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# bishops - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Irish Bishops say people who voted for repeal 'may not be entirely happy with their choice’ one year on
# Abortion Law
# Abortion Law

Irish Bishops say people who voted for repeal 'may not be entirely happy with their choice’ one year on

May 26th 2019, 6:07 PM 19,670 Views 92 Comments

Today marks exactly one year since the result of the referendum was announced

# bishops - Sunday 26 August, 2018

Pope to Irish bishops: Way Church confronts abuse 'can offer an example to society as a whole'
# Cabra Meeting
# Cabra Meeting

Pope to Irish bishops: Way Church confronts abuse 'can offer an example to society as a whole'

Aug 26th 2018, 6:12 PM 24,000 Views 124 Comments

The pope met with the bishops before heading to the airport.

# bishops - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Bishops have 'constructive' meeting with Varadkar and ministers
# Church And State
# Church And State

Bishops have 'constructive' meeting with Varadkar and ministers

Aug 31st 2017, 9:29 PM 14,202 Views 99 Comments

The agenda for the meeting included the Eighth Amendment and the possibility of a visit to Ireland by Pope Francis.

# bishops - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Social media use at priest training college to be reviewed after 'gay culture' allegations
# Maynooth
# Maynooth

Social media use at priest training college to be reviewed after 'gay culture' allegations

Aug 24th 2016, 1:35 PM 14,521 Views 79 Comments

The procedures for handing whistleblowers will also be looked at.

# bishops - Monday 29 February, 2016

The Catholic Church still doesn't get the horror of child abuse
# Opinion
# Opinion

The Catholic Church still doesn't get the horror of child abuse

Feb 29th 2016, 7:30 PM 2,554 Views 336 Comments

The Church – to quote the brilliant film “Spotlight” – thinks in centuries, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

# bishops - Monday 25 May, 2015

90% of young Yes voters went to Catholic Schools - Diarmuid Martin
# Reality Check
# Reality Check

90% of young Yes voters went to Catholic Schools - Diarmuid Martin

May 25th 2015, 8:24 AM 24,529 Views 203 Comments

“The Church needs to ask itself when this cultural revolution began,” the Archbishop told Vatican Insider.

# bishops - Sunday 10 May, 2015

Catholic leaders are out in force arguing against same-sex marriage
# No
# No

Catholic leaders are out in force arguing against same-sex marriage

May 10th 2015, 7:11 PM 36,290 Views 397 Comments

One bishop believes schoolbooks that view marriage as solely between a man and a woman could face legal challenges if the vote is passed.

# bishops - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

Bishop 'regrets any hurt caused' by saying gay couples with children are not parents
# Referendum
# Referendum

Bishop 'regrets any hurt caused' by saying gay couples with children are not parents

Mar 10th 2015, 3:41 PM 13,474 Views 146 Comments

Meanwhile, a rewording of the question in Irish being put to the public the same-sex marriage referendum has been announced.

# bishops - Friday 12 December, 2014

Irish bishops want "urgent action" on Direct Provision
# Asylum Seeking
# Asylum Seeking

Irish bishops want "urgent action" on Direct Provision

Dec 12th 2014, 12:07 PM 3,819 Views 39 Comments

They say people seeking asylum are left on the margins of our communities.

# bishops - Sunday 13 July, 2014

'The Church has been wrong not to ordain women bishops'
# Church Of England
# Church Of England

'The Church has been wrong not to ordain women bishops'

Jul 13th 2014, 11:20 AM 8,486 Views 62 Comments

So says the head of the world’s Anglicans, as he prepares for a vote on the issue this week.

# bishops - Friday 13 June, 2014

Eight in ten priests want to scrap the changes made to Eucharistic prayers
# Down With This Sort Of Thing
# Down With This Sort Of Thing

Eight in ten priests want to scrap the changes made to Eucharistic prayers

Jun 13th 2014, 6:11 PM 15,896 Views 48 Comments

The Association of Catholic Priests said that Pope Francis may be open to updating the New Missal, but noted that a u-turn would be “embarrassing” for his predecessor Pope Benedict.

# bishops - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Bishops: We are reminded of a time when unmarried mothers were rejected by Church
# Mother And Baby
# Mother And Baby

Bishops: We are reminded of a time when unmarried mothers were rejected by Church

Jun 10th 2014, 7:48 PM 11,218 Views 147 Comments

They encouraged all those who ran these homes to gather and offer up any documents that might be of assistance.

# bishops - Monday 9 June, 2014

Priests warn that Church will 'implode' if it doesn't start ordaining women
# Livin' On A Prayer
# Livin' On A Prayer

Priests warn that Church will 'implode' if it doesn't start ordaining women

Jun 9th 2014, 1:21 PM 13,088 Views 222 Comments

Catholic bishops will discuss the issue at their annual conference this week.

# bishops - Monday 9 September, 2013

TDs who feel discouraged from seeking Communion 'should speak to their priest'
# Abortion
# Abortion

TDs who feel discouraged from seeking Communion 'should speak to their priest'

Sep 9th 2013, 11:38 AM 10,036 Views 117 Comments

A spokesperson for the Catholic Church was responding to a report at the weekend that TDs were being warned off seeking Communion by their priests.

# bishops - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Catholic bishops urge Ireland to 'Choose Life!'
# Abortion
# Abortion

Catholic bishops urge Ireland to 'Choose Life!'

Jun 11th 2013, 1:59 PM 6,096 Views 271 Comments

Irish Bishops have issued a statement about upcoming legislation on abortion.

# bishops - Friday 3 May, 2013

# bishops - Friday 29 March, 2013

Church stance on gay marriage could force Catholics to have two weddings
# Marriage
# Marriage

Church stance on gay marriage could force Catholics to have two weddings

Mar 29th 2013, 12:24 PM 15,396 Views 136 Comments

Catholic Bishops say they won’t recognise Ireland’s civil marriage system if it permits same-sex couples to wed.

# bishops - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Here is the week's news... skewed
# Not The News
From The Daily Edge
# Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Dec 22nd 2012, 5:00 PM 4,538 Views 1 Comment

Breaking via The Mire wire: Government apologises to Angela Merkel for Mayan apocalypse insult and the IMF’s seasonal message of good will to all. No, really.

# bishops - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Bishop fears X Case legislation will lead to abortion on demand
# Abortion
# Abortion

Bishop fears X Case legislation will lead to abortion on demand

Dec 19th 2012, 8:31 AM 5,002 Views 111 Comments

Leo O’Reilly, Bishop of Kilmore, says some supporters of the proposed abortion bill see it only as “the first stage”.

# bishops - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Bishops say expert group ignores risks of legislating for limited abortion
# Legislation
# Legislation

Bishops say expert group ignores risks of legislating for limited abortion

Dec 5th 2012, 1:58 PM 2,547 Views 53 Comments

The group said that guidelines “may offer a way forward”, adding that abortion is “gravely immoral in all circumstances” and legislating for the X Case could “open the floodgates for abortion”.

# bishops - Monday 3 December, 2012

Bishops claim Mario Rosenstock sketch is "grossly offensive"
# Complaint
# Complaint

Bishops claim Mario Rosenstock sketch is "grossly offensive"

Dec 3rd 2012, 5:14 PM 22,341 Views 182 Comments

The Catholic Communications Office said that a recent sketch “is grossly offensive to all Catholics” as it shows a man spitting into a bucket before receiving Holy Communion.

# bishops - Monday 19 November, 2012

Bishops: Treatment that might put foetus at risk "ethically permissible"
# Bishops
# Bishops

Bishops: Treatment that might put foetus at risk "ethically permissible"

Nov 19th 2012, 9:30 PM 10,280 Views 113 Comments

They said this was the case with a seriously ill pregnant woman “provided every effort has been made to save the life of both the mother and her baby”.

# bishops - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Catholic church preparing for priestless parishes
# Priestless Parishes
# Priestless Parishes

Catholic church preparing for priestless parishes

Aug 23rd 2012, 9:18 AM 9,059 Views 82 Comments

The Irish Catholic newspaper has reported that Catholic bishops are drawing up radical new plans for laypeople-led Sunday services.

# bishops - Sunday 10 June, 2012

Pilgrim ponchos and altar wine: The Eucharistic Congress in numbers
# IEC 2012
# IEC 2012

Pilgrim ponchos and altar wine: The Eucharistic Congress in numbers

Jun 10th 2012, 8:00 AM 2,833 Views 15 Comments

With 20,000 of the faithful attending, the Catholic celebration begins officially today.

# bishops - Saturday 10 March, 2012

Catholic Church moves against gay marriage proposals
# Gay Marriage
# Gay Marriage

Catholic Church moves against gay marriage proposals

Mar 10th 2012, 9:31 AM 4,981 Views 126 Comments

The Pope has denounced the “powerful” US gay marriage lobby, while Catholics in Britain have been urged to defend heterosexual unions.

# bishops - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Bishops told seven more abuse reviews will be complete by June
# Abuse
# Abuse

Bishops told seven more abuse reviews will be complete by June

Mar 8th 2012, 7:00 AM 878 Views 2 Comments

The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church are due to release reports into a further seven dioceses by mid-summer 2012.

# bishops - Monday 23 January, 2012

Noonan under fire from bishops after emigration comments
# Emigration
# Emigration

Noonan under fire from bishops after emigration comments

Jan 23rd 2012, 5:21 PM 2,831 Views 28 Comments

Emigration no longer a ‘lifestyle choice’, one cleric said – adding many people are being forced to leave Ireland.

# bishops - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Bishops urge government to abandon cuts to child benefit
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Bishops urge government to abandon cuts to child benefit

Dec 8th 2011, 9:53 AM 1,456 Views 28 Comments

At their winter meeting, the Irish Bishops’ Conference welcomes the U-turn on disability benefit – but remain concerned.

# bishops - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Bishops express concern over relations between Ireland and Vatican
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Bishops express concern over relations between Ireland and Vatican

Dec 7th 2011, 7:41 PM 3,374 Views 63 Comments

In a statement, the Catholic bishops said: “A state’s foreign policy should include respect for the spiritual values of its citizens”.

# bishops - Friday 22 July, 2011

China considers ordaining seven more bishops amid rift with Vatican
# China
# China

China considers ordaining seven more bishops amid rift with Vatican

Jul 22nd 2011, 11:57 AM 122 Views 1 Comment

The Vatican has already refused to recognise three bishops recently ordained by China’s state-controlled Catholic church.

# bishops - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Vatican official dismisses Cloyne report criticisms
# Cloyne
# Cloyne

Vatican official dismisses Cloyne report criticisms

Jul 20th 2011, 9:16 AM 2,135 Views 34 Comments

Fr Federico Lombardi has described as ‘curious’ claims that the Vatican had encouraged cover-ups – sparking fury from abuse survivors’ groups.

# bishops - Sunday 17 July, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Jul 17th 2011, 7:17 PM 1,500 Views 4 Comments

In your Sunday Fix: A certain ginger-haired former media executive is arrested; the cost of smoking to Ireland’s economy; Come on Clarkey! and Hackgate: The Movie.