- Jan 28, 2020
Following this week’s announcement that the cause for sainthood for celebrated writer Gilbert Keith Chesterton would not go forward in his home diocese, Dale Ahlquist, an expert on the author, said this stall illustrates how difficult it can be to get laypeople to the altar.
Following Thursday’s deadly shooting of 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee in Londonderry in Northern Ireland, the local bishop said that while he doesn’t foresee violence in the area returning to past levels, young people in the area deserve better than conflict and bloodshed.
Despite vocal criticism over Pope Francis’s reaction to clerical abuse scandals in the lead up to this week’s World Meeting of Families, families on the ground in Dublin say that while they want action, there is still a palpable sense of excitement for his presence in the country.
Ireland has provided many things to American culture including Irish nuns.
17 prominent American pro-life leaders are urging Ireland’s Prime Minister not to support efforts to repeal the country’s ban on abortion.