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Only a proper understanding of the priesthood will renew the Irish Church

Ireland has seen two nasty extremes: fawning over and hatred of priests. The solution lies in rediscovering what the priesthood is about

In Dublin young families are inspired by august intellectuals who don’t mince their words

Parents hear talks by David Quinn on the crisis of the family and John Waters on finding religion (and learning to pray on his knees)

The Congress is flying in the face of modern Irish culture – and is all the better for it

The Irish Church is defying its own reputation, too

Irish Church is on the path to renewal, Church leaders tell pilgrims

Archbishop Martin welcomes more than 12,000 pilgrims from 120 countries

Pilgrims who have come to Dublin are already re-invigorating Ireland’s faithful

The 50th International Eucharistic Congress offers us Irish Catholics the chance to re-root our faith

Vatican report hails progress in reform of Irish Church

Investigators say the Church has done an ‘excellent’ job in implementing stricter child protection guidelines

The Irish Church faces yet another test: a widespread loss of faith

The Church in Ireland has finally got to grips with child abuse. Now, as the Apostolic Visitation report makes clear, it faces a new, grave crisis

‘Ireland Stand Up’ is leading a powerful grassroots campaign to reverse the closure of Ireland’s embassy to the Holy See: the politicians will now retreat

And Benedict XVI will once more weave his magic at a great papal Mass

Pope ‘may still visit Ireland next year’ despite diplomatic tensions

Delegate of Eucharistic Congress says there are contingency plans in case Benedict XVI does visit

Ireland to close embassy to Holy See

Ireland’s foreign minister says closure is for economic reasons and is not related to the Cloyne report row