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Bishop William Crean said Catholics must respond positively to hostility from politicians and the media

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said the Pope hopes to attend but his participation cannot be confirmed at this stage

The trip would likely include the first ever papal visit to Northern Ireland

The priest gained a reputation in his lifetime for the great efficacy of his prayers. This week he even helped me

A sneak preview of this week’s magazine

Growing up in Ireland, we learnt in primary school that one of St Patrick’s stellar achievements was banishing the snakes from Ireland

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The Irish bishops’ conference urged priests to buy the new altar edition for use in parishes

Speaking at the end of Mass, Bishop Paul Tighe said he had been ‘called to service’ by his faith