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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

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# eucharistic congress
Kenny, Gilmore to host reception for high-ranking Catholic clergy
The Taoiseach doesn’t expect a hostile response from Church leaders tomorrow despite his speech on the separation of Church and State last year.
# Catholicism
Vatican criticises nun for her book about sexuality
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.
# Explanation
Catholics who play for Northern Ireland 'feel as if they're not wanted' - McClean
The star also promised he was not going to Euro 2012 “to make up the numbers”.
# new recruits
PHOTOS: Vatican welcomes 26 Swiss Guards into world's oldest army
The swearing-in ceremony for the new recruits took place in the Vatican today.
# Abuse
5 priests removed after abuse inquiry in Philadelphia
Seventeen more priests are under review, the Archbishop of Philadelphia revealed yesterday.
# Education
"Not a dumping ground": Pregnant girl turned away from school
The girl was turned away from the Catholic school in Munster on two occasions – once when she was pregnant and again after she had given birth.
# easter
Easter: Fascinating traditions around the world
Different countries celebrate Easter in different ways – from easter trees to dancing around eggs, we take a look at some of the unusual and interesting traditions.
# The Troubles
Names of 3,700 Troubles victims read aloud
The names of 3,700 people who killed during the Troubles were read aloud in Dublin’s Unitarian Church today to mark the 14th anniversary of the Good Friday peace agreement.
Column: Symphysiotomy was seen as a gateway to childbearing without limits
Chairperson of Survivors of Symphysiotomy, Marie O’Connor explains how women’s pelvises were unhinged to avoid Caesarean section, which was disliked by Catholic hospitals because of its association with “the crime of birth prevention”.
# Census 2011
Census 2011: Surge in non-religious – but 84 per cent remain Catholic
The number of people who define themselves as being of no religion increased by 44 per cent since the 2006 census.
# Flashback
It's coming this summer - but what was the Eucharistic Congress like in 1932?
More than one million people attended the final mass in Dublin’s Phoenix Park when it took place in 1932. This video shows what it was like.
# X Case
In pictures: The 20th anniversary of X Case protests
In February 1992 the case of a 14-year-old rape victim who wanted an abortion sparked off waves of demonstrations around the country. These photos from the time give an idea of just how divisive and emotive the case became.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland reopen its Vatican embassy?
Calls for the embassy to be reopened were quashed by the Government today. Do you think that’s the right move?
# Michaela McAreavey
Michaela McAreavey anniversary mass told: her death has left a painful void
The 27-year-old was killed on her honeymoon in Mauritius a year ago.
# Troubles
Family of man killed by army in Belfast 40 years ago call for an apology
A report has found that Billy McKavanagh was unarmed when he was shot in the back by a British soldier.
# Armband
Going for Gault: Linfield pick midfielder as first Catholic captain
For the first time in 125 years, Linfield FC will be led out by a Catholic captain.
# Neil Lennon
Man due in court over Neil Lennon hate websites
The Celtic boss has been subjected to a sectarian hate campaign.
# Cloyne
Catholic newspaper applauds Taoiseach's Vatican speech
The Irish Catholic said in its editorial that the Taoiseach’s speech “captured the anger of a generation”.
Column: Cardinal Rules - On helping the Pope to tweet
This week, the (not) Primate of All-Ireland is drafted in to help his Holiness to get to grips with Twitter. “He receives a tweet from the Dalai Lama. ‘Dude,’ it says. We just ignore it.”
# The Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Saturday
In today’s fix: Dublin’s Pride Parade, Smurfs on show and what you think about U2′s tax affairs (the answer? Not much)…
# Arson Attack
Former deputy mayor of Derry targeted in an arson attack
His son is a Catholic police officer.
# Ronan Kerr
Woman held over Ronan Kerr murder
A 36-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the murder of PSNI officer Ronan Kerr; she is currently being questioned in Antrim Police Station.
# Catholic Church
Bishop suggests Love Parade tragedy is god's punisment
An Austrian bishop has suggested the Love Parade deaths may have been god’s punishment for “sin”.