Irish Catholic Fraternal Organization
The Ancient Order of Hibernians is an Irish Catholic fraternal organization. Members must be practicing Roman Catholics of Irish birth or of Irish descent who reside in the United States, Canada, or the Western Hemisphere. Active across the U.S., the order seeks to aid newly arrived Irish immigrants both socially and politically. The group is at the political forefront for issues concerning the Irish such as: Immigration Reform; economic incentives both in the U.S. and in Ireland; the human rights issues addressed in the MacBride Legislation; Right to Life and a peaceful and just solution to the issues that divide Ireland. The AOH seeks to promote friendship, unity and Christian charity; to foster and sustain loyalty to country and community. A sister group, the Ladies Ancient Order of the Hibernians, shares a common thread.