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#Religion

# religion - Monday 22 June, 2020

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you pray?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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 This post contains a poll

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

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?'

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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 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?'

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

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

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?

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

# religion - Thursday 22 November, 2018

From The Daily Edge Laura Whitmore will explore the subject of religion in a new BBC radio Christmas special What To Believe

Laura Whitmore will explore the subject of religion in a new BBC radio Christmas special

The TV presenter said she keeps a bottle of holy water on her dressing table.

# religion - Monday 29 October, 2018

These are the best and worst countries in the world to be an atheist

The International Humanist and Ethical Union launched its annual Freedom of Thought report this morning.

# religion - Saturday 27 October, 2018

More than two thirds of voters want to keep the Angelus

Irish looks to have repealed blasphemy from the Constitution, but voters are keen to keep the Angelus.

# religion - Friday 19 October, 2018

Opinion: 'Religion is facing a crisis in the West - but here's why it's thriving in Asia'

Barry Dunning lives in Indonesia and has seen how much of a role religion plays in people’s lives in Asia.

# religion - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

# religion - Monday 8 October, 2018

Vatican refutes claims that Pope Francis covered up US cardinal's misconduct

Pope Francis approved a study into how the US cardinal rose through the ranks of the Catholic Church despite allegations against him.

# religion - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Religion to be formally removed as entry-requirement from most primary schools from today

The so-called ‘baptism barrier’ is set to be removed by the Minister for Education today.

# religion - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Boots pharmacy which questioned man about hydrogen peroxide 'discriminated on grounds of race'

The man said he was seen as suspicious “because of the colour of his skin and his beard”.

# religion - Friday 24 August, 2018

Varadkar urges Pope to provide full disclosure on child abuse by priests

Pope Francis is due to visit the country this weekend.

# religion - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Halligan says Church teaching on homosexuality 'evil' as LGBT issues under spotlight at RDS World Meeting This post contains videos

Halligan says Church teaching on homosexuality 'evil' as LGBT issues under spotlight at RDS

Inside the venue, high-profile US Jesuit Fr James Martin said parishes needed to do more to include LGBT Catholics.

# religion - Monday 20 August, 2018

Church urges followers to drop the Mormon name

Nelson, 93, said the decision on the proper terminology was revealed to him by God.

# religion - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Bishop of Limerick says Catholic Church must acknowledge 'dark' aspects of its history

Bishop Brendan Leahy made his comments ahead of the Pope’s visit to Ireland later this month.

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