Sarah Mac Donald is a freelance journalist based in Dublin, Ireland. She contributes to The Tablet, the Irish Independent and NCR. She researched and produced the documentary "Mary Ward – Dangerous Visionary," which tells the story of the 16th-century foundress of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Congregation of Jesus. She has contributed to books, including The Francis Factor: A New Departure (Columba Press, 2014) and God's Entrepreneurs: How Irish Missionaries Tried to Change the World (New Island Books, 2010).

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Pope names Ossory bishop to head Dublin, Ireland's largest diocese

Pope Francis has chosen Bishop Dermot Farrell of Ossory as Archbishop Diarmuid Martin's successor in Dublin.

Theologian praises Ireland's green new deal but questions: Will it happen?

With Ireland on something of a green wave, Fr. Dermot Lane said he believes the Irish bishops should "seize the moment" to promote Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si' and its teachings on care for the Earth.

Climate change hits women hardest, report finds

Women are disproportionately hurt by climate change and corporate human rights violations throughout the world, according to a new study by Trócaire, the aid and development agency run by the Irish bishops.

Irish priest addresses climate crisis in Pakistan

Columban Fr. Liam O'Callaghan is coordinator of the ecology commission for the Hyderabad Diocese in southern Pakistan. Translating Laudato Si', researching water filters for marginalized people to use and educating about care for the Earth are some ways he tries to influence change.