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# 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 30,687 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 945 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 16,922 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 19,384 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 10,664 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 7,733 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 14,483 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 71,045 Views 368 Comments

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

# catholic-church - Monday 2 November, 2015

Would you baptise your child to get them into a school?
# Poll
# Poll

Would you baptise your child to get them into a school?

Nov 2nd 2015, 8:45 PM 25,346 Views 198 Comments

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said that she is not comfortable with the concept.

Irish priests are ignoring the Pope and calling for female clergy in churches
# Going Straight To Hell
# Going Straight To Hell

Irish priests are ignoring the Pope and calling for female clergy in churches

Nov 2nd 2015, 12:25 PM 16,069 Views 62 Comments

The 12-strong group now face the wrath of Vatican officials in Rome.

# catholic-church - Saturday 31 October, 2015

24 years ago a US television network aired an actual exorcism...
# Stranger Than Fiction
# Stranger Than Fiction

24 years ago a US television network aired an actual exorcism...

Oct 31st 2015, 10:30 AM 15,162 Views 16 Comments

Uncomfortable viewing.

# catholic-church - Sunday 25 October, 2015

Catholic bishops have a new view on allowing divorced people receive communion
# Synod
# Synod

Catholic bishops have a new view on allowing divorced people receive communion

Oct 25th 2015, 11:15 AM 19,091 Views 104 Comments

Their view on gay marriage, however, remains unchanged.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Pope apologises after reports of priests using drugs and paying for sex with homeless men
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Pope apologises after reports of priests using drugs and paying for sex with homeless men

Oct 14th 2015, 8:21 PM 26,927 Views 170 Comments

The reports concern several priests in a Rome parish.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Is 'Vatileaks' back? Machivellian cardinals are plotting against Pope Francis
# Cloak And Dagger
# Cloak And Dagger

Is 'Vatileaks' back? Machivellian cardinals are plotting against Pope Francis

Oct 13th 2015, 1:56 PM 10,537 Views 33 Comments

A letter signed 13 by conservative cardinals accused the church of engineering procedures in favour of liberals.

# catholic-church - Friday 9 October, 2015

'By getting on that train a group of brave women made the Catholic Church and the Irish state look ridiculous'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'By getting on that train a group of brave women made the Catholic Church and the Irish state look ridiculous'

Oct 9th 2015, 8:00 AM 498 Views 60 Comments

Playwright Arthur Riordan explains how two men go about writing a musical about feminism.

# catholic-church - Thursday 8 October, 2015

Poll: Should women be able to become priests?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should women be able to become priests?

Oct 8th 2015, 9:00 PM 16,905 Views 95 Comments

Pope Francis has previously ruled out admitting women to the ranks of the clergy.

'My religion lapsed three decades ago, but I am irritated by a-la-carte Catholics'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'My religion lapsed three decades ago, but I am irritated by a-la-carte Catholics'

Oct 8th 2015, 8:00 AM 955 Views 232 Comments

By staying Catholic I feel liberals hypocritically give tacit approval to behaviour and attitudes they find offensive, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Italian priest suspended after saying he "understands" paedophilia
# Gino Flaim
# Gino Flaim

Italian priest suspended after saying he "understands" paedophilia

Oct 7th 2015, 7:50 PM 16,504 Views 60 Comments

Fr Gino Flaim added that homosexuality was an “illness.”

# catholic-church - Monday 28 September, 2015

The Pope has dropped the biggest hint yet that he's coming to Ireland in 2018
# Franno
# Franno

The Pope has dropped the biggest hint yet that he's coming to Ireland in 2018

Sep 28th 2015, 7:27 AM 17,238 Views 72 Comments

Dublin is to host the World Meeting of Families.

# catholic-church - Saturday 26 September, 2015

Extraordinary photos showcase Ireland's abandoned churches
# Gothic Remains
# Gothic Remains

Extraordinary photos showcase Ireland's abandoned churches

Sep 26th 2015, 10:00 PM 41,695 Views 56 Comments

And give a fascinating insight into our religious history.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

When Francis met Barack: Here's what the Pope spoke about during his White House visit
# US Visit
# US Visit

When Francis met Barack: Here's what the Pope spoke about during his White House visit

Sep 23rd 2015, 8:00 PM 16,946 Views 69 Comments

Washington is pulling out all the stops for the historic visit.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

Just 8 convictions came from 325 allegations of abuse against priests and brothers
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Just 8 convictions came from 325 allegations of abuse against priests and brothers

Sep 9th 2015, 9:05 PM 17,485 Views 61 Comments

This comes as part of an investigation into how the Catholic church has dealt with child abuse.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

What do you make of the Pope's advice to priests on abortion?
# Year Of Mercy
# Year Of Mercy

What do you make of the Pope's advice to priests on abortion?

Sep 1st 2015, 11:59 PM 23,334 Views 214 Comments

Pope Francis has called on priests to pardon women who have abortions, and the doctors who perform them

# catholic-church - Sunday 9 August, 2015

'Parents and teachers are scared': Why won't more schools give up their Catholic patronage?
# Lack Of Choice
# Lack Of Choice

'Parents and teachers are scared': Why won't more schools give up their Catholic patronage?

Aug 9th 2015, 2:13 PM 19,398 Views 195 Comments

Many have staunchly resisted calls to amalgamate or divest.

# catholic-church - Monday 27 July, 2015

#GrowingUpCatholic hilariously summed up everything about having to go to mass
# Mass Effect
From The Daily Edge
# Mass Effect

#GrowingUpCatholic hilariously summed up everything about having to go to mass

Jul 27th 2015, 10:48 AM 9,101 Views 6 Comments

WHAT were you going to say in confession?

# catholic-church - Thursday 23 July, 2015

Gardaí may have interviewed victim of paedophile priest as 'family favour'
# Cloyne
# Cloyne

Gardaí may have interviewed victim of paedophile priest as 'family favour'

Jul 23rd 2015, 4:14 PM 20,334 Views 31 Comments

A new GSOC report found that a statement might have been taken just to “appease the victim”.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

There won't be enough priests for Ireland - but regular people will step in?
# Catholicism Wow
# Catholicism Wow

There won't be enough priests for Ireland - but regular people will step in?

Jul 22nd 2015, 6:01 AM 16,298 Views 69 Comments

So says a bishop, anyway.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

A year after my historic meeting with Pope Francis, progress in Rome has been achingly slow
# Column
# Column

A year after my historic meeting with Pope Francis, progress in Rome has been achingly slow

Jul 7th 2015, 11:44 PM 352 Views 40 Comments

During my audience with Pope Francis, I asked for support in providing services to survivors of clerical child sexual abuse and their families. I reissue that request to His Holiness one year on.

# catholic-church - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Local families locked out of community garden by parish
# Locked Out
# Locked Out

Local families locked out of community garden by parish

Jul 5th 2015, 7:30 AM 43,921 Views 77 Comments

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, has been called to intervene.

# catholic-church - Thursday 2 July, 2015

"I am very pleased that RTE was able to believe me" - woman at centre of defamation action
# Mission To Prey
# Mission To Prey

"I am very pleased that RTE was able to believe me" - woman at centre of defamation action

Jul 2nd 2015, 11:10 PM 35,175 Views 84 Comments

Former archbishop Richard Burke, who said RTÉ wrongly called him a paedophile, has settled his case

# catholic-church - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Has the Catholic Church backtracked on its concerns over their role in weddings?
# I Do (not Know)
# I Do (not Know)

Has the Catholic Church backtracked on its concerns over their role in weddings?

Jun 11th 2015, 11:44 AM 18,781 Views 70 Comments

Read and decide for yourself.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

People were overcome with emotion watching the Christina Noble documentary last night
# In A House That Ceased To Be
# In A House That Ceased To Be

People were overcome with emotion watching the Christina Noble documentary last night

Jun 9th 2015, 10:03 AM 21,710 Views 12 Comments

The powerful documentary aired on RTÉ last night, giving an insight into Noble’s troubled past and her inspiring ability to turn it into something positive.

# catholic-church - Monday 1 June, 2015

'It's time, ma' - The marriage referendum gets the John Oliver treatment
# Last Week Tonight
# Last Week Tonight

'It's time, ma' - The marriage referendum gets the John Oliver treatment

Jun 1st 2015, 1:23 PM 36,736 Views 79 Comments

And he doesn’t hold back on the Catholic Church.

Couples may yet be barred from signing their marriage licences in church
# In Limbo
# In Limbo

Couples may yet be barred from signing their marriage licences in church

Jun 1st 2015, 10:03 AM 29,562 Views 210 Comments

The Catholic Church in Ireland hasn’t decided yet if priests would continue to solemnise marriages.

# catholic-church - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Over 180 new clerical abuse allegations reported in past year
# Allegations
# Allegations

Over 180 new clerical abuse allegations reported in past year

May 28th 2015, 5:19 PM 9,010 Views 34 Comments

The allegations relate to physical, emotional and sexual abuse committed by members of the clergy between 1950 and 2006.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Ireland's Yes vote is already causing earthquakes in Europe's Catholic heart
# Snowball Effect
# Snowball Effect

Ireland's Yes vote is already causing earthquakes in Europe's Catholic heart

May 27th 2015, 12:00 PM 26,986 Views 84 Comments

Just over half of Italian voters would support same-sex marriage, but there’s not even civil unions yet.

# catholic-church - Thursday 21 May, 2015

The Vatican's finance chief denies trying to bribe sexual abuse victim
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

The Vatican's finance chief denies trying to bribe sexual abuse victim

May 21st 2015, 6:14 PM 9,324 Views 37 Comments

The claim was made by a man who was abused from the age of 11.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Mother Teresa is being made a saint next year
# Canonised
# Canonised

Mother Teresa is being made a saint next year

May 19th 2015, 9:39 PM 16,133 Views 104 Comments

A date has reportedly been set for September 2016.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

'No' campaign slams funding cut for Catholic marriage-counselling service
# No Accord
# No Accord

'No' campaign slams funding cut for Catholic marriage-counselling service

May 13th 2015, 10:00 PM 33,222 Views 251 Comments

The organisation, which received €1.9 million from Tusla last year, is to lose €378,000 of that funding in 2015.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin wants to make something clear: He's voting No
# God's Plan
# God's Plan

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin wants to make something clear: He's voting No

May 6th 2015, 4:34 PM 17,417 Views 186 Comments

He says he doesn’t usually give his voting preference but is making an exception.