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# 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 23,413 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 12,852 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 14,015 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 14,140 Views 71 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 33,644 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 21,817 Views 12 Comments

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

# catholic-church - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

Poll: Do you agree with the Vatican's stance on scattering ashes?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree with the Vatican's stance on scattering ashes?

Oct 26th 2016, 10:09 AM 28,123 Views 196 Comments

The Catholic Church has said ashes should not be scattered or kept at home.

# catholic-church - Friday 21 October, 2016

Parishioners in Canada are upset at this restored statue of the baby Jesus
# Christ Almighty
# Christ Almighty

Parishioners in Canada are upset at this restored statue of the baby Jesus

Oct 21st 2016, 10:44 AM 32,003 Views 64 Comments

“I wasn’t trained for this in the seminary,” the local priest said.

# catholic-church - Saturday 15 October, 2016

'Perverse decision' - Cardinals not happy about plans for McDonald's to open in the Vatican

'Perverse decision' - Cardinals not happy about plans for McDonald's to open in the Vatican

Oct 15th 2016, 12:45 PM 20,837 Views 86 Comments

The new McVatican comes with a side order of outrage.

# catholic-church - Friday 9 September, 2016

Gay married couple to return to church choir in Kildare after 'overwhelming' public support
# Mass Protests
# Mass Protests

Gay married couple to return to church choir in Kildare after 'overwhelming' public support

Sep 9th 2016, 4:12 PM 87,965 Views 372 Comments

A local Catholic activist had objected to their presence.

# catholic-church - Sunday 4 September, 2016

Joyous scenes as Mother Teresa is now Saint Teresa of Kolkata
# Praise The Lord
# Praise The Lord

Joyous scenes as Mother Teresa is now Saint Teresa of Kolkata

Sep 4th 2016, 2:17 PM 32,515 Views 165 Comments

The nun was canonised today in front of about 100,000 pilgrims.

# catholic-church - Friday 26 August, 2016

Tom Clonan: The Catholic Church can either reform itself after the Maynooth mess - or risk looking like a Fr Ted episode
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: The Catholic Church can either reform itself after the Maynooth mess - or risk looking like a Fr Ted episode

Aug 26th 2016, 6:02 PM 308 Views 78 Comments

Change is hard in big organisations – but the Catholic Church’s approach to the problems in Maynooth have been less than encouraging.

# catholic-church - Thursday 25 August, 2016

'Maynooth seminary has to change, we are living in a different world'
# Priest Training
# Priest Training

'Maynooth seminary has to change, we are living in a different world'

Aug 25th 2016, 10:14 AM 17,718 Views 131 Comments

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said “radical change” is needed within the Catholic Church.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Social media use at priest training college to be reviewed after 'gay culture' allegations
# Maynooth
# Maynooth

Social media use at priest training college to be reviewed after 'gay culture' allegations

Aug 24th 2016, 1:35 PM 14,503 Views 79 Comments

The procedures for handing whistleblowers will also be looked at.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Unbaptised and bottom of the list - frustrated and worried parents speak out
# Enrolment Policies
# Enrolment Policies

Unbaptised and bottom of the list - frustrated and worried parents speak out

Aug 2nd 2016, 9:05 PM 16,899 Views 74 Comments

‘Baptise your child just to get into a school or don’t baptise but then fear your child may be ostracised from their class group?’

# catholic-church - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Top Vatican cardinal being investigated by police over child abuse claims
# Investigations
# Investigations

Top Vatican cardinal being investigated by police over child abuse claims

Jul 28th 2016, 9:40 AM 16,120 Views 130 Comments

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
# Over The Wall
# Over The Wall

Irish priest takes key investigative role in examining $9 million Argentinian political scandal

Jul 25th 2016, 5:57 PM 12,718 Views 16 Comments

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
# Abuse
# Abuse

Judge tells religious order to hand over priests' files to abuse victim

Jul 12th 2016, 5:00 AM 8,125 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Abstain
# Abstain

US archbishop says divorced Catholics should avoid sex, live 'as brother and sister'

Jul 7th 2016, 8:11 AM 39,545 Views 322 Comments

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
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Pope Francis set to visit Ireland - reports

May 20th 2016, 8:33 AM 18,710 Views 151 Comments

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
# Opting Out
# Opting Out

'Like most of my friends, I baptised my children so they could go to school': The anger of Ireland's non-religious parents

May 16th 2016, 6:15 AM 59,293 Views 475 Comments

Documents released to TheJournal.ie 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
# Abuse
# Abuse

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

May 4th 2016, 6:08 PM 26,174 Views 98 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Apr 23rd 2016, 7:30 PM 1,525 Views 395 Comments

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
# Milan
# Milan

Priest suspended after being charged with paying teenage boy for sex

Mar 26th 2016, 1:20 PM 26,246 Views 0 Comments

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
# Catholic School
# Catholic School

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

Mar 17th 2016, 6:05 AM 56,217 Views 60 Comments

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
# Patronage
# Patronage

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

Mar 14th 2016, 6:00 AM 20,922 Views 103 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Feb 29th 2016, 7:30 PM 2,551 Views 336 Comments

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
# Abuse Survivors
# Abuse Survivors

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

Jan 27th 2016, 5:00 PM 1,398 Views 207 Comments

“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
# Almighty Question
# Almighty Question

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

Jan 22nd 2016, 8:30 PM 41,677 Views 356 Comments

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
# Easter Tradition
# Easter Tradition

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

Jan 22nd 2016, 10:43 AM 13,250 Views 78 Comments

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

The New York Times has put the spotlight on having to baptise a child to get them into school
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

The New York Times has put the spotlight on having to baptise a child to get them into school

Jan 22nd 2016, 9:43 AM 23,660 Views 195 Comments

We’ve made the front page.

# catholic-church - Monday 18 January, 2016

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

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

Jan 18th 2016, 6:00 AM 23,950 Views 95 Comments

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
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

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

Jan 10th 2016, 9:00 PM 30,966 Views 132 Comments

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
# Column
# Column

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

Jan 10th 2016, 8:00 AM 1,130 Views 206 Comments

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
# Coping International

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

Jan 2nd 2016, 10:30 PM 16,939 Views 53 Comments

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'
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

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

Jan 2nd 2016, 10:06 AM 19,453 Views 346 Comments

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
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

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

Dec 28th 2015, 8:00 AM 10,848 Views 27 Comments

The report was released in May 2009.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

No convictions on over 50 abuse allegations against religious orders
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

No convictions on over 50 abuse allegations against religious orders

Dec 2nd 2015, 3:08 PM 7,741 Views 70 Comments

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
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Archbishop reveals concerns about recent cases of possible abuse by priests

Nov 6th 2015, 6:00 AM 14,502 Views 50 Comments

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
# Walk For Eva
# Walk For Eva

Crowds turn out to support family of Dublin girl who failed to get place in local school

Nov 5th 2015, 6:24 PM 71,085 Views 371 Comments

The case generated headlines when it came to light earlier this year.