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# catholic - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Midwives 'forced to leave profession because they refuse to partake in abortions'
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

Midwives 'forced to leave profession because they refuse to partake in abortions'

Dec 17th 2014, 11:36 AM 9,092 Views 57 Comments

The UK’s highest court ruled on the matter this morning.

# catholic - Monday 15 December, 2014

Mary McAleese has got a new job
# In The Door
# In The Door

Mary McAleese has got a new job

Dec 15th 2014, 6:35 AM 16,330 Views 15 Comments

Dr McAleese is going to be a professor in Irish studies at the largest Catholic university in the UK.

# catholic - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Bishops reject Pope's plans for opening doors to gays and divorcees
# No Go
# No Go

Bishops reject Pope's plans for opening doors to gays and divorcees

Oct 19th 2014, 7:26 AM 11,714 Views 74 Comments

The move is a blow to Pope Francis.

# catholic - Monday 8 September, 2014

Three Italian nuns found brutally murdered at Burundi convent
# Horrific
# Horrific

Three Italian nuns found brutally murdered at Burundi convent

Sep 8th 2014, 7:04 PM 23,741 Views 47 Comments

Pope Francis has offered his condolences after the horrific murders.

# catholic - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Opinion: Ring them bells! Why Ireland should never get rid of the Angelus
# Catholic
# Catholic

Opinion: Ring them bells! Why Ireland should never get rid of the Angelus

Jul 23rd 2014, 12:57 PM 2,012 Views 179 Comments

Twice a day, we should all stop and listen to those bells. Let them serve as a reminder of what happens when we outsource our thinking to anyone else.

# catholic - Friday 18 July, 2014

13 questions the world wants to know about Ireland
# Dear Google
From The Daily Edge
# Dear Google

13 questions the world wants to know about Ireland

Jul 18th 2014, 1:00 PM 35,743 Views 35 Comments

And so they asked Google.

# catholic - Monday 7 July, 2014

Pope Francis asks for forgiveness after first meeting with abuse survivors
# Apology
# Apology

Pope Francis asks for forgiveness after first meeting with abuse survivors

Jul 7th 2014, 5:00 PM 8,459 Views 48 Comments

After meeting two Irish survivors, the Pontiff condemned “execrable acts of abuse.”

# catholic - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Opinion: Adoption, illegitimate children and ‘the bogey of proselytism’ in Catholic Ireland
# Adoption
# Adoption

Opinion: Adoption, illegitimate children and ‘the bogey of proselytism’ in Catholic Ireland

Jun 29th 2014, 8:30 AM 3,250 Views 59 Comments

The history of Ireland’s legal adoption battle is fraught with examples of church-state collusion, even after 1952 when legislation for it was finally enacted in Ireland.

# catholic - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Opinion: Tuam's 800 babies – a legacy of shame and horror beyond words
# Tuam
# Tuam

Opinion: Tuam's 800 babies – a legacy of shame and horror beyond words

Jun 5th 2014, 7:30 PM 1,288 Views 144 Comments

The misogynistic meddling of the Catholic church in affairs of this young state was detrimental to the blossoming of a whole, enlightened and fulfilled society – and nobody bore the brunt of that more than vulnerable women and their babies.

# catholic - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Dublin's newest priest spent ten years as a car saleman
# Ecumechanical Matter
# Ecumechanical Matter

Dublin's newest priest spent ten years as a car saleman

Jun 3rd 2014, 3:30 PM 25,828 Views 85 Comments

Fr Seamus McEntee, who is 48 ,was ordained by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin today.

# catholic - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Opinion: First Holy Communion etiquette for sensible spenders
# Communion
# Communion

Opinion: First Holy Communion etiquette for sensible spenders

May 17th 2014, 12:00 PM 724 Views 44 Comments

Let me warn you now about those who may try to get you spending against your will – and help you to defend yourself.

# catholic - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Column: Let's take the Sacraments out of class time (and out of teachers' hands)
# Schools
# Schools

Column: Let's take the Sacraments out of class time (and out of teachers' hands)

Apr 22nd 2014, 1:00 PM 1,181 Views 176 Comments

Instead of spending 20-30 hours of curriculum time focusing on the Sacraments, preparation should take place after school hours.

# catholic - Friday 18 April, 2014

Does religion play a negative role in our society? 36% of Irish people think so
# Influence
# Influence

Does religion play a negative role in our society? 36% of Irish people think so

Apr 18th 2014, 10:37 AM 13,522 Views 210 Comments

Older people are far more positive towards the role of religion in society.

# catholic - Saturday 12 April, 2014

Give up 'yer auld sins: Shoppers targeted with with pre-Easter 'confession blitz'
# Bless Me Father
# Bless Me Father

Give up 'yer auld sins: Shoppers targeted with with pre-Easter 'confession blitz'

Apr 12th 2014, 9:15 AM 9,024 Views 22 Comments

Churches around Dublin city centre are opening for over eight hours today. Catholics are being urged to come along, even if its been decades since their last confession.

# catholic - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Column: Some etiquette for the modern-day First Holy Communion
# The Big Day
# The Big Day

Column: Some etiquette for the modern-day First Holy Communion

Mar 19th 2014, 8:00 AM 61,751 Views 63 Comments

Invited to a First Communion? Are you in a state of dread? Don’t worry. Let me guide you through the etiquette of the modern Big Day, writes Avril O’Reilly.

# catholic - Monday 3 March, 2014

Column: Attempts to silence survivors of symphysiotomy must be fought
# Medical Scandal
# Medical Scandal

Column: Attempts to silence survivors of symphysiotomy must be fought

Mar 3rd 2014, 1:00 PM 191 Views 5 Comments

Reliance on ex gratia redress schemes should be read against a backdrop of Government reluctance to allow these victims – and others like them – to speak on their own terms about the recent past, writes Máiréad Enright.

# catholic - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Number of couples signing up for pre-marriage courses "unacceptably low" --- Bishop
# No Accord
# No Accord

Number of couples signing up for pre-marriage courses "unacceptably low" --- Bishop

Feb 19th 2014, 9:07 AM 16,590 Views 122 Comments

Bishop Brennan of Wexford has written to priests urging them to sign couples up for Accord courses.

# catholic - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Pope Francis says the internet is a gift from God
# Thanks God
# Thanks God

Pope Francis says the internet is a gift from God

Jan 23rd 2014, 12:37 PM 10,490 Views 138 Comments

However the Pope also warned internet users not to isolate themselves from society.

# catholic - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

In pictures: Tom O'Gorman remembered as friends gather for candlelit vigil
# RIP
# RIP

In pictures: Tom O'Gorman remembered as friends gather for candlelit vigil

Jan 15th 2014, 10:26 AM 27,643 Views 0 Comments

Friends and colleagues of the murder victim gathered at a Dublin city centre church last night to share their grief and their memories…

# catholic - Friday 10 January, 2014

Pictures: Millions of barefoot devotees take part in Manila 'Black Nazarene' procession
# Philippines
# Philippines

Pictures: Millions of barefoot devotees take part in Manila 'Black Nazarene' procession

Jan 10th 2014, 7:45 AM 7,276 Views 20 Comments

Some nine million Catholics packed the streets of the Filipino capital to honour a statue of Jesus they believe has miraculous powers.

# catholic - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Threat of 'deadly outbreak of disease' in camps for children fleeing CAR violence
# Central African Republic
# Central African Republic

Threat of 'deadly outbreak of disease' in camps for children fleeing CAR violence

Jan 9th 2014, 12:46 PM 3,893 Views 0 Comments

Over 935,000 people have been displaced across the country over the past year.

# catholic - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

Francis prays for child soldiers “robbed of their childhood”
# Urbi Et Orbi
# Urbi Et Orbi

Francis prays for child soldiers “robbed of their childhood”

Dec 25th 2013, 12:25 PM 8,177 Views 112 Comments

The new Pope has delivered his first Christmas ‘urbi et orbi’ message.

# catholic - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Diocese of Down and Connor met 46 of 48 child safety objectives
# Safeguarding
# Safeguarding

Diocese of Down and Connor met 46 of 48 child safety objectives

Dec 10th 2013, 10:46 AM 2,409 Views 8 Comments

The second-largest diocese in the country has dealt with cases involving 14 living priests in recent years, dealing with each of them properly, a report by the Church’s child safety watchdog has found.

Catholic Church child welfare watchdog to publish audit results today
# Child Safety
# Child Safety

Catholic Church child welfare watchdog to publish audit results today

Dec 10th 2013, 7:31 AM 3,164 Views 32 Comments

The largest audit of Church bodies to date will be published today, with Christian Brothers particularly under the microscope.

# catholic - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

How should the Pope do his job? He wants you to tell him
# Vatican
# Vatican

How should the Pope do his job? He wants you to tell him

Nov 26th 2013, 12:48 PM 8,257 Views 125 Comments

Pope Francis is looking for suggestions on how his role should change, and has called for powers to be taken away from the Vatican.

# catholic - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Irish priest found guilty of child sexual abuse in Australia
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Irish priest found guilty of child sexual abuse in Australia

Nov 5th 2013, 9:57 AM 8,446 Views 29 Comments

A jury found Finian Egan guilty of the rape and indecent assault of three girls over the course of almost three decades.

# catholic - Sunday 3 November, 2013

20 things that always happened at Mass
# Peace Be With You
From The Daily Edge
# Peace Be With You

20 things that always happened at Mass

Nov 3rd 2013, 9:30 AM 40,625 Views 95 Comments

If you were dragged to Mass on a weekly basis these things will sound familiar.

# catholic - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Protestant FG councillors say their schools are being discriminated against
# Protestant Schools
# Protestant Schools

Protestant FG councillors say their schools are being discriminated against

Sep 11th 2013, 7:08 PM 9,880 Views 69 Comments

The thirteen councillors say that changes to pupil/teacher ratios are “putting Protestant schools beyond the means of ordinary Protestants”.

# catholic - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Pope: Resist 'idols' of money, power, pleasure
# Brazil
# Brazil

Pope: Resist 'idols' of money, power, pleasure

Jul 24th 2013, 7:45 PM 6,619 Views 121 Comments

The Pope made the comment during a visit to one of the most important shrines in Latin America.

# catholic - Monday 22 July, 2013

Pope Francis heads to Brazil to say mass on Copacabana beach
# Big Poppa
# Big Poppa

Pope Francis heads to Brazil to say mass on Copacabana beach

Jul 22nd 2013, 8:52 AM 4,677 Views 38 Comments

This is his first trip abroad since becoming pontiff.

# catholic - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Magdalene survivors call on Catholics to boycott mass this weekend
# Protest
# Protest

Magdalene survivors call on Catholics to boycott mass this weekend

Jul 18th 2013, 3:13 PM 9,776 Views 207 Comments

A group representing survivors of the Magdalene laundries has asked people to withhold donations to their local Catholic church this weekend.

# catholic - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

# catholic - Sunday 7 July, 2013

The Catholic Church shouldn't fear structural renewal – Pope Francis
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

The Catholic Church shouldn't fear structural renewal – Pope Francis

Jul 7th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,283 Views 62 Comments

Pope Francis has called for structural renewal in the Catholic church to keep up with the times – but also advised priests and nuns to shun costly trappings so they can use more resources to help the poor.

# catholic - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Visiting Dublin's most sacred places? Here are the 'Dos and don'ts'
# Hidden Ireland
# Hidden Ireland

Visiting Dublin's most sacred places? Here are the 'Dos and don'ts'

Jun 23rd 2013, 8:30 AM 13,717 Views 22 Comments

Do you know why shoes are taken off in Buddhist centres?

# catholic - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Catholic TDs "will not be excommunicated" if they vote for abortion legislation
# Excommunication
# Excommunication

Catholic TDs "will not be excommunicated" if they vote for abortion legislation

May 30th 2013, 4:38 PM 7,001 Views 143 Comments

A senior Vatican official has said that TDs should resign rather than support abortion legislation.

# catholic - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Gone for good: Last Magdalene laundry to be converted into houses and sold
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Gone for good: Last Magdalene laundry to be converted into houses and sold

May 25th 2013, 7:10 AM 20,992 Views 30 Comments

There are calls for a monument or museum to be built on the site to remember the women forced to stay in the institution in Dublin’s inner city.

# catholic - Monday 6 May, 2013

Controversial seven-time Italian premier Andreotti dies aged 94
# Italy
# Italy

Controversial seven-time Italian premier Andreotti dies aged 94

May 6th 2013, 2:51 PM 5,263 Views 12 Comments

Giulio Andreotti — nicknamed “The Untouchable” and “The Black Pope” — was a divisive figure in Italian politics, with close ties to the Vatican and rumoured mafia links.

# catholic - Friday 3 May, 2013

# catholic - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

Two kids from Cork to be confirmed by... Pope Francis
# No Pressure
# No Pressure

Two kids from Cork to be confirmed by... Pope Francis

Apr 23rd 2013, 7:20 PM 16,583 Views 55 Comments

Emily Mulcahy and Edmond Roche (both 12) were chosen from the diocese of Cloyne to be confirmed by the Pope in St Peter’s Square.

# catholic - Friday 29 March, 2013

Pope Francis presides over his first Good Friday ceremony
# New Job
# New Job

Pope Francis presides over his first Good Friday ceremony

Mar 29th 2013, 5:09 PM 11,293 Views 55 Comments

The pope has attended the Passion of Christ in St Peter’s Basilica ahead of a torch-lit procession at the Colosseum later tonight.