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People have their wedding pictures taken at the papal cross in Phoenix Park in Dublin (CNS photo/Cathal McNaughton, Reuters)

Delia Maguire tells Francis Phillips that, after the abuse crisis, the Church in Ireland will never be the same again

Sisters in the congregation she founded were the first to visit prisoners in Dublin's Kilmainham jail

The Sister who gave up privilege to walk with the downtrodden can counter Irish prejudice against nuns today

Archbishop Martin of Dublin, centre (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop says he is ‘seriously concerned’ by the slow way religious congregations have responded

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

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

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

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

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

Bishops respond to government plan to legalise abortion in limited circumstances

Pilgrims inside Croke Park in Dublin during the Statio Orbis (PA photo)

It has shown we Irish Catholics can put aside our bitterness about abuse and rejoice in what unites all the world’s faithful

Pilgrims in Dublin who are not put off by a bit of rain (CNS photo)

Amazing stories of forgiveness and cheerfulness in the face of heartbreaking loss is making us appreciate our lot in life

Alan Shatter, Ireland's Minister for Justice (PA photo)
Cardinal Ouellet, papal legate, leads a Eucharistic procession at the Congress (PA photo)

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