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# church - Thursday 24 December, 2015

'Sometimes you’d despair for humanity. And sometimes you’d be wrong'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Sometimes you’d despair for humanity. And sometimes you’d be wrong'

Dec 24th 2015, 8:00 PM 79 Views 9 Comments

This story about a young girl shows there are kind people out there, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

# church - Monday 21 December, 2015

German church holds Star Wars themed mass to attract more young people
# The Force Awakens
# The Force Awakens

German church holds Star Wars themed mass to attract more young people

Dec 21st 2015, 8:50 AM 10,185 Views 43 Comments

About 500 people heeded the call and attended the service, some carrying lightsaber props or wearing Darth Vader masks.

# church - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Leinster announce decision to appeal Cian Healy's two-week suspension
# Church
From The42
# Church

Leinster announce decision to appeal Cian Healy's two-week suspension

Dec 17th 2015, 7:18 PM 18,654 Views 78 Comments

The province feel due process was not followed in Healy’s disciplinary hearing.

# church - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

Verdict for former priest who abused young boys comes with mixed feelings
# Opinion
# Opinion

Verdict for former priest who abused young boys comes with mixed feelings

Dec 16th 2015, 5:00 PM 1,848 Views 72 Comments

Henry Moloney, a former Spiritan priest, has been sentenced to four years in prison, with the final year suspended, for the indecent assault of a schoolboy.

# church - Monday 7 December, 2015

The Archbishop of Dublin says parents who don't want their kids to do religion have a point
# Religion Lessons
# Religion Lessons

The Archbishop of Dublin says parents who don't want their kids to do religion have a point

Dec 7th 2015, 6:09 PM 16,902 Views 88 Comments

But he says Catholic education is “not poison”.

Masked man bursts into church armed with sawn-off shotgun
# Dublin
# Dublin

Masked man bursts into church armed with sawn-off shotgun

Dec 7th 2015, 9:46 AM 28,762 Views 48 Comments

A number of valuables were stolen during the incident.

# church - Friday 27 November, 2015

Final appeal by man ejected from priesthood over abuse claims rejected
# Dan Duane
# Dan Duane

Final appeal by man ejected from priesthood over abuse claims rejected

Nov 27th 2015, 2:14 PM 18,120 Views 36 Comments

Bishop William Crean confirmed that the appeal by former priest Dan Duane has been rejected.

# church - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Seven charged with murdering teenager in secretive church "confession" beating
# Word Of Life
# Word Of Life

Seven charged with murdering teenager in secretive church "confession" beating

Nov 25th 2015, 8:40 PM 26,172 Views 30 Comments

19-year-old Lucas Leonard was trying to leave the “Word of Life” church in New York, when he was beaten to death over six hours.

# church - Sunday 22 November, 2015

'Our Father' ad banned - because it might offend non-Christians and atheists
# Uk Cinemas
# Uk Cinemas

'Our Father' ad banned - because it might offend non-Christians and atheists

Nov 22nd 2015, 6:11 PM 39,461 Views 319 Comments

The Church of England had booked the ad to play before Star Wars.

# church - Friday 6 November, 2015

Archbishop reveals concerns about recent cases of possible abuse by priests
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Archbishop reveals concerns about recent cases of possible abuse by priests

Nov 6th 2015, 6:00 AM 14,502 Views 50 Comments

Archbishop Eamon Martin said he has dealt with three or four situations in the last year.

# church - Sunday 25 October, 2015

Catholic bishops have a new view on allowing divorced people receive communion
# Synod
# Synod

Catholic bishops have a new view on allowing divorced people receive communion

Oct 25th 2015, 11:15 AM 19,139 Views 104 Comments

Their view on gay marriage, however, remains unchanged.

# church - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

'Ireland as a nation suffered a loss which is beyond words. There are no words'
# RIP
# RIP

'Ireland as a nation suffered a loss which is beyond words. There are no words'

Oct 20th 2015, 5:01 PM 38,443 Views 0 Comments

The first of the Carrickmines funerals took place in Bray today.

# church - Monday 19 October, 2015

This sunken 400-year-old church has emerged from a reservoir
# Mexico
# Mexico

This sunken 400-year-old church has emerged from a reservoir

Oct 19th 2015, 9:30 PM 39,447 Views 10 Comments

The church was abandoned in the 1770s.

# church - Saturday 17 October, 2015

Parents charged after teenager is beaten to death in secretive church "confession" ritual
# New York
# New York

Parents charged after teenager is beaten to death in secretive church "confession" ritual

Oct 17th 2015, 10:15 AM 28,113 Views 106 Comments

Lucas Leonard’s parents and sister are accused of beating him to death at the isolated Word of Life church.

# church - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Italian priest suspended after saying he "understands" paedophilia
# Gino Flaim
# Gino Flaim

Italian priest suspended after saying he "understands" paedophilia

Oct 7th 2015, 7:50 PM 16,529 Views 60 Comments

Fr Gino Flaim added that homosexuality was an “illness.”

# church - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

'The fire is starting to burn, Cian Healy wants that jersey back'
# Number 1
From The42
# Number 1

'The fire is starting to burn, Cian Healy wants that jersey back'

Sep 30th 2015, 6:20 PM 11,291 Views 5 Comments

Jack McGrath has barely put a foot wrong since taking over as Ireland’s loosehead, but the man they call Church brings something else entirely.

# church - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Schmidt set to hand Healy his RWC starting chance against Romania
# Church
From The42
# Church

Schmidt set to hand Healy his RWC starting chance against Romania

Sep 24th 2015, 9:38 PM 18,441 Views 15 Comments

The 27-year-old loosehead hasn’t started for Joe Schmidt’s side since March.

# church - Monday 21 September, 2015

'Being patient was the hardest thing' - Healy delighted with Ireland return
# Comeback
From The42
# Comeback

'Being patient was the hardest thing' - Healy delighted with Ireland return

Sep 21st 2015, 9:20 PM 8,619 Views 5 Comments

The loosehead prop played for the first time since April against Canada last weekend.

# church - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

What do you make of the Pope's advice to priests on abortion?
# Year Of Mercy
# Year Of Mercy

What do you make of the Pope's advice to priests on abortion?

Sep 1st 2015, 11:59 PM 23,351 Views 214 Comments

Pope Francis has called on priests to pardon women who have abortions, and the doctors who perform them

# church - Monday 31 August, 2015

This Down church's sign is going viral for all the wrong reasons
# Sign Fail
From The Daily Edge
# Sign Fail

This Down church's sign is going viral for all the wrong reasons

Aug 31st 2015, 8:10 PM 10,838 Views 6 Comments

Close, but so so farrrrr.

An Irish group has made the Catholic Church acknowledge Filipino children fathered by priests
# Coping International
# Coping International

An Irish group has made the Catholic Church acknowledge Filipino children fathered by priests

Aug 31st 2015, 6:10 AM 29,897 Views 25 Comments

The group has already reached a similar agreement with the Catholic church in Ireland.

# church - Thursday 27 August, 2015

Cian Healy could make his Ireland comeback as soon as next week
# Gospel
From The42
# Gospel

Cian Healy could make his Ireland comeback as soon as next week

Aug 27th 2015, 5:05 PM 6,343 Views 5 Comments

The loosehead prop is back in full training.

# church - Monday 24 August, 2015

John Oliver's fake church inundated with thousands of donations
# Perpetual Exemption
# Perpetual Exemption

John Oliver's fake church inundated with thousands of donations

Aug 24th 2015, 9:46 PM 30,251 Views 73 Comments

Last Week Tonight has been shining a light on televangelism.

# church - Friday 7 August, 2015

Over 1000 turn up at court to support pastor behind 'satanic Islam' comments
# Belfast
# Belfast

Over 1000 turn up at court to support pastor behind 'satanic Islam' comments

Aug 7th 2015, 9:08 AM 11,069 Views 0 Comments

James McConnell was charged over a sermon he gave last year.

# church - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Poll: Should Catholic schools be allowed give preference to Catholic children?
# Patronage
# Patronage

Poll: Should Catholic schools be allowed give preference to Catholic children?

Aug 5th 2015, 8:00 PM 37,034 Views 284 Comments

Is it up to the state to provide non-denominational schools?

# church - Thursday 30 July, 2015

Priest described gay people as "intrinsically disordered" in homily
# Dominican Order
# Dominican Order

Priest described gay people as "intrinsically disordered" in homily

Jul 30th 2015, 7:14 PM 20,484 Views 142 Comments

The remarks came over the weekend of Dublin Pride.

# church - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

In pics: Cian Healy training with Ireland in Cork
# Church
From The42
# Church

In pics: Cian Healy training with Ireland in Cork

Jul 29th 2015, 7:07 PM 14,317 Views 12 Comments

The prop was in sharp focus and full flow at Joe Schmidt’s session today.

# church - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

IRFU decline to comment amid Cian Healy World Cup fears
# Church
From The42
# Church

IRFU decline to comment amid Cian Healy World Cup fears

Jul 28th 2015, 11:09 AM 13,220 Views 27 Comments

It is believed the 27-year-old is still struggling to shake off the after effects of neck surgery.

# church - Monday 27 July, 2015

Priest breaks up fight among group of young men outside church after mass
# Hero
# Hero

Priest breaks up fight among group of young men outside church after mass

Jul 27th 2015, 10:40 AM 35,243 Views 67 Comments

“People were totally shocked, they were stopped in their tracks.”

# church - Friday 24 July, 2015

A Hozier video made for €1,500 in a Cork house got nominated for an MTV award
# Take Me To Church
# Take Me To Church

A Hozier video made for €1,500 in a Cork house got nominated for an MTV award

Jul 24th 2015, 1:10 PM 25,004 Views 32 Comments

Its co-director Brendan Canty of Feel Good Lost told us how it all came together.

# church - Thursday 23 July, 2015

Priest injured in knife-point robbery says Mass before going to hospital
# Portlaoise
# Portlaoise

Priest injured in knife-point robbery says Mass before going to hospital

Jul 23rd 2015, 1:27 PM 16,500 Views 30 Comments

Father Dominic Savio had only arrived in Ireland recently.

# church - Friday 26 June, 2015

WATCH: Obama sings 'Amazing Grace' at funeral for Charleston church leader
# Charleston Shooting
# Charleston Shooting

WATCH: Obama sings 'Amazing Grace' at funeral for Charleston church leader

Jun 26th 2015, 9:02 PM 21,509 Views 57 Comments

He said the Charleston shooter was “blinded by hatred.”

# church - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Eimear Walsh funeral hears of kind-hearted, generous and fun-loving young woman
# Berkeley
# Berkeley

Eimear Walsh funeral hears of kind-hearted, generous and fun-loving young woman

Jun 23rd 2015, 8:50 PM 43,225 Views 16 Comments

Hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the life of the 21-year-old woman in Foxrock today.

# church - Friday 19 June, 2015

Charleston church shooting suspect charged with nine murders
# Mass Shooting
# Mass Shooting

Charleston church shooting suspect charged with nine murders

Jun 19th 2015, 6:25 PM 32,159 Views 92 Comments

Dylann Storm Roof was arrested yesterday after allegedly shooting nine people dead.

# church - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Has the Catholic Church backtracked on its concerns over their role in weddings?
# I Do (not Know)
# I Do (not Know)

Has the Catholic Church backtracked on its concerns over their role in weddings?

Jun 11th 2015, 11:44 AM 18,854 Views 70 Comments

Read and decide for yourself.

# church - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Feeling of "bereavement" at gay marriage result - says leader of Ireland's Catholics
# Eamon Martin
# Eamon Martin

Feeling of "bereavement" at gay marriage result - says leader of Ireland's Catholics

Jun 2nd 2015, 11:53 AM 27,329 Views 261 Comments

Eamon Martin was asked about that “defeat for humanity” remark from the Vatican this morning.

# church - Monday 1 June, 2015

Couples may yet be barred from signing their marriage licences in church
# In Limbo
# In Limbo

Couples may yet be barred from signing their marriage licences in church

Jun 1st 2015, 10:03 AM 29,588 Views 210 Comments

The Catholic Church in Ireland hasn’t decided yet if priests would continue to solemnise marriages.

# church - Monday 25 May, 2015

Traveller says she was refused entry into First Communion mass because of her clothes
# Ennistymon
# Ennistymon

Traveller says she was refused entry into First Communion mass because of her clothes

May 25th 2015, 8:00 PM 138,815 Views 217 Comments

The Parish of Ennistymon says it ‘has a dress-code for participants in liturgical celebrations’.

# church - Saturday 23 May, 2015

'Trying to become Sean O'Brien, really': Pilates helping Healy return fitter and faster for Ireland
# Flexible Front Row Friend
From The42
# Flexible Front Row Friend

'Trying to become Sean O'Brien, really': Pilates helping Healy return fitter and faster for Ireland

May 23rd 2015, 8:30 AM 9,067 Views 4 Comments

The prop also revealed his ‘untouchable’ record squat.

# church - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Ireland's Cian Healy in World Cup doubt after neck disc surgery
# Church
From The42
# Church

Ireland's Cian Healy in World Cup doubt after neck disc surgery

May 9th 2015, 9:19 AM 24,461 Views 25 Comments

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor is hopeful that Healy will recover in time to play in the global tournament.