Ireland

Jesuitical October 09, 2020
A conversation with Irish poet and theologian Pádraig Ó Tuama on faith, poetry, peace and reconciliation.
Nicholas D. Sawicki September 18, 2020
John D. Feerick’s memoir engages important chapters in American urban, intellectual and legal history.
Photo: CNS/Harry N. Abrams
Mike Mastromatteo August 21, 2020
A reader familiar with New York-based Irish American writer Peter Quinn’s work can be forgiven for identifying the novelist with Fintan Dunne, the central character in three of his four period-piece novels.
Catholic News Service August 11, 2020
The Shrine of Our Lady of Knock in County Mayo, Ireland will be closed on the day of the August 15 feast due to concerns over the pandemic.
In this Dec. 10, 1998 file photo, John Hume, right, looks at the Nobel Peace Prize diploma which he received from Francis Sejersted, left, chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize Committee during the award ceremony in Oslo Town Hall. (AP Photo/Bjoern Sigurdsoen/NTB/POOL)
The Catholic leader of the moderate Social Democratic and Labour Party, Hume was seen as the principal architect of Northern Ireland's 1998 peace agreement.
This June 4, 2014 file photo shows the site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home, in Tuam, County Galway, Ireland. The Vatican has indicated its support for a campaign to exhume the bodies of hundreds of babies who were buried on the grounds of a Catholic-run Irish home for unwed mothers to give them a proper Christian burial. (Niall Carson/PA via AP, file)
Archbishop Michael Neary of Tuam has said it was a “priority” for him to re-inter the babies' bodies in consecrated ground.