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#Catholic Church

# catholic-church - Friday 17 March, 2017

Two nuns and priest arrested over cover up of baby born to girl allegedly raped by another priest
# India
# India

Two nuns and priest arrested over cover up of baby born to girl allegedly raped by another priest

Mar 17th 2017, 10:42 AM 52,532 Views 0 Comments

The teenage girl told investigators that the Catholic priest raped her at a church-run school last year.

# catholic-church - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Eamonn Casey 'did much good' but revelations about son were 'profoundly upsetting for Church'
# Homily
# Homily

Eamonn Casey 'did much good' but revelations about son were 'profoundly upsetting for Church'

Mar 16th 2017, 3:00 PM 16,236 Views 37 Comments

President Michael D Higgins was among the mourners at the funeral today.

# catholic-church - Monday 13 March, 2017

President Higgins leads wealth of tributes to 'pioneering' bishop Eamonn Casey
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

President Higgins leads wealth of tributes to 'pioneering' bishop Eamonn Casey

Mar 13th 2017, 10:06 PM 21,531 Views 58 Comments

Casey died today after a long illness.

Controversial bishop Eamonn Casey has died aged 89
# Casey
# Casey

Controversial bishop Eamonn Casey has died aged 89

Mar 13th 2017, 5:05 PM 81,715 Views 180 Comments

He resigned as Bishop of Galway in 1992.

Pressure mounts on Church to 'pay up' on sexual abuse redress as Taoiseach says 'get on with it'
# Money Due
# Money Due

Pressure mounts on Church to 'pay up' on sexual abuse redress as Taoiseach says 'get on with it'

Mar 13th 2017, 12:55 PM 13,915 Views 79 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the Church needs to reflect on the commitment it made in 2002.

Poll: Should the State take over hospitals owned by the Catholic Church?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the State take over hospitals owned by the Catholic Church?

Mar 13th 2017, 8:37 AM 25,476 Views 230 Comments

There have been calls for the hospitals to be handed over, amid criticism in relation to compensation owed to abuse victims.

# catholic-church - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Religious groups still owe €1.3 billion for institutional child abuse
# Ryan Report
# Ryan Report

Religious groups still owe €1.3 billion for institutional child abuse

Mar 9th 2017, 2:14 PM 20,440 Views 160 Comments

Education minister Richard Bruton slammed the religious groups in a strongly-worded statement.

# catholic-church - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Catholic bishop: 'We hang our heads in shame' over Tuam mass grave
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

Catholic bishop: 'We hang our heads in shame' over Tuam mass grave

Mar 5th 2017, 5:48 PM 33,975 Views 190 Comments

Bishop Brendan Leahy was challenged by a woman at today’s Citizens’ Assembly.

Public asked to lay flowers at graves of Magdalene women today
# Mark Of Respect
# Mark Of Respect

Public asked to lay flowers at graves of Magdalene women today

Mar 5th 2017, 7:40 AM 13,220 Views 16 Comments

Over 1,600 women are buried in cemeteries around the country, many of whom are in unmarked graves.

# catholic-church - Saturday 4 March, 2017

The Vatican has cut its deficit by over €13 million
# Collection Plate
# Collection Plate

The Vatican has cut its deficit by over €13 million

Mar 4th 2017, 4:47 PM 14,530 Views 85 Comments

The financial disclosure for 2016 is expected in July.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Abuse survivor Marie Collins resigns from Vatican commission
# Resistant To Change
# Resistant To Change

Abuse survivor Marie Collins resigns from Vatican commission

Mar 1st 2017, 1:31 PM 12,761 Views 40 Comments

Collins said that some members of the Vatican hierarchy were unwilling to make changes.

# catholic-church - Friday 24 February, 2017

Archbishop Martin says Connell 'was the one who finally began to realise the extent of the abuse'
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Archbishop Martin says Connell 'was the one who finally began to realise the extent of the abuse'

Feb 24th 2017, 12:05 PM 12,418 Views 48 Comments

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin referenced the Cardinal’s response to abuse allegations at his funeral today.

Pope Francis says it's better to be an atheist than a 'hypocritical Catholic'
# Hypocrites
# Hypocrites

Pope Francis says it's better to be an atheist than a 'hypocritical Catholic'

Feb 24th 2017, 7:12 AM 33,564 Views 213 Comments

The pontiff said it is not good enough to merely go to Mass.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Former Archbishop of Dublin Desmond Connell dies aged 90
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Former Archbishop of Dublin Desmond Connell dies aged 90

Feb 21st 2017, 9:14 AM 17,967 Views 78 Comments

He died after a long illness.

# catholic-church - Friday 10 February, 2017

'Loads of tender hugs' - Catholic Church releases gift tokens for Valentine's Day
# Ah Bless
# Ah Bless

'Loads of tender hugs' - Catholic Church releases gift tokens for Valentine's Day

Feb 10th 2017, 6:15 AM 11,393 Views 34 Comments

Free gift tokens that can be be exchanged in return for favours are now available in cathedrals across the country.

# catholic-church - Monday 6 February, 2017

'Shocking and indefensible': 1 in 14 priests in Australia accused of child abuse
# Historic Cases
# Historic Cases

'Shocking and indefensible': 1 in 14 priests in Australia accused of child abuse

Feb 6th 2017, 7:30 AM 15,582 Views 160 Comments

The St John of God Brothers had 40% of its members accused of abuse.

# catholic-church - Friday 3 February, 2017

Huge Finglas church to close its doors
# Falling Attendance
# Falling Attendance

Huge Finglas church to close its doors

Feb 3rd 2017, 9:48 AM 54,203 Views 106 Comments

The Church of the Annunciation will be demolished to make way for a much smaller church.

# catholic-church - Sunday 29 January, 2017

'The Church is in a state of utter collapse': Irish priests at odds with Vatican speak out
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

'The Church is in a state of utter collapse': Irish priests at odds with Vatican speak out

Jan 29th 2017, 3:23 PM 43,710 Views 129 Comments

Fr Tony Flannery and Fr Sean McDonagh have sharply criticised how the Vatican treats clergy and, in particular, women.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Controversial Roman Catholic group Opus Dei names its new leader
# The Vatican
# The Vatican

Controversial Roman Catholic group Opus Dei names its new leader

Jan 24th 2017, 1:56 PM 23,111 Views 42 Comments

Fernando Ocariz will be the fourth chief of the organisation.

# catholic-church - Saturday 24 December, 2016

'Unacceptable': Order of Malta not happy as Pope Francis launches inquiry
# Condom Row
# Condom Row

'Unacceptable': Order of Malta not happy as Pope Francis launches inquiry

Dec 24th 2016, 4:40 PM 23,365 Views 57 Comments

The order’s grand chancellor was dismissed recently, amid reports of a policy row over the use of condoms.

# catholic-church - Friday 9 December, 2016

Catholic Church claims some unborn babies are 'spoken of as if they were as good as dead'
# Viability
# Viability

Catholic Church claims some unborn babies are 'spoken of as if they were as good as dead'

Dec 9th 2016, 8:03 PM 12,815 Views 121 Comments

The claim was made in a submission to the Citizens’ Assembly.

# catholic-church - Monday 14 November, 2016

Missing Mexican priest found alive with "notable signs of torture"
# Violent Crime
# Violent Crime

Missing Mexican priest found alive with "notable signs of torture"

Nov 14th 2016, 2:45 PM 13,992 Views 3 Comments

Two priests have been killed in recent months in the eastern state of Veracruz.

# catholic-church - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Italian priest claims deadly earthquakes are "divine punishment" for gay unions
# Vengeful God
# Vengeful God

Italian priest claims deadly earthquakes are "divine punishment" for gay unions

Nov 5th 2016, 7:02 PM 14,126 Views 72 Comments

The Vatican has rebuked the controversial Father Giovanni Cavalcoli for his comments.

# catholic-church - Monday 31 October, 2016

Ex-Northern Ireland and Man United player Philip Mulryne one step closer to being ordained a priest
# The Calling
From The42
# The Calling

Ex-Northern Ireland and Man United player Philip Mulryne one step closer to being ordained a priest

Oct 31st 2016, 7:52 PM 33,623 Views 53 Comments

The 38-year-old was ordained as a deacon this weekend.

# catholic-church - Sunday 30 October, 2016

'Samhain was an obvious time to commemorate the dead'
# History Of Halloween
# History Of Halloween

'Samhain was an obvious time to commemorate the dead'

Oct 30th 2016, 10:00 PM 21,662 Views 12 Comments

A historian talks us through some Halloween traditions, from preparing the house for spirits to trick or treating.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

Poll: Do you agree with the Vatican's stance on scattering ashes?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree with the Vatican's stance on scattering ashes?

Oct 26th 2016, 10:09 AM 27,907 Views 196 Comments

The Catholic Church has said ashes should not be scattered or kept at home.

# catholic-church - Friday 21 October, 2016

Parishioners in Canada are upset at this restored statue of the baby Jesus
# Christ Almighty
# Christ Almighty

Parishioners in Canada are upset at this restored statue of the baby Jesus

Oct 21st 2016, 10:44 AM 31,910 Views 64 Comments

“I wasn’t trained for this in the seminary,” the local priest said.

# catholic-church - Saturday 15 October, 2016

'Perverse decision' - Cardinals not happy about plans for McDonald's to open in the Vatican

'Perverse decision' - Cardinals not happy about plans for McDonald's to open in the Vatican

Oct 15th 2016, 12:45 PM 20,828 Views 86 Comments

The new McVatican comes with a side order of outrage.

# catholic-church - Friday 9 September, 2016

Gay married couple to return to church choir in Kildare after 'overwhelming' public support
# Mass Protests
# Mass Protests

Gay married couple to return to church choir in Kildare after 'overwhelming' public support

Sep 9th 2016, 4:12 PM 87,688 Views 372 Comments

A local Catholic activist had objected to their presence.

# catholic-church - Sunday 4 September, 2016

Joyous scenes as Mother Teresa is now Saint Teresa of Kolkata
# Praise The Lord
# Praise The Lord

Joyous scenes as Mother Teresa is now Saint Teresa of Kolkata

Sep 4th 2016, 2:17 PM 32,493 Views 165 Comments

The nun was canonised today in front of about 100,000 pilgrims.

# catholic-church - Friday 26 August, 2016

Tom Clonan: The Catholic Church can either reform itself after the Maynooth mess - or risk looking like a Fr Ted episode
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: The Catholic Church can either reform itself after the Maynooth mess - or risk looking like a Fr Ted episode

Aug 26th 2016, 6:02 PM 195 Views 78 Comments

Change is hard in big organisations – but the Catholic Church’s approach to the problems in Maynooth have been less than encouraging.

# catholic-church - Thursday 25 August, 2016

'Maynooth seminary has to change, we are living in a different world'
# Priest Training
# Priest Training

'Maynooth seminary has to change, we are living in a different world'

Aug 25th 2016, 10:14 AM 17,578 Views 131 Comments

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said “radical change” is needed within the Catholic Church.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Social media use at priest training college to be reviewed after 'gay culture' allegations
# Maynooth
# Maynooth

Social media use at priest training college to be reviewed after 'gay culture' allegations

Aug 24th 2016, 1:35 PM 14,477 Views 79 Comments

The procedures for handing whistleblowers will also be looked at.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Unbaptised and bottom of the list - frustrated and worried parents speak out
# Enrolment Policies
# Enrolment Policies

Unbaptised and bottom of the list - frustrated and worried parents speak out

Aug 2nd 2016, 9:05 PM 16,862 Views 74 Comments

‘Baptise your child just to get into a school or don’t baptise but then fear your child may be ostracised from their class group?’

# catholic-church - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Top Vatican cardinal being investigated by police over child abuse claims
# Investigations
# Investigations

Top Vatican cardinal being investigated by police over child abuse claims

Jul 28th 2016, 9:40 AM 16,115 Views 130 Comments

Police in Australia said they are investigating Cardinal George Pell.

# catholic-church - Monday 25 July, 2016

Irish priest takes key investigative role in examining $9 million Argentinian political scandal
# Over The Wall
# Over The Wall

Irish priest takes key investigative role in examining $9 million Argentinian political scandal

Jul 25th 2016, 5:57 PM 12,703 Views 16 Comments

A former government minister was caught throwing bags of cash over the wall of a convent.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

Judge tells religious order to hand over priests' files to abuse victim
# Abuse
# Abuse

Judge tells religious order to hand over priests' files to abuse victim

Jul 12th 2016, 5:00 AM 7,959 Views 0 Comments

Mark Vincent Healy is taking a legal case against the Holy Ghost Fathers.

# catholic-church - Thursday 7 July, 2016

US archbishop says divorced Catholics should avoid sex, live 'as brother and sister'
# Abstain
# Abstain

US archbishop says divorced Catholics should avoid sex, live 'as brother and sister'

Jul 7th 2016, 8:11 AM 39,499 Views 322 Comments

Archbishop Charles Chaput issued a new set of pastoral guidelines for clergy and other leaders of the archdiocese.

# catholic-church - Friday 20 May, 2016

Pope Francis set to visit Ireland - reports
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Pope Francis set to visit Ireland - reports

May 20th 2016, 8:33 AM 18,701 Views 151 Comments

It is thought that the visit will take place in 2018 during the World Meeting of the Families in Dublin.

# catholic-church - Monday 16 May, 2016

'Like most of my friends, I baptised my children so they could go to school': The anger of Ireland's non-religious parents
# Opting Out
# Opting Out

'Like most of my friends, I baptised my children so they could go to school': The anger of Ireland's non-religious parents

May 16th 2016, 6:15 AM 59,051 Views 475 Comments

Documents released to TheJournal.ie under freedom of information show the anger of Ireland’s non-religious parents.