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# 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 25,479 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 16,089 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 15,495 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 19,139 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 27,333 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 10,542 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 582 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 17,059 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 1,085 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 16,527 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 17,250 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 42,853 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 16,970 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 17,547 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 23,351 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 19,429 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 9,125 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 20,383 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 16,314 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 416 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 43,979 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 35,243 Views 81 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 18,851 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 21,735 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 36,769 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 29,585 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 9,015 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 26,999 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 9,335 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 16,160 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 33,244 Views 252 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 17,462 Views 190 Comments

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

# catholic-church - Thursday 23 April, 2015

If the Catholic church doesn't urgently signal a change in attitude, I fear for its future
# Opinion
# Opinion

If the Catholic church doesn't urgently signal a change in attitude, I fear for its future

Apr 23rd 2015, 8:00 AM 832 Views 134 Comments

Representative of the church must meaningfully alter responses toward women, LGBT people, and those in second relationships, writes Fr Tony Flannery.

# catholic-church - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Why do we still have this absurd Good Friday alcohol ban for everyone, regardless of religion?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Why do we still have this absurd Good Friday alcohol ban for everyone, regardless of religion?

Apr 2nd 2015, 8:00 PM 3,501 Views 179 Comments

It’s highly ironic that a supposedly modern, inclusive European democracy still prohibits the sale of alcohol on any day of the year.

# catholic-church - Monday 30 March, 2015

Church sorry priest said Jill Meagher would be alive if she'd had more faith
# Melbourne
# Melbourne

Church sorry priest said Jill Meagher would be alive if she'd had more faith

Mar 30th 2015, 9:01 AM 24,713 Views 72 Comments

The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne is introducing guidelines today to prevent similar comments being made in the future.

# catholic-church - Monday 23 March, 2015

IRA abuse claims show – once again – how the institution is always placed before the victim
# Opinion
# Opinion

IRA abuse claims show – once again – how the institution is always placed before the victim

Mar 23rd 2015, 8:15 PM 837 Views 299 Comments

There are parallels between Sinn Féin’s reaction to allegations by Paudie McGahon and Maíria Cahill and the Catholic Church’s pursuit of its own institutional safety.

# catholic-church - Sunday 22 March, 2015

A religious 'conscience clause'. The church wants it but campaigners say ‘licence to discriminate’
# Marriage Ref
# Marriage Ref

A religious 'conscience clause'. The church wants it but campaigners say ‘licence to discriminate’

Mar 22nd 2015, 5:24 PM 18,545 Views 292 Comments

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin wants lay people to have similar rights to churches.

# catholic-church - Thursday 12 March, 2015

Catholic Church tells Irish schools how they should treat non-Catholics
# Inclusion
# Inclusion

Catholic Church tells Irish schools how they should treat non-Catholics

Mar 12th 2015, 1:52 PM 21,348 Views 118 Comments

Atheist Ireland said the proposals do not respect the human rights of atheist or secular families.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

Bishop 'regrets any hurt caused' by saying gay couples with children are not parents
# Referendum
# Referendum

Bishop 'regrets any hurt caused' by saying gay couples with children are not parents

Mar 10th 2015, 3:41 PM 13,468 Views 146 Comments

Meanwhile, a rewording of the question in Irish being put to the public the same-sex marriage referendum has been announced.

# catholic-church - Friday 20 February, 2015

The Catholic Church is coming up with new rules for priests accused of sexual abuse
# The Accused
# The Accused

The Catholic Church is coming up with new rules for priests accused of sexual abuse

Feb 20th 2015, 1:40 PM 13,758 Views 46 Comments

The decision has been welcomed by an organisation representing priests in Ireland, which said support is needed for those wrongly accused.