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How to increase donations 30 percent -without even asking (Joe Giddens/PA)

A priest explains how he brought his parish from ‘in the red’ into the light

People pray the rosary (CNS)

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Brendan Carroll as Mrs Brown (BBC)

The corny but hilarious Irish sitcom depicts the Church as a natural part of everyday life

Anti-abortion protestors outside a Marie Stopes clinic in 2012 (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, file)

The landmark ruling has ramifications for the abortion debate in Ireland

Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako: 'Submitting to frustration and despair is forbidden' (AP)

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St. Patrick's College, Maynooth (CNS)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin made the decision after allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour

The All Ireland Rally for Life went ahead despite heavy rain (Pic via @theRallyforLife)

The All Ireland Rally for Life was not met with the kind of bewilderment that greets pro-life marches in the rest of the UK

Loughinisland families give a press conference following  the release of the ombudsman's report (PA)

Six Catholics were shot at the Loughinisland pub while watching a World Cup match in 1994

Vandals destroy a crucifix they looted from a church amid student protests in Santiago (AP)

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The opening Mass of the Eucharistic Congress in Dublin in 2012 (AP)

Bishop William Crean said Catholics must respond positively to hostility from politicians and the media