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Topic: Ireland

Abuse survivor says new Vatican commission must achieve real change

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

Hail, glorious St Patrick!

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

Mary Kenny: a writer who is a breath of fresh air

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

Irish bishops won’t release survey results

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

Vatican spokesman: Francis won’t watch Philomena

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

We have the ‘Francis effect’ to thank for the reopening of Ireland’s Vatican embassy

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

Ireland to re-open Vatican embassy

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

Priest says he resigned from Mater Hospital board over Ireland’s abortion law

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

Church mourns renowned Bible scholar Fr Jerome Murphy-O’Connor

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

Mater will not perform abortions, says nun on hospital board

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