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# catholic - Monday 16 January, 2017

Catholic group says 95% of their schools don't have a baptism barrier
# School Admissions
# School Admissions

Catholic group says 95% of their schools don't have a baptism barrier

Jan 16th 2017, 7:46 PM 26,072 Views 256 Comments

As it stands schools are legally permitted to select students based on their religion.

# catholic - Sunday 25 December, 2016

Pope Francis makes mention of abortion during Christmas message
# Remember The Children
# Remember The Children

Pope Francis makes mention of abortion during Christmas message

Dec 25th 2016, 9:40 AM 9,934 Views 78 Comments

The Pontiff asked people to remember those “not allowed to be born”.

# catholic - Sunday 11 December, 2016

Bombing at Egypt's main Coptic Christian cathedral kills 25
# Attack
# Attack

Bombing at Egypt's main Coptic Christian cathedral kills 25

Dec 11th 2016, 11:00 AM 7,744 Views 92 Comments

The attack came two days after a bomb elsewhere in Cairo killed six policemen.

# catholic - Sunday 18 September, 2016

16 memories anyone who grew up Catholic will recognise
# The Trocaire Box
From The Daily Edge
# The Trocaire Box

16 memories anyone who grew up Catholic will recognise

Sep 18th 2016, 9:41 AM 4,824 Views 2 Comments

Figuring out what you were giving up for Lent on Pancake Tuesday.

# catholic - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Is a religious education better for students? We took a look
# Divestment
# Divestment

Is a religious education better for students? We took a look

Aug 3rd 2016, 9:05 PM 11,270 Views 52 Comments

Catholic schools are more strict, the academic side of things follows in that pattern then.’

# catholic - Sunday 31 July, 2016

Remembering the woman who stood up to the Catholic Church over mixed marriage
# Opinion
# Opinion

Remembering the woman who stood up to the Catholic Church over mixed marriage

Jul 31st 2016, 6:00 PM 47,248 Views 101 Comments

Sheila Cloney was caught in the middle of a fight which saw Catholics boycott Protestant businesses, farms and schools.

Pope urges 'drowsy and dull kids' to swap sofas and video games for walking boots
# Youth Festival
# Youth Festival

Pope urges 'drowsy and dull kids' to swap sofas and video games for walking boots

Jul 31st 2016, 8:49 AM 10,985 Views 105 Comments

He said, “We didn’t come into the world to ‘vegetate’… We came for another reason: to leave a mark.”

# catholic - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Pope says the world is at war - but religion is not the cause
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

Pope says the world is at war - but religion is not the cause

Jul 28th 2016, 7:29 AM 14,142 Views 149 Comments

Pope Francis said all religions want peace, “it’s the others who want war”.

# catholic - Thursday 7 July, 2016

US archbishop says divorced Catholics should avoid sex, live 'as brother and sister'
# Abstain
# Abstain

US archbishop says divorced Catholics should avoid sex, live 'as brother and sister'

Jul 7th 2016, 8:11 AM 39,504 Views 322 Comments

Archbishop Charles Chaput issued a new set of pastoral guidelines for clergy and other leaders of the archdiocese.

# catholic - Monday 20 June, 2016

Parents splash out €836 on their child's First Communion, while kids rake in over €500
# Big Spenders
# Big Spenders

Parents splash out €836 on their child's First Communion, while kids rake in over €500

Jun 20th 2016, 8:15 AM 15,262 Views 99 Comments

Some children are making more than €800.

# catholic - Thursday 28 April, 2016

10 things all lapsed Catholics know to be true
# Lapsed Catholic
From The Daily Edge
# Lapsed Catholic

10 things all lapsed Catholics know to be true

Apr 28th 2016, 9:29 PM 17,926 Views 12 Comments

You might be a lapsed Catholic… but you still pray to St. Anthony.

# catholic - Saturday 26 March, 2016

'What is your religion?' People are being urged to think hard about that come census night

'What is your religion?' People are being urged to think hard about that come census night

Mar 26th 2016, 8:15 AM 81,326 Views 278 Comments

The Humanists Association of Ireland want people to consider how they really feel.

# catholic - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

16 memories anyone who grew up Catholic will recognise
# Lent
From The Daily Edge
# Lent

16 memories anyone who grew up Catholic will recognise

Feb 10th 2016, 9:30 PM 61,306 Views 11 Comments

Ah memories.

# catholic - Friday 8 January, 2016

At least 231 children abused at Catholic boys' choir run by Pope Benedict's brother
# Regensburger Domspatzen
# Regensburger Domspatzen

At least 231 children abused at Catholic boys' choir run by Pope Benedict's brother

Jan 8th 2016, 8:42 PM 108,931 Views 162 Comments

George Ratzinger, Benedict’s older brother, ran the famous Regensburg choir from 1964 to 1994.

# catholic - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Teacher to be compensated after principal insulted gay son
# Equality Tribunal
# Equality Tribunal

Teacher to be compensated after principal insulted gay son

Jan 5th 2016, 9:00 AM 30,386 Views 69 Comments

She said her boss made derogatory comments about her son’s clothes, and members of the Catholic Church.

# catholic - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

The mother of 'disappeared' Catholic woman Lisa Dorrian has died
# RIP
# RIP

The mother of 'disappeared' Catholic woman Lisa Dorrian has died

Dec 29th 2015, 2:44 PM 19,641 Views 33 Comments

Pat Dorrian (59) passed away in hospital yesterday. Her daughter Lisa disappeared in February 2005.

# catholic - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

This eighties Irish sex education video is unbearably cringey
# Lovemaking
From The Daily Edge
# Lovemaking

This eighties Irish sex education video is unbearably cringey

Dec 23rd 2015, 6:24 PM 12,993 Views 10 Comments

“Everything is based on love”.

# catholic - Thursday 26 November, 2015

Priests visit shopping centre to hear confessions
# Mercy On The Mall
# Mercy On The Mall

Priests visit shopping centre to hear confessions

Nov 26th 2015, 10:38 AM 20,405 Views 122 Comments

Priests have been inspired by Pope Francis to reach out to people in new ways.

# catholic - Saturday 21 November, 2015

16 hilarious tweets anyone who grew up Catholic will relate to
# Mass Appeal
From The Daily Edge
# Mass Appeal

16 hilarious tweets anyone who grew up Catholic will relate to

Nov 21st 2015, 11:00 AM 12,728 Views 7 Comments

Everyone else: “And with your spirit.” You, loudly: “AND ALSO WITH YOU.”

# catholic - 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 14,497 Views 50 Comments

Archbishop Eamon Martin said he has dealt with three or four situations in the last year.

# catholic - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Eileen Fox, who unwittingly rocked 1960s Ireland, has passed away
# Bishop And The Nightie
# Bishop And The Nightie

Eileen Fox, who unwittingly rocked 1960s Ireland, has passed away

Nov 3rd 2015, 6:19 PM 23,765 Views 25 Comments

Gay Byrne has led tributes to the woman behind the ‘Bishop and the nightie’ incident.

# catholic - Sunday 18 October, 2015

There is now a vial of John Paul II's blood in Poland's parliament
# Bloody Politics
# Bloody Politics

There is now a vial of John Paul II's blood in Poland's parliament

Oct 18th 2015, 8:30 AM 10,022 Views 55 Comments

“This event is of a purely religious nature. We won’t use it for political ends.”

# catholic - 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 16,518 Views 60 Comments

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

# catholic - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Vatican dismisses gay priest who came out on eve of meeting regarding homosexual believers
# Not Amused
# Not Amused

Vatican dismisses gay priest who came out on eve of meeting regarding homosexual believers

Oct 3rd 2015, 3:54 PM 23,200 Views 95 Comments

Polish priest Krzystof Charamsa says he’s “out of the closet and very happy”.

# catholic - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Poll: Should Catholic priests be allowed to get married?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Catholic priests be allowed to get married?

Sep 2nd 2015, 8:15 PM 31,863 Views 95 Comments

We could be left with “a tiny cadre of aged priests” within a generation. Would allowing marriage change anything?

# catholic - Saturday 8 August, 2015

China has just got its first Catholic bishop in three years
# Joseph Zhang Yilin
# Joseph Zhang Yilin

China has just got its first Catholic bishop in three years

Aug 8th 2015, 9:30 AM 6,412 Views 13 Comments

“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.”

# catholic - Monday 27 July, 2015

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

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

Jul 27th 2015, 10:17 PM 28,050 Views 84 Comments

WHAT were you going to say in confession?

# catholic - Sunday 12 July, 2015

12 confessions of a former altar server
# Ring My Bell
From The Daily Edge
# Ring My Bell

12 confessions of a former altar server

Jul 12th 2015, 1:00 PM 10,854 Views 3 Comments

“Do this in memory of me.” DINGALINGALINGALINGALING.

# catholic - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

These elderly nuns want to stop dirty divil Katy Perry from buying a convent
# Nun Shall Pass
From The Daily Edge
# Nun Shall Pass

These elderly nuns want to stop dirty divil Katy Perry from buying a convent

Jun 30th 2015, 8:49 AM 3,014 Views 0 Comments

They aren’t happy with her saucy videos. Not at all.

# catholic - Friday 5 June, 2015

Artist says Catholic paper used image without permission to promote faith in the home
# Losing My Religion
# Losing My Religion

Artist says Catholic paper used image without permission to promote faith in the home

Jun 5th 2015, 11:03 AM 18,335 Views 71 Comments

“They no longer live ‘happily ever after’ … Being the child of parents with no faith is tough.”

European court rules French doctors can turn off Vincent Lambert's life support
# Right To Die
# Right To Die

European court rules French doctors can turn off Vincent Lambert's life support

Jun 5th 2015, 11:00 AM 21,450 Views 35 Comments

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.

# catholic - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Feeling of "bereavement" at gay marriage result - says leader of Ireland's Catholics
# Eamon Martin
# Eamon Martin

Feeling of "bereavement" at gay marriage result - says leader of Ireland's Catholics

Jun 2nd 2015, 11:53 AM 27,315 Views 261 Comments

Eamon Martin was asked about that “defeat for humanity” remark from the Vatican this morning.

# catholic - Thursday 14 May, 2015

'I was born in 1950s conservative Ireland and I'm asking people to make this happen'
# Marriage Ref
# Marriage Ref

'I was born in 1950s conservative Ireland and I'm asking people to make this happen'

May 14th 2015, 11:39 AM 12,778 Views 244 Comments

The Taoiseach said 40,000 people who have never registered before have signed up to vote.

# catholic - Friday 3 April, 2015

Poll: Do you agree with the Good Friday alcohol ban?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree with the Good Friday alcohol ban?

Apr 3rd 2015, 9:01 AM 34,461 Views 201 Comments

Or will you be having a tipple today?

# catholic - Thursday 26 March, 2015

'I am gay, I am Catholic and I am a primary teacher in a Catholic school'
# Marriage Ref
From The Daily Edge
# Marriage Ref

'I am gay, I am Catholic and I am a primary teacher in a Catholic school'

Mar 26th 2015, 1:04 PM 10,395 Views 17 Comments

Teacher David Mooney has written movingly about how the upcoming marriage referendum affects him.

# catholic - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Australian archbishop charged with concealing child abuse
# Adelaide
# Adelaide

Australian archbishop charged with concealing child abuse

Mar 17th 2015, 9:17 AM 9,614 Views 0 Comments

This relates to offences that were committed during the 1970s.

# catholic - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Why are so many non-religious people still giving things up for Lent?
# Give Up Your Aul Sins
# Give Up Your Aul Sins

Why are so many non-religious people still giving things up for Lent?

Feb 18th 2015, 6:15 AM 14,908 Views 40 Comments

Many Christian traditions have lost their appeal but Lent remains popular, for good reasons, lifestyle experts say.

# catholic - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Iona Institute respond with their own chart of prominent words on their website
# Google It
# Google It

Iona Institute respond with their own chart of prominent words on their website

Jan 22nd 2015, 10:00 PM 30,935 Views 173 Comments

A chart showing that ‘gay and ‘same-sex’ are frequently used words on the site has been widely shared on social media today.

# catholic - Monday 12 January, 2015

Aziz Ansari calls Rupert Murdoch 'a racist piece of sh*t' on Twitter
# Ansari Vs Murdoch
From The Daily Edge
# Ansari Vs Murdoch

Aziz Ansari calls Rupert Murdoch 'a racist piece of sh*t' on Twitter

Jan 12th 2015, 11:37 AM 3,639 Views 4 Comments

The Parks and Recreation actor is the latest celebrity to go after the media magnate on Twitter.

# catholic - Friday 19 December, 2014

Remember the devastating 2009 fire at St. Mel's Cathedral? After years of painstaking work, it's open again
# Midnight Mass
# Midnight Mass

Remember the devastating 2009 fire at St. Mel's Cathedral? After years of painstaking work, it's open again

Dec 19th 2014, 2:37 PM 13,476 Views 36 Comments

A full schedule of Christmas masses has been announced. Including midnight mass on Christmas Eve, at the traditionally Irish time of 11pm.