Claire Guernsey was eager to share her deeply held faith with the restless audience of Irish schoolkids. The students, however, didn’t share her enthusiasm. In fact, they were practically surly.
Only in Print: Two Friends Take a Transatlantic Trip to Raise Money for Charity
The words of the Bing Crosby classic “Galway Bay” define the transatlantic trip that two friends are taking from New York’s Hudson River to Ireland’s Galway Bay.
Vision at Our Lady of Knock: Another Doorway of Hope for Irish Faithful
An iconic symbol of Irish Catholicism offers a sobering reminder about faith in New York City as well as on the Emerald Isle.
On Bloody Sunday, Irish Archbishop Says Unanswered Questions Slow Healing
The president of the Irish bishops’ conference used the 50th anniversary of the unlawful killing of 14 unarmed Catholics by the British army in Northern Ireland to criticize the fact that no one has ever been prosecuted.
Northern Ireland Archbishop Expresses ‘Sadness And Loss’ On Partition Anniversary
During his New Year message, Ireland’s primate expressed his “personal sense of sadness and loss” at the partition of Ireland.
Northern Ireland Bishops Lament Defeat of Bill to Protect Disabled Unborn Children
Catholic bishops in Northern Ireland said the defeat of a bill that would have prevented late term abortions for non-fatal disabilities in unborn children “will send a message to all citizens that unborn disabled babies, are fundamentally less valued than those who are able-bodied.”
Irish Bishop: ‘Patience Is Wearing Thin’ Over Ban on Public Worship
Church leaders in Ireland are calling on the government to take the spiritual needs of the population into consideration, noting the country is the only one in Western Europe to continue to ban public worship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Knock Shrine Receives New International Status on Feast of St. Joseph
Pope Francis officially announced Ireland’s Knock Shrine as an international Marian and Eucharistic shrine on the feast of St. Joseph on March 19.
Ireland Could See Massive Drop in Numbers Going to Mass After Pandemic
Ireland could see the number of Mass-going Catholics drop by nearly a quarter when the COVID-19 pandemic ends.
John Hume, Who Helped Bring Peace to Northern Ireland, Dies at 83
Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh, Northern Ireland, has hailed political leader John Hume as a “paragon of peace” for his key role in bringing an end to the conflict in Northern Ireland.