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# catholic-church - Sunday 23 July, 2017

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 11,532 Views 105 Comments

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

# catholic-church - Thursday 13 July, 2017

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 14,280 Views 63 Comments

A new statement from the Vatican had some people confused.

# catholic-church - Monday 10 July, 2017

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 19,457 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 8,093 Views 0 Comments

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

# catholic-church - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

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 25,275 Views 59 Comments

The decision could affect 95 schools in the district.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

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 13,808 Views 48 Comments

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

# catholic-church - Sunday 4 June, 2017

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 41,409 Views 71 Comments

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

# catholic-church - Sunday 28 May, 2017

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 20,362 Views 41 Comments

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

# catholic-church - Monday 15 May, 2017

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 19,713 Views 44 Comments

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

# catholic-church - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

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 19,907 Views 150 Comments

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

# catholic-church - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

'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 42,843 Views 164 Comments

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

# catholic-church - Sunday 23 April, 2017

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 40,489 Views 163 Comments

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

# catholic-church - Thursday 20 April, 2017

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 903 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.

# catholic-church - Thursday 30 March, 2017

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 28,892 Views 157 Comments

The Taoiseach announced the trip in November.

# catholic-church - Monday 20 March, 2017

'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 135,684 Views 107 Comments

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

# 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 52,582 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 16,249 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 21,574 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 82,045 Views 182 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 14,083 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 25,575 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 20,743 Views 161 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 33,988 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 13,253 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 14,534 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 12,778 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 12,439 Views 49 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 33,660 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 17,991 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 11,399 Views 35 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 15,632 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 54,581 Views 109 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 43,807 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 23,197 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 23,388 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 12,837 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 14,007 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 14,137 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 33,637 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 21,808 Views 12 Comments

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