Susan Gately | June 2, 2014 | Catholic News Service
DUBLIN (CNS) -- Young people are helping lead a rebirth of the Catholic Church in Ireland, said the American-born papal nuncio serving in the country.
Archbishop Charles J. Brown described the rebirth as the spring after 20 years of winter, saying he sees "green shoots."
"You see a renewed enthusiasm among young Catholics in Ireland now," said Archbishop Brown, who was appointed as papal ambassador in November 2011, at the cusp of the church's troubles stemming from a long-standing period of unreported clergy sexual abuse.
Archbishop Brown, the oldest of six children, was born in New York and studied history at the University of Notre Dame.