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Jewish extremists vandalise church where Virgin Mary is said to have died
# Radical Messages
# Radical Messages

Jewish extremists vandalise church where Virgin Mary is said to have died

Jan 18th 2016, 8:42 AM 20,567 Views 121 Comments

The graffiti included threats of violence, messages degrading Jesus and a call for Christians to “go to hell”.

This town built a church shaped like a shoe to attract female worshippers
# Glass Slipper
From The Daily Edge
# Glass Slipper

This town built a church shaped like a shoe to attract female worshippers

Jan 14th 2016, 8:51 AM 3,607 Views 1 Comment

Someone’s been watching too much Sex and the City.

At least 231 children abused at Catholic boys' choir run by Pope Benedict's brother
# Regensburger Domspatzen
# Regensburger Domspatzen

At least 231 children abused at Catholic boys' choir run by Pope Benedict's brother

Jan 8th 2016, 8:42 PM 109,202 Views 162 Comments

George Ratzinger, Benedict’s older brother, ran the famous Regensburg choir from 1964 to 1994.

Ongoing disciplinary wranglings 'compromising' Leinster preparations
# Absentee
From The42
# Absentee

Ongoing disciplinary wranglings 'compromising' Leinster preparations

Dec 31st 2015, 1:48 PM 4,067 Views 6 Comments

The saga surrounding the prop’s yellow card in mid-December should reach a conclusion today.

'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 96 Views 9 Comments

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

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 10,200 Views 43 Comments

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

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 18,664 Views 78 Comments

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

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 2,714 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.

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 16,917 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 28,783 Views 49 Comments

A number of valuables were stolen during the incident.

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 18,146 Views 36 Comments

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

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 26,241 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.

'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 39,477 Views 319 Comments

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

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 14,516 Views 50 Comments

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

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 19,154 Views 104 Comments

Their view on gay marriage, however, remains unchanged.

'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 38,454 Views 0 Comments

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

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 40,076 Views 10 Comments

The church was abandoned in the 1770s.

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 28,125 Views 106 Comments

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

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 16,546 Views 60 Comments

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

'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 11,311 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.

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 18,451 Views 15 Comments

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

'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 8,629 Views 5 Comments

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

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 23,363 Views 214 Comments

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

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 10,854 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 29,915 Views 25 Comments

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

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 6,363 Views 5 Comments

The loosehead prop is back in full training.

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 30,264 Views 73 Comments

Last Week Tonight has been shining a light on televangelism.

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 11,080 Views 0 Comments

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

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 37,058 Views 284 Comments

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

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 20,513 Views 142 Comments

The remarks came over the weekend of Dublin Pride.

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 14,335 Views 12 Comments

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

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 13,238 Views 27 Comments

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

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 35,258 Views 67 Comments

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

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 25,027 Views 32 Comments

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

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 16,519 Views 30 Comments

Father Dominic Savio had only arrived in Ireland recently.

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 21,522 Views 57 Comments

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

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 43,261 Views 16 Comments

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

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 32,171 Views 92 Comments

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

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 18,879 Views 70 Comments

Read and decide for yourself.

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 27,356 Views 261 Comments

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