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#Catholic Church

# catholic-church - Sunday 21 August, 2022

Pope 'concerned' after Nicaraguan bishop detained
# Nicaragua
# Nicaragua

Pope 'concerned' after Nicaraguan bishop detained

Aug 21st 2022, 1:36 PM 13,789 Views 7 Comments

Pope Francis said he was following “closely with concern and sorrow” the situation in Nicaragua, two days after bishop and regime critic Rolando Alvarez was detained.

# catholic-church - Saturday 30 July, 2022

Pope Francis says he may have to slow down or retire
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

Pope Francis says he may have to slow down or retire

Jul 30th 2022, 1:15 PM 24,384 Views 30 Comments

The 85-year-old pope has been using a wheelchair more frequently due to knee pain.

# catholic-church - Friday 29 July, 2022

Portugal opens investigation into sexual abuse claims against Catholic Church
# Clerical Abuse
# Clerical Abuse

Portugal opens investigation into sexual abuse claims against Catholic Church

Jul 29th 2022, 3:30 PM 8,587 Views 0 Comments

An independent commission gathered testimony from alleged victims.

# catholic-church - Saturday 23 July, 2022

Pope to begin ‘penitential pilgrimage’ in Canada to apologise to Native peoples
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

Pope to begin ‘penitential pilgrimage’ in Canada to apologise to Native peoples

Jul 23rd 2022, 12:16 PM 15,126 Views 29 Comments

Pope Francis will express his sadness over the horrors of church-run Indigenous residential schools.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 13 July, 2022

Pope appoints first women to Vatican department responsible for choosing new bishops
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

Pope appoints first women to Vatican department responsible for choosing new bishops

Jul 13th 2022, 7:18 PM 14,630 Views 21 Comments

Two nuns and a laywoman have been appointed to the Dicastery for Bishops.

# catholic-church - Monday 6 June, 2022

Nigerian forces hunt gunmen who killed 50 at church
# Unrest
# Unrest

Nigerian forces hunt gunmen who killed 50 at church

Jun 6th 2022, 8:43 PM 21,331 Views 9 Comments

No-one has claimed responsibility for the killings.

# catholic-church - Sunday 29 May, 2022

Pope Francis names 21 new cardinals
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

Pope Francis names 21 new cardinals

May 29th 2022, 5:00 PM 23,587 Views 33 Comments

Many of the names are figures from outside Europe, keeping with Francis’s determination to have church leaders reflect the global face of the Catholic Church.

# catholic-church - Thursday 14 April, 2022

Churchgoers on island of Ireland raise €3.25 million for Ukraine
# Donations
# Donations

Churchgoers on island of Ireland raise €3.25 million for Ukraine

Apr 14th 2022, 10:55 PM 18,781 Views 13 Comments

Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh and Archbishop Dermot Farrell of Dublin paid tribute to the generosity of parishioners.

# catholic-church - Friday 1 April, 2022

Pope Francis apologises to Canadian Indigenous people for abuse at church-run schools
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Pope Francis apologises to Canadian Indigenous people for abuse at church-run schools

Apr 1st 2022, 4:32 PM 11,938 Views 18 Comments

Numerous investigations into the former residential schools are underway across Canada after the discovery of mass unmarked graves.

# catholic-church - Thursday 17 February, 2022

Declaring thousands of baptisms in US invalid due to word error 'over the top', Irish priest says
# We Vs I
# We Vs I

Declaring thousands of baptisms in US invalid due to word error 'over the top', Irish priest says

Feb 17th 2022, 2:51 PM 34,093 Views 34 Comments

Thousands of Catholics in the US and Brazil may have to be re-baptised because the priest in question said ‘we’ instead of ‘I’.

# catholic-church - Saturday 5 February, 2022

Dublin archdiocese saw 10% decline in christenings in the year after 'baptism barrier' was removed
# Baptism Barrier
# Baptism Barrier

Dublin archdiocese saw 10% decline in christenings in the year after 'baptism barrier' was removed

Feb 5th 2022, 12:05 AM 35,570 Views 92 Comments
  • In Dublin, the rate of baptisms decreased by roughly 10% between 2018 and 2019.
  • In that same year, Ireland’s birth rates fell from 61,016 to 59,796, according to the CSO.
  • Ireland in 2018 amended legislation to remove the so-called “baptism barrier”.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

93 potential graves found at Canada school site
# British Columbia
# British Columbia

93 potential graves found at Canada school site

Jan 26th 2022, 9:14 AM 18,802 Views 9 Comments

Since May, more than 1,000 anonymous graves have been found near former schools run by religious groups.

# catholic-church - Monday 24 January, 2022

Retired priest accused of assaulting boy over 50 years ago in High Court bid to halt trial
# Courts
# Courts

Retired priest accused of assaulting boy over 50 years ago in High Court bid to halt trial

Jan 24th 2022, 3:50 PM 32,384 Views 0 Comments

The judge adjourned the matter to a date in March.

# catholic-church - Thursday 20 January, 2022

Ex-pope Benedict failed to act in four child abuse cases, report finds
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Ex-pope Benedict failed to act in four child abuse cases, report finds

Updated Jan 20th 2022, 3:32 PM 29,711 Views 0 Comments

The report analyses how abuse cases were dealt with in the archdiocese of Munich and Freising between 1945 and 2019.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Rome church condemns funeral with swastika-draped coffin and fascist salute
# Italy
# Italy

Rome church condemns funeral with swastika-draped coffin and fascist salute

Jan 11th 2022, 6:28 PM 41,753 Views 0 Comments

The parish priest and the church distanced themselves from ‘every word, gesture and symbol’.

# catholic-church - Sunday 26 December, 2021

Pope warns of 'demographic winter' and advises married couples to use 'please, thanks and sorry'
# Family
# Family

Pope warns of 'demographic winter' and advises married couples to use 'please, thanks and sorry'

Dec 26th 2021, 2:47 PM 55,693 Views 54 Comments

Francis has acknowledged how some relationships may have become strained during lockdown.

# catholic-church - Thursday 23 December, 2021

Pope Francis urges humility as he chides cardinals and bishops in Christmas address
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

Pope Francis urges humility as he chides cardinals and bishops in Christmas address

Dec 23rd 2021, 12:24 PM 24,017 Views 30 Comments

As he has before, the pontiff used his annual Christmas address to take Vatican administrators to task for their perceived moral and personal failings.

# catholic-church - Friday 26 November, 2021

Opinion: 'I spent fewer than six months in a mother and baby home and I was traumatised'
# Mother And Baby Homes
# Mother And Baby Homes

Opinion: 'I spent fewer than six months in a mother and baby home and I was traumatised'

Nov 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,279 Views 15 Comments

Mother and baby home survivor Beth Wallace says no one can suggest those who spent fewer than six months there were not traumatised.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Two priests cleared after Vatican sex abuse trial
# Vatican
# Vatican

Two priests cleared after Vatican sex abuse trial

Oct 6th 2021, 1:13 PM 10,549 Views 0 Comments

The case was the Vatican’s first criminal trial for such allegations.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

330,000 children victims of church sex abuse in France, report estimates
# France
# France

330,000 children victims of church sex abuse in France, report estimates

Oct 5th 2021, 3:29 PM 9,499 Views 34 Comments

The report said an estimated 3,000 child abusers – two-thirds of them priests – have worked in the church during the past 70 years.

Cardinal on trial as Vatican financial scandal case resumes
# Vatican
# Vatican

Cardinal on trial as Vatican financial scandal case resumes

Oct 5th 2021, 9:48 AM 10,446 Views 0 Comments

Cardinal Angelo Becciu served as the equivalent of chief of staff for Pope Francis at the time of the deal.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

Catholic diocese in Northern Ireland opens redress scheme for survivors of 'abhorrent' child abuse
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Catholic diocese in Northern Ireland opens redress scheme for survivors of 'abhorrent' child abuse

Sep 29th 2021, 1:35 PM 5,017 Views 0 Comments

A 2011 report found 35 allegations made against 10 priests in the Diocese of Dromore.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Catholic Church to 'reflect' on O'Brien's request to use land for housing
# Eamon Martin
# Eamon Martin

Catholic Church to 'reflect' on O'Brien's request to use land for housing

Sep 8th 2021, 2:35 PM 20,970 Views 27 Comments

The Government last week launched its ‘Housing for All’ plan which aims to create 300,000 new homes by the end of the decade.

# catholic-church - Saturday 21 August, 2021

Vatican sanctions Polish archbishop for cover-up of child sexual abuse
# Banned
# Banned

Vatican sanctions Polish archbishop for cover-up of child sexual abuse

Aug 21st 2021, 5:22 PM 20,174 Views 23 Comments

The retired archbishop has been banned from public service.

# catholic-church - Friday 30 July, 2021

It's bishop's 'right' to hold communions despite Covid advice, says Catholic Comms Office
# Church Vs State
# Church Vs State

It's bishop's 'right' to hold communions despite Covid advice, says Catholic Comms Office

Jul 30th 2021, 1:59 PM 29,303 Views 72 Comments

“The mission of the church cannot be put on hold indefinitely”, Bishop Kevin Doran said.

# catholic-church - Saturday 3 July, 2021

Vatican indicts 10, including Cardinal, on charges including extortion and abuse of office
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Vatican indicts 10, including Cardinal, on charges including extortion and abuse of office

Jul 3rd 2021, 2:02 PM 20,189 Views 33 Comments

Cardinal Angelo Becciu is among those facing an indictment.

# catholic-church - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Churches set ablaze as nearly 200 unmarked graves found at Canada indigenous school
# Abuse Scandal
# Abuse Scandal

Churches set ablaze as nearly 200 unmarked graves found at Canada indigenous school

Jul 1st 2021, 7:42 AM 29,307 Views 41 Comments

The Catholic Church operated the school on behalf of the federal government from 1912 until the early 1970s.

# catholic-church - Thursday 24 June, 2021

Remains of hundreds of children found at second Catholic-run indigenous school in Canada
# Saskatchewan
# Saskatchewan

Remains of hundreds of children found at second Catholic-run indigenous school in Canada

Jun 24th 2021, 7:59 AM 25,067 Views 68 Comments

It follows a similar discovery at a Catholic school in the country last month.

# catholic-church - Monday 14 June, 2021

State on a go-slow in moving primary education from majority Catholic grip
# LOSING FAITH
# LOSING FAITH

State on a go-slow in moving primary education from majority Catholic grip

Jun 14th 2021, 12:23 PM 41,025 Views 42 Comments
  • In this first of a two-part deep dive into the promised creation of better educational choice, Peter McGuire finds a process in paralysis.
  • Just 13 multi-denominational schools have been established under divestment Catholic schools in the past 8 years.
  • Completed reports and surveys on school patronage lie unpublished while the Department continues to meet with the Irish Episcopal Conference every month.

# catholic-church - Thursday 10 June, 2021

Pope refuses to accept resignation of German cardinal over sex abuse scandal
# Reinhard Marx
# Reinhard Marx

Pope refuses to accept resignation of German cardinal over sex abuse scandal

Jun 10th 2021, 1:28 PM 21,493 Views 32 Comments

German Cardinal Reinhard Marx offered to resign as archbishop of Munich and Freising over the church’s mishandling of abuse cases

# catholic-church - Friday 4 June, 2021

Catholic Church urged to 'take responsibility' for abuse of indigenous children in Canadian schools
# Forced Assimilation
# Forced Assimilation

Catholic Church urged to 'take responsibility' for abuse of indigenous children in Canadian schools

Jun 4th 2021, 9:36 PM 13,336 Views 17 Comments

The remains of 215 children were recently discovered in unmarked graces.

German cardinal resigns over Church's 'failure' in abuse scandal
# Reinhard Marx
# Reinhard Marx

German cardinal resigns over Church's 'failure' in abuse scandal

Jun 4th 2021, 12:13 PM 12,797 Views 9 Comments

Criticising colleagues who “refuse to believe there is a shared responsibility in this respect”, Reinhard Marx said the Church is at “a dead end”.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Pope updates canon law to address sexual abuse of children by priests
# Vatican
# Vatican

Pope updates canon law to address sexual abuse of children by priests

Jun 1st 2021, 6:10 PM 19,008 Views 28 Comments

It came after repeated complaints by victims of sexual abuse and others that previous wording within the code was outdated and opaque.

# 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

May 4th 2021, 2:06 PM 23,146 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 12,594 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 28,525 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 8,213 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 13,641 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 49,209 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 44,174 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.’

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