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The pilgrims from the US arrived for the eight-day visit to the Marian shrine in County Mayo on Sunday

Irish sculptor Dony MacManus unveiled his work in progress artwork in Dublin this week

Bishop Leo O’Reilly is asking his fellow bishops to consider the idea

The nuns were trapped for the whole weekend

The Irish Catholicism that used to define so many English cities now seems as remote as Newman and Manning

Church in Ireland appeals for new inclusive language

But Archbishop Christopher Prowse says the nature of society would change profoundly

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L’Osservatore Romano responds to Ireland’s vote in favour of legalising same-sex marriage

Secularism has filled the vacuum left by the decline of Irish Catholicism