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Mgr Scicluna pictured at a penitential vigil in Rome (CNS photo)

Mgr Scicluna says without counting Africa a majority of conferences have complied with Vatican instruction

Alan Shatter, Ireland's Minister for Justice (PA photo)
Cardinal Ouellet, papal legate, leads a Eucharistic procession at the Congress (PA photo)

Ireland has seen two nasty extremes: fawning over and hatred of priests. The solution lies in rediscovering what the priesthood is about

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin talks with choir members before the opening Mass (CNS photo)

Archbishop Martin welcomes more than 12,000 pilgrims from 120 countries

The solicitor of one of the men convicted speaks to the media (PA photo)

The fact is that this kind of ‘street grooming’ is mostly a Muslim phenomenon. So why?

Cardinal Seán Brady speaks to the media outside Armagh Cathedral last week (PA photo)
Adam Gadahn, an American citizen who became a senior al-Qaeda operative (PA photo)

Suggestion to target Catholics contained in a letter to Osama bin Laden

Cardinal Brady speaks to media outside Armagh cathedral (CNS photo)

Cardinal criticises BBC documentary as misleading and says he had no power to stop abuse

Cardinal Seán Brady at a press conference about the report yesterday (PA photo)

Investigators say the Church has done an ‘excellent’ job in implementing stricter child protection guidelines

Cardinal Seán Brady at a press conference yesterday (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

The Church in Ireland has finally got to grips with child abuse. Now, as the Apostolic Visitation report makes clear, it faces a new, grave crisis