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# 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 27,609 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 27,582 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 40,948 Views 166 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 13,797 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 29,716 Views 167 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 9,441 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 20,416 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 48,884 Views 75 Comments

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

# catholic-church - Friday 15 March, 2019

Diarmuid Martin expresses concern over 'anti-Islamic sentiments being expressed in social media in Ireland'
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

Diarmuid Martin expresses concern over 'anti-Islamic sentiments being expressed in social media in Ireland'

Mar 15th 2019, 4:13 PM 19,882 Views 51 Comments

Martin said that some of this anti-Islamic sentiment came from publications “purporting to be of Catholic inspiration”.

# catholic-church - Thursday 7 March, 2019

French cardinal given six-month suspended sentence for helping to cover up child abuse by priest
# Cardinal Philippe Barbarin
# Cardinal Philippe Barbarin

French cardinal given six-month suspended sentence for helping to cover up child abuse by priest

Mar 7th 2019, 10:13 AM 10,736 Views 24 Comments

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin failed to report the abuse of a child between 2014 and 2015.

# catholic-church - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Opinion: Is the Catholic Church still covering up child sex abuse on the grounds that it is a 'pontifical secret'?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Is the Catholic Church still covering up child sex abuse on the grounds that it is a 'pontifical secret'?

Mar 3rd 2019, 8:30 PM 28,233 Views 53 Comments

The summit heard that the canon law protection of ‘pontifical secret’ had been applied to numerous clerical abuse cases. Bizarrely, it was suggested that this practice should not continue – indicating that it is ongoing. writes Shane Dunphy.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Australian Cardinal George Pell found guilty of sexually assaulting two choirboys
# Church
# Church

Australian Cardinal George Pell found guilty of sexually assaulting two choirboys

Feb 26th 2019, 7:08 AM 11,085 Views 0 Comments

He has now become the most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex crimes.

# catholic-church - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Top Catholic cardinal admits Church files on sex abuse were 'destroyed'
# Sex Abuse
# Sex Abuse

Top Catholic cardinal admits Church files on sex abuse were 'destroyed'

Feb 23rd 2019, 12:21 PM 18,807 Views 75 Comments

The cardinal was speaking at a landmark Vatican summit on tackling sex abuse in the clergy.

# catholic-church - Friday 22 February, 2019

Cases of sex abuse by priests in Poland exposed in new report
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Cases of sex abuse by priests in Poland exposed in new report

Feb 22nd 2019, 9:34 AM 14,670 Views 75 Comments

The document details the cases of 85 priests convicted of paedophilia.

# catholic-church - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Vatican defrocks former cardinal over sexual abuse of teenager in US
# Theodore McCarrick
# Theodore McCarrick

Vatican defrocks former cardinal over sexual abuse of teenager in US

Feb 16th 2019, 9:50 AM 15,601 Views 35 Comments

It is the first time a cardinal has ever been defrocked for sex abuse.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Sealed with a kiss: This to-be-wed couple is getting some help from St Valentine
# Blessed
# Blessed

Sealed with a kiss: This to-be-wed couple is getting some help from St Valentine

Feb 12th 2019, 7:30 PM 11,081 Views 7 Comments

The couple were blessed by a bishop in front of the saint’s shrine.

Culture minister: 'Glass ceilings are being broken in many sectors - so why not in the Church?'
# Josepha Madigan
# Josepha Madigan

Culture minister: 'Glass ceilings are being broken in many sectors - so why not in the Church?'

Feb 12th 2019, 8:03 AM 14,507 Views 103 Comments

The event had to be rescheduled after complaints made to the original venue because of the minister’s role in the Repeal campaign.

# catholic-church - Saturday 2 February, 2019

Campaigner calls on Catholic Church to remove 'vagueness and ambiguity' from response to child abuse
# Marie Collins
# Marie Collins

Campaigner calls on Catholic Church to remove 'vagueness and ambiguity' from response to child abuse

Feb 2nd 2019, 6:00 AM 8,577 Views 20 Comments

A Protection of Minors meeting is due to take place in the Vatican later this month.

# catholic-church - Friday 1 February, 2019

Catholic diocese in Texas publishes list of 300 priests accused of sexual abuse
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Catholic diocese in Texas publishes list of 300 priests accused of sexual abuse

Feb 1st 2019, 7:20 AM 15,742 Views 45 Comments

The diocese says it’s part of an effort to bring about the restoration of trust.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Nuns withdraw offer of venue for Minister's speech after threats of protest
# Josepha Madigan
# Josepha Madigan

Nuns withdraw offer of venue for Minister's speech after threats of protest

Jan 23rd 2019, 11:38 PM 24,899 Views 114 Comments

Many of those protesting referring to her support for the Repeal campaign.

# catholic-church - Monday 14 January, 2019

Most people don't support changing hospital names to remove religious references
# Our Lady Of Lourdes
# Our Lady Of Lourdes

Most people don't support changing hospital names to remove religious references

Jan 14th 2019, 12:05 AM 23,575 Views 120 Comments

Locals recently protested the proposed name change of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.

# catholic-church - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Almost 700 clergymen accused of child sex abuse in US state - far more than was disclosed by Church
# Illinois
# Illinois

Almost 700 clergymen accused of child sex abuse in US state - far more than was disclosed by Church

Dec 20th 2018, 7:04 AM 9,830 Views 30 Comments

The state’s attorney general said it was clear from its investigation that the “Catholic Church cannot police itself”.

# catholic-church - Saturday 1 December, 2018

US archdiocese to file for bankruptcy as it faces litany of lawsuits over sexual assault by priests
# Church Scandal
# Church Scandal

US archdiocese to file for bankruptcy as it faces litany of lawsuits over sexual assault by priests

Dec 1st 2018, 9:20 AM 14,052 Views 28 Comments

It is among several American to have filed for bankruptcy protection in recent years.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Priests told to have another national collection to help make up €4m deficit in fundraising for Pope visit
# World Meeting Of Families
# World Meeting Of Families

Priests told to have another national collection to help make up €4m deficit in fundraising for Pope visit

Oct 30th 2018, 12:00 PM 42,522 Views 98 Comments

Bishop Kevin Doran blamed negative media coverage in the run up to the event for the shortfall.

# catholic-church - Friday 19 October, 2018

US opens national investigation into alleged abuse carried out by more than 300 suspected priests
# Pennsylvania
# Pennsylvania

US opens national investigation into alleged abuse carried out by more than 300 suspected priests

Oct 19th 2018, 7:30 AM 10,245 Views 66 Comments

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has confirmed that it will ‘cooperate’ with the federal investigation.

# catholic-church - Thursday 11 October, 2018

GAA to buy former seminary beside Croke Park from Dublin Archdiocese
# Holy Cross College
# Holy Cross College

GAA to buy former seminary beside Croke Park from Dublin Archdiocese

Oct 11th 2018, 10:45 AM 31,227 Views 57 Comments

The building and its adjoining land, which date from the 19th century, are to be sold for the development of housing, hotel and sports facilities.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Bishop setting up group to fight off 'evil forces' and recite prayers of exorcism
# Exorcism
# Exorcism

Bishop setting up group to fight off 'evil forces' and recite prayers of exorcism

Oct 10th 2018, 9:16 AM 26,165 Views 145 Comments

Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan said the ministry group will pray and recite the prayers of exorcism.

# catholic-church - Monday 8 October, 2018

Vatican refutes claims that Pope Francis covered up US cardinal's misconduct
# Theodore McCarrick
# Theodore McCarrick

Vatican refutes claims that Pope Francis covered up US cardinal's misconduct

Oct 8th 2018, 10:39 AM 12,789 Views 25 Comments

Pope Francis approved a study into how the US cardinal rose through the ranks of the Catholic Church despite allegations against him.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Germany's Catholic Church has apologised for 'failing' to deal with sexual abuse and 'the pain' it caused
# Apology
# Apology

Germany's Catholic Church has apologised for 'failing' to deal with sexual abuse and 'the pain' it caused

Sep 25th 2018, 10:44 PM 8,343 Views 19 Comments

A new report by the Church in Germany showed that nearly 3,700 minors were assaulted between 1946 and 2014.

Taoiseach to meet Catherine Corless after 'paying respects' at Tuam site
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Taoiseach to meet Catherine Corless after 'paying respects' at Tuam site

Sep 25th 2018, 9:26 PM 11,412 Views 0 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the Dáil today that he made a private visit to Tuam on his way home from a conference in Galway recently.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Catholic Church in Germany 'ashamed' after report highlights scale of sexual abuse and cover up
# Clerical Sex Abuse
# Clerical Sex Abuse

Catholic Church in Germany 'ashamed' after report highlights scale of sexual abuse and cover up

Sep 12th 2018, 7:51 PM 31,851 Views 59 Comments

Over 3,600 children were abused over the course of seven decades, the report found.

# catholic-church - Friday 31 August, 2018

Number of sex abuse cases against the Chilean clergy has tripled to 119
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Number of sex abuse cases against the Chilean clergy has tripled to 119

Aug 31st 2018, 10:48 PM 9,958 Views 27 Comments

A total of 167 bishops, priests and lay members of the church are now under investigation for sexual crimes committed since 1960.

Catholic leaders in Australia reject calls for priests to disclose abuses told during confession
# Mandatory Reporting
# Mandatory Reporting

Catholic leaders in Australia reject calls for priests to disclose abuses told during confession

Aug 31st 2018, 7:37 AM 15,066 Views 31 Comments

The Catholic Bishops Conference said making it a requirement to report what was said in confession impinged on religious liberties.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Explainer: What do the survivors of Catholic Church abuse want from the Vatican?
# Church Abuse
# Church Abuse

Explainer: What do the survivors of Catholic Church abuse want from the Vatican?

Aug 28th 2018, 12:05 AM 18,668 Views 48 Comments

The papal visit saw many headlines about clerical abuse and about how survivor groups were unhappy with the Church’s response to it.

# catholic-church - Sunday 26 August, 2018

Ireland agrees to take in migrants from boat stranded off Italian coast for almost a week
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Ireland agrees to take in migrants from boat stranded off Italian coast for almost a week

Aug 26th 2018, 2:49 PM 48,208 Views 257 Comments

Italy refused to take in the migrants on Monday because there was no EU commitment to relocate them.

Coveney says pope has recognised 'magnitude' of abuse but action is now needed
# Clerical Abuse
# Clerical Abuse

Coveney says pope has recognised 'magnitude' of abuse but action is now needed

Aug 26th 2018, 1:49 PM 10,657 Views 38 Comments

The Tánaiste said Pope Francis is “clearly angered” by what took place.

# catholic-church - Saturday 25 August, 2018

Pope acknowledges Catholic abuse in Ireland but does not apologise to victims in keynote speech
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Pope acknowledges Catholic abuse in Ireland but does not apologise to victims in keynote speech

Updated Aug 25th 2018, 1:36 PM 69,470 Views 150 Comments

Pope Francis is expected to meet survivors of clerical abuse during his two-day visit.

Varadkar says 'there is much to be done to get justice' for Church abuse survivors
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Varadkar says 'there is much to be done to get justice' for Church abuse survivors

Aug 25th 2018, 12:40 PM 21,036 Views 70 Comments

In a speech delivered at an event attended by Pope Francis, the Taoiseach spoke about the “dark aspects of the Catholic Church’s history”.

Photos of people who spoke out about Church abuse projected onto Dublin buildings
# Stand For Truth
# Stand For Truth

Photos of people who spoke out about Church abuse projected onto Dublin buildings

Aug 25th 2018, 11:00 AM 18,389 Views 27 Comments

Pope Francis is expected to meet survivors of clerical abuse this weekend.

# catholic-church - Friday 24 August, 2018

Varadkar urges Pope to provide full disclosure on child abuse by priests
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Varadkar urges Pope to provide full disclosure on child abuse by priests

Updated Aug 24th 2018, 7:25 PM 32,302 Views 145 Comments

Pope Francis is due to visit the country this weekend.