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# Religion

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Poll: How long on average do you last in your Lenten vows?
Will you make it to Palm Sunday?
Memorial for those incarcerated in Wexford Magdalene Laundry to be held tomorrow
The organisers say the memorial is a time where people can reflect, lay flowers, read a poem and spend a quiet moment at the graveside.
Britain's first Scientologist wedding took place today
A 1970 High Court ruling that Scientology services did not count as acts of worship because they involved no “veneration of God or of a supreme being” was recently overturned.
Students taped together by wrists in sex education talk by Catholic group
“We were told how ‘god loves sex’,” one student said. “However it was implied that is only after marriage.”
School discriminated against a student because he was Protestant
The Equality Tribunal ordered the Gaelscoil to pay his parents €750.
PICS: 2,500 couples marry, take selfies and nap at South Korean mass wedding
Around 2,500 couples, some of whom had met just days before, took part in the ceremony.
Fine Gael councillor Burqa ban comments 'not Fine Gael policy'
“Whether it’s a balaclava or a burqa, we don’t go along in this free secular liberal republic state of anyone hiding the wearers identity,” the Cork councillor said today.
Demand for tickets to ‘blasphemous’ Bible play breaks website
The play was banned by councillors in Newtownabbey last week for being ‘disrespectful to Christians’.
Another potential referendum, this time on the offence of blasphemy
The Convention on the Constitution want the offence replaced.
Priests tell Ruairí Quinn to stop undermining religion in schools
The Association of Catholic Priests strongly criticised the Minister for Education after he said religion should be taught within homes and parishes rather than schools.
Martin: “Insensitive” Quinn should “lay off” schools over religion
The Fianna Fáil leader said that he thinks Quinn is “oblivious” to the impact some of his decisions can have on some small and rural schools.
Poll: Should religion be taught at home and not in schools?
Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn indicated yesterday that families and parishes could take responsibility for religious education.
‘Thou shalt not laugh’: Bible play banned in Northern Ireland
A play that was dubbed ‘blasphemous’ has been pulled from a council-run theatre.
Pope Francis is auctioning off his Harley-Davidson
Yes, you read that right.
New religion based on Kanye West is the best religion of all time
'No plans' to remove the devil from Church of Ireland baptisms, following CofE lead
New language for baptism services is being road-tested in English parishes in a bid to make the text used more accessible.
Indian judge says pre-marital sex is immoral
The judge made his remarks as he acquitted a man accused of rape.
Column: Have we become numb to the figures on clerical child abuse?
I am one of the fortunate survivors to have secured a criminal conviction against one of two Spiritan priests who sexually abused me. Last week’s national audits of the Catholic clergy show others are not so lucky, writes campaigner Mark Vincent Healy.
Religious ministry defends drug rehab programme
An RTÉ Investigations Unit look at the work of Victory Outreach will be broadcast on Prime Time tonight.
Video blog: A brief history – Christmas, cheer, and commercialisation
What’s the true meaning of this holiday, again?
Column: Atheist gatherings take the positive aspects of church like the sense of community and self-reflection
The Sunday Assembly, which takes place this Sunday is a gathering of a godless congregation of over 100 people, with ages ranging from 7 to 70.
Jesus Christ named the number one "historical meme"
Justin Bieber is all the way down at number 8,633. Thank GOD.
Abuse victims' group has "serious concerns" over safeguarding review
One in Four says that the legalistic nature of the Christian Brothers’ response to allegations of child sex abuse is in keeping with their clients’ experiences.
Diocese of Down and Connor met 46 of 48 child safety objectives
The second-largest diocese in the country has dealt with cases involving 14 living priests in recent years, dealing with each of them properly, a report by the Church’s child safety watchdog has found.
Catholic Church child welfare watchdog to publish audit results today
The largest audit of Church bodies to date will be published today, with Christian Brothers particularly under the microscope.
Belfast cathedral recovers stolen 500-year-old silver plate
The plate was part of a collection stolen from an office in the cathedral in October
Pope Francis forms commission to advise on sex abuse
They are tasked with looking at how to protect children from paedophiles, how to better screen men for the priesthood and how to help victims.
Vatican not legally liable for clerical abuse - says Vatican
UN committee’s questionnaire on Vatican’s own investigations into clerical sex abuse cases also remains unanswered.
Vatican charity arm turning pope's words into action
Discreet daily rounds of charity-giving based on letters sent to Pope Francis.
First ordination of female Church of Ireland bishop takes place in Dublin
Pat Storey, who has been a rector of St Augustine’s in Derry since 2004, takes over as Church of Ireland Bishop of Meath and Kildare.
Column: Losing our religion – what thirtysomethings believe in now
If we haven’t got God to fall back on what does this generation believe in now? Kate Bellamy takes a lighthearted look at what people follow today.
Pastor who officiated son's same-sex wedding to go on "church trial"
The pastor officiated the ceremony six years ago, but now could face losing his job.
Priest steps aside as "child safeguarding" complaint is investigated
A statement from the Bishop of Kilmore says that the complaint relates to events that happened “a considerable time ago”.
20 things that always happened at Mass
If you were dragged to Mass on a weekly basis these things will sound familiar.
The Irish Council of Churches says blasphemy reference in Constitution is 'largely obsolete'
They said the blasphemy reference has been used to justify violence and oppression against minorities in other parts of the world.
Meet the reverend who participated in the 1949 exorcism that inspired The Exorcist
Reverand Walter H. Halloran, the last surviving Jesuit who participated in a 1949 exorcism that inspired the book and movie The Exorcist, recounts the supernatural incident.
Bethany Home survivors look into bringing government to court
Derek Leinster said that there has been some good news regarding a memorial at Mount Jerome cemetery.
'Bling bishop' could lose German church more of its flock
The Catholic Bishop of Limburg is generating critical headlines after blowing €31m on his new palace.
Sectarianism "is alive" in Dublin's Church of Ireland community - Archbishop
Church of Ireland Archbishop Of Dublin Michael Jackson says that there remains a “a deeply dug in antagonism to difference” within the church community.