catholic Church might be censored or delayed because its publication coul...

Kevin McDaid Murder Investigation Yields 10 In Custody

Irish Evening Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Police in the North have released two of the 12 people arrested in connection with the sectarian murder of Kevin McDaid in Co Derry on Sunday night....

Ireland To Demand Catholic Church Pay Additional Reparations For Child Abuses

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBLIN — Ireland's government announced Tuesday it will summon Roman Catholic orders and demand they contribute more funds to the thousands of p...

New Sex-Abuse Scandal Divides Irish Catholics

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBLIN, Ireland — Ireland's most prominent Roman Catholic leader, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin, questioned Tuesday whether all of his fe...