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Poll of U.S. Catholics shows deep disconnect with their bishops, Vatican

Seven out of ten Catholics in the U.S. believe the next pope should let priests marry, allow women to become priests, and allow birth control.


Published Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 7:29 AM

Phoebe Prince was not bullied to death, claims author in new book - Argues her many mental problems led to suicide, not ‘bullycide’

Published Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 7:32 AM

Organizers in bid to expand ‘Sober St. Patrick’s Day’ throughout the U.S. -VIDEO

For the second year running, Sober St. Patrick’s Day is expected to attract hundreds of people on Saturday, March 16 at Regis High School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, right after the big St. Patrick’s parade, for an event that organizers say is a new, alcohol-free way to celebrate the national Irish holiday. The Sober


Published Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 7:41 AM

Kia drops plan to name new concept car the Provo after Unionist complaints

Korean car giant Kia has dropped plans to brand its new concept car Provo – after a flood of complaints from Northern Ireland.


Published Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 8:06 AM

Court hears man accused of Jill Meagher murder raped victim repeatedly

The man accused of murdering Irish woman Jill Meagher has now been charged with three counts of rape in an Australian court.


Published Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 7:57 AM

Prosecution rests as jury shown gruesome images at NY cop cannibalism-plot trial

The prosecution rested its case on Monday in the case of NYPD officer Gilberto Valle, dubbed the "cannibal cop" after jurors were shown graphic images and a video of women being tortured and eaten alive.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 8:26 AM

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley says new Pope must deal with bishops who protected abusive priests

Archbishop of Boston Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley has said the next pope must deal with Bishops who allowed abusive priests to remain in ministry.


Published Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 7:50 AM

Genetic mother of twins wins historic Irish surrogacy case

The genetic mother of twins born through a surrogate pregnancy has won her court battle to be declared the legal mother on the children’s birth certificates.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 8:10 AM

Irish Catholics miss out on St. Patrick’s celebration as drunks dressed as leprechauns delight

A local priest has spoken out over the cancellation of Hoboken, New Jersey’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. In his weekly column the Reverend slams those who partied at the Lepre-Con event, which replaced the Irish patron saint’s celebrations, and rapped Mayor Dawn Zimmer.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 8:21 AM

President Obama to name David O'Connor as new US Secret Service Director

President Obama is to appoint a veteran Secret Service official as director of the agency, according to a government source.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 8:24 AM

New Yorkers whose grandmothers left Kerry in 1920s to be flown home for The Gathering

A great crowd gathered in Cable O' Learys, in Ballinskelligs, to hear that two Irish Americans, Ann Smith and Michele Maggi Miller, would be flown home to County Kerry to mark the season of events taking place for The Gathering.


Published Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 8:46 AM

Even when Rory McIlroy says sorry he gets it wrong

Published Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 11:47 AM

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