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# communion - Saturday 19 June, 2021

US Catholic bishops advance effort that could deny Biden holy communion
# Abortion Views
# Abortion Views

US Catholic bishops advance effort that could deny Biden holy communion

Jun 19th 2021, 10:11 AM 68,340 Views 123 Comments

Biden supports the landmark 1973 US Supreme Court decision affirming a woman’s right to an abortion.

# communion - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

'Significant' plans announced to move sacramental preparation away from schools
# Communion
# Communion

'Significant' plans announced to move sacramental preparation away from schools

Dec 3rd 2019, 9:48 PM 31,206 Views 49 Comments

The sacraments are Baptism, Confession, First Communion, and Confirmation.

# communion - Monday 24 June, 2019

Parents spending over €900 on average for their child's Communion
# First Holy Communion
# First Holy Communion

Parents spending over €900 on average for their child's Communion

Jun 24th 2019, 6:30 AM 12,732 Views 81 Comments

A quarter of children make over €800 on their Communion day.

# communion - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Opinion: Are we ready to let go of the Catholic Church's rituals?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Are we ready to let go of the Catholic Church's rituals?

May 19th 2019, 8:30 PM 41,056 Views 232 Comments

Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, Marriage and Burial are now rites of passage but do we understand their theological foundations, writes Shane Dunphy.

# communion - Sunday 24 March, 2019

'This is what it's all about': The communion wear pop-up shop demonstrating community spirit
# Ballymun
# Ballymun

'This is what it's all about': The communion wear pop-up shop demonstrating community spirit

Mar 24th 2019, 9:00 PM 14,222 Views 7 Comments

The pop-up shop is based out of the Ballymun Child and Family Resource Centre and has been helping take the financial stress out of communion season.

# communion - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Martin says refusing Fianna Fáil TD communion at mass was a 'very unchristian thing to do'
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Martin says refusing Fianna Fáil TD communion at mass was a 'very unchristian thing to do'

Feb 23rd 2019, 6:51 PM 44,556 Views 76 Comments

It was reported last month that Robert Troy was recently refused communion at a mass due to his position on abortion.

# communion - Friday 27 July, 2018

4,000 Eucharistic ministers who are 'steady on their feet' needed for Pope's Mass
# HOLY COMMUNION
# HOLY COMMUNION

4,000 Eucharistic ministers who are 'steady on their feet' needed for Pope's Mass

Jul 27th 2018, 6:05 AM 19,900 Views 56 Comments

Pope Francis is set to celebrate Mass at the Phoenix Park next month.

# communion - Friday 11 May, 2018

Man whose dangerous driving caused death of woman (70) allowed to attend son's Communion
# Dublin
# Dublin

Man whose dangerous driving caused death of woman (70) allowed to attend son's Communion

May 11th 2018, 1:35 PM 28,648 Views 37 Comments

The postman, who is visually impaired, can attend the event before starting his five-year jail term.

# communion - Sunday 8 October, 2017

10 Communion traditions that children of the future will be happy to miss out on
# Communion
From The Daily Edge
# Communion

10 Communion traditions that children of the future will be happy to miss out on

Oct 8th 2017, 9:30 PM 9,676 Views 4 Comments

They’ll never have to deal with getting Alive-O songs stuck in their head.

# communion - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Concern from Catholics, but gluten-free communion host IS available in Ireland
# Wafer Or Wine
# Wafer Or Wine

Concern from Catholics, but gluten-free communion host IS available in Ireland

Jul 13th 2017, 6:09 AM 14,232 Views 63 Comments

A new statement from the Vatican had some people confused.

# communion - Monday 10 July, 2017

Archbishop says Church stubbornly reluctant to let go of the control of schools
# Church And State
# Church And State

Archbishop says Church stubbornly reluctant to let go of the control of schools

Jul 10th 2017, 9:03 AM 19,451 Views 156 Comments

Diarmuid Martin has raised concerns about growing hostilities between the Church and State.

# communion - Monday 26 June, 2017

€570 is the average amount an Irish child gets for Communion (but some kids get over a grand)
# Some Bread
# Some Bread

€570 is the average amount an Irish child gets for Communion (but some kids get over a grand)

Jun 26th 2017, 7:00 AM 10,840 Views 62 Comments

This story may make you cross.

# communion - Monday 15 May, 2017

Chalice given back to Spike Island after 134 years in Dublin
# Mountjoy Prison
# Mountjoy Prison

Chalice given back to Spike Island after 134 years in Dublin

May 15th 2017, 8:16 PM 13,921 Views 31 Comments

When the island ceased to be a prison in June 1883 the chalice was taken to Mountjoy Prison.

# communion - Saturday 13 May, 2017

This 10-year-old boy decided to buy a cow with his communion money
# Holy Cowmmunion
# Holy Cowmmunion

This 10-year-old boy decided to buy a cow with his communion money

May 13th 2017, 3:34 PM 63,559 Views 60 Comments

Ewan Hanny has wanted to be a farmer all his life.

# communion - Sunday 30 October, 2016

This lad from Swords expertly trolled his sister by recreating her Communion outfit for Halloween
# Puttin On My Top Hat
From The Daily Edge
# Puttin On My Top Hat

This lad from Swords expertly trolled his sister by recreating her Communion outfit for Halloween

Oct 30th 2016, 8:59 AM 12,064 Views 1 Comment

And he looked GOOD.

# communion - Thursday 2 June, 2016

Boy who hit his eye in shop and missed First Communion photos awarded €11,000
# Injury
# Injury

Boy who hit his eye in shop and missed First Communion photos awarded €11,000

Jun 2nd 2016, 6:04 AM 22,179 Views 44 Comments

His mother was given €200 to arrange new photos.

# communion - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

This 'non-First Holy Communion' card from an Irish granny is just wonderful
# (god) Bless You
From The Daily Edge
# (god) Bless You

This 'non-First Holy Communion' card from an Irish granny is just wonderful

May 31st 2016, 11:34 AM 11,648 Views 5 Comments

“We hope you both had a great day celebrating not getting your Communion.”

# communion - Sunday 22 May, 2016

This Communion card from Marks & Spencer is a little TOO real
# Money Wallet
From The Daily Edge
# Money Wallet

This Communion card from Marks & Spencer is a little TOO real

May 22nd 2016, 2:00 PM 16,729 Views 7 Comments

Bit on the nose there, lads.

# communion - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

This Irish film about an 8-year-old atheist girl is winning lots of awards
# Rubai
# Rubai

This Irish film about an 8-year-old atheist girl is winning lots of awards

Dec 29th 2015, 2:11 PM 120,942 Views 243 Comments

The short film is going to be shown on TG4 tonight.

# communion - 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 19,123 Views 104 Comments

Their view on gay marriage, however, remains unchanged.

# communion - Monday 15 June, 2015

Here is how much kids made from their Communions this year
# Back In My Day
# Back In My Day

Here is how much kids made from their Communions this year

Jun 15th 2015, 1:26 PM 16,530 Views 84 Comments

The figure has actually dropped since 2014.

# communion - Saturday 2 May, 2015

Poll: Should parents be allowed take photos during Communion ceremonies?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should parents be allowed take photos during Communion ceremonies?

May 2nd 2015, 9:41 AM 22,184 Views 166 Comments

Priests have been advising parents against the practice, due to concerns about child protection.

# communion - Sunday 5 April, 2015

8 awkward moments you'll always have at mass
# Let Us Pray
From The Daily Edge
# Let Us Pray

8 awkward moments you'll always have at mass

Apr 5th 2015, 1:00 PM 12,708 Views 7 Comments

So much potential.

# communion - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

This soup kitchen wants to make Communion easier for struggling families
# Dresses And Suits
# Dresses And Suits

This soup kitchen wants to make Communion easier for struggling families

Feb 24th 2015, 6:01 PM 12,470 Views 42 Comments

Cork Penny Dinners is giving away all the gear for free.

# communion - Monday 19 May, 2014

Young GAA stars can't part with their hurleys on Communion day
# Holy Show
From The42
# Holy Show

Young GAA stars can't part with their hurleys on Communion day

May 19th 2014, 2:21 PM 6,374 Views 1 Comment

Mind those dresses though.

# communion - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Opinion: First Holy Communion etiquette for sensible spenders
# Communion
# Communion

Opinion: First Holy Communion etiquette for sensible spenders

May 17th 2014, 12:00 PM 724 Views 44 Comments

Let me warn you now about those who may try to get you spending against your will – and help you to defend yourself.

# communion - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Apache Pizza in Cork are doing Communion buffets
# First Holy Pepperoni
From The Daily Edge
# First Holy Pepperoni

Apache Pizza in Cork are doing Communion buffets

May 13th 2014, 2:15 PM 2,875 Views 3 Comments

The little pups these days don’t know they’re born.

# communion - 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 8,613 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.

# communion - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Parents vote to keep Communion date despite clash with One Direction gig
# Save The Date
# Save The Date

Parents vote to keep Communion date despite clash with One Direction gig

Oct 10th 2013, 1:54 PM 15,763 Views 116 Comments

The communion at Gaelscoil an Ráithín is on the same day as the boy band’s concert in Dublin which some of the children have tickets to.

# communion - Monday 9 September, 2013

TDs who feel discouraged from seeking Communion 'should speak to their priest'
# Abortion
# Abortion

TDs who feel discouraged from seeking Communion 'should speak to their priest'

Sep 9th 2013, 11:38 AM 10,034 Views 117 Comments

A spokesperson for the Catholic Church was responding to a report at the weekend that TDs were being warned off seeking Communion by their priests.

# communion - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Is €713 too much to spend on a Communion? Most parents don't think so
# Holy God
# Holy God

Is €713 too much to spend on a Communion? Most parents don't think so

Jun 11th 2013, 11:22 AM 9,822 Views 65 Comments

The survey found that parents are spending less on the party, but more on their own outfits.

# communion - Sunday 2 June, 2013

14 things you'll see at an Irish first communion
# Rite Of Passage
From The Daily Edge
# Rite Of Passage

14 things you'll see at an Irish first communion

Jun 2nd 2013, 8:15 PM 50,628 Views 129 Comments

From cocktail sausages to a good rosette.

# communion - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Here is the week's news... skewed
# Not The News
From The Daily Edge
# Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Apr 13th 2013, 10:00 AM 4,495 Views 8 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: How Ireland has some of the fittest fat kids in the world and why the axing of Communion grants is ‘worse than the famine’.

# communion - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Government criticised for scrapping Communion and Confirmation grants
# Money
# Money

Government criticised for scrapping Communion and Confirmation grants

Apr 11th 2013, 7:30 PM 18,228 Views 184 Comments

The Department of Social Protection confirmed it was scrapping grants which covered the costs of religious sacraments.

# communion - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Average welfare payments for religious ceremonies halved in 2012
# HOLY COMMUNION
# HOLY COMMUNION

Average welfare payments for religious ceremonies halved in 2012

Mar 6th 2013, 4:22 PM 11,406 Views 101 Comments

Joan Burton reveals that the average welfare payment for religious ceremony clothing went from €245 to €120.

# communion - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Rubberbandits ask: "Are communion wafers haunted by the ghost of Christ?"
# Science Week 2012
From The Daily Edge
# Science Week 2012

Rubberbandits ask: "Are communion wafers haunted by the ghost of Christ?"

Oct 25th 2012, 11:48 AM 9,984 Views 91 Comments

They’re trying to find the truth as part of Science Week 2012.

# communion - Monday 1 October, 2012

The Evening Fix...now with added gecko tongue
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix...now with added gecko tongue

Oct 1st 2012, 7:43 PM 6,740 Views 0 Comments

The things we learned, loved and shared today.

# communion - Saturday 4 February, 2012

Prime numbers: the week in stats
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

Prime numbers: the week in stats

Feb 4th 2012, 7:38 PM 2,759 Views 0 Comments

Opinion polls, lucky punts, expenses, unemployment and more – our numerical guide to the last 604,800 seconds in Ireland.

# communion - Thursday 2 February, 2012

Gilmore: Communion allowance cut to stop 'lavish' spending
# Cuts
# Cuts

Gilmore: Communion allowance cut to stop 'lavish' spending

Feb 2nd 2012, 11:56 AM 11,661 Views 131 Comments

The government spent €3.4 million on communion and confirmation allowances to people who needed help last year – but has announced plans limiting the payment to €110.

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