March 24th, 2010
11:55 AM ET

Opinion: The horror of covering sexual abuse

After working as a journalist for 17 years in London, I have returned to Ireland where I find a very different country to the one I left.

I find an Ireland in the midst of massive change, not just economically but socially too. Covering the Irish church scandal story for CNN really brought home these changes to me.

Read the full commentary by freelance journalist and former CNN senior producer Bridget Fallon

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Filed under: Opinion

March 24th, 2010
11:52 AM ET

Mennonite college causes stir with national anthem

Goshen students Taylor TenHarmsel, left, and Sean Doering supported playing the national anthem at the game.

The "Star-Spangled Banner" is a staple of pregame sports festivities across the country, but at Indiana’s Goshen College the national anthem hasn’t been so proudly hailed.

On Tuesday, however, the 1,000-student Mennonite school – responding to criticism over the anthem’s omission at sporting events – decided for the first time since 1957 to play the song before baseball and softball games.

Read the full post at This Just In, CNN's news blog

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Filed under: Culture & Science

March 24th, 2010
11:47 AM ET

Irish bishop resigns amid abuse scandal

Bishop John Magee has apologized for any abuse that occurred in his diocese.

An Irish bishop resigned amid a Catholic church sex abuse scandal, apologizing in a statement Wednesday for any abuse that occurred in his diocese.

Bishop John Magee of the diocese of Cloyne said he tendered his resignation to Pope Benedict XVI on March 9.

Read the full story

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Filed under: Politics

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