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#Church

# church - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Belgium set to extend euthanasia law to cover children
# Mercy Killing
# Mercy Killing

Belgium set to extend euthanasia law to cover children

Feb 12th 2014, 8:21 AM 8,402 Views 79 Comments

A bill allowing euthanasia for minors facing “unbearable physical suffering” will be voted on by lawmakers tomorrow.

# church - Thursday 9 January, 2014

'No plans' to remove the devil from Church of Ireland baptisms, following CofE lead
# Casting Out Sin
# Casting Out Sin

'No plans' to remove the devil from Church of Ireland baptisms, following CofE lead

Jan 9th 2014, 6:40 PM 11,840 Views 88 Comments

New language for baptism services is being road-tested in English parishes in a bid to make the text used more accessible.

# church - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

McAleese: Catholic Church 'in denial over homosexuality for decades'
# Church
# Church

McAleese: Catholic Church 'in denial over homosexuality for decades'

Jan 8th 2014, 9:27 AM 16,054 Views 275 Comments

Her comments were welcomed by liberal Redemptorist priest Fr Tony Flannery.

# church - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Dec 10th 2013, 11:13 PM 12,626 Views 4 Comments

Everyone’s been talking about the memorial service for ‘Madiba’, new Church abuse reports and budget overruns at the HSE…

Abuse victims' group has "serious concerns" over safeguarding review
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Abuse victims' group has "serious concerns" over safeguarding review

Dec 10th 2013, 2:28 PM 3,852 Views 3 Comments

One in Four says that the legalistic nature of the Christian Brothers’ response to allegations of child sex abuse is in keeping with their clients’ experiences.

Catholic Church child welfare watchdog to publish audit results today
# Child Safety
# Child Safety

Catholic Church child welfare watchdog to publish audit results today

Dec 10th 2013, 7:31 AM 3,177 Views 32 Comments

The largest audit of Church bodies to date will be published today, with Christian Brothers particularly under the microscope.

# church - Monday 2 December, 2013

New graveyard rules ban food, drink and 'inappropriate' headstones
# A Grave Matter
# A Grave Matter

New graveyard rules ban food, drink and 'inappropriate' headstones

Dec 2nd 2013, 10:27 AM 14,456 Views 63 Comments

The parish priest in Buncrana will have final approval on headstones and there are strict guidelines for flowers and plants.

# church - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Healy feeling the heat as McGrath's star rises
# Church
From The42
# Church

Healy feeling the heat as McGrath's star rises

Nov 13th 2013, 7:30 AM 3,069 Views 0 Comments

The 26-year-old has never faced as serious a threat to his spot on the loosehead side of Ireland’s scrum.

# church - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Willy-shaped church 'doesn't look much like a willy', insists architect
# Morto
From The Daily Edge
# Morto

Willy-shaped church 'doesn't look much like a willy', insists architect

Nov 12th 2013, 12:32 PM 3,970 Views 2 Comments

Whatever you say, pal.

# church - Sunday 3 November, 2013

20 things that always happened at Mass
# Peace Be With You
From The Daily Edge
# Peace Be With You

20 things that always happened at Mass

Nov 3rd 2013, 9:30 AM 40,668 Views 95 Comments

If you were dragged to Mass on a weekly basis these things will sound familiar.

# church - Saturday 2 November, 2013

The Irish Council of Churches says blasphemy reference in Constitution is 'largely obsolete'
# Blasphemy
# Blasphemy

The Irish Council of Churches says blasphemy reference in Constitution is 'largely obsolete'

Nov 2nd 2013, 5:45 PM 8,799 Views 54 Comments

They said the blasphemy reference has been used to justify violence and oppression against minorities in other parts of the world.

Catholic pamphlets from 1920s-50s advised on marriage, swearing and becoming a nun
# Vintage Values
From The Daily Edge
# Vintage Values

Catholic pamphlets from 1920s-50s advised on marriage, swearing and becoming a nun

Nov 2nd 2013, 9:30 AM 22,469 Views 35 Comments

A large exhibition of early 20th century publications are going on display in Dublin.

# church - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

American church looks like a phallus on Google Maps
# Rising Up
From The Daily Edge
# Rising Up

American church looks like a phallus on Google Maps

Oct 30th 2013, 3:01 PM 4,962 Views 3 Comments

Spare a thought for the Christian Scientists of Dixon, Illinois.

# church - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

'I knew Martin Moore was going to have an impact' - Cian Healy
# Church
From The42
# Church

'I knew Martin Moore was going to have an impact' - Cian Healy

Oct 23rd 2013, 7:00 AM 3,613 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland international claims to be unsurprised by his 22-year-old teammate’s development.

# church - Monday 14 October, 2013

FG TD who was told not to help with communion insists he's 'very much pro-life'
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

FG TD who was told not to help with communion insists he's 'very much pro-life'

Oct 14th 2013, 11:29 AM 8,655 Views 110 Comments

Derek Keating has been told not to fulfil his duties as a minister of the Eucharist at St Mary’s Parish in Lucan in the wake of his support for the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill last July.

# church - Friday 20 September, 2013

Meet the first woman to be appointed a Church of Ireland bishop
# Church Of Ireland
# Church Of Ireland

Meet the first woman to be appointed a Church of Ireland bishop

Sep 20th 2013, 2:02 PM 8,031 Views 64 Comments

Rev Pat Storey will take over as Bishop of Meath and Kildare.

# church - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Column: Sensible careers are all well and good – but I want the adventure of a religious life
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Sensible careers are all well and good – but I want the adventure of a religious life

Aug 27th 2013, 1:00 PM 211 Views 280 Comments

Dominican novice Conor McDonough explains why he left behind his fledging teaching career in favour of the “radical” option of a life of poverty, chastity, and obedience.

# church - Monday 19 August, 2013

The head of the CIA is bringing this piece of Kilteevan turf back to the White House
# The Gathering
# The Gathering

The head of the CIA is bringing this piece of Kilteevan turf back to the White House

Aug 19th 2013, 7:30 PM 11,278 Views 66 Comments

John Brennan attended an event at the church his Irish father was baptised in, in the small Roscommon village on Friday night.

Westboro Baptist protest destroyed... by Ke$ha's backing dancers
# Dance Off
From The Daily Edge
# Dance Off

Westboro Baptist protest destroyed... by Ke$ha's backing dancers

Aug 19th 2013, 7:30 PM 3,059 Views 1 Comment

This is a wonderful thing.

# church - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Church + Street Fighter II = Excellence
# Hadouken
From The Daily Edge
# Hadouken

Church + Street Fighter II = Excellence

Jul 24th 2013, 10:00 AM 443 Views 1 Comment

90s video games make everything better.

# church - Monday 22 July, 2013

Appeal to help find six stolen, rare paintings from Galway church
# Stolen Paintings
# Stolen Paintings

Appeal to help find six stolen, rare paintings from Galway church

Jul 22nd 2013, 10:58 AM 5,253 Views 34 Comments

The six stations of the cross were taken on Saturday, 22 June from St Peter and Paul’s Church, Kiltullagh in Athenry.

# church - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Magdalene survivors call on Catholics to boycott mass this weekend
# Protest
# Protest

Magdalene survivors call on Catholics to boycott mass this weekend

Jul 18th 2013, 3:13 PM 9,794 Views 207 Comments

A group representing survivors of the Magdalene laundries has asked people to withhold donations to their local Catholic church this weekend.

# church - Saturday 6 July, 2013

13 scientifically proven ways to be a happier person
# Pursuit Of Happiness
# Pursuit Of Happiness

13 scientifically proven ways to be a happier person

Jul 6th 2013, 5:00 PM 41,177 Views 38 Comments

From setting goals to simply exposing yourself to the colour blue, science says these things will improve your outlook on life.

# church - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Magdalene survivor group ‘not happy at all’ with redress package
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Magdalene survivor group ‘not happy at all’ with redress package

Jun 26th 2013, 10:10 PM 10,151 Views 41 Comments

Members of the group Magdalene Survivors Together have demanded the religious orders which operated the laundry system be held responsible for the abuse that went on inside them.

# church - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Priceless paintings stolen in broad daylight from Galway church
# Stolen Paintings
# Stolen Paintings

Priceless paintings stolen in broad daylight from Galway church

Jun 23rd 2013, 4:00 PM 11,247 Views 46 Comments

The paintings were by well-known Dublin artist, Evie Hone who was renowned painter work and stain-glass artist.

# church - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Petition wants Minister to fire Eddie Shaw for giving pro-life leaflets to kids
# Eddie Shaw
# Eddie Shaw

Petition wants Minister to fire Eddie Shaw for giving pro-life leaflets to kids

Jun 18th 2013, 7:37 PM 10,571 Views 219 Comments

The chairman of the school board distributed leaflets to children as young as five to promote a ‘Vigil for Life’ rally in Dublin on 8 June.

# church - Monday 10 June, 2013

Farmer finds stolen priceless, medieval window frame dumped in Leitrim lake
# Artefact Found
# Artefact Found

Farmer finds stolen priceless, medieval window frame dumped in Leitrim lake

Jun 10th 2013, 4:40 PM 22,964 Views 30 Comments

Dry, green moss on the 600-year-old frame suggests it had been stored in a dry location for some time and had only been dumped recently.

# church - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Dean Fitzpatrick funeral: 'He was a young man with so much life ahead of him'
# Dean Fitzpatrick
# Dean Fitzpatrick

Dean Fitzpatrick funeral: 'He was a young man with so much life ahead of him'

Jun 4th 2013, 10:31 AM 16,513 Views 26 Comments

The 23-year-old died in hospital after sustaining stab wounds at a house in Dublin last month.

# church - Friday 17 May, 2013

Modern churches aren't up to scratch, says Vatican museum chief
# Out With The Old
# Out With The Old

Modern churches aren't up to scratch, says Vatican museum chief

May 17th 2013, 9:21 PM 14,361 Views 74 Comments

The Vatican official said that modern churches are missing the beauty and functionality of older churches.

# church - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Business time: Healy happy to have 'worst kept secret' out in the open
# Church
From The42
# Church

Business time: Healy happy to have 'worst kept secret' out in the open

May 7th 2013, 8:03 AM 4,563 Views 11 Comments

The prop wasn’t fazed by Matt O’Connor’s appointment, though it may lead to a rethink on his best position.

# church - Monday 6 May, 2013

The 14 signs that you're at an Irish wedding
# Beef Or Salmon
From The Daily Edge
# Beef Or Salmon

The 14 signs that you're at an Irish wedding

May 6th 2013, 6:00 PM 241,267 Views 109 Comments

Is that Galway Girl? LET’S DANCE!

Minister: 'It is a disgrace there are so few women in politics'
# Frances Fitzgerald
# Frances Fitzgerald

Minister: 'It is a disgrace there are so few women in politics'

May 6th 2013, 8:00 AM 5,052 Views 109 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald told TheJournal.ie that we live in an “unfinished democracy”. She also has concerns about the Dáil’s reform agenda if the Seanad is abolished.

# church - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Girl dressed as 'Naked Pope' angers Catholic diocese
# Surplice Effort
From The Daily Edge
# Surplice Effort

Girl dressed as 'Naked Pope' angers Catholic diocese

May 1st 2013, 3:31 PM 26,882 Views 127 Comments

The student reportedly shaved her pubic hair into the shape of a cross while handing out condoms.

# church - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

7-year-old boy steals car to get out of church
# Mass Effect
From The Daily Edge
# Mass Effect

7-year-old boy steals car to get out of church

Apr 24th 2013, 6:32 PM 702 Views 0 Comments

He got chased by the police and everything.

'Significant developments' in child safeguarding in Diocese of Ferns
# Report
# Report

'Significant developments' in child safeguarding in Diocese of Ferns

Apr 24th 2013, 2:29 PM 2,867 Views 6 Comments

The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church of Ireland has undertaken a comprehensive review of safeguarding practice in church authorities across Ireland.

# church - Sunday 21 April, 2013

"Against all the odds, I survived": Bethany Home survivors tell their stories
# Bethany Home
# Bethany Home

"Against all the odds, I survived": Bethany Home survivors tell their stories

Apr 21st 2013, 8:45 AM 9,759 Views 13 Comments

Two men who spent time in the Bethany Home as children spoke to TheJournal.ie about the neglect they say they experienced there.

# church - Friday 5 April, 2013

Pope urges Church to 'act with determination in cases of sexual abuse'
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Pope urges Church to 'act with determination in cases of sexual abuse'

Apr 5th 2013, 9:57 PM 7,632 Views 69 Comments

The Vatican continues to receive around 600 claims against abusive priests ever year. Today’s comments from Pope Francis were his first on the clerical sex abuse scandal since succeeding Pope Benedict last month.

# church - Friday 8 March, 2013

With Cian Healy's jeep out of action, here are 7 possible alternatives
# Church
From The42
# Church

With Cian Healy's jeep out of action, here are 7 possible alternatives

Mar 8th 2013, 2:09 PM 5,272 Views 1 Comment

That’s just how he rolls.

# church - Monday 4 March, 2013

Catholic cardinal admits 'sexual conduct fell below standards'
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Catholic cardinal admits 'sexual conduct fell below standards'

Mar 4th 2013, 9:14 AM 4,741 Views 49 Comments

Cardinal Keith O’Brien, who resigned as Britain’s most senior Catholic cleric last week, has now admitted the allegations that were made against them having initially denied them.