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Australian archbishop gets 12 months for concealing child abuse
But Philip Wilson could avoid jail.
Two more bishops resign in Chile over child sex abuse scandal
Several senior members of Chile’s Catholic Church are accused by victims of ignoring and covering up child abuse by paedophile priest Fernando Karadima.
'I think we'd all make quite good priests': Josepha Madigan responds to Archbishop's criticism
On Saturday, Culture Minister Josepha Madigan stepped up at her local church to lead prayers after a priest failed to show up.
Culture Minister calls for 'women to be ordained' after stepping up to 'say Mass' when priest didn't show
Culture Minister Josepha Madigan said that she did not read the Gospel, but led the readings from the altar.
Explainer: What does the Catholic Church's teaching on homosexuality actually say?
Archbishops launching the Papal visit were met with questions about LGBT members – but what’s the official position?
Catholic Church crisis pregnancy agency to close due to drop in demand
Cura, founded in 1977, is a crisis pregnancy support service associated with the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.
'How can you cheer abortion?': Bishop 'horrified' by referendum celebrations
Alphonsus Cullinan said Catholic Yes voters “should go to confession”.
US Catholic Church archdiocese reaches €179 million settlement with 450 abuse victims
Victims welcomed the settlement with relief but stressed that their emotional scars have remained.
Archbishop says he is 'deeply saddened' by referendum result
Eamon Martin, the leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, has thanked “courageous” pro-life campaigners.
Australian archbishop steps down after being found guilty of covering up child sex abuse
Wilson, who faces up to two years in jail, said today he was stepping aside from his church duties.
Australian archbishop guilty of concealing child sex abuse
Philip Wilson was accused of concealing abuse by notorious paedophile priest Jim Fletcher.
Pope Francis' aide to stand trial on multiple sex abuse charges
Cardinal George Pell has denied the historic allegations.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: 'Misogynism is obviously present in the Catholic Church'
During the interview, Archbishop Martin became upset as he recounted telling the Pope about the Tuam babies story.
Vatican communications chief quits over row about letter written by retired pope
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'
Over 1,000 adults were polled about Mary McAleese’s comments.
Mary McAleese says her brother was 'seriously, physically, sadistically abused by Malachy Finnegan'
“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'
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'
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
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
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'
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
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
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'
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
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
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
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
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
Bishops love technology.
FactCheck: Is the Bishop of Waterford right to say the HPV vaccine is '70% safe'?
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
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
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'
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
The change is due to a severe shortage of Catholic priests in the diocese.
Bishops have 'constructive' meeting with Varadkar and ministers
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
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?'
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
A new statement from the Vatican had some people confused.
Archbishop says Church stubbornly reluctant to let go of the control of schools
Diarmuid Martin has raised concerns about growing hostilities between the Church and State.
Cardinal Pell returns to Australia to face abuse charges
The former Sydney and Melbourne archbishop has always maintained his innocence.