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Woman Who Sought Abortion Was Not “Actively Suicidal”

As details emerge of Ms Y, Irish guidelines insist abortion is only permissible when there is no other option.

Irish Hospital Staffers Disciplined in Case of Woman Denied Abortion

Savita Halappanavar's death led to abortion being introduced into law for the first time.

End of an Era in Northern Ireland as Cardinal Brady Steps Down

Archbishop Martin says that he hopes to put a “fresh heart” into the renewal of the Irish Church.

Hope for the Church in Ireland

Catholic journalist discusses challenges and prospects for new archbishop of Armagh.

Outgoing Irish Child Protection Czar Puts Sex Abuse in Perspective

“Huge predominance in the media” of coverage of clerical sexual abuse had “distorted” public's understanding of abuse

The Real St. Patrick—Not the Caricature We All Know

A story of demons and Druids, slaves and saints.

The Irish Abbey that Refused to Die

Mass has been celebrated at Ballintubber Abbey every day for 800 years.

The Great Escape from Ireland

An American tale of one Catholic family's immigration, hardships and success.

Embarrassment of Vocations

A fledgling Benedictine priory is bursting at the seams.

AP Issues Correction on Story of Irish Home for Unwed Mothers and Children

Says it erred in saying Church denied children Baptism and Christian burial.

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