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# Religion

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# Germany
South Korean family charged with murder over brutal hotel exorcism
A 41-year-old woman was “severely” beaten, allegedly by a group including her own son.
# Religion Lessons
The Archbishop of Dublin says parents who don't want their kids to do religion have a point
But he says Catholic education is “not poison”.
# word of life
Seven charged with murdering teenager in secretive church "confession" beating
19-year-old Lucas Leonard was trying to leave the “Word of Life” church in New York, when he was beaten to death over six hours.
# Poll
Poll: Should schools require students to study religion?
What do you think?
# Child Abuse
'Quite startling': €31m of church property for redress fund yet to be transferred
€83 million of donations has been made from congregations since the Ryan Report.
# rigid priests
Pope Francis: 'If you're unstable, see a doctor - don't become a priest'
“I’m scared of rigid priests. I keep away from them. They bite!”
# perpetual adoration
Meet the order of nuns who have been praying non-stop for 137 years
At 11 am on 1 August 1878, a group of Franciscan sisters began praying at a convent in Wisconsin. They’re still going.
# Bishop and the nightie
Eileen Fox, who unwittingly rocked 1960s Ireland, has passed away
Gay Byrne has led tributes to the woman behind the ‘Bishop and the nightie’ incident.
# Belgium
Scientologists go on trial charged with fraud and extortion
Eleven members of the Belgian branch have been charged with fraud, extortion, running a criminal organisation and violating the right to privacy.
# stick it in the angelus
11 things that definitely should feature in the new Angelus
Doooong. Doooong.
# New York
Parents charged after teenager is beaten to death in secretive church "confession" ritual
Lucas Leonard’s parents and sister are accused of beating him to death at the isolated Word of Life church.
# baby pope
Pope Francis roared laughing at a tiny baby pope and it was simply adorable
# ya wha' gay?
Hozier has been explaining to Gay Byrne why he thinks baptism is ridiculous
The veteran presenter also asked the singer if his generation was ‘cross and resentful’ about the Catholic church.
# a river ran through it
Fatal flood opens old wounds for an isolated, polygamous sect with a dark past
A divided religious community led by a convicted child abuser lost 12 women and children this week.
# baa baa baa
7 Alive-O songs from primary school that are still absolute bangers
CONNECTED! Connected! You and I connected!
# India
100,000 people protest for the right to starve themselves to death
They are members of the Jain religion.
# Video Blog
Couple from viral pregnancy video tearfully announce wife's miscarriage
In their viral video, Sam surprised Nia about her pregnancy.
# Joseph Zhang Yilin
China has just got its first Catholic bishop in three years
“I’m glad he is becoming our bishop. He has a very deep faith and I know he will be able to accomplish his ministry well.”
# Dominican Order
Priest described gay people as "intrinsically disordered" in homily
The remarks came over the weekend of Dublin Pride.
# Reek Sunday
Three-year-old child treated for hypothermia on Croagh Patrick
Hundreds of people ignored warnings not to climb the mountain yesterday.
# a family affair
Barack Obama has been greeted by his family in Kenya
The US President has said that he will be speaking out about gay rights during his trip.
# Catholicism Wow
There won't be enough priests for Ireland - but regular people will step in?
So says a bishop, anyway.
What I've learned from volunteering in Palestine
A member of Tipperary’s 2010 hurling All-Ireland winning squad writes about volunteering with Palestinian youth as part of the Palestine Summer Encounter Project.
What I've learned from going to a Quaker school
To me, a Quaker education is about learning to let your inner light shine, respecting people from different walks of life and not resorting to violence to solve problems.
# Ring my bell
12 confessions of a former altar server
“Do this in memory of me.” DINGALINGALINGALINGALING.
A year after my historic meeting with Pope Francis, progress in Rome has been achingly slow
During my audience with Pope Francis, I asked for support in providing services to survivors of clerical child sexual abuse and their families. I reissue that request to His Holiness one year on.
# not in our name
Irish Muslims plan protest to condemn 'slaughter' of Tunisia victims
“Islamophobia is increasing rapidly due to the atrocities of terrorists.”
# charleston shooting
WATCH: Obama sings 'Amazing Grace' at funeral for Charleston church leader
He said the Charleston shooter was “blinded by hatred.”
# losing my religion
Artist says Catholic paper used image without permission to promote faith in the home
“They no longer live ‘happily ever after’ … Being the child of parents with no faith is tough.”
# Discrimination
America's highest court just sided with a Muslim girl denied an Abercrombie 'model' job
Samantha Elauf, then 17, was rejected because her headscarf didn’t fit with the company’s “look policy”.
Young people are powerful. Let's harness our newfound voting spirit to change Ireland.
The number who recently registered to vote was enough to elect six TDs…. There’s a new politicised generation that politicians must pay heed to.
# Netherlands
Dutch government plans to ban the burqa (sort of)
“It has nothing to do with religion,” says the Prime Minister.
# harman singh
This Sikh man removed his turban to help save a 5-year-old boy
Men of the Sikh religion are required to keep their heads covered in public.
# harman singh
This story of a Sikh man who removed his turban to save a boy's life is going viral
Men of the Sikh religion are required to keep their heads covered in public.
# Notre Dame
Kylemore Abbey is NOT for sale, but it's teaming up with a top US university
A new spiritual centre will be housed at the iconic location.
# gotta have faith
Christians are leaving the faith in droves and the trend isn't slowing down
If the current trends continue beyond 2050 then by the year 2070 the world’s population of Muslims would roughly equal that of Christians.
Can you name one gender-specific parenting attribute? Me neither.
Peel away the fluffy platitudes behind the ‘complementarity’ of men and women in marriage and you’ll find a troublesome ideology.
# Stephen from dungannon
LISTEN: BBC presenter 'made a mistake' by revealing he's an atheist on air
One caller was none too pleased.
# Passion
One RTÉ viewer was 'highly offended' about talk that Jesus had a wife
Would You Believe spoke to someone who believed he was married to Mary Magdalene.
# symbolic
'Homeless Jesus' is coming to Dublin
A cast of the well-known statue is being presented to the people of Dublin by an anonymous benefactor.