Faith News
Michael Kelly - Catholic News ServiceJune 04, 2019
In the midst of a bitter gangland feud in the Irish capital, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has moved to ensure that funerals of those killed are not used as overt shows of wealth or perceived influence.
Faith News
Michael Kelly - Catholic News ServiceApril 18, 2019
The commission investigating the historic treatment of unmarried mothers and their children in religious-run care homes in Ireland has dismissed claims that an underground burial plot was in fact a sewage tank.
Faith News
Michael Kelly - Catholic News ServiceApril 09, 2019
Church and government officials paid tribute to an aid worker for the church's international development agency who died following a road accident in Guatemala.
Faith News
Michael Kelly - Catholic News ServiceFebruary 26, 2019
Thieves vandalized the crypt and took the head of an 800-year-old mummy known as "the Crusader."
Faith News
Michael Kelly - Catholic News ServiceJanuary 14, 2019
A prominent survivor and advocate for those affected by clerical abuse has urged Pope Francis to publicly name bishops who have been found guilty of negligence by church tribunals.
Politics & Society News
Michael Kelly - Catholic News ServiceDecember 21, 2018
Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland signed an abortion law which takes affect on January 1, 2019. According to the Department of Health, only 200 of some 2,500 family doctors have signed up to be abortion providers. However, many Irish doctors have expressed concern that despite conscientious
Politics & Society News
Michael Kelly - Catholic News ServiceJune 06, 2018
Higgins apologized to the women, whom he called "survivors of the Magdalene regime."
Politics & Society News
Michael Kelly - Catholic News ServiceMay 29, 2018
Bishop Brendan Leahy of Limerick told Massgoers on May 26 that the result "is deeply regrettable and chilling for those of us who voted 'no.'"
A woman religious casts her ballot May 25 in Dublin as Ireland holds a referendum on its law on abortion. Voters went to the polls May 25 to decide whether to liberalize the country's abortion laws. (CNS photo/Alex Fraser, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael Kelly - Catholic News ServiceMay 26, 2018
The repeal of Ireland's Eighth Amendment, which guarantees the right to life of the unborn, has passed with a nearly 2-1 margin.
Politics & Society News
Michael Kelly - Catholic News ServiceJanuary 31, 2018
The vote could open the door to legal abortion on demand in Ireland.