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# catholic-church - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

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 14,516 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 8,591 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 15,756 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 24,917 Views 117 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 23,676 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 9,844 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 14,074 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 42,533 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 10,255 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 31,381 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 26,234 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 12,821 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 8,362 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 11,424 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 31,884 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 9,977 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 15,084 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 18,733 Views 46 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 48,281 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 10,669 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 69,604 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 21,085 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 18,421 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 32,316 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 80,942 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 52,688 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 54,994 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 25,663 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 39,408 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 24,635 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 14,249 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 62,052 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 15,896 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 21,959 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 51,176 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 51,588 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 25,766 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 11,529 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 23,435 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 36,981 Views 60 Comments

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