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#Catholicism

# catholicism - Sunday 21 August, 2011

Pope ends World Youth Day with appeal to 'become missionaries'

Pope Benedict XVI urges the 1.5 million attending the festival in Madrid not to “keep Christ to yourselves”.

# catholicism - Saturday 20 August, 2011

Pope makes Spanish saint "doctor" of the Catholic Church World Youth Day This post contains images

Pope makes Spanish saint "doctor" of the Catholic Church

Patron saint of Spanish clergy gets the nod for one of Vatican’s highest honours in the hope that his example will “enlighten all priests”, says Benedict at World Youth Day Mass.

# catholicism - Monday 25 July, 2011

Column: You, Me and the Holy See

Lisa McInerney on the “sickly, complicated” relationship Ireland has with Catholicism: “It’s completely wrong for Irish Catholics to demand the State be run to their spiritual stipulations.

# catholicism - Friday 22 July, 2011

China considers ordaining seven more bishops amid rift with Vatican

The Vatican has already refused to recognise three bishops recently ordained by China’s state-controlled Catholic church.

# catholicism - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

Pope accepts Cardinal's resignation after clerical abuse scandal ...in Philadelphia

It’s not just in Ireland, you know. Cardinal Justin Rigali steps down as Archbishop of Philadelphia over sex abuse.

# catholicism - Sunday 17 July, 2011

Vatican expels 'bishop' unofficially ordained by Chinese government

China’s state authorities appointed their third unofficial bishop in eight months – escalating tensions with the Holy See.

# catholicism - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

British bishop convicted of denying Holocaust begins German appeal Holocaust Denial This post contains videos

British bishop convicted of denying Holocaust begins German appeal

Catholic bishop Richard Williamson claims he was asked “leading questions” in a Swedish TV interview.

# catholicism - Friday 1 July, 2011

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From The Daily Edge Watch: US Catholic TV preacher finds Irish Catholicism "in dire straits" Irish 'Catholics' This post contains videos

Watch: US Catholic TV preacher finds Irish Catholicism "in dire straits"

Catholic preacher travels to make video in Dublin – and is shocked that people “deliberately miss Mass” and at finding stickers that “promote sodomy as a right”.

# catholicism - Friday 24 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules – On how to organise a social media protest Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules – On how to organise a social media protest

This week, the (not) Primate of All-Ireland tries to mobilise The Bebo, The Twitter and The Facebook to protest against a “shocking” art exhibition.

# catholicism - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

First Communion worth almost €58 million to economy - survey

Parents spent an average of €1,000 per child on children celebrating their First Holy Communion since April.

# catholicism - Saturday 28 May, 2011

Maltese voters go to polls on legalising divorce

400,000 voters – the majority of them Catholic – will choose whether to allow divorce after four years of separation.

# catholicism - Friday 6 May, 2011

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 23) On the beatification of Pope John Paul II Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 23) On the beatification of Pope John Paul II

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland gives us a peek at his diary from the Vatican last weekend:”We are as excited as a bunch of schoolgirls on their way to a Cliff Richard concert”.

# catholicism - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

From The Daily Edge Filmmaker claims to have found nails used in Jesus' crucifixion Nails

Filmmaker claims to have found nails used in Jesus' crucifixion

A new movie by Simcha Jacobovici claims that two artefacts found in a Tel Aviv lab could the ones used to kill Jesus.

# catholicism - Friday 18 March, 2011

New Vatican initiative will 'reach out to atheists'

The Church unveils a plan to open dialogue with non-believers – but there’s no room for the likes of Richard Dawkins.

# catholicism - Friday 11 March, 2011

Cardinal Rules Part 15: On Lenten bootcamp for priests

The (not) Primate of All Ireland brings the Fathers on a pre-Easter retreat of expiation and self-flagellation. They also promise to give up pink M&Ms for Lent.

# catholicism - Saturday 5 March, 2011

From The Daily Edge Gaybo 'received death threats' over Late Late features Death Threats

Gaybo 'received death threats' over Late Late features

Gay Byrne tells The Sun that the Late Late Show’s frank discussion of topics like homosexuality made him a public target.

# catholicism - Thursday 9 September, 2010

The second miracle of Cardinal Newman paves the way for sainthood

The founder of UCD will be beatified by the Pope later this month.