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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

5 hours ago 8,711 Views 18 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 48,220 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 42,366 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 51,161 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 101,792 Views 346 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 16,700 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 23,887 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 85,986 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 33,189 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 48,155 Views 53 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 9,197 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 52,823 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 24,288 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 22,037 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 23,284 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 13,941 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 15,925 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 14,470 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 13,266 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 22,080 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 36,938 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 9,269 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 12,658 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 24,175 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 92,170 Views 290 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 40,187 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 41,013 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 27,490 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 13,797 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 27,603 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 27,570 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 40,919 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 13,786 Views 68 Comments

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

# catholic-church - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Claims that children can't celebrate Christmas at Educate Together schools 'incorrect and misleading'
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Claims that children can't celebrate Christmas at Educate Together schools 'incorrect and misleading'

Apr 2nd 2019, 3:24 PM 29,678 Views 166 Comments

It has been claimed by one gaelscoil that Irish greetings like dia duit would no longer be allowed.

# catholic-church - Saturday 23 March, 2019

Pope accepts resignation of Chile cardinal over sex abuse cases
# Ricardo Ezzati
# Ricardo Ezzati

Pope accepts resignation of Chile cardinal over sex abuse cases

Mar 23rd 2019, 5:52 PM 9,439 Views 0 Comments

Ricardo Ezzati, archbishop of Santiago, is the highest-ranking Catholic official in Chile.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

'The Rosary is a weapon': New documentary reveals how a CIA-funded Irish priest fought Communism
# Fr Patrick Peyton
# Fr Patrick Peyton

'The Rosary is a weapon': New documentary reveals how a CIA-funded Irish priest fought Communism

Mar 20th 2019, 6:20 AM 20,356 Views 27 Comments

Fr Patrick Peyton taught Americans to recite the Rosary from the 1940s onwards.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Pope rejects resignation of French cardinal convicted of sex abuse cover-up
# Cardinal Barbarin
# Cardinal Barbarin

Pope rejects resignation of French cardinal convicted of sex abuse cover-up

Updated Mar 19th 2019, 4:14 PM 48,875 Views 73 Comments

France’s highest-ranking Catholic official failed to report sex abuse by a priest.

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