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# catholic-church - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

Academic report, signed by Mary McAleese, 'disproves' Christian objections to same-sex relationships
# Mary McAleese
# Mary McAleese

Academic report, signed by Mary McAleese, 'disproves' Christian objections to same-sex relationships

Tue 2:06 PM 22,768 Views 39 Comments

The group of Christian theologians and academics are appealing directly to Pope Francis to make the change.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Dublin Archdiocese 'committed to protecting children' despite halving staff at safeguarding service
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Dublin Archdiocese 'committed to protecting children' despite halving staff at safeguarding service

Apr 28th 2021, 9:10 PM 12,452 Views 19 Comments

Five people have been let go from the unit, as part of a wider redundancy programme in the Archdiocese.

# catholic-church - Sunday 4 April, 2021

'Pay us and acknowledge what happened': Mother and baby home survivors want compensation and a remembrance day
# Redress
# Redress

'Pay us and acknowledge what happened': Mother and baby home survivors want compensation and a remembrance day

Apr 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 27,446 Views 41 Comments

Some survivors have also called on the government to take legal action against the religious orders who ran the institutions if they refuse to pay financial compensation.

# catholic-church - Monday 8 March, 2021

'I have heard voices of sorrow and loss': Pope Francis leaves Iraq after historic trip
# Iraq
# Iraq

'I have heard voices of sorrow and loss': Pope Francis leaves Iraq after historic trip

Mar 8th 2021, 9:41 AM 8,164 Views 7 Comments

During the first ever papal trip to Iraq, the Pope called for an end to violence and extremism.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Intense preparations being carried out ahead of Pope's visit to Iraq
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

Intense preparations being carried out ahead of Pope's visit to Iraq

Mar 3rd 2021, 9:56 AM 13,596 Views 19 Comments

Pope Francis is set to meet the revered Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Najaf.

# catholic-church - Saturday 20 February, 2021

Catholic Church leaders urge Taoiseach and government to allow Easter celebrations
# Archbishop Eamon Martin
# Archbishop Eamon Martin

Catholic Church leaders urge Taoiseach and government to allow Easter celebrations

Feb 20th 2021, 11:20 AM 49,020 Views 219 Comments

Archbishop Eamon Martin also urged Ministers to allow more people to attend funerals of loved ones during the pandemic.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

How a God-fearing Ireland shamed, abandoned and punished its 'fallen' women and girls
# Analysis
# Analysis

How a God-fearing Ireland shamed, abandoned and punished its 'fallen' women and girls

Jan 12th 2021, 11:13 PM 42,678 Views 107 Comments

‘My mother had been conditioned to feel grateful for the sanctuary of the home as she had committed a terrible sin in having sex outside of marriage and they would take care of her bastard child, me.’

# catholic-church - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Aengus Mac Grianna apologises for role in controversial 'God is rapist' skit on RTÉ
# Waterford Whispers
# Waterford Whispers

Aengus Mac Grianna apologises for role in controversial 'God is rapist' skit on RTÉ

Jan 5th 2021, 5:45 PM 51,240 Views 107 Comments

RTÉ has received thousands of complaints about the comedy sketch, which was broadcast on New Year’s Eve.

# catholic-church - Saturday 2 January, 2021

RTÉ apologises for mock broadcast which depicted God sentenced for rape
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

RTÉ apologises for mock broadcast which depicted God sentenced for rape

Updated Jan 2nd 2021, 1:38 PM 101,947 Views 347 Comments

The clip is still currently available on the RTÉ player.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

UK Catholic Church leader says he won't resign over report into child sex abuse allegations
# Cardinal Vincent Nichols
# Cardinal Vincent Nichols

UK Catholic Church leader says he won't resign over report into child sex abuse allegations

Nov 10th 2020, 2:43 PM 16,726 Views 20 Comments

It found Cardinal Nichols “seemingly put the reputation of the church” above his duty to sex assault victims.

# catholic-church - Friday 30 October, 2020

Q&A: Why was the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes set up and what did it examine?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Q&A: Why was the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes set up and what did it examine?

Oct 30th 2020, 4:20 PM 23,968 Views 19 Comments

The commission is due to submit its final report today, over five years after it was set up.

# catholic-church - Thursday 22 October, 2020

'The beatings were regular and we worked until our fingers bled': My childhood in an industrial school
# Industrial School
# Industrial School

'The beatings were regular and we worked until our fingers bled': My childhood in an industrial school

Oct 22nd 2020, 7:30 PM 86,298 Views 26 Comments

Mary Harney shares her personal story on a day where the fate of records of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes was debated on the Dáil floor.

# catholic-church - Friday 9 October, 2020

Catholic archbishops ask Taoiseach to allow people attend mass
# Level 3
# Level 3

Catholic archbishops ask Taoiseach to allow people attend mass

Oct 9th 2020, 7:34 AM 33,206 Views 108 Comments

The four archbishops have requested a meeting with Micheál Martin.

# catholic-church - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Quiz: How much do you know about popes?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about popes?

Sep 12th 2020, 10:00 PM 48,206 Views 54 Comments

Test your knowledge.

# catholic-church - Friday 17 July, 2020

New Vatican manual advises bishops on how to report sex abuse claims
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

New Vatican manual advises bishops on how to report sex abuse claims

Jul 17th 2020, 8:33 AM 9,204 Views 26 Comments

The new advice says bishops “should” report claims – but critics have said it should be mandatory.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Mary McAleese condemns Catholic Church for 'intrinsically evil' teachings on homosexuality
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Mary McAleese condemns Catholic Church for 'intrinsically evil' teachings on homosexuality

Jun 30th 2020, 6:00 AM 53,084 Views 140 Comments

The former Irish president warned of the damaging impact the church is having on Ireland younger LGBT community.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

Priests in face coverings and communion in the hand only: Here's how churches plan to return to Mass
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Priests in face coverings and communion in the hand only: Here's how churches plan to return to Mass

Jun 9th 2020, 1:55 PM 24,308 Views 39 Comments

Religious services can resume during Phase Three which begins on Monday 29 June.

# catholic-church - Friday 15 May, 2020

Taoiseach meets with Catholic leaders to discuss re-opening of churches
# Let Us Pray
# Let Us Pray

Taoiseach meets with Catholic leaders to discuss re-opening of churches

May 15th 2020, 8:34 AM 22,043 Views 102 Comments

Churches, mosques and other places of worship have been closed for several weeks.

# catholic-church - Sunday 15 March, 2020

Parishioners urged to check if their Sunday mass is being streamed online as Church adheres to ban on gatherings
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Parishioners urged to check if their Sunday mass is being streamed online as Church adheres to ban on gatherings

Mar 15th 2020, 7:00 AM 23,303 Views 56 Comments

Church leaders said that masses would be cancelled in response to the public health crisis caused by coronavirus.

# catholic-church - Monday 23 December, 2019

Enrolments rise in multi-denominational schools, but there's been a very slight decrease in Catholic schools
# Education
# Education

Enrolments rise in multi-denominational schools, but there's been a very slight decrease in Catholic schools

Dec 23rd 2019, 2:15 PM 14,030 Views 40 Comments

Almost 940,000 pupils are enrolled in primary and post-primary schools in Ireland.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Vatican amends Church law to remove papal confidentiality around child sex abuse cases
# Pontifical Secret
# Pontifical Secret

Vatican amends Church law to remove papal confidentiality around child sex abuse cases

Dec 17th 2019, 12:24 PM 15,941 Views 46 Comments

The reform is part of changes being introduced by the Church today.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

New York bishop steps down amid ongoing clerical abuse scandal
# Buffalo
# Buffalo

New York bishop steps down amid ongoing clerical abuse scandal

Dec 4th 2019, 10:50 PM 14,472 Views 11 Comments

The Buffalo bishop has been accused in US media of hiding the names of accused priests

# catholic-church - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Plans to modernise chaplaincies at third level institutions have stagnated, despite major review
# Religion
# Religion

Plans to modernise chaplaincies at third level institutions have stagnated, despite major review

Dec 3rd 2019, 12:05 AM 13,287 Views 32 Comments

A 2015 review found several institutions had no public appointment or tendering procedure for the employment of chaplains.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Two priests who sexually abused deaf children each sentenced to over 40 years in prison in Argentina
# Sexual Abuse
# Sexual Abuse

Two priests who sexually abused deaf children each sentenced to over 40 years in prison in Argentina

Nov 26th 2019, 11:15 AM 22,104 Views 0 Comments

The victims were children and adolescents aged between four and 17.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Nuns accused of 'run and grab all' as Bessborough campus put up for sale
# Cork
# Cork

Nuns accused of 'run and grab all' as Bessborough campus put up for sale

Oct 9th 2019, 11:09 PM 37,032 Views 46 Comments

€30 million in State funding has been spent on the site over the last two decades.

# catholic-church - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Pope Francis hosting conference which will debate whether married men could be priests
# Vatican
# Vatican

Pope Francis hosting conference which will debate whether married men could be priests

Oct 6th 2019, 1:25 PM 13,195 Views 73 Comments

The move is part of discussions to address a shortage of priests in the Amazon region.

# catholic-church - Monday 30 September, 2019

Church leaders call for restoration of Stormont to stop abortion law being passed in North
# Grave Concerns
# Grave Concerns

Church leaders call for restoration of Stormont to stop abortion law being passed in North

Sep 30th 2019, 7:50 AM 9,270 Views 14 Comments

Abortion will be decriminalised in the North if the collapsed assembly is not restored by 21 October.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Cardinal George Pell lodges new appeal against convictions for child sex abuse
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Cardinal George Pell lodges new appeal against convictions for child sex abuse

Sep 17th 2019, 7:28 AM 8,064 Views 0 Comments

Pell is currently serving a six-year sentence for sexually assaulting two choirboys in the 1990s.

# catholic-church - Saturday 14 September, 2019

US-based female bishop wants to hear from Irish women who are 'ready to lead'
# Catholic Women
# Catholic Women

US-based female bishop wants to hear from Irish women who are 'ready to lead'

Sep 14th 2019, 6:30 AM 12,675 Views 27 Comments

The US-based group is holding a conference today in Dublin.

# catholic-church - Monday 8 July, 2019

Poll: Does Ireland need a new temperance movement to address alcohol and drug use?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Does Ireland need a new temperance movement to address alcohol and drug use?

Jul 8th 2019, 8:11 AM 24,182 Views 62 Comments

The temperance movement is a social movement against the consumption of alcoholic drinks.

# catholic-church - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Leo Varadkar apologises for Dáil comments about priests sinning behind the altar
# Across The Chamber
# Across The Chamber

Leo Varadkar apologises for Dáil comments about priests sinning behind the altar

Updated Jul 4th 2019, 9:56 PM 92,204 Views 292 Comments

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin was the target of Varadkar’s comments and he’s now responded to the apology.

# catholic-church - Monday 3 June, 2019

France begins its independent inquiry into Catholic Church sex abuse
# Witness Statements
# Witness Statements

France begins its independent inquiry into Catholic Church sex abuse

Jun 3rd 2019, 6:30 PM 11,330 Views 25 Comments

Thousands are expected to contact the hotline, while face-to-face interviews with victims will be held at a later date.

Archbishop says Dublin drug cartels will be stopped from 'exploiting' religious services
# Diarmuid Martin
# Diarmuid Martin

Archbishop says Dublin drug cartels will be stopped from 'exploiting' religious services

Jun 3rd 2019, 3:56 PM 40,189 Views 62 Comments

He said that religious services would no longer be used to “glorify” Dublin drug cartels’ images.

# catholic-church - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Opinion: Are we ready to let go of the Catholic Church's rituals?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Are we ready to let go of the Catholic Church's rituals?

May 19th 2019, 8:30 PM 41,029 Views 232 Comments

Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, Marriage and Burial are now rites of passage but do we understand their theological foundations, writes Shane Dunphy.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Poll: Would you support an opt in approach to sacraments in Catholic schools?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you support an opt in approach to sacraments in Catholic schools?

May 15th 2019, 10:13 AM 27,504 Views 118 Comments

A recent survey shows Catholic schools want preparations for Confirmations and Communions to take place outside the classroom.

# catholic-church - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Pope issues law requiring Catholic clergy members to report sex abuse - but not to police
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Pope issues law requiring Catholic clergy members to report sex abuse - but not to police

May 9th 2019, 11:25 AM 13,807 Views 41 Comments

The law declares that anyone who has knowledge of abuse is obliged to report it to the Church.

# catholic-church - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Death toll from Sri Lanka Easter bombings revised down by over 100
# Easter Bombings
# Easter Bombings

Death toll from Sri Lanka Easter bombings revised down by over 100

Updated Apr 25th 2019, 6:45 PM 27,606 Views 34 Comments

Two sons of a wealthy Sri Lankan spice trader are among the suspected suicide bombers.

# catholic-church - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Diarmuid Martin: 'It's hard to believe that evidence has simply vanished and that no one can remember'
# Bessborough
# Bessborough

Diarmuid Martin: 'It's hard to believe that evidence has simply vanished and that no one can remember'

Apr 18th 2019, 2:01 PM 27,580 Views 105 Comments

He called on the Church to avoid returning to attitudes it had shown in the past.

# catholic-church - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Ex-pope Benedict XVI blames clerical sex abuse on 1960s sexual revolution
# Sex Abuse Scandals
# Sex Abuse Scandals

Ex-pope Benedict XVI blames clerical sex abuse on 1960s sexual revolution

Apr 11th 2019, 9:01 PM 40,940 Views 164 Comments

Benedict has written a 6,000-word essay for Klerusblatt, a German monthly magazine for clergy.

# catholic-church - Friday 5 April, 2019

Archdiocese postpones vote on patronage of Dublin schools, citing 'confusion' about Church celebrations
# Divestment
# Divestment

Archdiocese postpones vote on patronage of Dublin schools, citing 'confusion' about Church celebrations

Apr 5th 2019, 6:35 PM 13,789 Views 68 Comments

It was claimed earlier this week that pupils would not celebrate Christmas at Educate Together schools.

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