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# catholicism - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

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

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'

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

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'

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'

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

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

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?

And why don’t some eat meat?

# catholicism - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Bishop apologises for alleged child abuse by former parish priest

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

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'

“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

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

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

# catholicism - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

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

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'

Two young people talk to 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

WHAT were you going to say in confession?

# catholicism - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Mother Teresa is being made a saint next year

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

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

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

8 awkward moments you'll always have at mass

So much potential.

# catholicism - Friday 3 April, 2015

Poll: Do you agree with the Good Friday alcohol ban? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

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

# catholicism - Friday 12 December, 2014

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

Pope Francis: All dogs do go to heaven

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

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'

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

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

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

“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

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

# catholicism - Sunday 25 May, 2014

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

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

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

# catholicism - Thursday 17 April, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

# catholicism - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

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

Pope Francis is auctioning off his Harley-Davidson

Yes, you read that right.

# catholicism - Saturday 12 October, 2013

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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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