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# mass - Last month November 2022

Priest who criticised same-sex relationships and free condoms stands by comments
# Listowel
# Listowel

Priest who criticised same-sex relationships and free condoms stands by comments

Nov 2nd 2022, 9:06 AM 44,540 Views 29 Comments

Fr Seán Sheehy told parishioners on Sunday that sex between two men or two women is sinful.

Bishop of Kerry apologises after priest tells mass that free condoms promote promiscuity
# Kerry
# Kerry

Bishop of Kerry apologises after priest tells mass that free condoms promote promiscuity

Nov 1st 2022, 1:07 PM 39,525 Views 0 Comments

Fr Seán Sheehy also told the congregation in Listowel that sex between two men or two women was a sin, as was ‘transgenderism’.

# mass - Last year 2021

Archbishop of Dublin says communions and confirmations should be postponed until September
# Mass
# Mass

Archbishop of Dublin says communions and confirmations should be postponed until September

Aug 8th 2021, 11:28 AM 28,680 Views 44 Comments

The government has said it hopes to lift restrictions on these sacraments next month.

Opinion: Freedom to practice religion must be respected - including communions and confirmation
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Freedom to practice religion must be respected - including communions and confirmation

Aug 3rd 2021, 8:00 PM 20,591 Views 79 Comments

There’s a clear economic interest in the State allowing the resumption of economically productive indoor activities, writes Dr Donal Coffey.

50 people to be allowed at religious services from 10 May - but no communions or confirmations
# Mass Gatherings
# Mass Gatherings

50 people to be allowed at religious services from 10 May - but no communions or confirmations

Apr 29th 2021, 6:33 PM 49,414 Views 26 Comments

In-person religious services will return from this date.

Poll: Will you watch a religious service online over Easter?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you watch a religious service online over Easter?

Apr 2nd 2021, 9:25 AM 45,614 Views 121 Comments

Under the current Level 5 restrictions, public Mass cannot take place.

Funeral mourners to increase to 25 next month but no word on weddings
# Rites Of Passage
# Rites Of Passage

Funeral mourners to increase to 25 next month but no word on weddings

Mar 30th 2021, 7:37 PM 22,792 Views 9 Comments

From 26 April, the maximum attendance at a funeral will increase to 25 people.

Rural TDs push for limited numbers to be allowed gather in places of worship for Easter
# Religion
# Religion

Rural TDs push for limited numbers to be allowed gather in places of worship for Easter

Mar 25th 2021, 10:10 PM 15,397 Views 74 Comments

TDs accused the government of being anti-Christian and anti-religion during a Dáil discussion this evening.

# mass - All time

Catholic archbishops ask Taoiseach to allow people attend mass
# Level 3
# Level 3

Catholic archbishops ask Taoiseach to allow people attend mass

Oct 9th 2020, 7:34 AM 33,266 Views 108 Comments

The four archbishops have requested a meeting with Micheál Martin.

Church leaders unite to recommend wearing of face coverings during worship
# Mass Gatherings
# Mass Gatherings

Church leaders unite to recommend wearing of face coverings during worship

Aug 19th 2020, 6:15 PM 23,925 Views 24 Comments

The leaders of the Catholic Church, Church of Ireland, Presbyterians and Methodists issued a statement today.

Taoiseach confirms exception to 50-person limit for places of worship
# Mass Gatherings
# Mass Gatherings

Taoiseach confirms exception to 50-person limit for places of worship

Jun 25th 2020, 7:41 PM 55,389 Views 103 Comments

Varadkar said a “special protocol” will be worked out to allow larger groups to attend services.

NPHET unlikely to budge on 50-person limit for Mass and other indoor gatherings
# Phase 3
# Phase 3

NPHET unlikely to budge on 50-person limit for Mass and other indoor gatherings

Jun 22nd 2020, 8:33 PM 17,746 Views 21 Comments

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said it seems “strange” that churches with a capacity of 1,500 would be subject to this restriction.

Archbishop criticises limit on numbers attending Mass while shops are 'brimming with people'
# Say A Prayer
# Say A Prayer

Archbishop criticises limit on numbers attending Mass while shops are 'brimming with people'

Jun 20th 2020, 2:47 PM 40,879 Views 158 Comments

Churches and other places of worship will be reopened on 29 June.

Priests in face coverings and communion in the hand only: Here's how churches plan to return to Mass
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Priests in face coverings and communion in the hand only: Here's how churches plan to return to Mass

Jun 9th 2020, 1:55 PM 24,421 Views 39 Comments

Religious services can resume during Phase Three which begins on Monday 29 June.

Calls for younger Catholic volunteers to help start Masses in churches again
# Archbishop Eamon Martin
# Archbishop Eamon Martin

Calls for younger Catholic volunteers to help start Masses in churches again

Jun 7th 2020, 1:09 PM 35,073 Views 93 Comments

Archbishop Eamon Martin said that the reopening of churches will happen “slowly and tentatively”.

Poll: Should churches and other places of worship be allowed to reopen now?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should churches and other places of worship be allowed to reopen now?

May 29th 2020, 7:50 AM 42,072 Views 118 Comments

Government guidelines advise that places of worship should not reopen until 20 July.

Holohan says advice against indoor gatherings still stands after report of mass held at Dublin church
# Mass Gathering
# Mass Gathering

Holohan says advice against indoor gatherings still stands after report of mass held at Dublin church

Updated May 28th 2020, 8:00 PM 48,875 Views 80 Comments

Government guidelines advise that places of worship should not reopen until 20 July.

Poll: Will you watch a religious service online over Easter?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you watch a religious service online over Easter?

Apr 9th 2020, 9:38 AM 56,216 Views 205 Comments

Many people are finding alternative ways to worship amid the Covid-19 crisis.

Parishioners urged to check if their Sunday mass is being streamed online as Church adheres to ban on gatherings
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Parishioners urged to check if their Sunday mass is being streamed online as Church adheres to ban on gatherings

Mar 15th 2020, 7:00 AM 23,375 Views 56 Comments

Church leaders said that masses would be cancelled in response to the public health crisis caused by coronavirus.

Bishops around the country have cancelled Mass for the coming three Sundays
# Called Off
# Called Off

Bishops around the country have cancelled Mass for the coming three Sundays

Mar 13th 2020, 4:58 PM 46,343 Views 86 Comments

Weddings, funerals and baptisms with fewer than 100 people will still go ahead.

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 44,692 Views 76 Comments

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

Priests told to have another national collection to help make up €4m deficit in fundraising for Pope visit
# World Meeting Of Families
# World Meeting Of Families

Priests told to have another national collection to help make up €4m deficit in fundraising for Pope visit

Oct 30th 2018, 12:00 PM 42,550 Views 98 Comments

Bishop Kevin Doran blamed negative media coverage in the run up to the event for the shortfall.

'A country transformed': How the world's media covered the pope's Irish visit
# World Meeting
# World Meeting

'A country transformed': How the world's media covered the pope's Irish visit

Aug 27th 2018, 8:18 AM 56,706 Views 64 Comments

Correspondents came to Ireland to witness how the Pope would be received.

'Steady flow' arriving in Phoenix Park after a very, very wet start to the day
# Cross-town Traffic
# Cross-town Traffic

'Steady flow' arriving in Phoenix Park after a very, very wet start to the day

Aug 26th 2018, 12:48 PM 24,849 Views 65 Comments

It was VERY wet. Even so, some pilgrims were here securing the best spots by 9.30.

Going to the pope's Mass today? Here's what you need to know
# Phoenix Park
# Phoenix Park

Going to the pope's Mass today? Here's what you need to know

Aug 26th 2018, 6:30 AM 33,496 Views 35 Comments

About 500,000 people are expected to attend the event.

HSE emergency chief: 'We're not saying there will be deaths but we're planning for that eventuality'
# Phoenix Park
# Phoenix Park

HSE emergency chief: 'We're not saying there will be deaths but we're planning for that eventuality'

Aug 15th 2018, 6:15 AM 24,040 Views 45 Comments

The Pope’s visit will see an estimated 500,000 people attend Mass in the Phoenix Park on 26 August.

Chairs of the faithful: Commemorative Pope Francis seats go on sale ahead of Phoenix Park mass
# Day Of Rest
# Day Of Rest

Chairs of the faithful: Commemorative Pope Francis seats go on sale ahead of Phoenix Park mass

Aug 14th 2018, 3:28 PM 37,005 Views 60 Comments

The chair, made from 100% recyclable cardboard, can withhold a weight of up to 100kg.

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 19,922 Views 56 Comments

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

'I think we'd all make quite good priests': Josepha Madigan responds to Archbishop's criticism
# Church
# Church

'I think we'd all make quite good priests': Josepha Madigan responds to Archbishop's criticism

Updated Jun 26th 2018, 5:55 PM 48,742 Views 146 Comments

On Saturday, Culture Minister Josepha Madigan stepped up at her local church to lead prayers after a priest failed to show up.

Culture Minister calls for 'women to be ordained' after stepping up to 'say Mass' when priest didn't show
# Mass
# Mass

Culture Minister calls for 'women to be ordained' after stepping up to 'say Mass' when priest didn't show

Jun 25th 2018, 4:22 PM 27,188 Views 78 Comments

Culture Minister Josepha Madigan said that she did not read the Gospel, but led the readings from the altar.

'Her death is unspeakably painful': Funeral of Natalia Karaczyn takes place in Sligo
# Sligo Cathedral
# Sligo Cathedral

'Her death is unspeakably painful': Funeral of Natalia Karaczyn takes place in Sligo

May 4th 2018, 11:45 AM 30,568 Views 0 Comments

Natalia Karaczyn’s body was discovered on Wednesday morning.

Poll: Will you attend the Pope's mass in Phoenix Park?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you attend the Pope's mass in Phoenix Park?

Mar 21st 2018, 10:51 PM 63,957 Views 165 Comments

Pope Francis will be in Ireland in August.

Mass-goers told there is 'no obligation' to attend religious services today
# Thanks Be To God
# Thanks Be To God

Mass-goers told there is 'no obligation' to attend religious services today

Mar 4th 2018, 9:25 AM 21,961 Views 122 Comments

The public has been told they can view mass online instead.

18 of the greatest 'Mass tweets' of all time
# MassTweets
From The Daily Edge
# MassTweets

18 of the greatest 'Mass tweets' of all time

Dec 25th 2017, 8:30 AM 8,646 Views 0 Comments

It’s that time of the year.

Would you like to attend a mass by Pope Francis during his Irish visit? Here's what people said...
# Mass Attendance
# Mass Attendance

Would you like to attend a mass by Pope Francis during his Irish visit? Here's what people said...

Dec 24th 2017, 6:15 AM 28,142 Views 75 Comments

Just under half of people said they would in a poll for Claire Byrne Live.

Poll: Would you like to attend the Pope's mass in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you like to attend the Pope's mass in Ireland?

Dec 10th 2017, 9:27 AM 38,438 Views 158 Comments

Pope Francis is set to visit the country next year.

Funerals in Kerry will no longer be allowed to take place on Sundays
# Six Days A Week
# Six Days A Week

Funerals in Kerry will no longer be allowed to take place on Sundays

Sep 4th 2017, 1:10 PM 30,261 Views 56 Comments

The change is due to a severe shortage of Catholic priests in the diocese.

'The priests are all old men now, and so are we': Heartbreak at Limerick's last male-only Mass
# The Last Supper
# The Last Supper

'The priests are all old men now, and so are we': Heartbreak at Limerick's last male-only Mass

Jul 28th 2017, 6:15 AM 39,792 Views 82 Comments

Members are disappointed that there was no vote before the decision was made to end the 150-year-old service.

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 13,984 Views 31 Comments

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

Poll: Are you going to a religious service today?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you going to a religious service today?

Apr 16th 2017, 8:30 AM 30,385 Views 156 Comments

Like Christmas, today is a day when mass attendance is higher than usual.

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