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# catholic-church - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

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 16,001 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 53,143 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 99,562 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 27,315 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 9,547 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 15,842 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 25,967 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 32,108 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 27,017 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 17,321 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 22,019 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 34,227 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 17,119 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 48,720 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 27,160 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 37,314 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 31,878 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 84,471 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 12,690 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 49,349 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 7,074 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 16,056 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 23,224 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 21,090 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 24,579 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 76,823 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 51,284 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 33,950 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 45,203 Views 195 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 18,365 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 88,879 Views 336 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 15,910 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 31,000 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 18,230 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 12,901 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 21,143 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 8,926 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 26,098 Views 82 Comments

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