Ireland

The United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union could complicate life for Ireland, north and south of the border.
A woman reacts to Pope Francis' final words during the closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in this 2015 file photo. The pope will attend the next W.M.F., to be held Aug. 21-26 in Dublin. (CNS photo/Brian Snyder, Reuters) 
Gerard O’Connell March 21, 2018
Pope Francis will attend the ninth World Meeting of Families on August 25 and 26, making him the second pontiff to visit Ireland.
Activists and DACA recipients are seen in New York City Feb. 15. (CNS photo/Shannon Stapleton, Reuters)
Michael J. Dowling March 15, 2018
The Irish and the Mexicans, the Indians and the Cubans, the Chinese and the Dominicans: Today, we celebrate their achievements.
After World War II, American classrooms swelled with baby boomers. Desperate for English-speaking sisters, some bishops turned to Ireland for help.
James T. Keane February 23, 2018
The numbers augur an uncertain future for the Catholic Church in Ireland, long a place where Catholicism seemed sure of deep roots and high adherence to practice and tradition.
Tom Deignan February 23, 2018
Hunger strikes raise thorny political, philosophical and even spiritual questions.