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Martin: 'Crisis of the sexual abuse of children in the church not a chapter of the past'
The numbers of priests and nuns in Ireland are dropping
Opinion: Adoption, illegitimate children and ‘the bogey of proselytism’ in Catholic Ireland
Amy Bracken
Opinion: Where does fatherhood feature in story of mother-and-baby homes?
Marcella Corcoran Kennedy
Opinion: It is a bittersweet time for victims of institutional abuse – the least we can do is listen
Mairead Healy
Opinion: Abuse and neglect are being hidden in plain sight – but will we open our eyes?
Donal O'Keeffe
Catholic Church was within its rights to sack married priest says European Court
Bishops: We are reminded of a time when unmarried mothers were rejected by Church
Archbishop calls for 'full-bodied investigation' into all mother-and-baby homes
Opinion: Horror doesn't belong to the past, Ireland's most vulnerable are still marginalised and neglected
Aoife Nolan
Aaron McKenna: The nation, not just the Church, bears responsibility for horrors of the past
Aaron McKenna
Opinion: Tuam's 800 babies – a legacy of shame and horror beyond words
Elaine Feeney
Multiple government departments to deal with 'deeply disturbing revelations' of child burials
Dublin's newest priest spent ten years as a car saleman
Opinion: Mass grave 'filled to the brim with tiny bones and skulls' shows how we cherish children
Donal O'Keeffe
Column: How the Catholic Church and the media thought Satanic cults were a real danger to young people in the 1980s
Barry Sheppard
Pope Francis made an unexpected stop at the Western Wall to pray and leave a note
Opinion: First Holy Communion etiquette for sensible spenders
Avril O'Reilly
Bishop says there can be over-reliance on Churches to provide when people are failed by social policy
One in Four welcomes today's audits but says church must never become complacent again
Responsibility to safeguard children taken with "utmost seriousness" in Diocese of Meath
Case files not kept by religious order on priest that abused in mission countries
Child protection review recommends Cloyne Diocese set up whistle blowing policy
Dublin Archdiocese commended for 'exemplar' child abuse allegation reporting system
Over 160 new allegations of clerical sex abuse in last year
Opinion: Priests should break the seal of confession when someone admits to child abuse
Peter Ferguson
Column: Let's take the Sacraments out of class time (and out of teachers' hands)
Catherine W
Over 150,000 people attended the Pope's Easter mass
Column: Louise O’Keeffe ruling shows Ireland's school patronage system is unworkable
Peter Ferguson
Vatican turns to social media as two popes - including John Paul II - to be made saints
Priest cleared of sex assault allegations quits two weeks after return
Could Mona Lisa have been a feminist who wanted more women in the Church?
Indian court convicts 3 over gang rape of Catholic nun
How would you rate Pope Francis' first year in office?
Memorial event remembers women incarcerated in Magdalene laundries
Church's teachings on marriage and family 'disconnected from real life'
Priest says Iona Institute didn't handle homophobia debate well
Martin: There's a danger marriage will lose originality if gay marriage allowed
"Immediate State action" needed on Magdalene justice scheme