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  1. Pope Francis the student - fellow Jesuits remember a 'quiet man’
  2. Iron fists and velvet gloves
  3. Irish teenagers just don't 'do religion': Will Pope's Dublin visit bring renewal of faith to young catholics
  4. Illuminating faith at the speed of light
  5. School bells toll for Communion classes in Ireland
  6. Pope Francis' visit to Ireland offers a chance to start over       
  7. Hopes and fears as Francis flies in
  8. Irish Church made mistakes on abuse, Martin admits
  9. Irish Church to develop new resources for married life
  10. O’Loan rejects grammar school option for Northern Ireland
  11. Local churches ‘failing to engage’ with groups fighting human trafficking
  12. Papal visit seen as historic opportunity for all communities
  13. Irish bishops urge Citizens’ Assembly to retain pro-life amendment
  14. Irish diocese trains lay people to lead liturgies
  15. Censured priest to defy Vatican ban and celebrate public Mass
  16. Irish hierarchy to meet Pope Francis in Rome
  17. Schools face admissions shake-up
  18. Irish bishops share fears of sharp decline in faith with Pope Francis
  19. ‘Unpredictable’ Francis will make visit unique, says Martin
  20. Communication failures at heart of many difficulties in marriages
  21. Irish cardinal implicated in Murphy Report dies aged 90
  22. Martin reveals extent of abuse cover-up
  23. Leader of Irish Church sounds warning over Brexit consequences for Ireland ahead of polls
  24. Irish church leaders defend Connell’s record on abuse
  25. Inquiry into Tuam deaths to be broadened
  26. Bishop who resigned after fathering child dies aged 89
  27. Orders ‘must pay fair share of compensation for abuse’
  28. Bishops reflect on scandal of mother and baby homes
  29. Irish diocese predicts big fall in number of priests
  30. Catholicism in decline in Ireland
  31. 'Judgmentalism' of Irish Catholics is causing people to reject faith, Archbishop Martin says
  32. Row over nuns’ involvement in maternity hospital escalates
  33. Limerick’s day without Masses highlights priest shortage
  34. Good done by the Catholic Church in Ireland at risk of being 'obliterated' by secularisation, says Archbishop
  35. Sisters of Charity end 183-year involvement with healthcare group in 'historic' move, following protests
  36. Farrell says ‘Amoris Laetitia’ does not change church teaching
  37. Varadkar offers Ireland new kind of conservatism
  38. Country’s first Jesuit bishop an expert in communications
  39. Maynooth to undergo major restructuring programme
  40. Survey finds that pupils oppose separation by faith
  41. Limerick youth petition Pope via social media in bid to prevent priest moving to Dublin
  42. Martin ‘frustrated’ by failure to relinquish control of schools
  43. Cardinal Schönborn rejects Cardinal Müller's criticism that his handling of Amoris Laetitia debate is 'not convincing'
  44. Schönborn says vocations ‘could blossom’
  45. Focus on safety for Croagh Patrick pilgrimage
  46. Rights of indigenous peoples ‘embraced by Pope Francis’
  47. Catholics should ‘stop talking’ of transubstantiation
  48. Ireland’s first Jesuit bishop ordained in Donegal
  49. Ireland family gathering to focus on tech
  50. McAleese criticises Vatican over UN children’s charter
  51. Sixty years of the Irish chaplaincy in London
  52. Catholics ‘must defend right to life’
  53. Martin's Evensong homily boosts Irish ecumenism
  54. Census shows Catholic numbers falling sharply in Ireland
  55. Ireland: Vote threatens 8th Amendment protection for unborn child
  56. Martin says Catholic schools must fight to keep religious ethos
  57. Robinson gives Pope an Irish view of his encyclical
  58. Church has ‘no objection’ to Enniskillen memorial
  59. Pay 'greatest attention' to protection of minors in Seminarian training
  60. Irish bishops reject claim they are failing to provide exorcists
  61. Abortion law reform committee ‘weighted in favour of repeal’
  62. Irish bishops reflect on Missal translation
  63. Ireland moves closer to abortion referendum
  64. Archbishop Martin looks to state for help with €20m cost of papal visit to Ireland
  65. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin leads tributes to Peter Sutherland
  66. Ireland's national seminary must 'change if it is to survive'
  67. Safeguarding campaigners dismayed by Pope’s comments
  68. Ireland to hold abortion referendum in May
  69. Former President of Ireland fears World Meeting of Families will marginalise LGBTs
  70. Mary McAleese writes to Pope Francis over Vatican ban
  71. Nuncio tells Church’s critics we don’t ‘reprove parents in public’
  72. Collins regrets loss of key personnel in new papal commission
  73. Voices of Faith organisers waiting for response from Pope
  74. McAleese calls for inquiry into church handling of Fr Finnegan abuse allegations
  75. Pope Francis Northern Ireland visit still possible, says bishop
  76. Catholic and Church of Ireland Archbishops make impassioned defence of Good Friday Agreement
  77. Dutch archbishop tells Irish Church to prioritise financial management
  78. Irish bishops rally pro-life support
  79. Heart of St Laurence O'Toole returned to Dublin cathedral
  80. Martin maps out approach for sex education in Catholic schools
  81. Thousands gather to protest liberalisation of Ireland's abortion laws
  82. Irish ban on priority places at Catholic primary schools
  83. Collins says Church needs a ‘process’ for handling abuse
  84. Pope Francis to visit shrine of Knock when in Ireland
  85. Irish Conservative Catholics to hold alternative conference on marriage and family in August
  86. Mary McAleese stands by Ireland abortion referendum 'yes' vote
  87. Dr McAleese 'seriously mistaken' on infant baptism
  88. Irish Catholic hospitals who perform abortions 'fail to be Catholic'
  89. Archbishop Martin reproaches government minister who led service
  90. Martin laments alienation of the young in Ireland
  91. Cardinal Farrell claims laity best placed to advise couples
  92. Archbishop warns of threat to Gospel values posed by relativism
  93. Pope must address abuse, says Martin
  94. MP calls for married and women priests
  95. Tough times ahead for global leaders of Catholic universities
  96. Is the priesthood becoming too ritualistic?
  97. Asylum process in Britain 'deeply and profoundly flawed', says JRS head
  98. Abuse survivor says senior clerics 'complicit' with McCarrick
  99. Irish Church must confront issues to avoid 'decline into irrelevance'
  100. Doran reaffirms Humanae Vitae teaching
  101. Sodano offered McAleese secrecy deal on abuse files
  102. Catholic marriage agency agrees to help all-comers
  103. Majority in Ireland support married clergy and women priests
  104. Cardinal withdraws from WMF to investigate alleged 'sexual misconduct'
  105. Irish diocese loses one third of its priests over 20 years
  106. Coalition of LBGT Catholics complains of exclusion at WMOF2018
  107. Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington withdraws from WMOF2018
  108. Pope urged to ‘make zero ­tolerance more than a slogan’
  109. McAleese: Church must accept responsibility for LGBT pain
  110. Pope visit to Ireland overshadowed by sex abuse scandal
  111. Abuse survivors voice frustration over meeting with Pope
  112. Pope offers alms amid his see of troubles
  113. Martin condemns Church discrimination against gays
  114. Families speak of their struggles at WMOF2018
  115. Accountability is key to safeguarding, says Archbishop of Armagh
  116. Call for return to general absolution in Confession
  117. Terms 'mother' and 'father' could be optional on birth certificates
  118. Priest says celibacy should no longer be compulsory
  119. Diarmuid Martin laments growing 'language of polarisation' within Church
  120. Most Catholics want change in approach towards LGBT people, finds poll
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