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# Catholic Church
Just 8 convictions came from 325 allegations of abuse against priests and brothers
This comes as part of an investigation into how the Catholic church has dealt with child abuse.
# year of mercy
What do you make of the Pope's advice to priests on abortion?
Pope Francis has called on priests to pardon women who have abortions, and the doctors who perform them
# lack of choice
'Parents and teachers are scared': Why won't more schools give up their Catholic patronage?
Many have staunchly resisted calls to amalgamate or divest.
# mass effect
#GrowingUpCatholic hilariously summed up everything about having to go to mass
WHAT were you going to say in confession?
# Cloyne
Gardaí may have interviewed victim of paedophile priest as 'family favour'
A new GSOC report found that a statement might have been taken just to “appease the victim”.
# Catholicism Wow
There won't be enough priests for Ireland - but regular people will step in?
So says a bishop, anyway.
A year after my historic meeting with Pope Francis, progress in Rome has been achingly slow
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.
# locked out
Local families locked out of community garden by parish
The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, has been called to intervene.
# mission to prey
"I am very pleased that RTE was able to believe me" - woman at centre of defamation action
Former archbishop Richard Burke, who said RTÉ wrongly called him a paedophile, has settled his case
# i do (not know)
Has the Catholic Church backtracked on its concerns over their role in weddings?
Read and decide for yourself.
# in a house that ceased to be
People were overcome with emotion watching the Christina Noble documentary last night
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.
# Last Week Tonight
'It's time, ma' - The marriage referendum gets the John Oliver treatment
And he doesn’t hold back on the Catholic Church.
# in limbo
Couples may yet be barred from signing their marriage licences in church
The Catholic Church in Ireland hasn’t decided yet if priests would continue to solemnise marriages.
# Allegations
Over 180 new clerical abuse allegations reported in past year
The allegations relate to physical, emotional and sexual abuse committed by members of the clergy between 1950 and 2006.
# snowball effect
Ireland's Yes vote is already causing earthquakes in Europe's Catholic heart
Just over half of Italian voters would support same-sex marriage, but there’s not even civil unions yet.
# Catholic Church
The Vatican's finance chief denies trying to bribe sexual abuse victim
The claim was made by a man who was abused from the age of 11.
# canonised
Mother Teresa is being made a saint next year
A date has reportedly been set for September 2016.
# no accord
'No' campaign slams funding cut for Catholic marriage-counselling service
The organisation, which received €1.9 million from Tusla last year, is to lose €378,000 of that funding in 2015.
# god's plan
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin wants to make something clear: He's voting No
He says he doesn’t usually give his voting preference but is making an exception.
If the Catholic church doesn't urgently signal a change in attitude, I fear for its future
Representative of the church must meaningfully alter responses toward women, LGBT people, and those in second relationships, writes Fr Tony Flannery.
Why do we still have this absurd Good Friday alcohol ban for everyone, regardless of religion?
It’s highly ironic that a supposedly modern, inclusive European democracy still prohibits the sale of alcohol on any day of the year.
# Melbourne
Church sorry priest said Jill Meagher would be alive if she'd had more faith
The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne is introducing guidelines today to prevent similar comments being made in the future.
IRA abuse claims show – once again – how the institution is always placed before the victim
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.
# marriage ref
A religious 'conscience clause'. The church wants it but campaigners say ‘licence to discriminate’
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin wants lay people to have similar rights to churches.
# inclusion
Catholic Church tells Irish schools how they should treat non-Catholics
Atheist Ireland said the proposals do not respect the human rights of atheist or secular families.
# Referendum
Bishop 'regrets any hurt caused' by saying gay couples with children are not parents
Meanwhile, a rewording of the question in Irish being put to the public the same-sex marriage referendum has been announced.
# the accused
The Catholic Church is coming up with new rules for priests accused of sexual abuse
The decision has been welcomed by an organisation representing priests in Ireland, which said support is needed for those wrongly accused.
# Educate Together
Four new primary schools will open in September, as Catholic Church loosens hold on education
It is part of a move to diversify the patronage of schools across the country.
# ch-ch-ch-changes
This loved-up couple received a special Valentine's blessing today
Marriage is still an important institution in this country, according to new research released today, but attitudes to it are changing.
# Catholic Church
Archbishop says he is 'seriously concerned' about latest reports into child protection
The Franciscan friars have apologised to survivors who were abused while under their care.
# Dan Duane
Cork man ejected from priesthood over abuse claims has appeal rejected by Rome
Dan Duane made the appeal to the Catholic Church’s highest judicial authority.
# Happy Christmas
Pope Francis accuses Vatican officials of power lust and gossip in Christmas speech
It was among 15 “ailments” the pontiff said top Church officials were suffering.
# Section 37
"Schools are not data-processing centres": Irish bishops want 'balance' in discrimination debate
Aodhán Ó’Ríordáin has promised to amend Section 37.
# big bang theory
Pope backs evolution theory, says 'God doesn't have a magic wand'
The pontiff said that the Big Bang theory is not inconsistent with Catholic teachings.
# Take a Break
Priest who won property dispute with former partner 'taking time away from Church'
Bishop John Fleming said the news came as a “shock” to him.
# catholic teaching
The Vatican has suggested it's ready to welcome gay people... sort of
A document released by the Vatican today asks if it can welcome gay people “without compromising Catholic doctrine on the family and matrimony”.
Opinion: Questions remain unanswered over the Tuam mother-and-baby home
To understand what happened, it is vital to hold inquests into the deaths of all those buried at the site of the former home.
# talk to me
Archbishop wants the Catholic Church to "listen to married couples"
Diarmuid Martin says it’s time for “a new language” between the Church and couples.
# Catholicism
Vatican looks to reform church's stance on 'living in sin', marriage, and divorce
Pope Francis suggested the Catholic Church must address the present gulf between what it currently says on these issues and what tens of millions of believers actually do.
# Get Outta Here
Pope Francis fires bishop who promoted priest accused of sexual abuse
The bishop is the second the Pope has removed from office.