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Nuncio sees ‘green shoots’ in Irish Church after 20-year winter

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

The Magdalene laundries were used as reformatories where girls were sent without due process. But they were not brutal: anti-Catholics have lied about them

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

Irish Church: proposed abortion law will lead to ‘direct killing of unborn’

Bishops respond to government plan to legalise abortion in limited circumstances

The Congress has prepared Ireland for a possible papal visit

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

The Eucharistic Congress is promoting the awareness that Irish Catholics are not the only ones that suffer in the world

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

The Irish government is going to make it a criminal offence for a priest not to tell the gardai when a sex offender confesses his crime: I say, bring it on

A few dozen Irish priests in jail will do the Church nothing but good

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