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