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The dining hall of the Artane Industrial School in Dublin, in an undated photo. The school was run by the Christian Brothers (CNS photo/Commission to Inquire Into Child Abuse)

Brother Philip Pinto says future is uncertain because of costly abuse cases and a shattered reputation

Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York is leading the visitation of Ireland's seminaries (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

Mgr Hugh Connolly says reports alleging that the seminary may close are ‘without foundation’

Cardinal Sean O'Malley and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin lie prostrate before the altar during a liturgy of repentance in Dublin (CNS photo/John McElroy)

Bishops issue pastoral letter to mark anniversary of Pope’s letter to Irish Catholics

Matt Baggott, chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, and assistant chief constable Judith Gillespie (Paul Faith/PA Wire)

Bishops announce opposition to plans to abolish 50-50 Catholic-Protestant recruitment policy for Northern Ireland’s police force

Cardinal O'Malley is one of several senior prelates leading an apostolic visitation of the Irish Church (Photo: CNS)

Irish priest claims Cardinal O’Malley will tell Benedict XVI that Ireland’s Church has ‘a decade at most’ to save itself

The new translation of the Mass, as presented to Pope Benedict XVI (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Will it enhance the liturgical life of the Church, or is it just a lot of extra hassle for priests?

The new English translation of the Mass (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Association of Catholic Priests urges Ireland’s bishops to postpone its introduction by at least five years

Fr Lombardi: the Vatican does not have a 'universal position on mandatory reporting' because laws are so different from country to country (Photo: CNS)

Fr Lombardi responds to furore over 1997 Vatican letter expressing concerns over ‘mandatory reporting’ of abuse cases