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#Catholic Church

# catholic-church - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Top Vatican cardinal being investigated by police over child abuse claims

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

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

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'

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

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

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

# catholic-church - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

Catholic priest visited girl's family home after she made abuse allegation

The latest tranche of child protection reviews found 288 allegations were made against the Catholic Church.

# catholic-church - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Given up on Catholicism? Why you should tick 'no religion' on the census tomorrow

Religion is all of our business when over 90% of state-funded schools remain in church hands, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

# catholic-church - Saturday 26 March, 2016

Priest suspended after being charged with paying teenage boy for sex

The teen had been a cocaine addict.

# catholic-church - Thursday 17 March, 2016

Teacher fired after anonymous letter said she was unmarried and pregnant settles case

The school said she breached her contract by going against the religious and moral teachings of the church.

# catholic-church - Monday 14 March, 2016

Secular Schools Ireland to apply to run three new primary schools in Dublin

Some 96% of primary schools are under religious control.

# catholic-church - Monday 29 February, 2016

The Catholic Church still doesn't get the horror of child abuse

The Church – to quote the brilliant film “Spotlight” – thinks in centuries, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

A clerical child abuse survivor’s experience of the movie Spotlight

“Spotlight is largely about journalists and journalism…”

# catholic-church - Friday 22 January, 2016

What did God do before the world was made? The Pope has given an answer

It’s part of a children’s book the Pontiff has written.

Pope changes rule to allow women have their feet washed on Holy Thursday

Shortly after he was elected, Francis raised conservative eyebrows by performing the rite on men and women, Catholics and Muslims.

# catholic-church - Monday 18 January, 2016

Britain looks like getting a fixed date for Easter... but what are the chances of it happening here?

Could we be set for Easter Sunday to happen at the same time of year each year?

# catholic-church - Sunday 10 January, 2016

Spotlight movie shines light on Catholic Church abuses that are all too familiar

The new Hollywood movie focuses on the Pulitzer Prize winning investigation carried out by The Boston Globe into the Catholic Church’s cover-up of child-molesting priests.

The Catholic Church does not promote an egalitarian ethic - it never has

The Catholic Church has a record of abuse, twisted morality and regressive politics, writes Julien Mercille.

# catholic-church - Saturday 2 January, 2016

The Irish organisation that made gains for the children of priests in 2015

Coping International has received commitments from the Catholic hierarchy around the world over the past year.

'It's insulting to parents to say they're baptising their children to get them into a school'

The Primate of Ireland Archbishop Eamon Martin said it was being overstated that this occurred regularly.

# catholic-church - Monday 28 December, 2015

Some Ryan Report recommendations yet to be implemented due to lack of resources

The report was released in May 2009.

# 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