Beginning in the mid-1990s, the church in Ireland was rocked by a series of very public revelations about sexual abuse and, particularly, about how the abuse and allegations of it were mishandled by senior church leaders.
 Pro-life advocates celebrate in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aug. 9 after lawmakers voted against a bill that would have legalized abortion. The Senate voted against the bill, dashing the hopes of supporters of legal abortion in the predominantly Catholic country, homeland of Pope Francis. (CNS photo/Agustin Marcarian, Reuters)
Charles C. Camosy August 10, 2018
A diversity of views on abortion made for an actual debate among those who have power in Argentina.
Pope Francis will visit Dublin and Knock Aug. 25-26, mainly for the World Meeting of Families. But he also will meet Irish government leaders and is expected to meet with survivors of abuse.
Outside Christ Church (Anglican) Cathedral in Dublin on May 7. (CNS photo/Clodagh Kilcoyne, Reuters) 
Kevin Clarke July 20, 2018
“People decided, ‘I just don’t like the Eighth; it’s just too strict even if I have nervousness about the laws that might replace it.’
The Irish flag is seen in late March on top of the General Post Office in Dublin. (CNS photo/Aidan Crawley, EPA) 
Carly-Anne Gannon July 03, 2018
The state has taken an increasing interest in regulating religious education and faith formation in schools.
Tom Deignan June 15, 2018
Writer William Trevor never shied away from something like the Gothic, the nearly horrific side of everything from romantic passion to parenthood.