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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 21,104 Views 22 Comments

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

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 24,624 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 76,867 Views 142 Comments

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

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 51,327 Views 132 Comments

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

'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 33,978 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 45,251 Views 195 Comments

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

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 18,380 Views 55 Comments

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

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 88,933 Views 331 Comments

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

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 15,920 Views 44 Comments

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

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 31,015 Views 101 Comments

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

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 18,241 Views 568 Comments

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

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 12,926 Views 46 Comments

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

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 21,154 Views 62 Comments

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

'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 8,938 Views 53 Comments

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

'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 26,112 Views 82 Comments

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

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 27,901 Views 44 Comments

Bishops love technology.

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 27,057 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.

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 13,382 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.

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 23,060 Views 34 Comments

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

'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 10,856 Views 150 Comments

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

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 30,261 Views 56 Comments

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

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 14,220 Views 99 Comments

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

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 21,971 Views 111 Comments

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

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 11,678 Views 105 Comments

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

Concern from Catholics, but gluten-free communion host IS available in Ireland
# Wafer Or Wine
# Wafer Or Wine

Concern from Catholics, but gluten-free communion host IS available in Ireland

Jul 13th 2017, 6:09 AM 14,421 Views 63 Comments

A new statement from the Vatican had some people confused.

Archbishop says Church stubbornly reluctant to let go of the control of schools
# Church And State
# Church And State

Archbishop says Church stubbornly reluctant to let go of the control of schools

Jul 10th 2017, 9:03 AM 19,472 Views 156 Comments

Diarmuid Martin has raised concerns about growing hostilities between the Church and State.

Cardinal Pell returns to Australia to face abuse charges
# Court Case
# Court Case

Cardinal Pell returns to Australia to face abuse charges

Jul 10th 2017, 7:59 AM 8,106 Views 0 Comments

The former Sydney and Melbourne archbishop has always maintained his innocence.

South Dublin council attempting to rezone school grounds so Catholic Church can't sell them
# Church Versus State
# Church Versus State

South Dublin council attempting to rezone school grounds so Catholic Church can't sell them

Jul 5th 2017, 6:00 AM 25,313 Views 59 Comments

The decision could affect 95 schools in the district.

Galway Christian church leaders line up to condemn mosque attack
# Solidarity
# Solidarity

Galway Christian church leaders line up to condemn mosque attack

Jun 7th 2017, 10:06 PM 13,822 Views 48 Comments

In a joint statement, representatives of the Catholic, Church of Ireland, Methodist and Presbyterian and Quaker churches condemned the attack.

Netflix's The Keepers highlights harrowing sexual abuse in a 1960s US Catholic school
# Baltimore
# Baltimore

Netflix's The Keepers highlights harrowing sexual abuse in a 1960s US Catholic school

Jun 4th 2017, 9:30 PM 44,021 Views 71 Comments

The documentary investigates the murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik in 1969.

Philippine authorities ban hanging rosary beads off car dashboards
# Distraction
# Distraction

Philippine authorities ban hanging rosary beads off car dashboards

May 28th 2017, 8:45 AM 20,637 Views 41 Comments

“With these religious images, drivers feel they are safer, that there is divine intervention and they are being guided and protected.”

Mafia clan and Catholic group busted in migrant scandal
# Italy
# Italy

Mafia clan and Catholic group busted in migrant scandal

May 15th 2017, 7:45 PM 19,751 Views 44 Comments

The Arena clan, a family belonging to a powerful crime syndicate, allegedly syphoned off money from the state destined for migrants.

Vatican celebrates big bang theory to dispel 'science conflict'
# George Lemaitre
# George Lemaitre

Vatican celebrates big bang theory to dispel 'science conflict'

May 9th 2017, 2:38 PM 19,982 Views 150 Comments

The head of the Vatican Observatory said people can believe in both God and the big bang theory.

'I’m sorry it’s come to this but I did try to warn you' - Texts between hospital bosses as row deepens
# Peter Boylan
# Peter Boylan

'I’m sorry it’s come to this but I did try to warn you' - Texts between hospital bosses as row deepens

Apr 25th 2017, 10:15 AM 43,074 Views 165 Comments

Dr Peter Boylan has refused to resign from the NMH board.

Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church
# Sisters Of Charity
# Sisters Of Charity

Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church

Apr 23rd 2017, 2:29 PM 40,597 Views 163 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris has insisted the hospital will be independently run.

Opinion: 'The government won't remove the Church from its authority over social services until we demand it'
# Maternity Hospital
# Maternity Hospital

Opinion: 'The government won't remove the Church from its authority over social services until we demand it'

Apr 20th 2017, 6:30 AM 1,042 Views 63 Comments

It will take legal challenges on the grounds of gender discrimination to fully remove the Catholic Church from publicly-funded services, writes Colleen Hennessy.

Vatican confirms Pope Francis to visit Ireland, almost 40 years after John Paul II
# It's A Date
# It's A Date

Vatican confirms Pope Francis to visit Ireland, almost 40 years after John Paul II

Mar 30th 2017, 5:03 PM 28,919 Views 157 Comments

The Taoiseach announced the trip in November.

'They’d put me in a room with nothing to eat and no windows. Then they would cut my hair to the bone'
# Magdalene Laundries
# Magdalene Laundries

'They’d put me in a room with nothing to eat and no windows. Then they would cut my hair to the bone'

Mar 20th 2017, 6:10 AM 136,085 Views 107 Comments

A survivor returned this week to the Magdalene Laundry where she had been forced to spend her youth.

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 52,609 Views 0 Comments

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

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 16,326 Views 37 Comments

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