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# catholicism - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Video showing Pope Francis trying to avoid having his ring kissed goes viral
# Catholicism
# Catholicism

Video showing Pope Francis trying to avoid having his ring kissed goes viral

Mar 26th 2019, 10:56 PM 58,735 Views 69 Comments

Francis’ apparent reluctance to have his ring kissed has sparked a debate online, where the video has gone viral.

# catholicism - Friday 19 October, 2018

Opinion: 'Religion is facing a crisis in the West - but here's why it's thriving in Asia'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Religion is facing a crisis in the West - but here's why it's thriving in Asia'

Oct 19th 2018, 7:00 AM 16,177 Views 64 Comments

Barry Dunning lives in Indonesia and has seen how much of a role religion plays in people’s lives in Asia.

# catholicism - Friday 8 December, 2017

'Lead us not into temptation': Pope Francis wants the words to the Our Father changed
# Deliver Us From Evil
# Deliver Us From Evil

'Lead us not into temptation': Pope Francis wants the words to the Our Father changed

Dec 8th 2017, 2:33 PM 31,268 Views 104 Comments

Pope Francis says the wording should be alerted to better reflect it wasn’t God who led humans into sin.

# catholicism - Sunday 13 August, 2017

'Grandparents are the anchor of many families - but we don't always recognise that'
# Knock
# Knock

'Grandparents are the anchor of many families - but we don't always recognise that'

Aug 13th 2017, 3:30 PM 14,229 Views 21 Comments

The Catholic Grandparents Association is holding its annual pilgrimage to Knock next month (and will feature a performance from Dana).

# catholicism - Monday 24 July, 2017

Orange Order asks Protestants not to use the term 'RIP'
# RIP
# RIP

Orange Order asks Protestants not to use the term 'RIP'

Jul 24th 2017, 10:59 PM 37,515 Views 94 Comments

The Orange Standard published an article calling the term “unbiblical” and “un-Protestant”.

# catholicism - Sunday 14 May, 2017

Can't make it to Fatima? Why not 'rent-a-pilgrim' for €2,500
# Pilgrimage
# Pilgrimage

Can't make it to Fatima? Why not 'rent-a-pilgrim' for €2,500

May 14th 2017, 8:30 AM 10,848 Views 80 Comments

Portuguese native Carlos Gil is paid to take pilgrimages for people.

# catholicism - Sunday 19 March, 2017

After threats it would be taken off air, millions of Spaniards tune in to Sunday Mass
# En Mass
# En Mass

After threats it would be taken off air, millions of Spaniards tune in to Sunday Mass

Mar 19th 2017, 8:00 AM 13,857 Views 24 Comments

A far-left party had tried to end the weekly broadcast.

# catholicism - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Why do people get ashes on their head today?
# Ashes To Ashes
# Ashes To Ashes

Why do people get ashes on their head today?

Feb 10th 2016, 12:39 PM 37,206 Views 163 Comments

And why don’t some eat meat?

# catholicism - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Bishop apologises for alleged child abuse by former parish priest
# Clerical Child Abuse
# Clerical Child Abuse

Bishop apologises for alleged child abuse by former parish priest

Dec 9th 2015, 11:58 PM 16,488 Views 20 Comments

Bishop Francis Duffy said the alleged crimes of Fr Brendan Hynds were “appalling.”

# catholicism - Monday 7 December, 2015

The Archbishop of Dublin says parents who don't want their kids to do religion have a point
# Religion Lessons
# Religion Lessons

The Archbishop of Dublin says parents who don't want their kids to do religion have a point

Dec 7th 2015, 6:09 PM 16,895 Views 88 Comments

But he says Catholic education is “not poison”.

# catholicism - Friday 20 November, 2015

Pope Francis: 'If you're unstable, see a doctor - don't become a priest'
# Rigid Priests
# Rigid Priests

Pope Francis: 'If you're unstable, see a doctor - don't become a priest'

Nov 20th 2015, 9:01 PM 24,511 Views 75 Comments

“I’m scared of rigid priests. I keep away from them. They bite!”

# catholicism - Saturday 7 November, 2015

Meet the order of nuns who have been praying non-stop for 137 years
# Perpetual Adoration
# Perpetual Adoration

Meet the order of nuns who have been praying non-stop for 137 years

Nov 7th 2015, 3:00 PM 24,299 Views 60 Comments

At 11 am on 1 August 1878, a group of Franciscan sisters began praying at a convent in Wisconsin. They’re still going.

# catholicism - Monday 28 September, 2015

Pope Francis roared laughing at a tiny baby pope and it was simply adorable
# Baby Pope
From The Daily Edge
# Baby Pope

Pope Francis roared laughing at a tiny baby pope and it was simply adorable

Sep 28th 2015, 8:10 PM 7,261 Views 2 Comments

BABY POPE IS EVERYTHING.

# catholicism - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

Hozier has been explaining to Gay Byrne why he thinks baptism is ridiculous
# Ya Wha' Gay?
# Ya Wha' Gay?

Hozier has been explaining to Gay Byrne why he thinks baptism is ridiculous

Sep 23rd 2015, 7:40 PM 36,498 Views 91 Comments

The veteran presenter also asked the singer if his generation was ‘cross and resentful’ about the Catholic church.

# catholicism - Friday 31 July, 2015

'It's not about the absence of something... but I look forward to sex eventually, I guess'
# Chastity
# Chastity

'It's not about the absence of something... but I look forward to sex eventually, I guess'

Jul 31st 2015, 10:44 PM 35,833 Views 88 Comments

Two young people talk to TheJournal.ie about how they came to lead lives of chastity.

# catholicism - 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 28,049 Views 84 Comments

WHAT were you going to say in confession?

# catholicism - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Mother Teresa is being made a saint next year
# Canonised
# Canonised

Mother Teresa is being made a saint next year

May 19th 2015, 9:39 PM 16,146 Views 104 Comments

A date has reportedly been set for September 2016.

# catholicism - Thursday 23 April, 2015

If the Catholic church doesn't urgently signal a change in attitude, I fear for its future
# Opinion
# Opinion

If the Catholic church doesn't urgently signal a change in attitude, I fear for its future

Apr 23rd 2015, 8:00 AM 811 Views 134 Comments

Representative of the church must meaningfully alter responses toward women, LGBT people, and those in second relationships, writes Fr Tony Flannery.

# catholicism - Sunday 5 April, 2015

8 awkward moments you'll always have at mass
# Let Us Pray
From The Daily Edge
# Let Us Pray

8 awkward moments you'll always have at mass

Apr 5th 2015, 1:00 PM 12,707 Views 7 Comments

So much potential.

# catholicism - 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 34,460 Views 201 Comments

Or will you be having a tipple today?

# catholicism - Sunday 8 March, 2015

Inside the 25-year fight to let Irish LGBT people march in New York on Paddy's Day
# The Battle Of Fifth Avenue
# The Battle Of Fifth Avenue

Inside the 25-year fight to let Irish LGBT people march in New York on Paddy's Day

Mar 8th 2015, 10:00 AM 13,608 Views 133 Comments

“In their eyes, we can’t be Irish and queer. We can only be one or the other.”

# catholicism - Friday 12 December, 2014

Pope Francis: All dogs do go to heaven
# A Dog's Life
From The Daily Edge
# A Dog's Life

Pope Francis: All dogs do go to heaven

Dec 12th 2014, 6:00 PM 15,005 Views 94 Comments

The Pope has said that heaven is “open to all of God’s creatures”.

# catholicism - Thursday 30 October, 2014

"Schools are not data-processing centres": Irish bishops want 'balance' in discrimination debate
# Section 37
# Section 37

"Schools are not data-processing centres": Irish bishops want 'balance' in discrimination debate

Oct 30th 2014, 6:47 PM 9,891 Views 84 Comments

Aodhán Ó’Ríordáin has promised to amend Section 37.

# catholicism - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Pope backs evolution theory, says 'God doesn't have a magic wand'
# Big Bang Theory
# Big Bang Theory

Pope backs evolution theory, says 'God doesn't have a magic wand'

Oct 28th 2014, 8:11 PM 26,518 Views 165 Comments

The pontiff said that the Big Bang theory is not inconsistent with Catholic teachings.

# catholicism - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Vatican looks to reform church's stance on 'living in sin', marriage, and divorce
# Catholicism
# Catholicism

Vatican looks to reform church's stance on 'living in sin', marriage, and divorce

Oct 5th 2014, 2:21 PM 15,022 Views 153 Comments

Pope Francis suggested the Catholic Church must address the present gulf between what it currently says on these issues and what tens of millions of believers actually do.

# catholicism - 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.

# catholicism - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Here's what appeared to witnesses in Knock, 135 years ago today
# In Their Own Words
# In Their Own Words

Here's what appeared to witnesses in Knock, 135 years ago today

Aug 21st 2014, 7:30 AM 81,991 Views 201 Comments

“I threw myself to my knees…a hundred thousands thanks to God”

# catholicism - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Thousands arriving in Knock today for annual Catholic pilgrimage
# Hey Pilgrim
# Hey Pilgrim

Thousands arriving in Knock today for annual Catholic pilgrimage

Aug 14th 2014, 7:30 AM 9,427 Views 90 Comments

Knock Knock, who’s there? 150,000 people…

# catholicism - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Column: 10 guiding principles for being a 'good Christian' online
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 10 guiding principles for being a 'good Christian' online

May 25th 2014, 5:58 PM 857 Views 65 Comments

Archbishop Eamon Martin has shared his thoughts on how to have a sense of humour and “be missionary” online.

# catholicism - Sunday 27 April, 2014

Taoiseach in the Vatican for Canonisation of two popes
# Catholicism
# Catholicism

Taoiseach in the Vatican for Canonisation of two popes

Apr 27th 2014, 7:45 AM 10,438 Views 84 Comments

Enda Kenny is Ireland’s official representative at the Mass.

# catholicism - Thursday 17 April, 2014

The whole of Ireland is preparing for a trip to the off-licence this evening
# Unholy Thursday
From The Daily Edge
# Unholy Thursday

The whole of Ireland is preparing for a trip to the off-licence this evening

Apr 17th 2014, 3:41 PM 4,374 Views 4 Comments

Or as we like to call it, THE HUNGER GAMES.

# catholicism - 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 61,645 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.

# catholicism - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Students taped together by wrists in sex education talk by Catholic group
# Chastity
# Chastity

Students taped together by wrists in sex education talk by Catholic group

Feb 18th 2014, 6:00 PM 121,169 Views 449 Comments

“We were told how ‘god loves sex’,” one student said. “However it was implied that is only after marriage.”

# catholicism - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Pope Francis is auctioning off his Harley-Davidson
# Born To Be Wild
From The Daily Edge
# Born To Be Wild

Pope Francis is auctioning off his Harley-Davidson

Jan 15th 2014, 4:33 PM 2,479 Views 1 Comment

Yes, you read that right.

# catholicism - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Eamon Dunphy: When I reported sexual deviancy to gardai, they did nothing
# Apathy
# Apathy

Eamon Dunphy: When I reported sexual deviancy to gardai, they did nothing

Oct 12th 2013, 8:35 AM 25,033 Views 47 Comments

The veteran journalist has painted a bleak picture of life growing up in Drumcondra.

# catholicism - Friday 11 October, 2013

Lesus Christ? Vatican withdraws medals over misspelling
# Lesus Walks
# Lesus Walks

Lesus Christ? Vatican withdraws medals over misspelling

Oct 11th 2013, 3:01 PM 9,976 Views 45 Comments

They probably should have let Lesus take the wheel on this one.

# catholicism - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Polish Catholic Church vows "zero tolerance" to paedophiles
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Polish Catholic Church vows "zero tolerance" to paedophiles

Oct 9th 2013, 8:32 PM 5,599 Views 35 Comments

The Church says that it will not make any compensation offer to those who were abused.

# catholicism - Friday 20 September, 2013

Column: A lot of people miss the point of Lourdes – it's about faith but also about fun
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: A lot of people miss the point of Lourdes – it's about faith but also about fun

Sep 20th 2013, 1:00 PM 7,154 Views 79 Comments

Long-time Lourdes helper Lloyd Murphy writes about what the pilgrimage means to him – and to the pilgrims who visit the little French town each year in search of peace, companionship, and time to forget about illness.

# catholicism - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Pope's deputy says celibacy is 'not a dogma of the Church'
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Pope's deputy says celibacy is 'not a dogma of the Church'

Sep 12th 2013, 9:00 AM 8,186 Views 50 Comments

The recently appointed Vatican Secretary of State said that the issue is a great challenge for the Pope.

# catholicism - Monday 2 September, 2013

"We have to get away from idle speculation" - Archbishop Martin dismisses Vatican link
# Religion
# Religion

"We have to get away from idle speculation" - Archbishop Martin dismisses Vatican link

Sep 2nd 2013, 2:45 PM 1,877 Views 11 Comments

Martin was linked to a role in the Vatican, but says he does not expect the Pope to call him to Rome.

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