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Sarah Mac Donald



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