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# church - Saturday 11 August, 2018

Half a million have signed up to see the Pope - but how Catholic is Ireland?
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Half a million have signed up to see the Pope - but how Catholic is Ireland?

Aug 11th 2018, 10:00 PM 28,628 Views 240 Comments

Pope Francis will be in Ireland for two days, 25 and 26 August, as part of the World Meeting of Families event.

# church - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Barefoot pilgrims, 13 masses and 140 rescuers: Busy Reek Sunday climb up Croagh Patrick expected
# Mayo
# Mayo

Barefoot pilgrims, 13 masses and 140 rescuers: Busy Reek Sunday climb up Croagh Patrick expected

Jul 28th 2018, 6:31 PM 17,991 Views 26 Comments

It’s estimated that between 15,000-25,000 people could take part.

# church - Thursday 26 July, 2018

'Putting our shameful past behind us': Mother and baby home forum meets for the first time
# Tuam Site
# Tuam Site

'Putting our shameful past behind us': Mother and baby home forum meets for the first time

Jul 26th 2018, 4:50 PM 9,616 Views 67 Comments

How to memorialise the past, as well as what health and well-being supports are needed for former residents will be discussed.

# church - Monday 23 July, 2018

Bishops and priests among 158 Catholic church members identified in Chilean abuse investigation
# Investigation
# Investigation

Bishops and priests among 158 Catholic church members identified in Chilean abuse investigation

Jul 23rd 2018, 8:50 PM 17,321 Views 30 Comments

The cases relate to incidents dating back as far as 1960.

# church - Friday 6 July, 2018

Ministers 'hurt' over Presbyterian Church in Ireland's hardline stance on same-sex couples
# Ministers And Elders
# Ministers And Elders

Ministers 'hurt' over Presbyterian Church in Ireland's hardline stance on same-sex couples

Jul 6th 2018, 10:56 AM 18,576 Views 82 Comments

Over 200 ministers and elders of the Church signed a letter outlining their feelings over decisions made at its 2018 General Assembly.

# church - Friday 29 June, 2018

Ice cream van smashes through church doors in Kerry
# Tralee
# Tralee

Ice cream van smashes through church doors in Kerry

Jun 29th 2018, 11:21 AM 144,560 Views 173 Comments

The incident happened yesterday around 9pm.

# church - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

'I think we'd all make quite good priests': Josepha Madigan responds to Archbishop's criticism
# Church
# Church

'I think we'd all make quite good priests': Josepha Madigan responds to Archbishop's criticism

Updated Jun 26th 2018, 5:55 PM 48,721 Views 146 Comments

On Saturday, Culture Minister Josepha Madigan stepped up at her local church to lead prayers after a priest failed to show up.

# church - Monday 25 June, 2018

Culture Minister calls for 'women to be ordained' after stepping up to 'say Mass' when priest didn't show
# Mass
# Mass

Culture Minister calls for 'women to be ordained' after stepping up to 'say Mass' when priest didn't show

Jun 25th 2018, 4:22 PM 27,161 Views 78 Comments

Culture Minister Josepha Madigan said that she did not read the Gospel, but led the readings from the altar.

# church - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Over 70 babies who died at Bethany Home - and one mother - to be named on new memorial stone
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Over 70 babies who died at Bethany Home - and one mother - to be named on new memorial stone

Jun 24th 2018, 4:00 PM 16,251 Views 19 Comments

The stone will be unveiled next week.

# church - Friday 15 June, 2018

'You could have all the carries in the world but if you don’t back it up, that’s s**t'
# No Scrum No Win
From The42
# No Scrum No Win

'You could have all the carries in the world but if you don’t back it up, that’s s**t'

Jun 15th 2018, 4:04 AM 6,692 Views 2 Comments

Cian Healy is fired up to put things right at scrum time against the Wallabies.

# church - Friday 8 June, 2018

Presbyterian Church in Ireland votes against allowing gay couples to be full members
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Presbyterian Church in Ireland votes against allowing gay couples to be full members

Jun 8th 2018, 1:37 PM 21,962 Views 75 Comments

The policy also prevents the children of same-sex couples from being baptised in the church.

# church - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Archbishop says he is 'deeply saddened' by referendum result
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Archbishop says he is 'deeply saddened' by referendum result

May 27th 2018, 3:52 PM 49,349 Views 57 Comments

Eamon Martin, the leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, has thanked “courageous” pro-life campaigners.

# church - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Homeless man who told parish priest that he would 'cut his throat' sentenced to 3 months
# Ennis District Court
# Ennis District Court

Homeless man who told parish priest that he would 'cut his throat' sentenced to 3 months

Apr 11th 2018, 6:43 PM 15,425 Views 20 Comments

In a statement to gardaí on the assault, Fr Hogan said he was fearful for his safety.

# church - Monday 19 March, 2018

Woman (80s) found dead on grounds of church in Co Louth
# Blackrock
# Blackrock

Woman (80s) found dead on grounds of church in Co Louth

Mar 19th 2018, 4:32 PM 26,316 Views 3 Comments

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

# church - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

'There's a lot of talk about us. And we get it': Church of Scientology launches TV channel
# Scientology
# Scientology

'There's a lot of talk about us. And we get it': Church of Scientology launches TV channel

Mar 13th 2018, 7:04 AM 16,752 Views 60 Comments

The church was founded in 1954.

# church - Monday 12 March, 2018

Vast majority of people agree that Catholic Church is 'empire of misogyny'
# Mary McAleese
# Mary McAleese

Vast majority of people agree that Catholic Church is 'empire of misogyny'

Mar 12th 2018, 10:30 PM 24,582 Views 167 Comments

Over 1,000 adults were polled about Mary McAleese’s comments.

# church - Friday 9 March, 2018

Diarmuid Martin says Mary McAleese's criticism of the Church was 'brutally stark'
# Empire Of Misogyny
# Empire Of Misogyny

Diarmuid Martin says Mary McAleese's criticism of the Church was 'brutally stark'

Mar 9th 2018, 9:12 AM 51,285 Views 132 Comments

The former president has called on Pope Francis to address gender inequality in the Catholic Church.

# church - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Mary McAleese says it's 'pure codology' that women can't become priests
# Misogyny
# Misogyny

Mary McAleese says it's 'pure codology' that women can't become priests

Mar 8th 2018, 9:35 AM 45,205 Views 195 Comments

The former president also called the Catholic Church an “empire of misogyny”.

# church - Sunday 28 January, 2018

No cash? No problem - This Paris church now takes bank cards
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

No cash? No problem - This Paris church now takes bank cards

Jan 28th 2018, 9:15 AM 15,910 Views 44 Comments

Starting today, worshippers at Saint-François de Molitor church can use their debit or credit cards to donate.

# church - Friday 15 December, 2017

Australian child abuse report finds years of 'serious failings' in its institutions
# Abuse Report
# Abuse Report

Australian child abuse report finds years of 'serious failings' in its institutions

Dec 15th 2017, 7:07 AM 7,078 Views 33 Comments

In total, more than 4,000 institutions were accused of abuse.

# church - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

'The papers were signed to retire': After near career-ending neck injury, Cian Healy is thriving again
# Don't Give Up
From The42
# Don't Give Up

'The papers were signed to retire': After near career-ending neck injury, Cian Healy is thriving again

Dec 13th 2017, 12:00 PM 27,157 Views 23 Comments

The loosehead refused to drift away from his career without a fight. Now he’s determined to hit new heights.

# church - Friday 10 November, 2017

Leaner, lighter, faster, keener Healy reaching 'for new heights' in number 1 jersey
# More Than A Bulldozer
From The42
# More Than A Bulldozer

Leaner, lighter, faster, keener Healy reaching 'for new heights' in number 1 jersey

Nov 10th 2017, 6:40 AM 10,132 Views 12 Comments

The loosehead decided to shed kilos and increase his agility after a successful summer tour.

# church - Sunday 5 November, 2017

26 people, aged between 5 and 72, killed in church shooting in Texas
# Sutherland Springs
# Sutherland Springs

26 people, aged between 5 and 72, killed in church shooting in Texas

Nov 5th 2017, 11:55 PM 150,967 Views 193 Comments

The gunman, a young white male, is also dead.

# church - Sunday 10 September, 2017

'Ireland is well placed to respond to the needs of migrants and refugees'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Ireland is well placed to respond to the needs of migrants and refugees'

Sep 10th 2017, 8:30 AM 10,834 Views 150 Comments

The Catholic Church wants to play a part in welcoming refugees here, Bishop Kevin Doran writes.

# church - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Bishops have 'constructive' meeting with Varadkar and ministers
# Church And State
# Church And State

Bishops have 'constructive' meeting with Varadkar and ministers

Aug 31st 2017, 9:29 PM 14,202 Views 99 Comments

The agenda for the meeting included the Eighth Amendment and the possibility of a visit to Ireland by Pope Francis.

# church - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

'It's insidious behaviour': Limerick church vandalised for a third time in two weeks
# Holy Rosary Church
# Holy Rosary Church

'It's insidious behaviour': Limerick church vandalised for a third time in two weeks

Aug 30th 2017, 4:33 PM 14,316 Views 23 Comments

The Church of Our Lady of the Rosary has had its windows broken and lead flashing removed from the building.

# church - Sunday 20 August, 2017

Romanian bishop quits over sex video
# Corneliu Barladeanu
# Corneliu Barladeanu

Romanian bishop quits over sex video

Aug 20th 2017, 9:39 AM 85,304 Views 58 Comments

This is the second sex scandal to rock the Church this year.

# church - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

'It happened in the middle of mass': 12 killed and 50 injured by falling tree at religious Portuguese festival
# Madeira
# Madeira

'It happened in the middle of mass': 12 killed and 50 injured by falling tree at religious Portuguese festival

Aug 15th 2017, 8:34 PM 30,023 Views 90 Comments

A 200-year-old oak tree fell on people gathered outside a church.

# church - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Keeping the dying art of ringing church bells alive in Ireland
# The Bells
# The Bells

Keeping the dying art of ringing church bells alive in Ireland

Aug 6th 2017, 9:00 PM 12,378 Views 11 Comments

Step inside a bell ringing class at Christ Church Taney.

# church - Monday 31 July, 2017

Thief who stole €500 from Dublin church left bike with his name on it at scene
# Dublin
# Dublin

Thief who stole €500 from Dublin church left bike with his name on it at scene

Jul 31st 2017, 5:26 PM 30,283 Views 0 Comments

Justin Murray pleaded guilty to taking the money from the Ballymun church.

# church - Friday 28 July, 2017

'The priests are all old men now, and so are we': Heartbreak at Limerick's last male-only Mass
# The Last Supper
# The Last Supper

'The priests are all old men now, and so are we': Heartbreak at Limerick's last male-only Mass

Jul 28th 2017, 6:15 AM 39,717 Views 82 Comments

Members are disappointed that there was no vote before the decision was made to end the 150-year-old service.

# church - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Limerick community petitioning to stop their beloved parish priest's move to Dublin
# Keep Our Hero
# Keep Our Hero

Limerick community petitioning to stop their beloved parish priest's move to Dublin

Jul 5th 2017, 11:50 AM 18,538 Views 52 Comments

Fr Chris O’Donnell is moving to Dublin to write a children’s textbook.

# church - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

'I wasn't complaining' - Cian Healy on Andrew Porter's switch to tighthead
# Church
From The42
# Church

'I wasn't complaining' - Cian Healy on Andrew Porter's switch to tighthead

Jun 7th 2017, 9:00 AM 9,538 Views 0 Comments

The Ireland international is keen for lots of gametime over the coming weeks.

# church - Sunday 4 June, 2017

'Neutrality and pluralism are not particularly good reasons for taking God out of our Constitution'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Neutrality and pluralism are not particularly good reasons for taking God out of our Constitution'

Jun 4th 2017, 9:30 AM 2,057 Views 180 Comments

There are certainly very strong philosophical reasons for accepting at least the existence of God, writes Dr Thomas Finegan.

# church - Friday 2 June, 2017

Poll: Should the Angelus be scrapped?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Angelus be scrapped?

Jun 2nd 2017, 9:29 AM 46,728 Views 236 Comments

Some people think it’s not appropriate in modern Ireland.

# church - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Divided Ireland: 'One side dedicated to making Ireland secular; another preserving Church's influence'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Divided Ireland: 'One side dedicated to making Ireland secular; another preserving Church's influence'

May 16th 2017, 6:20 AM 2,218 Views 139 Comments

There is a profound, far-reaching division in Irish society, writes Larry Donnelly.

# church - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Ireland's first ever beatification to take place in Dublin this morning
# Faith
# Faith

Ireland's first ever beatification to take place in Dublin this morning

May 13th 2017, 6:00 AM 29,717 Views 89 Comments

The ceremony will make a formal request for the beatification of Dublin man Fr John Sullivan, who died in 1933.

# church - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Vatican celebrates big bang theory to dispel 'science conflict'
# George Lemaitre
# George Lemaitre

Vatican celebrates big bang theory to dispel 'science conflict'

May 9th 2017, 2:38 PM 19,966 Views 150 Comments

The head of the Vatican Observatory said people can believe in both God and the big bang theory.

# church - Saturday 29 April, 2017

First openly lesbian bishop in US Methodist Church may lose her job
# Disciplinary Action
# Disciplinary Action

First openly lesbian bishop in US Methodist Church may lose her job

Apr 29th 2017, 10:00 AM 13,928 Views 14 Comments

Bishop Karen Oliveto’s civil marriage to another woman violates church law that bars clergy who are “self-avowed practicing homosexuals”.

# church - Sunday 23 April, 2017

Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church
# Sisters Of Charity
# Sisters Of Charity

Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church

Apr 23rd 2017, 2:29 PM 40,573 Views 163 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris has insisted the hospital will be independently run.