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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Catholic

All time
# Quiz
How Bad Are You At Being Catholic?
We can tell you.
# devotees
Devotees nail themselves to crosses at Philippines' annual Good Friday ceremony
Men also have their backs whipped.
# resistant to change
Abuse survivor Marie Collins resigns from Vatican commission
Collins said that some members of the Vatican hierarchy were unwilling to make changes.
# school admissions
Catholic group says 95% of their schools don't have a baptism barrier
As it stands schools are legally permitted to select students based on their religion.
# remember the children
Pope Francis makes mention of abortion during Christmas message
The Pontiff asked people to remember those “not allowed to be born”.
# Attack
Bombing at Egypt's main Coptic Christian cathedral kills 25
The attack came two days after a bomb elsewhere in Cairo killed six policemen.
# the trocaire box
16 memories anyone who grew up Catholic will recognise
Figuring out what you were giving up for Lent on Pancake Tuesday.
# divestment
Is a religious education better for students? We took a look
Catholic schools are more strict, the academic side of things follows in that pattern then.’
# Opinion
Remembering the woman who stood up to the Catholic Church over mixed marriage
Sheila Cloney was caught in the middle of a fight which saw Catholics boycott Protestant businesses, farms and schools.
# youth festival
Pope urges 'drowsy and dull kids' to swap sofas and video games for walking boots
He said, “We didn’t come into the world to ‘vegetate’… We came for another reason: to leave a mark.”
# Terrorism
Pope says the world is at war - but religion is not the cause
Pope Francis said all religions want peace, “it’s the others who want war”.
# Abstain
US archbishop says divorced Catholics should avoid sex, live 'as brother and sister'
Archbishop Charles Chaput issued a new set of pastoral guidelines for clergy and other leaders of the archdiocese.
# big spenders
Parents splash out €836 on their child's First Communion, while kids rake in over €500
Some children are making more than €800.
# lapsed catholic
10 things all lapsed Catholics know to be true
You might be a lapsed Catholic… but you still pray to St. Anthony.
'What is your religion?' People are being urged to think hard about that come census night
The Humanists Association of Ireland want people to consider how they really feel.
# Lent
16 memories anyone who grew up Catholic will recognise
Ah memories.
# regensburger domspatzen
At least 231 children abused at Catholic boys' choir run by Pope Benedict's brother
George Ratzinger, Benedict’s older brother, ran the famous Regensburg choir from 1964 to 1994.
# Equality Tribunal
Teacher to be compensated after principal insulted gay son
She said her boss made derogatory comments about her son’s clothes, and members of the Catholic Church.
The mother of 'disappeared' Catholic woman Lisa Dorrian has died
Pat Dorrian (59) passed away in hospital yesterday. Her daughter Lisa disappeared in February 2005.
# lovemaking
This eighties Irish sex education video is unbearably cringey
“Everything is based on love”.
# mercy on the mall
Priests visit shopping centre to hear confessions
Priests have been inspired by Pope Francis to reach out to people in new ways.
# mass appeal
16 hilarious tweets anyone who grew up Catholic will relate to
Everyone else: “And with your spirit.” You, loudly: “AND ALSO WITH YOU.”
# Catholic Church
Archbishop reveals concerns about recent cases of possible abuse by priests
Archbishop Eamon Martin said he has dealt with three or four situations in the last year.
# Bishop and the nightie
Eileen Fox, who unwittingly rocked 1960s Ireland, has passed away
Gay Byrne has led tributes to the woman behind the ‘Bishop and the nightie’ incident.
# Bloody Politics
There is now a vial of John Paul II's blood in Poland's parliament
“This event is of a purely religious nature. We won’t use it for political ends.”
# gino flaim
Italian priest suspended after saying he "understands" paedophilia
Fr Gino Flaim added that homosexuality was an “illness.”
# Not amused
Vatican dismisses gay priest who came out on eve of meeting regarding homosexual believers
Polish priest Krzystof Charamsa says he’s “out of the closet and very happy”.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Catholic priests be allowed to get married?
We could be left with “a tiny cadre of aged priests” within a generation. Would allowing marriage change anything?
# Joseph Zhang Yilin
China has just got its first Catholic bishop in three years
“I’m glad he is becoming our bishop. He has a very deep faith and I know he will be able to accomplish his ministry well.”
# mass effect
#GrowingUpCatholic hilariously summed up everything about having to go to mass
WHAT were you going to say in confession?
# Ring my bell
12 confessions of a former altar server
“Do this in memory of me.” DINGALINGALINGALINGALING.
# nun shall pass
These elderly nuns want to stop dirty divil Katy Perry from buying a convent
They aren’t happy with her saucy videos. Not at all.
# losing my religion
Artist says Catholic paper used image without permission to promote faith in the home
“They no longer live ‘happily ever after’ … Being the child of parents with no faith is tough.”
# Right to die
European court rules French doctors can turn off Vincent Lambert's life support
The man’s parents had been fighting to keep him on life support though his wife had said he would not want to be kept alive.
# eamon martin
Feeling of "bereavement" at gay marriage result - says leader of Ireland's Catholics
Eamon Martin was asked about that “defeat for humanity” remark from the Vatican this morning.
# marriage ref
'I was born in 1950s conservative Ireland and I'm asking people to make this happen'
The Taoiseach said 40,000 people who have never registered before have signed up to vote.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you agree with the Good Friday alcohol ban?
Or will you be having a tipple today?
# marriage ref
'I am gay, I am Catholic and I am a primary teacher in a Catholic school'
Teacher David Mooney has written movingly about how the upcoming marriage referendum affects him.
# Adelaide
Australian archbishop charged with concealing child abuse
This relates to offences that were committed during the 1970s.
# give up your aul sins
Why are so many non-religious people still giving things up for Lent?
Many Christian traditions have lost their appeal but Lent remains popular, for good reasons, lifestyle experts say.