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#Catholicism

# catholicism - Friday 7 September, 2012

Column: This wasn’t the Middle Ages, Bishop Kirby, it was the 1990s

Lisa McInerney asks why, if a senior member of the Catholic Church thought paedophilia was ‘crossing the line in friendship’, does the same Church think it can guide people on how to love and who to marry?

# catholicism - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

British Christians take religious dismissal cases to Strasbourg

The four Christians all believe they were sacked because of their religious beliefs, but lost employment tribunals.

# catholicism - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Column: Ireland needs to become a fully secular state

Everyone is free to practice their religion – but that shouldn’t have anything to do with how we run the country, argue Nathan Wheeler and Sean Cassidy.

# catholicism - Friday 24 August, 2012

'Relic of the True Cross' stolen from Co Laois church

A 3mm-by-3mm piece of wood, kept in a pewter case, was stolen from a case inside Holy Cross Church in Co Laois.

# catholicism - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Big drop in number of Irish people who describe themselves as religious

Less than half of the Irish population say that they are religious.

# catholicism - Friday 29 June, 2012

Pope speaks of human weakness in sinful church

The pontiff described the “destructive power of evil” affecting the Church as the Vatican battles a series of scandals.

# catholicism - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Column: Don’t just blame the Catholic Church for symphysiotomies – blame the doctors

Catholic fundamentalism goes some way towards explaining the mid-set of obstetricians who performed the barbaric surgery, but it is not the entire story, writes Ruadhán Mac Aodháin.

# catholicism - Thursday 14 June, 2012

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 - Monday 11 June, 2012

Anglican archbishop to speak as Eucharistic Congress focuses on unity

Diarmuid Martin yesterday stressed the “common baptism” between Catholic and Protestant Christians.

# catholicism - Saturday 9 June, 2012

LGBT group to protest at Eucharistic Congress

LGBT Noise says it wants to emphasise the principle of the separation of church and state at the event.

# catholicism - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

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.

Fianna Fáil voters most likely to be Catholic, survey shows

A new poll also shows large numbers of Catholics do not believe in key teachings of the Church.

# catholicism - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Head of 'Legion of Christ' admits knowing about priest's child seven years ago

The ongoing furore at the Legion of Christ orthodox order threatens to hurt the legacy of John Paul II, who championed its founder.

# catholicism - Sunday 6 May, 2012

PHOTOS: Vatican welcomes 26 Swiss Guards into world's oldest army New Recruits This post contains images

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.

# catholicism - Friday 4 May, 2012

Brady never offered his resignation to the Vatican - Catholic Church

A report in a newspaper today said the Vatican had turned down Cardinal Brady’s resignation in 2010 – but the Catholic Church says this never happened.

# catholicism - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Tánaiste suggests Cardinal Brady should "not hold a position of authority"

Eamon Gilmore said it was his personal view that anyone who did not deal with the scale of the abuse outlined in a BBC documentary this week should not be in a position of authority.

# catholicism - Thursday 26 April, 2012

Fr Brian D'Arcy 'censured by Vatican watchdog' - report

Sunday World columnist and media commentator Fr Brian D’Arcy is reportedly censured by the Holy See’s theological body.

# catholicism - Friday 20 April, 2012

Vatican says nuns' group spends too much time on social justice

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith says US nuns are too silent on matters such as the right to life.

# catholicism - Thursday 12 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

# catholicism - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Eucharistic Congress will offer 'crash course in Christianity'

‘Alpha’ – described as a “parish tool for evangelisation” – will offer pilgrims and the public a chance to explore basic questions.

# catholicism - Sunday 8 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules - The Easter epic Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules - The Easter epic

What happens when two rival live Passion Plays collide? This and the other Easter Weekend happenings from the (not) Primate of All Ireland.

In full: Pope Benedict's Easter urbi et orbi address

The full text of Pope Benedict’s Easter morning address the world’s Catholics, as delivered in Rome this morning.

Archbishop says Catholics should not fear 'bringing Jesus's message into the world'

In his Easter homily, the Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin says the Church in Ireland is enduring a process of “purification”.

# catholicism - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Almost 2,000 volunteer for Eucharistic Congress

Up to 25,000 people a day are expected to attend the event when it takes place in Ireland this summer for the first time in eighty years.

# catholicism - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

Pope meets Fidel Castro in Cuba

The Pope gave an unusually political speech before hundreds of thousands of people in Cuba today.

It's coming this summer - but what was the Eucharistic Congress like in 1932? Flashback This post contains videos

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.

# catholicism - Saturday 17 March, 2012

Vatican launches rare criminal probe into leaks

The Vatican is investigating the leak of confidential documents that allege corruption and financial mismanagement among Holy See officials.

# catholicism - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Anonymous claims responsibility for attack on Vatican website

The website of the Holy See was inaccessible for hours, with Anonymous demanding a revision to the Lateran Treaty.

# catholicism - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Poll: Do you subscribe to the idea of a Lenten sacrifice? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you subscribe to the idea of a Lenten sacrifice?

Do you plan to “give up” some indulgence for Lent, for religious purposes or other reason? We’d like to know…

# catholicism - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Gilmore opens door for Vatican to relax embassy requirements

Eamon Gilmore tells the Dáil that the Holy See embassy closure could be revisited if the Vatican relaxes rules on dual embassies.

# catholicism - Monday 20 February, 2012

Tánaiste: We're not going to reverse Vatican embassy decision

The Tánaiste reiterated that the government will review the decision when Ireland’s financial circumstances improve.

# catholicism - Saturday 18 February, 2012

Pope appoints 22 new Cardinals - including 18 who will pick his successor

Pope Benedict XVI appoints 22 new Cardinals, all but four of them under the age of 80, at a ceremony at the Vatican.

# catholicism - Friday 17 February, 2012

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules - On priests versus geeks Cardinal Brady

Column: Cardinal Rules - On priests versus geeks

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland went to a Reclaim the Faith Conference. It was all going to be suitably pious – until the hotel was double-booked with a sci-fi convention…

# catholicism - Friday 13 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules - On 'pop' culture 2012 Fun

Column: Cardinal Rules - On 'pop' culture 2012

The (not) Primate of All Ireland readies himself for a year of cultural gems like Fr Gerry O’Shea’s one-man avant-garde production, ‘I Don’t Know What You’re Talking About, Sure Everything Is Grand’.

# catholicism - Monday 5 December, 2011

'Campaign for Conscience' lodges Supreme Court challenge to same-sex partnerships

The Mayo-based group believes major parts of the Civil Partnership Act are in conflict with the Constitution and therefore illegal.

# catholicism - Friday 30 September, 2011

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules – There’s a guy outside my Tesco swears he’s Jesus Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules – There’s a guy outside my Tesco swears he’s Jesus

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland has a house guest – a bearded young man who wears sandals and speaks in Biblical tones. It couldn’t be… could it?

# catholicism - Friday 23 September, 2011

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules – on Sinn Fein’s presidential campaign Satire

Column: Cardinal Rules – on Sinn Fein’s presidential campaign

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland is greeted by the Martin McGuinness supporters – but it all goes terribly wrong…

# catholicism - Thursday 22 September, 2011

Column: Why are the Catholics being bailed out by the Protestants?

In Europe, it’s the Catholic countries that are economic basket cases – and maybe that’s no coincidence, writes comedian Abie Philbin Bowman.

# catholicism - Monday 12 September, 2011

New Roman Missal an 'own goal' by Catholic Church - priest

Catholic Mass gets some new lingo and we’ve compiled a simple users’ guide.

# catholicism - Friday 9 September, 2011

Nutshell review: Do You Read Me?

Every day, TheJournal.ie brings you reader-generated reviews of the hottest tickets at the ABSOLUT Fringe Festival 2011.