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# Catholic Church

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# Euthanasia
'How can you cheer abortion?': Bishop 'horrified' by referendum celebrations
Alphonsus Cullinan said Catholic Yes voters “should go to confession”.
# Minnesota
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.
# Catholic Church
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.
# Catholic Church
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.
# Guilty
Australian archbishop guilty of concealing child sex abuse
Philip Wilson was accused of concealing abuse by notorious paedophile priest Jim Fletcher.
# George Pell
Pope Francis' aide to stand trial on multiple sex abuse charges
Cardinal George Pell has denied the historic allegations.
# women in the church
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.
# Pope Benedict
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.
# Mary McAleese
Vast majority of people agree that Catholic Church is 'empire of misogyny'
Over 1,000 adults were polled about Mary McAleese’s comments.
# Abuse
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.”
# empire of misogyny
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.
# Mary McAleese
'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.
# misogyny
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”.
# Same-Sex Couples
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.
# Catholic Church
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.
# Catholic Church
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.
# Scandal
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”.
# eamon martin
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.
# religious orders
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.
# Father Solanus Casey
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.
# Circle of Healing
'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.
# Dublin
'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.
# iPope
The Pope had to tell bishops to put down their phones in mass today
Bishops love technology.
# Gardasil
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.
# Catholic Church
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.
# colombian trip
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.
# six days a week
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.
# Church and State
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.
# Vatican
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.
# wafer or wine
Concern from Catholics, but gluten-free communion host IS available in Ireland
A new statement from the Vatican had some people confused.
# Church and State
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.
# Court Case
Cardinal Pell returns to Australia to face abuse charges
The former Sydney and Melbourne archbishop has always maintained his innocence.
# church versus state
South Dublin council attempting to rezone school grounds so Catholic Church can't sell them
The decision could affect 95 schools in the district.
# Solidarity
Galway Christian church leaders line up to condemn mosque attack
In a joint statement, representatives of the Catholic, Church of Ireland, Methodist and Presbyterian and Quaker churches condemned the attack.
# Baltimore
Netflix's The Keepers highlights harrowing sexual abuse in a 1960s US Catholic school
The documentary investigates the murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik in 1969.
# Distraction
Philippine authorities ban hanging rosary beads off car dashboards
“With these religious images, drivers feel they are safer, that there is divine intervention and they are being guided and protected.”
# Italy
Mafia clan and Catholic group busted in migrant scandal
The Arena clan, a family belonging to a powerful crime syndicate, allegedly syphoned off money from the state destined for migrants.
# George Lemaitre
Vatican celebrates big bang theory to dispel 'science conflict'
The head of the Vatican Observatory said people can believe in both God and the big bang theory.