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# catholic - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Dublin Archdiocese 'committed to protecting children' despite halving staff at safeguarding service
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Dublin Archdiocese 'committed to protecting children' despite halving staff at safeguarding service

Apr 28th 2021, 9:10 PM 12,548 Views 19 Comments

Five people have been let go from the unit, as part of a wider redundancy programme in the Archdiocese.

# catholic - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Poll: Do you think RTÉ should stop playing the Angelus?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think RTÉ should stop playing the Angelus?

Jan 14th 2021, 8:54 AM 231,931 Views 303 Comments

The Angelus is a Catholic reflection aired twice a day on RTÉ.

# catholic - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Calls for younger Catholic volunteers to help start Masses in churches again
# Archbishop Eamon Martin
# Archbishop Eamon Martin

Calls for younger Catholic volunteers to help start Masses in churches again

Jun 7th 2020, 1:09 PM 34,988 Views 92 Comments

Archbishop Eamon Martin said that the reopening of churches will happen “slowly and tentatively”.

# catholic - Friday 10 January, 2020

'Untold damage could be done': Talks by US chastity speaker cancelled amid criticism
# Irish Events
# Irish Events

'Untold damage could be done': Talks by US chastity speaker cancelled amid criticism

Jan 10th 2020, 7:43 PM 52,510 Views 241 Comments

Jason Evert has described homosexuality as a disorder and is critical of contraception.

# catholic - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Two priests who sexually abused deaf children each sentenced to over 40 years in prison in Argentina
# Sexual Abuse
# Sexual Abuse

Two priests who sexually abused deaf children each sentenced to over 40 years in prison in Argentina

Nov 26th 2019, 11:15 AM 22,148 Views 0 Comments

The victims were children and adolescents aged between four and 17.

# catholic - Thursday 30 May, 2019

At least 21 people killed as bus carrying Catholic pilgrims crashes in Mexico
# Chiapas
# Chiapas

At least 21 people killed as bus carrying Catholic pilgrims crashes in Mexico

May 30th 2019, 9:22 AM 12,129 Views 11 Comments

Thirty others were injured in the incident.

# catholic - Sunday 21 April, 2019

Opinion: A variety of non-Christian historical sources support the idea that Jesus rose from the dead
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: A variety of non-Christian historical sources support the idea that Jesus rose from the dead

Apr 21st 2019, 1:00 PM 48,015 Views 200 Comments

The eyewitnesses to the resurrection were willing to die for their faith – but who would die for a lie, writes Thomas Finegan.

# catholic - Saturday 20 April, 2019

Catholic in 2019: 'Some cardinals and clerics appear trapped within a medieval mindset - but Pope Francis provides a glimmer of hope'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Catholic in 2019: 'Some cardinals and clerics appear trapped within a medieval mindset - but Pope Francis provides a glimmer of hope'

Apr 20th 2019, 7:30 AM 20,115 Views 140 Comments

‘We can all help to change the outdated teachings, traditions and structures which repel many adults and young people,’ writes Joe Mulvaney.

# catholic - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Ex-pope Benedict XVI blames clerical sex abuse on 1960s sexual revolution
# Sex Abuse Scandals
# Sex Abuse Scandals

Ex-pope Benedict XVI blames clerical sex abuse on 1960s sexual revolution

Apr 11th 2019, 9:01 PM 40,960 Views 166 Comments

Benedict has written a 6,000-word essay for Klerusblatt, a German monthly magazine for clergy.

# catholic - Friday 15 March, 2019

Diarmuid Martin expresses concern over 'anti-Islamic sentiments being expressed in social media in Ireland'
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

Diarmuid Martin expresses concern over 'anti-Islamic sentiments being expressed in social media in Ireland'

Mar 15th 2019, 4:13 PM 19,886 Views 51 Comments

Martin said that some of this anti-Islamic sentiment came from publications “purporting to be of Catholic inspiration”.

# catholic - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Top Catholic cardinal admits Church files on sex abuse were 'destroyed'
# Sex Abuse
# Sex Abuse

Top Catholic cardinal admits Church files on sex abuse were 'destroyed'

Feb 23rd 2019, 12:21 PM 18,809 Views 75 Comments

The cardinal was speaking at a landmark Vatican summit on tackling sex abuse in the clergy.

# catholic - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Pope admits that priests and bishops sexually abused nuns
# Pope
# Pope

Pope admits that priests and bishops sexually abused nuns

Feb 6th 2019, 3:30 PM 28,644 Views 63 Comments

His admission followed a rare outcry last week from the Vatican’s women’s magazine over the sexual abuse of nuns.

# catholic - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

External agencies providing sex ed in schools to be regulated in recommended radical overhaul
# Overhaul
# Overhaul

External agencies providing sex ed in schools to be regulated in recommended radical overhaul

Jan 29th 2019, 12:05 AM 13,038 Views 90 Comments

A report launching today calls for a radical overhaul of how sex education is taught in both primary and secondary schools.

# catholic - Sunday 20 January, 2019

US diocese apologises after students mock Native American demonstrator
# Washington
# Washington

US diocese apologises after students mock Native American demonstrator

Jan 20th 2019, 1:12 PM 23,987 Views 90 Comments

“I heard them saying, ‘Build that wall, build that wall.’ We’re not supposed to have walls here, we never did.”

# catholic - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Almost 4% increase in children enrolled in multi-denominational schools
# Education
# Education

Almost 4% increase in children enrolled in multi-denominational schools

Dec 27th 2018, 11:34 AM 11,232 Views 96 Comments

Education Minister Joe McHugh said the figures reflect the changes taking place in the patronage of Irish schools.

# catholic - Monday 24 December, 2018

Fr Richard Gibbons: 'When was the last time you did something truly selfless for someone else, even if they didn’t deserve it?'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Fr Richard Gibbons: 'When was the last time you did something truly selfless for someone else, even if they didn’t deserve it?'

Dec 24th 2018, 5:30 PM 15,672 Views 28 Comments

Fr Gibbons – of Knock – writes about finding the true meaning of Christmas even when things feel hard.

# catholic - Friday 30 November, 2018

Religious books and gifts company Veritas to close 3 retail stores across the country
# Redundancies
# Redundancies

Religious books and gifts company Veritas to close 3 retail stores across the country

Nov 30th 2018, 4:31 PM 24,736 Views 49 Comments

It is not yet known how many jobs will be lost.

# catholic - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Who is Asia Bibi and why has her case sparked furious protests?
# Blasphemy
# Blasphemy

Who is Asia Bibi and why has her case sparked furious protests?

Nov 24th 2018, 9:00 PM 30,711 Views 51 Comments

There have been calls for the Pakistani woman to be offered asylum, including in Ireland.

# catholic - Friday 26 October, 2018

Vatican stalls on Belgium bishops' suggestion to allow young married men to become priests
# Belgium
# Belgium

Vatican stalls on Belgium bishops' suggestion to allow young married men to become priests

Oct 26th 2018, 3:51 PM 15,904 Views 16 Comments

The suggestion of easing the rules on celibacy was raised by the Auxiliary Bishop of Brussels.

# catholic - Saturday 18 August, 2018

US cardinal facing calls to resign cancels appearance at World Meeting of Families
# Donald Wuerl
# Donald Wuerl

US cardinal facing calls to resign cancels appearance at World Meeting of Families

Aug 18th 2018, 4:14 PM 21,953 Views 67 Comments

Donald Wuerl was due to speak on Wednesday.

# catholic - Saturday 11 August, 2018

Half a million have signed up to see the Pope - but how Catholic is Ireland?
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Half a million have signed up to see the Pope - but how Catholic is Ireland?

Aug 11th 2018, 10:00 PM 28,555 Views 240 Comments

Pope Francis will be in Ireland for two days, 25 and 26 August, as part of the World Meeting of Families event.

# catholic - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Opinion: 'Parents need to raise their voices in the divestment debate'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Opinion: 'Parents need to raise their voices in the divestment debate'

Jul 8th 2018, 8:45 AM 23,600 Views 122 Comments

Single-faith religious instruction and all sacramental preparation needs to be parish-based and conducted outside of school hours, writes Peter Gunning.

# catholic - Sunday 3 June, 2018

A Baptist church is getting rid of its statue of Jesus because it's 'too Catholic'
# South Carolina
# South Carolina

A Baptist church is getting rid of its statue of Jesus because it's 'too Catholic'

Jun 3rd 2018, 9:45 AM 22,884 Views 50 Comments

The statue has been outside the church for 10 years.

# catholic - Friday 30 March, 2018

Devotees nail themselves to crosses at annual Good Friday ceremony in Philippines
# Good Friday
# Good Friday

Devotees nail themselves to crosses at annual Good Friday ceremony in Philippines

Mar 30th 2018, 2:06 PM 19,873 Views 59 Comments

The event is frowned upon by the Catholic Church.

# catholic - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Number of Roman Catholic marriages reducing but it's still the most popular type of ceremony
# Rise In Humanism
# Rise In Humanism

Number of Roman Catholic marriages reducing but it's still the most popular type of ceremony

Mar 29th 2018, 5:31 PM 20,596 Views 96 Comments

The average age of grooms in Ireland is 36, while the average age of brides is 34.

# catholic - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Priests' group calls for statement from Archbishop after welcome to gay parents removed from church video
# Same-Sex Couples
# Same-Sex Couples

Priests' group calls for statement from Archbishop after welcome to gay parents removed from church video

Mar 6th 2018, 5:50 PM 18,350 Views 55 Comments

The welcome was was removed from a video supporting the World Meeting of Families.

# catholic - Sunday 18 February, 2018

17 things you'll only know if you grew in a super Catholic household
# Growing Up Catholic
From The Daily Edge
# Growing Up Catholic

17 things you'll only know if you grew in a super Catholic household

Feb 18th 2018, 7:00 PM 12,155 Views 6 Comments

When

# catholic - Friday 2 February, 2018

Priests say Mary McAleese being banned from Vatican conference is 'embarrassing'
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Priests say Mary McAleese being banned from Vatican conference is 'embarrassing'

Feb 2nd 2018, 10:45 PM 88,763 Views 331 Comments

The inclusion of McAleese on the Voices of Faith speaker panel was opposed by Cardinal Kevin Farrell.

# catholic - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Poll: Would you like to attend the Pope's mass in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you like to attend the Pope's mass in Ireland?

Dec 10th 2017, 9:27 AM 38,420 Views 158 Comments

Pope Francis is set to visit the country next year.

# catholic - Monday 27 November, 2017

Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar on high-stakes visit
# Rohingya Crisis
# Rohingya Crisis

Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar on high-stakes visit

Nov 27th 2017, 8:30 AM 6,869 Views 6 Comments

He is expected to address claims of ethnic cleansing in the region.

# catholic - Friday 2 June, 2017

Poll: Should the Angelus be scrapped?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Angelus be scrapped?

Jun 2nd 2017, 9:29 AM 46,660 Views 236 Comments

Some people think it’s not appropriate in modern Ireland.

# catholic - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Philippines kills 10 of its own soldiers in airstrike meant to hit ISIS
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Philippines kills 10 of its own soldiers in airstrike meant to hit ISIS

Jun 1st 2017, 7:13 AM 9,681 Views 12 Comments

Security forces have been battling militants in Marawi, a major Muslim city in the predominantly Catholic country.

# catholic - Sunday 28 May, 2017

Philippine authorities ban hanging rosary beads off car dashboards
# Distraction
# Distraction

Philippine authorities ban hanging rosary beads off car dashboards

May 28th 2017, 8:45 AM 20,273 Views 41 Comments

“With these religious images, drivers feel they are safer, that there is divine intervention and they are being guided and protected.”

# catholic - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Divided Ireland: 'One side dedicated to making Ireland secular; another preserving Church's influence'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Divided Ireland: 'One side dedicated to making Ireland secular; another preserving Church's influence'

May 16th 2017, 6:20 AM 2,172 Views 139 Comments

There is a profound, far-reaching division in Irish society, writes Larry Donnelly.

# catholic - Monday 15 May, 2017

Mafia clan and Catholic group busted in migrant scandal
# Italy
# Italy

Mafia clan and Catholic group busted in migrant scandal

May 15th 2017, 7:45 PM 19,709 Views 44 Comments

The Arena clan, a family belonging to a powerful crime syndicate, allegedly syphoned off money from the state destined for migrants.

# catholic - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Ireland's first ever beatification to take place in Dublin this morning
# Faith
# Faith

Ireland's first ever beatification to take place in Dublin this morning

May 13th 2017, 6:00 AM 29,638 Views 89 Comments

The ceremony will make a formal request for the beatification of Dublin man Fr John Sullivan, who died in 1933.

# catholic - Sunday 23 April, 2017

Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church
# Sisters Of Charity
# Sisters Of Charity

Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church

Apr 23rd 2017, 2:29 PM 40,475 Views 163 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris has insisted the hospital will be independently run.

# catholic - Sunday 16 April, 2017

How Bad Are You At Being Catholic?
# Quiz
From The Daily Edge
# Quiz

How Bad Are You At Being Catholic?

Apr 16th 2017, 9:30 PM 12,036 Views 7 Comments

We can tell you.

# catholic - Friday 14 April, 2017

Devotees nail themselves to crosses at Philippines' annual Good Friday ceremony
# Devotees
# Devotees

Devotees nail themselves to crosses at Philippines' annual Good Friday ceremony

Apr 14th 2017, 12:35 PM 25,573 Views 65 Comments

Men also have their backs whipped.

# catholic - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Abuse survivor Marie Collins resigns from Vatican commission
# Resistant To Change
# Resistant To Change

Abuse survivor Marie Collins resigns from Vatican commission

Mar 1st 2017, 1:31 PM 12,770 Views 40 Comments

Collins said that some members of the Vatican hierarchy were unwilling to make changes.

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