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# 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.

'What has the Catholic Church ever done for the world? Quite a lot, actually'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'What has the Catholic Church ever done for the world? Quite a lot, actually'

Aug 24th 2018, 1:00 PM 72,589 Views 220 Comments

A lecturer in Theology sketches the Roman Catholic Church’s influence on legal, political, social and philanthropic movements through the ages.

'In 1969, I fell pregnant as a teen - and then the Church took over'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'In 1969, I fell pregnant as a teen - and then the Church took over'

Aug 24th 2018, 7:00 AM 52,230 Views 99 Comments

Ava Stapleton had to make a stark choice when she was a pregnant 17 year old: give up her baby or have a shotgun wedding.

# catholic-church - Thursday 23 August, 2018

New artwork installed at site of 'Somebody's Child' exhibition in Temple Bar for Pope's visit
# Damaged
# Damaged

New artwork installed at site of 'Somebody's Child' exhibition in Temple Bar for Pope's visit

Updated Aug 23rd 2018, 5:40 PM 54,958 Views 72 Comments

Images were posted on social media last night after the netting had been torn down.

Halligan says Church teaching on homosexuality 'evil' as LGBT issues under spotlight at RDS
# World Meeting
# World Meeting

Halligan says Church teaching on homosexuality 'evil' as LGBT issues under spotlight at RDS

Updated Aug 23rd 2018, 4:50 PM 25,618 Views 112 Comments

Inside the venue, high-profile US Jesuit Fr James Martin said parishes needed to do more to include LGBT Catholics.

Leaflets making false link between abortion and cancer on offer at World Meeting of Families
# False Claims
# False Claims

Leaflets making false link between abortion and cancer on offer at World Meeting of Families

Aug 23rd 2018, 3:31 PM 39,401 Views 71 Comments

The best-available medical evidence consistently refutes the claims made in the leaflet.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

Pope dolls and stained-glass Skodas: Day 1 at the World Meeting of Families
# Holy Show
# Holy Show

Pope dolls and stained-glass Skodas: Day 1 at the World Meeting of Families

Aug 22nd 2018, 6:54 PM 24,620 Views 45 Comments

Catholics from around the world began to gather at the RDS this morning – here’s how it played out.

'Choose life': World Meeting of Families to talk homelessness, addiction and the LGBT community today
# RDS
# RDS

'Choose life': World Meeting of Families to talk homelessness, addiction and the LGBT community today

Aug 22nd 2018, 9:08 AM 14,213 Views 69 Comments

The event gets under way in earnest at the RDS today, ahead of the Pope’s visit on Saturday.

# catholic-church - Monday 20 August, 2018

'I find them terrifying': Mary McAleese wary of gay priests and nuns who preach anti-LGBTI message
# LGBTI
# LGBTI

'I find them terrifying': Mary McAleese wary of gay priests and nuns who preach anti-LGBTI message

Aug 20th 2018, 7:54 PM 61,939 Views 196 Comments

The former President expressed her concerns at ‘fake hetero homophobes’ within the Church.

# catholic-church - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Camping at the Phoenix Park and sitting in the Popemobile: Memories of John Paul II's visit
# 1979
# 1979

Camping at the Phoenix Park and sitting in the Popemobile: Memories of John Paul II's visit

Aug 19th 2018, 12:05 AM 15,858 Views 45 Comments

One family was allowed to skip the queue in the Phoenix Park because their car was full of Pope-related items.

# catholic-church - Saturday 18 August, 2018

US cardinal facing calls to resign cancels appearance at World Meeting of Families
# Donald Wuerl
# Donald Wuerl

US cardinal facing calls to resign cancels appearance at World Meeting of Families

Aug 18th 2018, 4:14 PM 21,950 Views 67 Comments

Donald Wuerl was due to speak on Wednesday.

Mary McAleese: 'World Meeting of Families is essentially a right wing rally'
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Mary McAleese: 'World Meeting of Families is essentially a right wing rally'

Aug 18th 2018, 1:02 PM 51,146 Views 217 Comments

McAleese says the congress was designed to rally people to fight against same-sex marriage, rights for gays, abortion rights and contraceptive rights.

# catholic-church - Friday 17 August, 2018

Names of 796 Tuam Babies written on white sheets and brought to Galway church
# In Memory
# In Memory

Names of 796 Tuam Babies written on white sheets and brought to Galway church

Aug 17th 2018, 6:12 PM 51,551 Views 109 Comments

Erin Darcy says the names of the children should be listed at the grave site.

'It needs to be more than sorry': Archbishop wants Pope to meet abuse victims during Irish visit
# Spotlight
# Spotlight

'It needs to be more than sorry': Archbishop wants Pope to meet abuse victims during Irish visit

Updated Aug 17th 2018, 9:08 AM 25,755 Views 84 Comments

The comments from the Church come ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland next week.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Bishop of Limerick says Catholic Church must acknowledge 'dark' aspects of its history
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Bishop of Limerick says Catholic Church must acknowledge 'dark' aspects of its history

Aug 15th 2018, 1:52 PM 11,498 Views 73 Comments

Bishop Brendan Leahy made his comments ahead of the Pope’s visit to Ireland later this month.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Over 1,000 children molested by 300 priests in Pennsylvania - report
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Over 1,000 children molested by 300 priests in Pennsylvania - report

Aug 14th 2018, 10:17 PM 23,415 Views 67 Comments

The report adds that senior church officials took steps to cover it up.

Chairs of the faithful: Commemorative Pope Francis seats go on sale ahead of Phoenix Park mass
# Day Of Rest
# Day Of Rest

Chairs of the faithful: Commemorative Pope Francis seats go on sale ahead of Phoenix Park mass

Aug 14th 2018, 3:28 PM 36,952 Views 60 Comments

The chair, made from 100% recyclable cardboard, can withhold a weight of up to 100kg.

No jail for disgraced Australian archbishop found guilty of covering up child sex abuse
# Philip Wilson
# Philip Wilson

No jail for disgraced Australian archbishop found guilty of covering up child sex abuse

Aug 14th 2018, 7:13 AM 15,988 Views 53 Comments

Philip Wilson resigned last month after becoming one of the highest-ranked officials convicted of covering up abuse.

# catholic-church - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Dublin parish priest steps aside pending investigations
# Church
# Church

Dublin parish priest steps aside pending investigations

Aug 12th 2018, 2:30 PM 53,121 Views 0 Comments

The concerns relate to several decades ago.

# catholic-church - Thursday 9 August, 2018

'I was 13 when the Pope came to Ireland and I was raped by a priest the next year'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I was 13 when the Pope came to Ireland and I was raped by a priest the next year'

Aug 9th 2018, 7:00 AM 98,925 Views 141 Comments

Colm O’Gorman says he had believed Pope John Paul II when he said he loved the young people of Ireland – but instead, the pope protected his institution, not children.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'I never gave a damn what the Church thought about me being gay'
# Rory Cowan
# Rory Cowan

'I never gave a damn what the Church thought about me being gay'

Aug 8th 2018, 5:01 PM 27,246 Views 63 Comments

Rory Cowan says people who disagree with the Roman Catholic Church’s teachings on gay people should refuse to engage with the institution.

# catholic-church - Sunday 5 August, 2018

Leo Varadkar: 'There will be no burqa ban in Ireland'
# No Plans
# No Plans

Leo Varadkar: 'There will be no burqa ban in Ireland'

Aug 5th 2018, 10:15 AM 9,299 Views 19 Comments

Denmark, France and Belgium are just some of the countries that have banned the burqa.

Mass on the day of the Pope's visit 'a decision for individual parishes'
# Mass Appeal
# Mass Appeal

Mass on the day of the Pope's visit 'a decision for individual parishes'

Aug 5th 2018, 8:30 AM 15,841 Views 61 Comments

“Those decisions will be made depending on resources available to them.”

# catholic-church - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Were you around for the Pope's visit in 1979? We want to see your memorabilia
# Call Out
# Call Out

Were you around for the Pope's visit in 1979? We want to see your memorabilia

Jul 29th 2018, 9:30 PM 25,925 Views 0 Comments

Time to dig through the attic.

# catholic-church - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Pope Francis orders US bishop accused of sexual abuse to live 'a life of prayer and penance'
# Allegations
# Allegations

Pope Francis orders US bishop accused of sexual abuse to live 'a life of prayer and penance'

Jul 28th 2018, 1:36 PM 32,091 Views 78 Comments

The Holy See’s announcement about McCarrick said that Francis was taking action.

South Dublin Council won't be flying the Vatican flag, but this Texaco is
# Papal Flag
# Papal Flag

South Dublin Council won't be flying the Vatican flag, but this Texaco is

Jul 28th 2018, 10:30 AM 26,874 Views 85 Comments

Councillors voted down a motion to fly the papal flag over county hall during the Pope’s visit in August.

# catholic-church - Monday 23 July, 2018

Bishops and priests among 158 Catholic church members identified in Chilean abuse investigation
# Investigation
# Investigation

Bishops and priests among 158 Catholic church members identified in Chilean abuse investigation

Jul 23rd 2018, 8:50 PM 17,314 Views 30 Comments

The cases relate to incidents dating back as far as 1960.

Catholic LGBT group 'ignored and discriminated against' by organisers of Pope's visit
# No Room At The Inn
# No Room At The Inn

Catholic LGBT group 'ignored and discriminated against' by organisers of Pope's visit

Jul 23rd 2018, 3:38 PM 22,008 Views 117 Comments

We Are Church Ireland wanted to have a stand in the RDS for next month’s pastoral congress.

# catholic-church - Thursday 19 July, 2018

Concert for Pope to feature Riverdance, Daniel O'Donnell and 'one of the largest stages ever' in Croke Park
# Big Show
# Big Show

Concert for Pope to feature Riverdance, Daniel O'Donnell and 'one of the largest stages ever' in Croke Park

Jul 19th 2018, 3:15 PM 34,184 Views 32 Comments

Pope Francis arrives in Ireland on 25 August.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Australian archbishop gets 12 months for concealing child abuse
# Adelaide
# Adelaide

Australian archbishop gets 12 months for concealing child abuse

Jul 3rd 2018, 7:38 AM 17,107 Views 40 Comments

But Philip Wilson could avoid jail.

# catholic-church - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Two more bishops resign in Chile over child sex abuse scandal
# Scandal
# Scandal

Two more bishops resign in Chile over child sex abuse scandal

Jun 28th 2018, 7:49 PM 8,919 Views 79 Comments

Several senior members of Chile’s Catholic Church are accused by victims of ignoring and covering up child abuse by paedophile priest Fernando Karadima.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

'I think we'd all make quite good priests': Josepha Madigan responds to Archbishop's criticism
# Church
# Church

'I think we'd all make quite good priests': Josepha Madigan responds to Archbishop's criticism

Updated Jun 26th 2018, 5:55 PM 48,686 Views 146 Comments

On Saturday, Culture Minister Josepha Madigan stepped up at her local church to lead prayers after a priest failed to show up.

# catholic-church - Monday 25 June, 2018

Culture Minister calls for 'women to be ordained' after stepping up to 'say Mass' when priest didn't show
# Mass
# Mass

Culture Minister calls for 'women to be ordained' after stepping up to 'say Mass' when priest didn't show

Jun 25th 2018, 4:22 PM 27,099 Views 79 Comments

Culture Minister Josepha Madigan said that she did not read the Gospel, but led the readings from the altar.

# catholic-church - Sunday 17 June, 2018

Explainer: What does the Catholic Church's teaching on homosexuality actually say?
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Explainer: What does the Catholic Church's teaching on homosexuality actually say?

Jun 17th 2018, 10:30 AM 37,163 Views 160 Comments

Archbishops launching the Papal visit were met with questions about LGBT members – but what’s the official position?

# catholic-church - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Catholic Church crisis pregnancy agency to close due to drop in demand
# Cura
# Cura

Catholic Church crisis pregnancy agency to close due to drop in demand

Jun 13th 2018, 7:52 PM 31,746 Views 64 Comments

Cura, founded in 1977, is a crisis pregnancy support service associated with the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.

# catholic-church - Friday 1 June, 2018

'How can you cheer abortion?': Bishop 'horrified' by referendum celebrations
# Euthanasia
# Euthanasia

'How can you cheer abortion?': Bishop 'horrified' by referendum celebrations

Jun 1st 2018, 9:04 PM 84,441 Views 121 Comments

Alphonsus Cullinan said Catholic Yes voters “should go to confession”.

US Catholic Church archdiocese reaches €179 million settlement with 450 abuse victims
# Minnesota
# Minnesota

US Catholic Church archdiocese reaches €179 million settlement with 450 abuse victims

Jun 1st 2018, 11:04 AM 12,677 Views 59 Comments

Victims welcomed the settlement with relief but stressed that their emotional scars have remained.

# catholic-church - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Archbishop says he is 'deeply saddened' by referendum result
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Archbishop says he is 'deeply saddened' by referendum result

May 27th 2018, 3:52 PM 49,339 Views 57 Comments

Eamon Martin, the leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, has thanked “courageous” pro-life campaigners.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Australian archbishop steps down after being found guilty of covering up child sex abuse
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Australian archbishop steps down after being found guilty of covering up child sex abuse

May 23rd 2018, 5:19 PM 7,072 Views 0 Comments

Wilson, who faces up to two years in jail, said today he was stepping aside from his church duties.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Australian archbishop guilty of concealing child sex abuse
# Guilty
# Guilty

Australian archbishop guilty of concealing child sex abuse

May 22nd 2018, 7:20 AM 19,947 Views 66 Comments

Philip Wilson was accused of concealing abuse by notorious paedophile priest Jim Fletcher.