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Francis delivers the Angelus address yesterday (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Cardinal Seán O'Malley of Boston (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop of Boston accuses Enda Kenny of “aggressively promoting abortion legislation”

A scene from the 2002 film, The Magdalene Sisters

Despite the failings of the Magdalen system, unbalanced analysis failed to reflect the full story

Cardinal O'Malley (Photo: CNS)

Boston cardinal says the Irish should be proud of their pro-life heritage

Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny (Photo: PA)

The laundries were tough places, undoubtedly. But there was no sexual abuse and no physical punishment

An estimated 25,000 people joined a pro-life march in Dublin (Photo: PA)

Among pro-lifers decades-old grudges have been dropped and people who weren’t on speaking terms are making plans with each other

Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful as he leaves after celebrating Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, on New Year's Day. (Photo: PA)

Six things to pray for in 2013

Ireland, marriage, Parliament, Pope Benedict XVI and atheists all need our prayers in 2013, says Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith.

Pro-lifers at a vigil in Dublin earlier this month (Photo: PA)

Bishops respond to government plan to legalise abortion in limited circumstances

Pro-life protests, like this one in Dublin, could be banned at Cardiff University (PA)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/12/12

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Enda Kenny has promised 'swift action' following a study group's report (Photo: PA)

Government likely to introduce legislation to allow abortion in limited circumstances