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#Church

# church - Sunday 3 March, 2013

Explosive device found outside Catholic church in Belfast
# Belfast
# Belfast

Explosive device found outside Catholic church in Belfast

Mar 3rd 2013, 2:01 PM 3,835 Views 4 Comments

Police said the device was small and crude but was still viable.

# church - Sunday 24 February, 2013

Britain's top Catholic in 'inappropriate acts' row: report
# Cardinal
# Cardinal

Britain's top Catholic in 'inappropriate acts' row: report

Feb 24th 2013, 2:45 PM 9,974 Views 52 Comments

Cardinal Keith O’Brien is due to vote on Pope Benedict XVI’s successor.

# church - Saturday 9 February, 2013

Here's your 'ah, they're all it now' pic of the day
# Copycat
From The42
# Copycat

Here's your 'ah, they're all it now' pic of the day

Feb 9th 2013, 1:53 PM 3,173 Views 2 Comments

Simon Zebo has a lot to answer for.

# church - Sunday 27 January, 2013

Protest at Papal Nunciature over treatment of Fr Tony Flannery
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Protest at Papal Nunciature over treatment of Fr Tony Flannery

Jan 27th 2013, 4:30 PM 8,405 Views 42 Comments

About 120 people have attended a demonstration calling for fair treatment for the Redemptorist priest.

# church - Monday 21 January, 2013

Investigation into fire at St Maur's church, Rush
# Dublin
# Dublin

Investigation into fire at St Maur's church, Rush

Jan 21st 2013, 3:47 PM 7,904 Views 7 Comments

Gardaí are to investigate the cause of the fire, which broke out early this morning.

Fr Flannery 'couldn't look in the mirror' if he signed Church statement
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Fr Flannery 'couldn't look in the mirror' if he signed Church statement

Jan 21st 2013, 10:08 AM 8,551 Views 82 Comments

Fr Tony Flannery said that though some people say if he doesn’t accept the rules he should go, it is “not the image of the Church” that he grew up in.

# church - Monday 14 January, 2013

Survey begins asking parents who should run primary schools
# Patronage
# Patronage

Survey begins asking parents who should run primary schools

Jan 14th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,023 Views 35 Comments

Ruairí Quinn said the survey is a historic opportunity to parents say whether schools should be denominational, multi-denominational, all-Irish or something else.

# church - Monday 24 December, 2012

Shane McEntee laid to rest in Co Meath
# Shane McEntee
# Shane McEntee

Shane McEntee laid to rest in Co Meath

Dec 24th 2012, 1:56 PM 13,823 Views 13 Comments

Thousands attended the funeral for the late Minister of State, where Taoiseach Enda Kenny was to make a graveside oration.

# church - Sunday 23 December, 2012

Police investigate suspicious fire in Belfast church
# Investigation
# Investigation

Police investigate suspicious fire in Belfast church

Dec 23rd 2012, 1:19 PM 3,023 Views 4 Comments

The PSNI said that the fire was discovered at around 3.40am in a boiler house in the church.

# church - Thursday 20 December, 2012

St Patrick's Church in Wicklow damaged by fire
# Wicklow Fire
# Wicklow Fire

St Patrick's Church in Wicklow damaged by fire

Dec 20th 2012, 5:42 PM 5,084 Views 12 Comments

A woman in her 40s is assisting Gardaí with their investigation.

# church - Friday 23 November, 2012

Here's what 2 tonnes of pigeon poo looks like...
# Holy Crap
From The Daily Edge
# Holy Crap

Here's what 2 tonnes of pigeon poo looks like...

Nov 23rd 2012, 5:03 PM 778 Views 0 Comments

Thirty years worth of pigeon poo collected in a Swedish church tower.

# church - Sunday 11 November, 2012

Poll: Do you practise your religion?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you practise your religion?

Nov 11th 2012, 12:09 PM 13,817 Views 222 Comments

Be it private prayer or formal services, do you practise your religion if you have one?

# church - Friday 2 November, 2012

Newspaper ad from 1838 lays bare how society viewed those in Magdalene Laundries
# Sign Of The Times
# Sign Of The Times

Newspaper ad from 1838 lays bare how society viewed those in Magdalene Laundries

Nov 2nd 2012, 7:46 PM 23,949 Views 42 Comments

In announcing a “charity sermon,” it speaks of “numberless unhappy females whom it has reclaimed from vice by religious and moral instructions”.

# church - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Here's Your 'Cian Healy As You've Never Seen Him Before' Picture of the Day
# Destiny's Church
From The42
# Destiny's Church

Here's Your 'Cian Healy As You've Never Seen Him Before' Picture of the Day

Oct 25th 2012, 3:12 PM 3,349 Views 2 Comments

I feel confused and somewhat scared.

# church - Sunday 14 October, 2012

Poll: Do you go to Mass?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you go to Mass?

Oct 14th 2012, 11:09 AM 28,866 Views 337 Comments

Do you go to church or attend another religious service? Let us know…

# church - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Pope marks 50th anniversary of Vatican II
# Vatican Ii
# Vatican Ii

Pope marks 50th anniversary of Vatican II

Oct 11th 2012, 11:45 AM 2,718 Views 29 Comments

Homily at Mass in St Peter’s Square recalls the changes in Church in 1962 – and Benedict urges the faithful to return to the “letter”.

# church - Sunday 7 October, 2012

US Congressman: evolution is a lie "straight from the pit of hell"
# Science
# Science

US Congressman: evolution is a lie "straight from the pit of hell"

Oct 7th 2012, 5:31 PM 20,947 Views 169 Comments

Republican politician Paul Broun from Georgia, who sits on the US government’s science committee, said he believes the earth is les than 9,000 years old.

Hundreds gather for church service for missing April Jones
# April Jones
# April Jones

Hundreds gather for church service for missing April Jones

Oct 7th 2012, 2:12 PM 8,230 Views 13 Comments

The search for the missing five-year-old is ongoing as hope of finding her alive fades.

# church - Sunday 30 September, 2012

A life unlived: 35 years of slavery in a Magdalene Laundry
# Heartbreaking
# Heartbreaking

A life unlived: 35 years of slavery in a Magdalene Laundry

Sep 30th 2012, 1:00 PM 99,852 Views 101 Comments

One woman tells the story of her mother who was sent to a Laundry in Dublin at the age of 16 – and died there at the age of 51.

# church - Friday 14 September, 2012

15 people still being held over Alan Ryan funeral
# Alan Ryan
# Alan Ryan

15 people still being held over Alan Ryan funeral

Sep 14th 2012, 8:47 AM 9,950 Views 140 Comments

Gardaí have released two men from custody after the major search operation yesterday which saw seventeen people arrested.

# church - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

Diocese of Clonfert: "No written procedures for management of allegations"
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Diocese of Clonfert: "No written procedures for management of allegations"

Sep 5th 2012, 12:47 PM 3,491 Views 31 Comments

Summary of the main findings of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland into Clonfert diocese.

# church - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Column: Ireland needs to become a fully secular state
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ireland needs to become a fully secular state

Aug 28th 2012, 7:00 AM 1,012 Views 80 Comments

Everyone is free to practice their religion – but that shouldn’t have anything to do with how we run the country, argue Nathan Wheeler and Sean Cassidy.

# church - Saturday 25 August, 2012

Group of young priests band together to buy a church in Limerick
# Church
# Church

Group of young priests band together to buy a church in Limerick

Aug 25th 2012, 8:15 PM 18,071 Views 54 Comments

The Church of the Sacred Heart Crescent in Limerick had lain empty for six years after a developer bought and – subsequently -abandoned it.

# church - Friday 3 August, 2012

Maeve's talent, generosity and personality remembered as Dalkey says goodbye to its 'first citizen'
# Remembering Maeve
# Remembering Maeve

Maeve's talent, generosity and personality remembered as Dalkey says goodbye to its 'first citizen'

Aug 3rd 2012, 12:49 PM 8,500 Views 7 Comments

The funeral mass for beloved Irish author Maeve Binchy was held at the Church of the Assumption in Dalkey, Co. Dublin this morning.

# church - Saturday 14 July, 2012

Explainer: Why are there bibles in hotel rooms?
# Bibles
# Bibles

Explainer: Why are there bibles in hotel rooms?

Jul 14th 2012, 6:30 PM 24,197 Views 98 Comments

You might not read it… but we bet you always check to see if it’s there.

# church - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Vatican number two: Many journalists try to imitate Dan Brown
# Vatileaks
# Vatileaks

Vatican number two: Many journalists try to imitate Dan Brown

Jun 19th 2012, 11:18 AM 4,111 Views 32 Comments

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone has taken issue with the media’s coverage of the ongoing Vatileaks scandal drawing comparisons with the controversial fiction author Dan Brown.

# church - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Priests attack cardinal's report on 'gay-friendly' college
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Priests attack cardinal's report on 'gay-friendly' college

Jun 16th 2012, 12:49 PM 5,629 Views 29 Comments

A group of Irish priests have labelled the investigation “prurient” and “incompetent”, and said it may have been motivated by homophobia.

# church - Friday 15 June, 2012

Cardinal Brady expresses 'deep shame' over Church abuse
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Cardinal Brady expresses 'deep shame' over Church abuse

Jun 15th 2012, 7:53 AM 2,241 Views 44 Comments

However, he stopped short of offering a specific apology for his own actions in the investigation of child abuse.

# church - Sunday 10 June, 2012

Pilgrim ponchos and altar wine: The Eucharistic Congress in numbers
# IEC 2012
# IEC 2012

Pilgrim ponchos and altar wine: The Eucharistic Congress in numbers

Jun 10th 2012, 8:00 AM 2,837 Views 15 Comments

With 20,000 of the faithful attending, the Catholic celebration begins officially today.

# church - Saturday 9 June, 2012

Poll: Will you be following the Eucharistic Congress?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you be following the Eucharistic Congress?

Jun 9th 2012, 1:09 PM 5,241 Views 99 Comments

Tens of thousands will attend the events, which will also be screened on TV. Will you be following them?

Eucharistic Congress abandons plans to screen Euro 2012 games for pilgrims
# IEC 2012
# IEC 2012

Eucharistic Congress abandons plans to screen Euro 2012 games for pilgrims

Jun 9th 2012, 12:28 PM 3,384 Views 34 Comments

Bad news for faithful Ireland fans as thousands descend on Dublin for the landmark Catholic event.

# church - Friday 1 June, 2012

PSNI says abuse allegations in BBC programme did not happen in North
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

PSNI says abuse allegations in BBC programme did not happen in North

Jun 1st 2012, 2:29 PM 1,612 Views 3 Comments

BBC’s This World programme alleged that Cardinal Sean Brady had failed to protect children from abuse.

# church - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Brendan Boland: My healing won't begin until Brady resigns
# Brendan Boland
# Brendan Boland

Brendan Boland: My healing won't begin until Brady resigns

May 8th 2012, 9:22 PM 4,221 Views 43 Comments

But the clerical abuse survivor welcomed yesterday’s public apology from the Primate of All Ireland.

# church - Saturday 5 May, 2012

Column: Being held to accountability is not persecution, Cardinal Brady
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Being held to accountability is not persecution, Cardinal Brady

May 5th 2012, 8:30 AM 59 Views 59 Comments

One’s civic duties are not the same as one’s self-imposed religious obligations, writes TheJournal.ie columnist Lisa McInerney – nor are they superseded by them.

# church - Monday 30 April, 2012

Poll indicates three-quarters of parents want change in primary school patronage
# Education
# Education

Poll indicates three-quarters of parents want change in primary school patronage

Apr 30th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,391 Views 50 Comments

The poll results also show that many parents still want religious education in schools.

# church - Sunday 29 April, 2012

Priest who 'inadvertently' showed porn images to parents requests leave of absence
# Priest
# Priest

Priest who 'inadvertently' showed porn images to parents requests leave of absence

Apr 29th 2012, 5:48 PM 11,955 Views 67 Comments

Fr Martin McVeigh has requested a leave of absence after inappropriate images were shown to parents of a First Communion class.

# church - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Column: Are we as a Catholic Church not mature enough to listen to others?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Are we as a Catholic Church not mature enough to listen to others?

Apr 12th 2012, 7:15 AM 191 Views 59 Comments

The Vatican is investigating Fr Tony Flannery over his liberal views. But censorship is not a Christian solution, writes Fr Jimmy McPhillips.

# church - Sunday 8 April, 2012

Easter with Tebow? Thousands turn out to hear NFL star speak at church
# Tebow Time
From The42
# Tebow Time

Easter with Tebow? Thousands turn out to hear NFL star speak at church

Apr 8th 2012, 4:48 PM 317 Views 3 Comments

NY Jets quarterback was speaking at Celebration Church near Austin, Texas this morning.