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# 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 17,319 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 22,016 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 34,209 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 17,115 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 8,921 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 48,710 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 27,130 Views 78 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 37,283 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 31,822 Views 63 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 84,463 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 12,686 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 49,344 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 7,073 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 19,948 Views 66 Comments

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

# catholic-church - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Pope Francis' aide to stand trial on multiple sex abuse charges
# George Pell
# George Pell

Pope Francis' aide to stand trial on multiple sex abuse charges

May 1st 2018, 7:08 AM 16,053 Views 0 Comments

Cardinal George Pell has denied the historic allegations.

# catholic-church - Sunday 1 April, 2018

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: 'Misogynism is obviously present in the Catholic Church'
# Women In The Church
# Women In The Church

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: 'Misogynism is obviously present in the Catholic Church'

Apr 1st 2018, 4:36 PM 23,219 Views 62 Comments

During the interview, Archbishop Martin became upset as he recounted telling the Pope about the Tuam babies story.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Vatican communications chief quits over row about letter written by retired pope
# Pope Benedict
# Pope Benedict

Vatican communications chief quits over row about letter written by retired pope

Mar 21st 2018, 10:38 PM 21,083 Views 22 Comments

Monsignor Dario Vigano was accused of manipulating a private letter written by Benedict XVI about Pope Francis.

# catholic-church - Monday 12 March, 2018

Vast majority of people agree that Catholic Church is 'empire of misogyny'
# Mary McAleese
# Mary McAleese

Vast majority of people agree that Catholic Church is 'empire of misogyny'

Mar 12th 2018, 10:30 PM 24,505 Views 167 Comments

Over 1,000 adults were polled about Mary McAleese’s comments.

Mary McAleese says her brother was 'seriously, physically, sadistically abused by Malachy Finnegan'
# Abuse
# Abuse

Mary McAleese says her brother was 'seriously, physically, sadistically abused by Malachy Finnegan'

Mar 12th 2018, 11:15 AM 76,773 Views 142 Comments

“My mother, almost 90 years of age, had to discover that from the Belfast Telegraph three weeks ago.”

# catholic-church - Friday 9 March, 2018

Diarmuid Martin says Mary McAleese's criticism of the Church was 'brutally stark'
# Empire Of Misogyny
# Empire Of Misogyny

Diarmuid Martin says Mary McAleese's criticism of the Church was 'brutally stark'

Mar 9th 2018, 9:12 AM 51,274 Views 132 Comments

The former president has called on Pope Francis to address gender inequality in the Catholic Church.

# catholic-church - Thursday 8 March, 2018

'Male celibates advise the Pope on what women really want, that is ludicrous'
# Mary McAleese
# Mary McAleese

'Male celibates advise the Pope on what women really want, that is ludicrous'

Mar 8th 2018, 2:31 PM 33,944 Views 116 Comments

The former president said women aren’t ‘mysteries’ or ‘strawberries on the cake’, despite what popes have called them.

Mary McAleese says it's 'pure codology' that women can't become priests
# Misogyny
# Misogyny

Mary McAleese says it's 'pure codology' that women can't become priests

Mar 8th 2018, 9:35 AM 45,128 Views 200 Comments

The former president also called the Catholic Church an “empire of misogyny”.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Priests' group calls for statement from Archbishop after welcome to gay parents removed from church video
# Same-Sex Couples
# Same-Sex Couples

Priests' group calls for statement from Archbishop after welcome to gay parents removed from church video

Mar 6th 2018, 5:50 PM 18,357 Views 55 Comments

The welcome was was removed from a video supporting the World Meeting of Families.

# catholic-church - Friday 2 February, 2018

Priests say Mary McAleese being banned from Vatican conference is 'embarrassing'
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Priests say Mary McAleese being banned from Vatican conference is 'embarrassing'

Feb 2nd 2018, 10:45 PM 88,828 Views 331 Comments

The inclusion of McAleese on the Voices of Faith speaker panel was opposed by Cardinal Kevin Farrell.

# catholic-church - Sunday 28 January, 2018

No cash? No problem - This Paris church now takes bank cards
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

No cash? No problem - This Paris church now takes bank cards

Jan 28th 2018, 9:15 AM 15,902 Views 44 Comments

Starting today, worshippers at Saint-François de Molitor church can use their debit or credit cards to donate.

# catholic-church - Friday 19 January, 2018

Pope Francis enrages Chile sex abuse victims as he accuses them of slander
# Scandal
# Scandal

Pope Francis enrages Chile sex abuse victims as he accuses them of slander

Jan 19th 2018, 1:39 PM 30,989 Views 101 Comments

He said that until he sees proof of the sex abuse scandals in Chile, the accusations are “all calumny”.

# catholic-church - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Archbishop Eamon Martin: 'Abortion ends the human life of an unborn girl or boy'
# Eamon Martin
# Eamon Martin

Archbishop Eamon Martin: 'Abortion ends the human life of an unborn girl or boy'

Jan 7th 2018, 2:10 PM 18,220 Views 568 Comments

Martin wants followers to convince others to fight a repeal of the Eighth Amendment.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Government plans to scrap provision allowing church to appoint teachers and principals
# Religious Orders
# Religious Orders

Government plans to scrap provision allowing church to appoint teachers and principals

Dec 19th 2017, 8:39 PM 12,884 Views 46 Comments

Current criteria allows the Catholic church to appoint nuns, priests, monks and brothers as principals and teachers in schools.

# catholic-church - Monday 20 November, 2017

60,000 attend mass in Detroit clearing the way for sainthood of Irish-American priest
# Father Solanus Casey
# Father Solanus Casey

60,000 attend mass in Detroit clearing the way for sainthood of Irish-American priest

Nov 20th 2017, 12:14 PM 21,128 Views 62 Comments

Bernard Francis Casey was born in Wisconsin in 1870, the sixth of 16 children born to Irish immigrants.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

'We carry negativity in our bodies': Therapy sessions for priests affected by abuse scandals
# Circle Of Healing
# Circle Of Healing

'We carry negativity in our bodies': Therapy sessions for priests affected by abuse scandals

Nov 14th 2017, 12:33 PM 8,911 Views 53 Comments

The Association of Catholic Priests is launching therapy sessions for the mental wellbeing of priests.

# catholic-church - Monday 13 November, 2017

'Faith is not about the numbers': Two new priests to be ordained to replace the 15 that died last year
# Dublin
# Dublin

'Faith is not about the numbers': Two new priests to be ordained to replace the 15 that died last year

Nov 13th 2017, 9:41 PM 26,085 Views 82 Comments

The two men set to be ordained are Corkman James Daly and Kildare native Bill O’Shaughnessy.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

The Pope had to tell bishops to put down their phones in mass today
# IPope
# IPope

The Pope had to tell bishops to put down their phones in mass today

Nov 8th 2017, 10:21 PM 27,884 Views 44 Comments

Bishops love technology.

# catholic-church - Friday 29 September, 2017

FactCheck: Is the Bishop of Waterford right to say the HPV vaccine is '70% safe'?
# Gardasil
# Gardasil

FactCheck: Is the Bishop of Waterford right to say the HPV vaccine is '70% safe'?

Sep 29th 2017, 6:00 AM 26,988 Views 106 Comments

Bishop Phonsie Cullinan said the vaccine could encourage sexual activity. We can’t factcheck that – but we can say his ’70% safe’ claim is FALSE.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Mary McAleese says the Vatican is moving backwards on children's rights
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Mary McAleese says the Vatican is moving backwards on children's rights

Sep 13th 2017, 2:02 PM 13,361 Views 43 Comments

The former president says the church is embroiled in a dispute with the governing body of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

# catholic-church - Monday 11 September, 2017

Pope Francis has a black eye after falling in his popemobile
# Colombian Trip
# Colombian Trip

Pope Francis has a black eye after falling in his popemobile

Sep 11th 2017, 8:49 AM 23,034 Views 29 Comments

The 266th pope was on the final leg of his visit to Colombia when he was injured.

# catholic-church - Sunday 10 September, 2017

'Ireland is well placed to respond to the needs of migrants and refugees'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Ireland is well placed to respond to the needs of migrants and refugees'

Sep 10th 2017, 8:30 AM 10,814 Views 150 Comments

The Catholic Church wants to play a part in welcoming refugees here, Bishop Kevin Doran writes.

# catholic-church - Monday 4 September, 2017

Funerals in Kerry will no longer be allowed to take place on Sundays
# Six Days A Week
# Six Days A Week

Funerals in Kerry will no longer be allowed to take place on Sundays

Sep 4th 2017, 1:10 PM 30,239 Views 56 Comments

The change is due to a severe shortage of Catholic priests in the diocese.

# catholic-church - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Bishops have 'constructive' meeting with Varadkar and ministers
# Church And State
# Church And State

Bishops have 'constructive' meeting with Varadkar and ministers

Aug 31st 2017, 9:29 PM 14,200 Views 99 Comments

The agenda for the meeting included the Eighth Amendment and the possibility of a visit to Ireland by Pope Francis.

# catholic-church - Sunday 20 August, 2017

One year to go before the world's Catholics descend on Dublin
# Vatican
# Vatican

One year to go before the world's Catholics descend on Dublin

Aug 20th 2017, 8:00 AM 21,954 Views 111 Comments

Tomorrow bishops and priests will gather at Knock to mark a year before the World Meeting of Families next August.

# catholic-church - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Column: 'Is it possible to be Catholic and a feminist?'
# Gender Equality
# Gender Equality

Column: 'Is it possible to be Catholic and a feminist?'

Jul 23rd 2017, 3:00 PM 11,529 Views 105 Comments

I am alienated from and angered by the Church’s past and continued treatment of women, writes Colleen Hennessy.