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Names of 796 Tuam Babies written on white sheets and brought to Galway church
# In Memory
# In Memory

Names of 796 Tuam Babies written on white sheets and brought to Galway church

Aug 17th 2018, 6:12 PM 51,619 Views 109 Comments

Erin Darcy says the names of the children should be listed at the grave site.

Bishop of Limerick says Catholic Church must acknowledge 'dark' aspects of its history
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Bishop of Limerick says Catholic Church must acknowledge 'dark' aspects of its history

Aug 15th 2018, 1:52 PM 11,581 Views 73 Comments

Bishop Brendan Leahy made his comments ahead of the Pope’s visit to Ireland later this month.

Over 1,000 children molested by 300 priests in Pennsylvania - report
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Over 1,000 children molested by 300 priests in Pennsylvania - report

Aug 14th 2018, 10:17 PM 23,452 Views 67 Comments

The report adds that senior church officials took steps to cover it up.

Dublin parish priest steps aside pending investigations
# Church
# Church

Dublin parish priest steps aside pending investigations

Aug 12th 2018, 2:30 PM 53,157 Views 0 Comments

The concerns relate to several decades ago.

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 28,658 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.

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 18,011 Views 26 Comments

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

'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 9,631 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.

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 17,329 Views 30 Comments

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

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 18,618 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.

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 144,595 Views 172 Comments

The incident happened yesterday around 9pm.

'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 48,742 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.

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 27,188 Views 78 Comments

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

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 16,267 Views 19 Comments

The stone will be unveiled next week.

'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 6,707 Views 2 Comments

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

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 21,985 Views 75 Comments

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

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 49,366 Views 57 Comments

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

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 15,494 Views 20 Comments

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

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 26,334 Views 3 Comments

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

'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 16,766 Views 60 Comments

The church was founded in 1954.

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 24,625 Views 167 Comments

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

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 51,328 Views 132 Comments

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

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 45,255 Views 195 Comments

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

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 15,920 Views 44 Comments

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

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 7,090 Views 33 Comments

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

'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 27,211 Views 23 Comments

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

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 10,150 Views 18 Comments

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

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 150,977 Views 193 Comments

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

'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 10,856 Views 150 Comments

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

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 14,220 Views 99 Comments

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

'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 14,333 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Romanian bishop quits over sex video

Aug 20th 2017, 9:39 AM 85,323 Views 58 Comments

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

'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 30,038 Views 90 Comments

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

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 12,399 Views 11 Comments

Step inside a bell ringing class at Christ Church Taney.

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 30,295 Views 0 Comments

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

'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 39,792 Views 82 Comments

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

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 18,550 Views 52 Comments

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

'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 9,550 Views 0 Comments

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

'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 2,095 Views 180 Comments

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

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

Poll: Should the Angelus be scrapped?

Jun 2nd 2017, 9:29 AM 46,748 Views 247 Comments

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

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 2,259 Views 139 Comments

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