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Irish abuse victim Marie Collins Below: Collins speaks in a video interview (CNS)

Marie Collins nominated by Pope Francis to sit on the new Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minor

Thousands gather of Dublins O'Connell Street for this years St Patricks day parade (PA)

Hail, glorious St Patrick!

But beware the dangerous new tradition that paints 20th century Ireland as a grim theocracy

Mary Kenny with Catholic Herald chairman Peter Sheppard

In her new autobiography, The Catholic Herald columnist demonstrates her skill for writing about both people and ideas

Pope Francis (CNS)

Vatican ordered worldwide survey on ‘Pastoral Challenges in the Family’ ahead of synod

Dame Judi Dench with Philomena Lee at a gala screening of Philomena last year (PA)

Pope shouldn’t be used as part of a ‘marketing strategy,’ says Fr Lombardi

Pope Francis (PA)

The Irish Catholics who protested against the closure are also worthy of praise

Ireland's Vatican embassy was closed two years ago (AP)

Ireland to re-open Vatican embassy

Reopening will allow ‘Ireland to engage directly with the leadership of Pope Francis,’ says government

Mater Hospital in Dublin (Haydn West/PA Wire)

Father Kevin Doran reveals why he quit the board of the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

Father Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

Fr Murphy-O’Connor passes away in Jerusalem at the age of 78

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin (PA)

Sr Eugene Nolan’s comments follow resignation of Fr Kevin Doran