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#Catholic Church

# catholic-church - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

No convictions on over 50 abuse allegations against religious orders

The latest tranche of child protection reviews examines allegations against 20 orders.

# catholic-church - Friday 6 November, 2015

Archbishop reveals concerns about recent cases of possible abuse by priests

Archbishop Eamon Martin said he has dealt with three or four situations in the last year.

# catholic-church - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Crowds turn out to support family of Dublin girl who failed to get place in local school

The case generated headlines when it came to light earlier this year.

# catholic-church - Monday 2 November, 2015

Would you baptise your child to get them into a school? Poll This post contains a poll

Would you baptise your child to get them into a school?

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said that she is not comfortable with the concept.

Irish priests are ignoring the Pope and calling for female clergy in churches

The 12-strong group now face the wrath of Vatican officials in Rome.

# catholic-church - Saturday 31 October, 2015

24 years ago a US television network aired an actual exorcism... Stranger Than Fiction This post contains videos

# catholic-church - Sunday 25 October, 2015

Catholic bishops have a new view on allowing divorced people receive communion

Their view on gay marriage, however, remains unchanged.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Pope apologises after reports of priests using drugs and paying for sex with homeless men

The reports concern several priests in a Rome parish.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Is 'Vatileaks' back? Machivellian cardinals are plotting against Pope Francis

A letter signed 13 by conservative cardinals accused the church of engineering procedures in favour of liberals.

# catholic-church - Friday 9 October, 2015

'By getting on that train a group of brave women made the Catholic Church and the Irish state look ridiculous'

Playwright Arthur Riordan explains how two men go about writing a musical about feminism.

# catholic-church - Thursday 8 October, 2015

Poll: Should women be able to become priests? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should women be able to become priests?

Pope Francis has previously ruled out admitting women to the ranks of the clergy.

'My religion lapsed three decades ago, but I am irritated by a-la-carte Catholics'

By staying Catholic I feel liberals hypocritically give tacit approval to behaviour and attitudes they find offensive, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Italian priest suspended after saying he "understands" paedophilia

Fr Gino Flaim added that homosexuality was an “illness.”

# catholic-church - Monday 28 September, 2015

The Pope has dropped the biggest hint yet that he's coming to Ireland in 2018

Dublin is to host the World Meeting of Families.

# catholic-church - Saturday 26 September, 2015

Extraordinary photos showcase Ireland's abandoned churches Gothic Remains This post contains videos

Extraordinary photos showcase Ireland's abandoned churches

And give a fascinating insight into our religious history.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

When Francis met Barack: Here's what the Pope spoke about during his White House visit

Washington is pulling out all the stops for the historic visit.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

Just 8 convictions came from 325 allegations of abuse against priests and brothers

This comes as part of an investigation into how the Catholic church has dealt with child abuse.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

What do you make of the Pope's advice to priests on abortion? Year Of Mercy This post contains a poll

What do you make of the Pope's advice to priests on abortion?

Pope Francis has called on priests to pardon women who have abortions, and the doctors who perform them

# catholic-church - Sunday 9 August, 2015

'Parents and teachers are scared': Why won't more schools give up their Catholic patronage?

Many have staunchly resisted calls to amalgamate or divest.

# catholic-church - Monday 27 July, 2015

From The Daily Edge #GrowingUpCatholic hilariously summed up everything about having to go to mass Mass Effect

#GrowingUpCatholic hilariously summed up everything about having to go to mass

WHAT were you going to say in confession?

# catholic-church - Thursday 23 July, 2015

Gardaí may have interviewed victim of paedophile priest as 'family favour'

A new GSOC report found that a statement might have been taken just to “appease the victim”.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

# catholic-church - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

A year after my historic meeting with Pope Francis, progress in Rome has been achingly slow

During my audience with Pope Francis, I asked for support in providing services to survivors of clerical child sexual abuse and their families. I reissue that request to His Holiness one year on.

# catholic-church - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Local families locked out of community garden by parish

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, has been called to intervene.

# catholic-church - Thursday 2 July, 2015

"I am very pleased that RTE was able to believe me" - woman at centre of defamation action

Former archbishop Richard Burke, who said RTÉ wrongly called him a paedophile, has settled his case

# catholic-church - Thursday 11 June, 2015

# catholic-church - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

People were overcome with emotion watching the Christina Noble documentary last night

The powerful documentary aired on RTÉ last night, giving an insight into Noble’s troubled past and her inspiring ability to turn it into something positive.

# catholic-church - Monday 1 June, 2015

'It's time, ma' - The marriage referendum gets the John Oliver treatment Last Week Tonight This post contains videos

'It's time, ma' - The marriage referendum gets the John Oliver treatment

And he doesn’t hold back on the Catholic Church.

Couples may yet be barred from signing their marriage licences in church

The Catholic Church in Ireland hasn’t decided yet if priests would continue to solemnise marriages.

# catholic-church - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Over 180 new clerical abuse allegations reported in past year

The allegations relate to physical, emotional and sexual abuse committed by members of the clergy between 1950 and 2006.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Ireland's Yes vote is already causing earthquakes in Europe's Catholic heart

Just over half of Italian voters would support same-sex marriage, but there’s not even civil unions yet.

# catholic-church - Thursday 21 May, 2015

The Vatican's finance chief denies trying to bribe sexual abuse victim

The claim was made by a man who was abused from the age of 11.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Mother Teresa is being made a saint next year

A date has reportedly been set for September 2016.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

'No' campaign slams funding cut for Catholic marriage-counselling service

The organisation, which received €1.9 million from Tusla last year, is to lose €378,000 of that funding in 2015.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin wants to make something clear: He's voting No

He says he doesn’t usually give his voting preference but is making an exception.

# catholic-church - Thursday 23 April, 2015

If the Catholic church doesn't urgently signal a change in attitude, I fear for its future

Representative of the church must meaningfully alter responses toward women, LGBT people, and those in second relationships, writes Fr Tony Flannery.

# catholic-church - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Why do we still have this absurd Good Friday alcohol ban for everyone, regardless of religion?

It’s highly ironic that a supposedly modern, inclusive European democracy still prohibits the sale of alcohol on any day of the year.

# catholic-church - Monday 30 March, 2015

Church sorry priest said Jill Meagher would be alive if she'd had more faith

The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne is introducing guidelines today to prevent similar comments being made in the future.

# catholic-church - Monday 23 March, 2015

IRA abuse claims show – once again – how the institution is always placed before the victim

There are parallels between Sinn Féin’s reaction to allegations by Paudie McGahon and Maíria Cahill and the Catholic Church’s pursuit of its own institutional safety.

# catholic-church - Sunday 22 March, 2015

A religious 'conscience clause'. The church wants it but campaigners say ‘licence to discriminate’

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin wants lay people to have similar rights to churches.

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