Augustinian Fr. Gabriel Daly criticized the absence of Irish bishops at the funeral mass of Marist Fr. Sean Fagan, who was censured by the Vatican in 2008.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said recent comments by Cardinal Raymond Burke on Islam's desire to govern the world are unhelpful in the aftermath of a spate of terror attacks.
Redemptorist Fr. Gerry Moloney told NCR "something is rotten in the state of the CDF, and while the current people and processes remain in place, nothing will change."
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Eco Catholic: The Nigerian campaigner for the Ogoni people formed an unlikely friendship with Irish missionary Sr. Majella McCarron.
The Field Hospital: Fr. William Treacy is still going strong -- presiding at Masses weekly, leading retreats and writing.
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NCR Today: "We have to be constantly reaching out -- that is the job of followers of Christ," said Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry.
Just Catholic: Hundreds rebelled against British control in Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising, but existing Catholic control through Magdalene asylums persisted for decades.
St. Patrick's Day is now a big celebration on multiple continents, but how did it get going? Patrick, who died in 461 A.D., didn't launch the festivities himself.