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#Religion

# religion - Thursday 5 August, 2021

Poll: Should the president have to swear an oath in the presence of God when being sworn in?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the president have to swear an oath in the presence of God when being sworn in?

Aug 5th 2021, 11:34 AM 45,553 Views 133 Comments

The constitution states that the president when entering office must make a declaration “in the presence of Almighty God”.

# religion - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

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 20,458 Views 78 Comments

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

# religion - Friday 2 April, 2021

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 45,516 Views 121 Comments

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

# religion - Thursday 25 March, 2021

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 15,332 Views 74 Comments

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

# religion - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Group of TDs and senators call for churches to be allowed to open for limited attendance during Easter week
# Easter Mass
# Easter Mass

Group of TDs and senators call for churches to be allowed to open for limited attendance during Easter week

Mar 23rd 2021, 1:34 PM 37,593 Views 121 Comments

The ongoing restrictions are an infringement on a person’s right to religious liberty, they said.

# religion - Monday 8 March, 2021

'I have heard voices of sorrow and loss': Pope Francis leaves Iraq after historic trip
# Iraq
# Iraq

'I have heard voices of sorrow and loss': Pope Francis leaves Iraq after historic trip

Mar 8th 2021, 9:41 AM 8,182 Views 7 Comments

During the first ever papal trip to Iraq, the Pope called for an end to violence and extremism.

# religion - Thursday 7 January, 2021

RTÉ to remove 'God is rapist' skit from Player and will review how it made it to air
# Penance
# Penance

RTÉ to remove 'God is rapist' skit from Player and will review how it made it to air

Jan 7th 2021, 5:39 PM 24,183 Views 148 Comments

RTÉ has said the sketch did not meet its broadcast standards.

# religion - Thursday 24 December, 2020

Poll: Will you attend a religious service this year?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Will you attend a religious service this year?

Dec 24th 2020, 11:02 AM 35,463 Views 31 Comments

People can attend services online or in person.

# religion - Friday 27 November, 2020

No changes to limits for weddings and funerals, places of worship to reopen next Tuesday
# Level 3
# Level 3

No changes to limits for weddings and funerals, places of worship to reopen next Tuesday

Nov 27th 2020, 6:27 PM 32,931 Views 13 Comments

As we exit Level 5, people will have been wondering about whether they can attend mass or other religious services.

# religion - Friday 6 November, 2020

Declan Ganley takes High Court action over Level 5 restrictions on attending religious services
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Declan Ganley takes High Court action over Level 5 restrictions on attending religious services

Nov 6th 2020, 1:11 PM 40,021 Views 0 Comments

Ganley has said the right to attend Mass or a similar religious service is protected under the constitution.

# religion - Thursday 30 July, 2020

RTÉ to broadcast Eid celebration at Croke Park as plans go ahead for 200 guests

RTÉ to broadcast Eid celebration at Croke Park as plans go ahead for 200 guests

Jul 30th 2020, 3:52 PM 26,758 Views 69 Comments

Guests at the event will include Minister Roderic O’Gorman, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop Michael Jackson, and Rabbi Zalman Lent.

# religion - Monday 13 July, 2020

Major Muslim celebration to be held in Croke Park in the coming month From The42

Major Muslim celebration to be held in Croke Park in the coming month

Jul 13th 2020, 2:14 PM 10,116 Views 23 Comments

Croke Park is the preferred setting for the celebration of the next major event on the Muslim calendar.

# religion - Monday 22 June, 2020

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 17,700 Views 21 Comments

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

# religion - Friday 5 June, 2020

Funerals of up to 25 attendees permitted from Monday as church services set to resume from 29 June
# Phase Two
# Phase Two

Funerals of up to 25 attendees permitted from Monday as church services set to resume from 29 June

Jun 5th 2020, 3:06 PM 23,065 Views 21 Comments

The provision for funerals and religious services was announced by the Taoiseach today.

# religion - Friday 29 May, 2020

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 42,050 Views 117 Comments

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

# religion - Thursday 9 April, 2020

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 56,181 Views 205 Comments

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

# religion - Friday 13 March, 2020

RTÉ appoints Ailbhe Conneely as its new social affairs and religion correspondent
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

RTÉ appoints Ailbhe Conneely as its new social affairs and religion correspondent

Mar 13th 2020, 6:08 PM 53,687 Views 44 Comments

The role will involve reporting and providing analysis of social affairs and religion issues across RTÉ News channels.

# religion - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Opinion: Religion is a choice - not an obligation. Let's make religious classes opt-in
# Religious Education
# Religious Education

Opinion: Religion is a choice - not an obligation. Let's make religious classes opt-in

Feb 5th 2020, 6:20 AM 25,562 Views 252 Comments

Our schools may be Catholic, but young Irish families, increasingly, are not, writes David Graham of Education Equality.

# religion - Saturday 4 January, 2020

'Father, release his power' - Evangelical leaders pray for Donald Trump in Miami megachurch
# Amen
# Amen

'Father, release his power' - Evangelical leaders pray for Donald Trump in Miami megachurch

Jan 4th 2020, 12:27 PM 52,571 Views 90 Comments

Trump spoke to more than 5,000 Christians at the event last night.

# religion - Sunday 22 December, 2019

Poll: Will you attend a religious service over the Christmas period?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you attend a religious service over the Christmas period?

Dec 22nd 2019, 11:30 AM 32,715 Views 105 Comments

Many people do, even if they don’t normally attend during the year.

# religion - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Plans to modernise chaplaincies at third level institutions have stagnated, despite major review
# Religion
# Religion

Plans to modernise chaplaincies at third level institutions have stagnated, despite major review

Dec 3rd 2019, 12:05 AM 13,357 Views 32 Comments

A 2015 review found several institutions had no public appointment or tendering procedure for the employment of chaplains.

# religion - Friday 29 November, 2019

Race, religion and prejudice: The issues raised at Ireland’s first FGM trial
# Evidence
# Evidence

Race, religion and prejudice: The issues raised at Ireland’s first FGM trial

Nov 29th 2019, 6:15 AM 12,649 Views 0 Comments

A married couple were yesterday convicted of allowing female genital mutilation to be carried out on their daughter.

# religion - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Poll: Do you pray?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you pray?

Oct 13th 2019, 11:52 AM 37,453 Views 130 Comments

Five people have been made saints today by the catholic church.

A British cardinal who helped found UCD is to become a saint today
# Joining The Ranks
# Joining The Ranks

A British cardinal who helped found UCD is to become a saint today

Oct 13th 2019, 8:46 AM 19,029 Views 101 Comments

Pope Francis will create five new saints today.

# religion - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Older people who go to Mass have better mental health, according to new Irish research
# Mass Appeal
# Mass Appeal

Older people who go to Mass have better mental health, according to new Irish research

Aug 1st 2019, 3:57 PM 15,842 Views 52 Comments

It found that those who attended religious services regularly reported lower depressive symptoms.

# religion - Monday 8 July, 2019

Court decides child in foster care can go to Church of Ireland school against wishes of Catholic parents
# Family Law
# Family Law

Court decides child in foster care can go to Church of Ireland school against wishes of Catholic parents

Jul 8th 2019, 6:20 AM 39,695 Views 91 Comments

The child’s parents did not consent to her attendance at the school.

# religion - Friday 7 June, 2019

Opinion: If my family pet died I would hold a religious end-of-life ceremony
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: If my family pet died I would hold a religious end-of-life ceremony

Jun 7th 2019, 7:00 AM 23,404 Views 62 Comments

Pope John Paul II said that ‘animals possess a soul’ and are ‘as near to God as men are,’ writes Diarmuid Pepper.

# religion - Friday 5 April, 2019

Mormon church to allow baptism for children of LGBT parents
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Mormon church to allow baptism for children of LGBT parents

Apr 5th 2019, 2:27 PM 10,503 Views 60 Comments

The church added it wanted to “reduce the hate and contention so common today”.

# religion - Monday 1 April, 2019

Catholic priests in Poland burn Harry Potter and Twilight books
# Sacrilege
# Sacrilege

Catholic priests in Poland burn Harry Potter and Twilight books

Apr 1st 2019, 12:46 PM 83,731 Views 63 Comments

Photos show priests carrying a basket of books and other items including an African-styled face mask.

# religion - Sunday 10 March, 2019

Hiding the fact they're gay and being harassed by other residents: People talk about life in Direct Provision
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Hiding the fact they're gay and being harassed by other residents: People talk about life in Direct Provision

Mar 10th 2019, 6:59 AM 23,044 Views 0 Comments

“One of the guys was very annoying and used to harass me, he always tried to touch me.”

# religion - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Poll: How do you feel about religious symbols in hospitals?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How do you feel about religious symbols in hospitals?

Feb 28th 2019, 9:29 PM 51,863 Views 173 Comments

A new report has suggested that they be removed if a patient requests it.

# religion - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Culture minister: 'Glass ceilings are being broken in many sectors - so why not in the Church?'
# Josepha Madigan
# Josepha Madigan

Culture minister: 'Glass ceilings are being broken in many sectors - so why not in the Church?'

Feb 12th 2019, 8:03 AM 14,508 Views 103 Comments

The event had to be rescheduled after complaints made to the original venue because of the minister’s role in the Repeal campaign.

# religion - Friday 8 February, 2019

Opinion: Milestone ceremonies provide an alternative for children not making their communion
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Milestone ceremonies provide an alternative for children not making their communion

Feb 8th 2019, 7:00 AM 29,677 Views 208 Comments

A humanist alternative to the First Holy Communion means that non-Catholic kids don’t miss out on having a special day, writes Tony O’Donohoe.

# religion - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Pope admits that priests and bishops sexually abused nuns
# Pope
# Pope

Pope admits that priests and bishops sexually abused nuns

Feb 6th 2019, 3:30 PM 28,656 Views 63 Comments

His admission followed a rare outcry last week from the Vatican’s women’s magazine over the sexual abuse of nuns.

# religion - Monday 14 January, 2019

Most people don't support changing hospital names to remove religious references
# Our Lady Of Lourdes
# Our Lady Of Lourdes

Most people don't support changing hospital names to remove religious references

Jan 14th 2019, 12:05 AM 23,615 Views 120 Comments

Locals recently protested the proposed name change of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.

# religion - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Almost 4% increase in children enrolled in multi-denominational schools
# Education
# Education

Almost 4% increase in children enrolled in multi-denominational schools

Dec 27th 2018, 11:34 AM 11,232 Views 96 Comments

Education Minister Joe McHugh said the figures reflect the changes taking place in the patronage of Irish schools.

# religion - Monday 24 December, 2018

Fr Richard Gibbons: 'When was the last time you did something truly selfless for someone else, even if they didn’t deserve it?'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Fr Richard Gibbons: 'When was the last time you did something truly selfless for someone else, even if they didn’t deserve it?'

Dec 24th 2018, 5:30 PM 15,722 Views 28 Comments

Fr Gibbons – of Knock – writes about finding the true meaning of Christmas even when things feel hard.

# religion - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Ukraine Orthodox priests to establish church independent from Russia
# Kiev
# Kiev

Ukraine Orthodox priests to establish church independent from Russia

Dec 15th 2018, 10:59 AM 9,012 Views 36 Comments

Ukrainian authorities hope it will be a further step out of Russia’s orbit.

# religion - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

Letter from Albert Einstein calling God a 'product of human weaknesses' sells for record €2.55 million
# Well Holy God
# Well Holy God

Letter from Albert Einstein calling God a 'product of human weaknesses' sells for record €2.55 million

Dec 5th 2018, 8:24 AM 22,684 Views 93 Comments

The letter was written in 1954 to philosopher Eric Gutkind.

# religion - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Who is Asia Bibi and why has her case sparked furious protests?
# Blasphemy
# Blasphemy

Who is Asia Bibi and why has her case sparked furious protests?

Nov 24th 2018, 9:00 PM 30,714 Views 51 Comments

There have been calls for the Pakistani woman to be offered asylum, including in Ireland.

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