Ireland

Archbishop Martin joined with other church leaders in welcoming the new deal as "a balanced accommodation that is focused on the common good."
A fracking gas well in the Marcellus Shale formation, which is primarily in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia and is the largest source of natural gas in the United States. (iStock/6381380)
Ciara Murphy January 10, 2020
Ireland will violate the concept of the common good if it meets its energy needs through the contamination of water on the other side of the Atlantic, writes Ciara Murphy of the Jesuit Center for Faith and Justice.
On Nov. 22, 16 migrants were found concealed in a truck on board a ferry from France to Ireland
Matt Malone, S.J. November 01, 2019
“Faith is the heart of the pilgrim, every pilgrim, the pilgrim’s modus operandi. Faith is our yes to what we know; but even more, it is our yes to what we don’t know—to all that is to come,” writes Matt Malone, S.J., in a homily he delivered in Ireland.
Kevin Spinale October 25, 2019
Kevin Spinale, S.J., the moderator of the Catholic Book Club, led discussions of two very different books this spring and summer. The first, 'Catholic Modern,' by James Chappel, is a heady look at how the church remade itself at a time of social and political upheaval. The second, 'Say Nothing,' by
A member of the Orange Order looks on July 12, 2016, at a temporary blockade put in place by police during the order's annual parade in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Loyalists were commemorating the 1690 defeat of the Catholic King James II by the Protestant Prince William of Orange. (CNS photo/Clodagh Kilcoyne, Reuters)
Joseph M. Brown, Gordon McCord October 02, 2019
The Troubles in Northern Ireland were worsened by the failure to build social bridges between Protestants and Catholics, write Joseph M. Brown and Gordon McCord. The lesson applies to divisions in our own time.