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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Catholic Church

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Cardinal Pell returns to Australia to face abuse charges
The former Sydney and Melbourne archbishop has always maintained his innocence.
South Dublin council attempting to rezone school grounds so Catholic Church can't sell them
The decision could affect 95 schools in the district.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
'I’m sorry it’s come to this but I did try to warn you' - Texts between hospital bosses as row deepens
Dr Peter Boylan has refused to resign from the NMH board.
Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church
Health Minister Simon Harris has insisted the hospital will be independently run.
Opinion: 'The government won't remove the Church from its authority over social services until we demand it'
It will take legal challenges on the grounds of gender discrimination to fully remove the Catholic Church from publicly-funded services, writes Colleen Hennessy.
Vatican confirms Pope Francis to visit Ireland, almost 40 years after John Paul II
The Taoiseach announced the trip in November.
'They’d put me in a room with nothing to eat and no windows. Then they would cut my hair to the bone'
A survivor returned this week to the Magdalene Laundry where she had been forced to spend her youth.
Two nuns and priest arrested over cover up of baby born to girl allegedly raped by another priest
The teenage girl told investigators that the Catholic priest raped her at a church-run school last year.
Eamonn Casey 'did much good' but revelations about son were 'profoundly upsetting for Church'
President Michael D Higgins was among the mourners at the funeral today.
President Higgins leads wealth of tributes to 'pioneering' bishop Eamonn Casey
Casey died today after a long illness.
Controversial bishop Eamonn Casey has died aged 89
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'
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?
There have been calls for the hospitals to be handed over, amid criticism in relation to compensation owed to abuse victims.
Religious groups still owe €1.3 billion for institutional child abuse
Education minister Richard Bruton slammed the religious groups in a strongly-worded statement.
Catholic bishop: 'We hang our heads in shame' over Tuam mass grave
Bishop Brendan Leahy was challenged by a woman at today’s Citizens’ Assembly.
Public asked to lay flowers at graves of Magdalene women today
Over 1,600 women are buried in cemeteries around the country, many of whom are in unmarked graves.
The Vatican has cut its deficit by over €13 million
The financial disclosure for 2016 is expected in July.
Abuse survivor Marie Collins resigns from Vatican commission
Collins said that some members of the Vatican hierarchy were unwilling to make changes.
Archbishop Martin says Connell 'was the one who finally began to realise the extent of the abuse'
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'
The pontiff said it is not good enough to merely go to Mass.
Former Archbishop of Dublin Desmond Connell dies aged 90
He died after a long illness.
'Loads of tender hugs' - Catholic Church releases gift tokens for Valentine's Day
Free gift tokens that can be be exchanged in return for favours are now available in cathedrals across the country.
'Shocking and indefensible': 1 in 14 priests in Australia accused of child abuse
The St John of God Brothers had 40% of its members accused of abuse.
Huge Finglas church to close its doors
The Church of the Annunciation will be demolished to make way for a much smaller church.
'The Church is in a state of utter collapse': Irish priests at odds with Vatican speak out
Fr Tony Flannery and Fr Sean McDonagh have sharply criticised how the Vatican treats clergy and, in particular, women.
Controversial Roman Catholic group Opus Dei names its new leader
Fernando Ocariz will be the fourth chief of the organisation.
'Unacceptable': Order of Malta not happy as Pope Francis launches inquiry
The order’s grand chancellor was dismissed recently, amid reports of a policy row over the use of condoms.
Catholic Church claims some unborn babies are 'spoken of as if they were as good as dead'
The claim was made in a submission to the Citizens’ Assembly.
Missing Mexican priest found alive with "notable signs of torture"
Two priests have been killed in recent months in the eastern state of Veracruz.
Italian priest claims deadly earthquakes are "divine punishment" for gay unions
The Vatican has rebuked the controversial Father Giovanni Cavalcoli for his comments.
Ex-Northern Ireland and Man United player Philip Mulryne one step closer to being ordained a priest
The 38-year-old was ordained as a deacon this weekend.
'Samhain was an obvious time to commemorate the dead'
A historian talks us through some Halloween traditions, from preparing the house for spirits to trick or treating.
Poll: Do you agree with the Vatican's stance on scattering ashes?
The Catholic Church has said ashes should not be scattered or kept at home.
Parishioners in Canada are upset at this restored statue of the baby Jesus
“I wasn’t trained for this in the seminary,” the local priest said.
'Perverse decision' - Cardinals not happy about plans for McDonald's to open in the Vatican
The new McVatican comes with a side order of outrage.