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Friday 2 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Church of Ireland

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# Apology
Church of Ireland apologises following mother and baby homes report
The church said it was complicit ‘as with the rest of society’ in stigmatising unmarried women and their children.
# Religion
Plans to modernise chaplaincies at third level institutions have stagnated, despite major review
A 2015 review found several institutions had no public appointment or tendering procedure for the employment of chaplains.
# christ church cathedral
'The beating heart of Dublin is here': Returned Heart of St Laurence to go on public display tomorrow
After going missing in 2012 the relic of the Patron Saint of Dublin will finally be going back on display in Christ Church Cathedral.
Garda probe after Offaly Church of Ireland parish has over 100 windows smashed
An investigation has been launched after the damage to St Catherine’s Church.
# Dublin
St Laurence O'Toole's heart found by gardaí six years after it was stolen
The 800-year-old relic was stolen from Christ Church Cathedral in 2012.
# decimated
Vandals cause up to €70,000 worth of damage to Galway church
The damage to Errislannan church was only discovered today.
# sea change
'I'm thrilled for him' - former Green Party leader Trevor Sargent aiming to become Church of Ireland priest
Sargent led the political party for six years between 2001 and 2007.
# Church of Ireland
'It allowed him to prey on vulnerable children': Survivor and priest criticise church response to abuse
St Patrick’s Cathedral issued an apology on Friday but some are not fully happy with its response.
# Sex Abuse
Church of Ireland praises the courage of those abused by lay worker Patrick O'Brien
Patrick O’Brien will be sentenced next month.
16 memories anyone who grew up Protestant will recognise
A good scon.
# Pressure
Dublin school criticised for linking 'voluntary contributions' with school tours
A spokesperson for the school said the fee has been written off in the past in cases where families are in financial difficulty.
# Equality Tribunal
Teacher to be compensated after principal insulted gay son
She said her boss made derogatory comments about her son’s clothes, and members of the Catholic Church.
# black santa
'It is a very humbling thing to act as a channel for people’s good will'
The annual Black Santa appeal is kicking off in Dublin today.
# gothic remains
Extraordinary photos showcase Ireland's abandoned churches
And give a fascinating insight into our religious history.
# Take a Break
Watch: Drone captures stunning views of inside St Patrick's Cathedral
It’s been around for a long time, but you haven’t seen it from this angle.
# Referendum
Church of Ireland won't be campaigning for same-sex marriage vote
The Church’s understanding of marriage remains that it is between a man and a woman.
Opinion: It may seem heartless, but we shouldn't fund an inquiry into religious-run homes
I shudder to imagine what those mothers and their beautiful babies went through. But we need to ask the difficult question: is this the correct use of funds that children living today so badly need?
# Church of Ireland
Cork Bishop backs same-sex civil marriage
Dr Paul Colton said that the Church of Ireland has not yet caught up with or responded to the current debate on same-sex marriage.
# casting out sin
'No plans' to remove the devil from Church of Ireland baptisms, following CofE lead
New language for baptism services is being road-tested in English parishes in a bid to make the text used more accessible.
# pat storey
First ordination of female Church of Ireland bishop takes place in Dublin
Pat Storey, who has been a rector of St Augustine’s in Derry since 2004, takes over as Church of Ireland Bishop of Meath and Kildare.
# Sectarianism
Sectarianism "is alive" in Dublin's Church of Ireland community - Archbishop
Church of Ireland Archbishop Of Dublin Michael Jackson says that there remains a “a deeply dug in antagonism to difference” within the church community.
# In Numbers
Ryanair, female bishops and obese kids: The week in numbers
Plus: how much money is the Government hoping to get from the sale of Bord Gais Energy?
# Church of Ireland
Meet the first woman to be appointed a Church of Ireland bishop
Rev Pat Storey will take over as Bishop of Meath and Kildare.
# Hidden Ireland
Helter Skelter, Crystal Maze and Chivers jam: the 1907 Irish International Exhibition
Check out these 28 recently-discovered pictures of the event.
# Catholic Church
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin says church cannot be 'self-serving'
In an address today, Martin reminisced about his time in Clonliffe College, describing it as a “very cold place in more ways than one.”
# Abortion
10 interesting moments from day three of the Oireachtas hearings on abortion
Thursday was the final day of Oireachtas hearings on how to implement legislation for the X case with religious and advocacy groups having their thoughts heard.
# Abortion
Churches and lobby groups to address Oireachtas abortion hearings
The third and final day is a busy one, with pro-choice, pro-life and several faith groups all weighing in on abortion.
# Church of Ireland
New COI Archbishop gives views on abortion, gay marriage
Archbishop Dr Richard Clarke said that he would be “as restrictive as one can with compassion and humanity” when it comes to abortion.
# Abortion
Anglican Archbishop welcomes moves 'to bring clarity' to abortion law
Dr Michael Jackson says the abortion issue is one of “almost indescribable complexity”.
Church of Ireland enthrones new leader
The Most Revd Dr Richard Clarke will be enthroned as Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland today.
# Northern Ireland
NI census: Catholic population growing as Protestant numbers decline
Northern Irish figures show for the first time that the question of national identity cannot be directly related to religion.
# Religion
Number of Catholics at record high, despite lowest percentage ever - CSO
3.86 million people describe themselves as Catholic (84.2 per cent) while 277,237 people say that they have no religion.
# Stolen
Historical bronze bell stolen from Kerry church
The bell, which was held in a former Church of Ireland church, was made in the 1700s and weighs around 300lbs.
# Heritage
Demolition work begins on landmark building on Dublin's High Street
The address was home to Murphy’s Pram and Nursery store but safety concerns have led to demolition beginning.