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# Catholic Church

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Priests say Mary McAleese being banned from Vatican conference is 'embarrassing'
No cash? No problem - This Paris church now takes bank cards
Pope Francis enrages Chile sex abuse victims as he accuses them of slander
Archbishop Eamon Martin: 'Abortion ends the human life of an unborn girl or boy'
Government plans to scrap provision allowing church to appoint teachers and principals
60,000 attend mass in Detroit clearing the way for sainthood of Irish-American priest
'We carry negativity in our bodies': Therapy sessions for priests affected by abuse scandals
'Faith is not about the numbers': Two new priests to be ordained to replace the 15 that died last year
The Pope had to tell bishops to put down their phones in mass today
FactCheck: Is the Bishop of Waterford right to say the HPV vaccine is '70% safe'?
Mary McAleese says the Vatican is moving backwards on children's rights
Pope Francis has a black eye after falling in his popemobile
'Ireland is well placed to respond to the needs of migrants and refugees'
Bishop Kevin Doran
Funerals in Kerry will no longer be allowed to take place on Sundays
Bishops have 'constructive' meeting with Varadkar and ministers
One year to go before the world's Catholics descend on Dublin
Column: 'Is it possible to be Catholic and a feminist?'
Colleen Hennessy
Concern from Catholics, but gluten-free communion host IS available in Ireland
Archbishop says Church stubbornly reluctant to let go of the control of schools
Cardinal Pell returns to Australia to face abuse charges
South Dublin council attempting to rezone school grounds so Catholic Church can't sell them
Galway Christian church leaders line up to condemn mosque attack
Netflix's The Keepers highlights harrowing sexual abuse in a 1960s US Catholic school
Philippine authorities ban hanging rosary beads off car dashboards
Mafia clan and Catholic group busted in migrant scandal
Vatican celebrates big bang theory to dispel 'science conflict'
'I’m sorry it’s come to this but I did try to warn you' - Texts between hospital bosses as row deepens
Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church
Opinion: 'The government won't remove the Church from its authority over social services until we demand it'
Colleen Hennessy
Vatican confirms Pope Francis to visit Ireland, almost 40 years after John Paul II
'They’d put me in a room with nothing to eat and no windows. Then they would cut my hair to the bone'
Two nuns and priest arrested over cover up of baby born to girl allegedly raped by another priest
Eamonn Casey 'did much good' but revelations about son were 'profoundly upsetting for Church'
President Higgins leads wealth of tributes to 'pioneering' bishop Eamonn Casey
Controversial bishop Eamonn Casey has died aged 89
Pressure mounts on Church to 'pay up' on sexual abuse redress as Taoiseach says 'get on with it'
Poll: Should the State take over hospitals owned by the Catholic Church?
Religious groups still owe €1.3 billion for institutional child abuse
Catholic bishop: 'We hang our heads in shame' over Tuam mass grave
Public asked to lay flowers at graves of Magdalene women today