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'Irish emancipation was a lonely campaign for Daniel O’Connell'

Why are we honouring Gandhi but snubbing the Irish leader who helped to inspire him?

'There is one right way to set up an oratory but that individual family oratories should communicate your own faith'

An energetic new book offers a helpful guide to praying at home

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin (PA Photo)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin speaks at child safeguarding conference

Cardinal Seán Brady (PA)

Marie Kane described the meeting with Pontiff as a “huge vindication”

Michael Harvey, who died in agony in 1919 (CNS)

Mary Teresa Connor describes how the First World War took an unbearable toll on her close-knit Irish Catholic family

Youths stand by a bonfire, on the eve of John the Baptist day in Croatia (AP)

Riotous bonfires, a special mass and celebratory feasting should be at the heart of the ‘Summer Christmas’

Archbishop Charles Brown in St Peter's Basilica (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop Brown says younger Catholics are showing ‘renewed enthusiasm’ for the faith

Jackie Kennedy and JFK with their children and pets (PA)

Kennedy wrote the letters to Father Joseph Leonard between 1950 and 1964

Pope Francis waves as he appears for yesterday's Regina Caeli address (AP)

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Jackie Kennedy (PA)

All Catholics have the right to speak to their pastors in the strictest confidence