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# catholic - Friday 29 March, 2013

Column: Not enough has been done to uphold the spirit of the Good Friday Agreement
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Not enough has been done to uphold the spirit of the Good Friday Agreement

Mar 29th 2013, 1:00 PM 48 Views 56 Comments

It’s true Northern Ireland has come a long way over the last fifteen years, but we cannot afford to hang the ‘mission accomplished’ banner over the peace process, writes David McCann.

# catholic - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Supermarket chain expects fish sales to double this week
# Good Friday
# Good Friday

Supermarket chain expects fish sales to double this week

Mar 28th 2013, 3:25 PM 9,984 Views 46 Comments

SuperValu says its supermarkets will sell about €1 million in fish this week – more than double the usual – ahead of Good Friday.

Poll: Are you abstaining from meat this Good Friday?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you abstaining from meat this Good Friday?

Mar 28th 2013, 9:51 AM 24,918 Views 259 Comments

Under Catholic tradition, many people abstain from alcohol and eating meat on Good Friday. Will you be among them?

# catholic - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week
# You Told Us
# You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Mar 16th 2013, 11:00 AM 5,418 Views 4 Comments

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most popular and the most commented on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

# catholic - Thursday 14 March, 2013

Poll: Are you optimistic about Pope Francis?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you optimistic about Pope Francis?

Mar 14th 2013, 10:10 AM 8,267 Views 109 Comments

The new leader of the Roman Catholic church is a doctrinal conservative who believes strongly in social justice. How do you feel about Pope Francis?

# catholic - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added missing engagement ring
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix… now with added missing engagement ring

Mar 12th 2013, 7:59 PM 13,673 Views 5 Comments

Here are all the things we learned, loved and shared today.

PHOTOS: Day 1 of the Vatican conclave to elect the next Pope
# Il Papa
# Il Papa

PHOTOS: Day 1 of the Vatican conclave to elect the next Pope

Mar 12th 2013, 7:00 PM 8,430 Views 35 Comments

The 115 cardinals under 80 were locked into the Sistine Chapel this afternoon to begin the process of choosing the next leader of the Roman Catholic Church.

# catholic - Saturday 9 March, 2013

Poll: Should religious orders pay compensation for the Magdalene laundries?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should religious orders pay compensation for the Magdalene laundries?

Mar 9th 2013, 10:37 AM 22,155 Views 172 Comments

The State has set up a compensation fund for survivors of the Magdalene laundries – but questions have been raised about whether the religious orders should pay up too.

# catholic - Friday 22 February, 2013

Catholic priests should be able to marry: British cardinal
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Catholic priests should be able to marry: British cardinal

Feb 22nd 2013, 9:48 PM 8,575 Views 100 Comments

Roman Catholic priests should be able to marry and have children, Britain’s most senior cardinal has said.

# catholic - Friday 15 February, 2013

Benedict's closest confidant to hold dual role under new pope
# New Boss
# New Boss

Benedict's closest confidant to hold dual role under new pope

Feb 15th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,912 Views 19 Comments

Monsignor Georg Gaenswein, the pope’s personal secretary, will keep his old job but will also oversee the new pope’s household.

# catholic - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

In their own words: Survivors' accounts of life inside a Magdalene Laundry
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

In their own words: Survivors' accounts of life inside a Magdalene Laundry

Feb 5th 2013, 9:10 PM 31,029 Views 40 Comments

The report published today includes a section devoted to survivors’ first-hand accounts of life in a Laundry.

How Twitter reacted to the Magdalene Laundry report
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

How Twitter reacted to the Magdalene Laundry report

Feb 5th 2013, 7:22 PM 8,433 Views 16 Comments

From Enda Kenny’s non-apology to the record of previous governments, here’s what people on Twitter had to say about the Magdalene Laundry report.

# catholic - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Catholic Cardinal in LA removed from duties over abuse shielding
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Catholic Cardinal in LA removed from duties over abuse shielding

Feb 2nd 2013, 12:44 PM 5,728 Views 44 Comments

Cardinal Roger Mahony has been stripped of his administrative duties and court-ordered to release thousands of pages of confidential files on sexually abusive priests.

# catholic - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

Unwanted Christmas Gifts sought at Dublin's Pro Cathedral
# Unwanted Gifts
# Unwanted Gifts

Unwanted Christmas Gifts sought at Dublin's Pro Cathedral

Dec 26th 2012, 10:19 AM 5,509 Views 2 Comments

Unwanted gifts will taken into storage by Crosscare, who will distribute them as gifts to people in their homeless and residential projects for Christmas 2013.

# catholic - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Report on Pat Finucane murder uncovers "shocking levels" of state collusion
# Pat Finucane
# Pat Finucane

Report on Pat Finucane murder uncovers "shocking levels" of state collusion

Dec 12th 2012, 1:42 PM 8,040 Views 35 Comments

David Cameron said that the report found that Pat Finucane could still be alive today had it not been for state involvement.

Report on Pat Finucane murder to be published today
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Report on Pat Finucane murder to be published today

Dec 12th 2012, 12:00 PM 2,321 Views 10 Comments

The family of the murdered Belfast lawyer want a full public inquiry into the circumstances surrounding his death in 1989.

# catholic - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Pat Finucane mural unveiled before de Silva report
# Pat Finucane
# Pat Finucane

Pat Finucane mural unveiled before de Silva report

Dec 11th 2012, 11:15 AM 3,562 Views 15 Comments

The report into the human rights lawyer’s death will be published tomorrow.

# catholic - Monday 3 December, 2012

Bishops claim Mario Rosenstock sketch is "grossly offensive"
# Complaint
# Complaint

Bishops claim Mario Rosenstock sketch is "grossly offensive"

Dec 3rd 2012, 5:14 PM 22,292 Views 182 Comments

The Catholic Communications Office said that a recent sketch “is grossly offensive to all Catholics” as it shows a man spitting into a bucket before receiving Holy Communion.

# catholic - Sunday 18 November, 2012

Anti-gay marriage protesters rally in Paris
# France
# France

Anti-gay marriage protesters rally in Paris

Nov 18th 2012, 7:59 PM 15,309 Views 149 Comments

The rally was organised by conservative Catholic group Civitas and was marred by allegations of aggression towards women’s movement activists by some participants.

Pope calls on faithful to ignore doomsday warnings for 21 December
# Doooooooom
# Doooooooom

Pope calls on faithful to ignore doomsday warnings for 21 December

Nov 18th 2012, 3:35 PM 20,097 Views 119 Comments

Ding ding ding! It’s round one of Pope Benedict XVI versus the Mayan prophets of doom.

# catholic - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

'Over 2,000' attend sit-down protest for Savita at Leinster House
# Savita
# Savita

'Over 2,000' attend sit-down protest for Savita at Leinster House

Nov 14th 2012, 7:07 PM 17,329 Views 141 Comments

Demonstrators sat on the ground during a moment of silence, while speakers argued for legislation on abortion.

Calls for X Case legislation after woman denied an abortion dies in Galway hospital
# Savita
# Savita

Calls for X Case legislation after woman denied an abortion dies in Galway hospital

Nov 14th 2012, 2:34 AM 30,621 Views 273 Comments

Savita Halappanavar died from septicaemia following a miscarriage which lasted almost three days. She repeatedly asked for the foetus to be removed but her requests were turned down.

# catholic - Sunday 11 November, 2012

Poll: Do you practise your religion?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you practise your religion?

Nov 11th 2012, 12:09 PM 13,788 Views 222 Comments

Be it private prayer or formal services, do you practise your religion if you have one?

# catholic - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Catholic Bishops give cautious welcome to Referendum
# Referendum
# Referendum

Catholic Bishops give cautious welcome to Referendum

Nov 6th 2012, 8:14 AM 3,103 Views 35 Comments

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference said the amendment offers a ‘reasonable and balanced approach’ to children’s rights.

# catholic - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Column: The Troubles may have quietened, but the trauma lives on
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Troubles may have quietened, but the trauma lives on

Nov 3rd 2012, 12:00 PM 176 Views 32 Comments

Although the peace agreement came into effect in 1998, the pain didn’t stop for many, writes Richard Barklie.

# catholic - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Surprise cardinal appointments spark pope health concerns
# Vatican
# Vatican

Surprise cardinal appointments spark pope health concerns

Oct 24th 2012, 2:12 PM 10,369 Views 65 Comments

Pope Benedict XVI today announced the unexpected appointment of six cardinals from outside Europe.

# catholic - Monday 22 October, 2012

Parents asked who they want to educate their children
# Patronage
# Patronage

Parents asked who they want to educate their children

Oct 22nd 2012, 8:20 AM 6,445 Views 44 Comments

Surveys about local primary school patronage are being distributed in five areas today but Minister Quinn warned the process will be slow.

# catholic - Thursday 18 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added ballerinas on the Grand Canal
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added ballerinas on the Grand Canal

Oct 18th 2012, 8:03 PM 11,744 Views 1 Comment

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Number of Catholics at record high, despite lowest percentage ever - CSO
# Religion
# Religion

Number of Catholics at record high, despite lowest percentage ever - CSO

Oct 18th 2012, 4:04 PM 14,014 Views 84 Comments

3.86 million people describe themselves as Catholic (84.2 per cent) while 277,237 people say that they have no religion.

# catholic - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Bishop criticises opening of Marie Stopes clinic offering abortion
# Abortion
# Abortion

Bishop criticises opening of Marie Stopes clinic offering abortion

Oct 11th 2012, 10:22 PM 8,577 Views 140 Comments

Bishop of Down and Connor Noel Treanor said the clinic undermines the dignity of human life in society.

# catholic - Monday 8 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added Tetris
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added Tetris

Oct 8th 2012, 8:03 PM 12,117 Views 10 Comments

Here are the things we learned, shared and loved today.

Bishop denies claims he knew priest allegedly abused again
# Bishop John Kirby
# Bishop John Kirby

Bishop denies claims he knew priest allegedly abused again

Oct 8th 2012, 4:34 PM 4,931 Views 63 Comments

It had been reported that Bishop John Kirby had knowledge that a priest abused children after he was moved to a new parish following abuse allegations.

# catholic - Saturday 6 October, 2012

Pope's butler gets 18 months in jail for stealing secret Vatican documents
# Vatileaks
# Vatileaks

Pope's butler gets 18 months in jail for stealing secret Vatican documents

Oct 6th 2012, 12:33 PM 4,391 Views 37 Comments

The butler said he had “acted out of visceral love for the Church of Christ and of its leader on earth”.

# catholic - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

Diocese of Limerick: 'Prompt referral of allegations to the statutory authorities'
# Safeguarding
# Safeguarding

Diocese of Limerick: 'Prompt referral of allegations to the statutory authorities'

Sep 5th 2012, 1:19 PM 2,272 Views 3 Comments

Summary of the main findings of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland into Limerick diocese.

# catholic - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Archbishop suggests investigation into Magdalene Laundries
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Archbishop suggests investigation into Magdalene Laundries

Jul 25th 2012, 7:30 AM 3,056 Views 12 Comments

Diarmuid Martin has said that there were “questions still to be answered” in relation to the abuse scandal.

# catholic - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Sinn Féin minister found guilty of religious discrimination
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Sinn Féin minister found guilty of religious discrimination

Jun 21st 2012, 1:11 PM 8,745 Views 90 Comments

Conor Murphy has been found guilty of discriminating against a Protestant applicant by Belfast’s Fair Employment Tribunal.

# catholic - Friday 15 June, 2012

'Unreserved sympathy' for women who suffered symphysiotomies
# Ordeal
# Ordeal

'Unreserved sympathy' for women who suffered symphysiotomies

Jun 15th 2012, 11:19 AM 2,558 Views 9 Comments

The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists described the procedure as an ‘exceptional and rare intervention’.

# catholic - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Kenny, Gilmore to host reception for high-ranking Catholic clergy
# Eucharistic Congress
# Eucharistic Congress

Kenny, Gilmore to host reception for high-ranking Catholic clergy

Jun 14th 2012, 6:44 PM 2,952 Views 24 Comments

The Taoiseach doesn’t expect a hostile response from Church leaders tomorrow despite his speech on the separation of Church and State last year.

# catholic - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Vatican criticises nun for her book about sexuality
# Catholicism
# Catholicism

Vatican criticises nun for her book about sexuality

Jun 5th 2012, 5:45 PM 5,415 Views 41 Comments

The Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith issued a formal censure to the nun for her book which looks at masturbation, homosexuality and divorce.