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# catholic-church - Friday 29 September, 2017

FactCheck: Is the Bishop of Waterford right to say the HPV vaccine is '70% safe'?

Bishop Phonsie Cullinan said the vaccine could encourage sexual activity. We can’t factcheck that – but we can say his ’70% safe’ claim is FALSE.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Mary McAleese says the Vatican is moving backwards on children's rights

The former president says the church is embroiled in a dispute with the governing body of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

# catholic-church - Monday 11 September, 2017

Pope Francis has a black eye after falling in his popemobile

The 266th pope was on the final leg of his visit to Colombia when he was injured.

# catholic-church - Sunday 10 September, 2017

'Ireland is well placed to respond to the needs of migrants and refugees'

The Catholic Church wants to play a part in welcoming refugees here, Bishop Kevin Doran writes.

# catholic-church - Monday 4 September, 2017

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

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

# catholic-church - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Bishops have 'constructive' meeting with Varadkar and ministers

The agenda for the meeting included the Eighth Amendment and the possibility of a visit to Ireland by Pope Francis.

# catholic-church - Sunday 20 August, 2017

One year to go before the world's Catholics descend on Dublin

Tomorrow bishops and priests will gather at Knock to mark a year before the World Meeting of Families next August.

# catholic-church - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Column: 'Is it possible to be Catholic and a feminist?'

I am alienated from and angered by the Church’s past and continued treatment of women, writes Colleen Hennessy.

# catholic-church - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Concern from Catholics, but gluten-free communion host IS available in Ireland

A new statement from the Vatican had some people confused.

# catholic-church - Monday 10 July, 2017

Archbishop says Church stubbornly reluctant to let go of the control of schools

Diarmuid Martin has raised concerns about growing hostilities between the Church and State.

Cardinal Pell returns to Australia to face abuse charges

The former Sydney and Melbourne archbishop has always maintained his innocence.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

South Dublin council attempting to rezone school grounds so Catholic Church can't sell them

The decision could affect 95 schools in the district.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Galway Christian church leaders line up to condemn mosque attack

In a joint statement, representatives of the Catholic, Church of Ireland, Methodist and Presbyterian and Quaker churches condemned the attack.

# catholic-church - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Netflix's The Keepers highlights harrowing sexual abuse in a 1960s US Catholic school

The documentary investigates the murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik in 1969.

# catholic-church - Sunday 28 May, 2017

Philippine authorities ban hanging rosary beads off car dashboards

“With these religious images, drivers feel they are safer, that there is divine intervention and they are being guided and protected.”

# catholic-church - Monday 15 May, 2017

Mafia clan and Catholic group busted in migrant scandal

The Arena clan, a family belonging to a powerful crime syndicate, allegedly syphoned off money from the state destined for migrants.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Vatican celebrates big bang theory to dispel 'science conflict'

The head of the Vatican Observatory said people can believe in both God and the big bang theory.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

'I’m sorry it’s come to this but I did try to warn you' - Texts between hospital bosses as row deepens

Dr Peter Boylan has refused to resign from the NMH board.

# catholic-church - Sunday 23 April, 2017

Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church

Health Minister Simon Harris has insisted the hospital will be independently run.

# catholic-church - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Opinion: 'The government won't remove the Church from its authority over social services until we demand it'

It will take legal challenges on the grounds of gender discrimination to fully remove the Catholic Church from publicly-funded services, writes Colleen Hennessy.

# catholic-church - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Vatican confirms Pope Francis to visit Ireland, almost 40 years after John Paul II

The Taoiseach announced the trip in November.

# catholic-church - Monday 20 March, 2017

'They’d put me in a room with nothing to eat and no windows. Then they would cut my hair to the bone'

A survivor returned this week to the Magdalene Laundry where she had been forced to spend her youth.

# catholic-church - Friday 17 March, 2017

Two nuns and priest arrested over cover up of baby born to girl allegedly raped by another priest

The teenage girl told investigators that the Catholic priest raped her at a church-run school last year.

# catholic-church - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Eamonn Casey 'did much good' but revelations about son were 'profoundly upsetting for Church'

President Michael D Higgins was among the mourners at the funeral today.

# catholic-church - Monday 13 March, 2017

President Higgins leads wealth of tributes to 'pioneering' bishop Eamonn Casey

Casey died today after a long illness.

Controversial bishop Eamonn Casey has died aged 89

He resigned as Bishop of Galway in 1992.

Pressure mounts on Church to 'pay up' on sexual abuse redress as Taoiseach says 'get on with it'

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the Church needs to reflect on the commitment it made in 2002.

Poll: Should the State take over hospitals owned by the Catholic Church? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the State take over hospitals owned by the Catholic Church?

There have been calls for the hospitals to be handed over, amid criticism in relation to compensation owed to abuse victims.

# catholic-church - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Religious groups still owe €1.3 billion for institutional child abuse

Education minister Richard Bruton slammed the religious groups in a strongly-worded statement.

# catholic-church - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Catholic bishop: 'We hang our heads in shame' over Tuam mass grave

Bishop Brendan Leahy was challenged by a woman at today’s Citizens’ Assembly.

Public asked to lay flowers at graves of Magdalene women today

Over 1,600 women are buried in cemeteries around the country, many of whom are in unmarked graves.

# catholic-church - Saturday 4 March, 2017

The Vatican has cut its deficit by over €13 million

The financial disclosure for 2016 is expected in July.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Abuse survivor Marie Collins resigns from Vatican commission

Collins said that some members of the Vatican hierarchy were unwilling to make changes.

# catholic-church - Friday 24 February, 2017

Archbishop Martin says Connell 'was the one who finally began to realise the extent of the abuse'

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin referenced the Cardinal’s response to abuse allegations at his funeral today.

Pope Francis says it's better to be an atheist than a 'hypocritical Catholic'

The pontiff said it is not good enough to merely go to Mass.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Former Archbishop of Dublin Desmond Connell dies aged 90

He died after a long illness.

# catholic-church - Friday 10 February, 2017

'Loads of tender hugs' - Catholic Church releases gift tokens for Valentine's Day

Free gift tokens that can be be exchanged in return for favours are now available in cathedrals across the country.

# catholic-church - Monday 6 February, 2017

'Shocking and indefensible': 1 in 14 priests in Australia accused of child abuse

The St John of God Brothers had 40% of its members accused of abuse.

# catholic-church - Friday 3 February, 2017

Huge Finglas church to close its doors

The Church of the Annunciation will be demolished to make way for a much smaller church.

# catholic-church - Sunday 29 January, 2017

'The Church is in a state of utter collapse': Irish priests at odds with Vatican speak out

Fr Tony Flannery and Fr Sean McDonagh have sharply criticised how the Vatican treats clergy and, in particular, women.

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