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#Catholic Church

# catholic-church - Thursday 11 June, 2015

# catholic-church - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

People were overcome with emotion watching the Christina Noble documentary last night

The powerful documentary aired on RTÉ last night, giving an insight into Noble’s troubled past and her inspiring ability to turn it into something positive.

# catholic-church - Monday 1 June, 2015

‘It’s time, ma’ – The marriage referendum gets the John Oliver treatment Last Week Tonight This post contains videos

‘It’s time, ma’ – The marriage referendum gets the John Oliver treatment

And he doesn’t hold back on the Catholic Church.

Couples may yet be barred from signing their marriage licences in church

The Catholic Church in Ireland hasn’t decided yet if priests would continue to solemnise marriages.

# catholic-church - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Over 180 new clerical abuse allegations reported in past year

The allegations relate to physical, emotional and sexual abuse committed by members of the clergy between 1950 and 2006.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Ireland’s Yes vote is already causing earthquakes in Europe’s Catholic heart

Just over half of Italian voters would support same-sex marriage, but there’s not even civil unions yet.

# catholic-church - Thursday 21 May, 2015

The Vatican’s finance chief denies trying to bribe sexual abuse victim

The claim was made by a man who was abused from the age of 11.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Mother Teresa is being made a saint next year

A date has reportedly been set for September 2016.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

‘No’ campaign slams funding cut for Catholic marriage-counselling service

The organisation, which received €1.9 million from Tusla last year, is to lose €378,000 of that funding in 2015.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin wants to make something clear: He’s voting No

He says he doesn’t usually give his voting preference but is making an exception.

# catholic-church - Thursday 23 April, 2015

If the Catholic church doesn’t urgently signal a change in attitude, I fear for its future

Representative of the church must meaningfully alter responses toward women, LGBT people, and those in second relationships, writes Fr Tony Flannery.

# catholic-church - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Why do we still have this absurd Good Friday alcohol ban for everyone, regardless of religion?

It’s highly ironic that a supposedly modern, inclusive European democracy still prohibits the sale of alcohol on any day of the year.

# catholic-church - Monday 30 March, 2015

Church sorry priest said Jill Meagher would be alive if she’d had more faith

The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne is introducing guidelines today to prevent similar comments being made in the future.

# catholic-church - Monday 23 March, 2015

IRA abuse claims show – once again – how the institution is always placed before the victim

There are parallels between Sinn Féin’s reaction to allegations by Paudie McGahon and Maíria Cahill and the Catholic Church’s pursuit of its own institutional safety.

# catholic-church - Sunday 22 March, 2015

A religious ‘conscience clause’. The church wants it but campaigners say ‘licence to discriminate’

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin wants lay people to have similar rights to churches.

# catholic-church - Thursday 12 March, 2015

Catholic Church tells Irish schools how they should treat non-Catholics

Atheist Ireland said the proposals do not respect the human rights of atheist or secular families.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

Bishop ‘regrets any hurt caused’ by saying gay couples with children are not parents

Meanwhile, a rewording of the question in Irish being put to the public the same-sex marriage referendum has been announced.

# catholic-church - Friday 20 February, 2015

The Catholic Church is coming up with new rules for priests accused of sexual abuse

The decision has been welcomed by an organisation representing priests in Ireland, which said support is needed for those wrongly accused.

# catholic-church - Friday 13 February, 2015

Four new primary schools will open in September, as Catholic Church loosens hold on education

It is part of a move to diversify the patronage of schools across the country.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

This loved-up couple received a special Valentine’s blessing today

Marriage is still an important institution in this country, according to new research released today, but attitudes to it are changing.

Archbishop says he is ‘seriously concerned’ about latest reports into child protection

The Franciscan friars have apologised to survivors who were abused while under their care.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Cork man ejected from priesthood over abuse claims has appeal rejected by Rome

Dan Duane made the appeal to the Catholic Church’s highest judicial authority.

# catholic-church - Monday 22 December, 2014

Pope Francis accuses Vatican officials of power lust and gossip in Christmas speech

It was among 15 “ailments” the pontiff said top Church officials were suffering.

# catholic-church - Friday 12 December, 2014

Judge tells religious order to hand over priests’ files to abuse victim

Mark Vincent Healy is taking a legal case against the Holy Ghost Fathers.

# catholic-church - Thursday 30 October, 2014

“Schools are not data-processing centres”: Irish bishops want ‘balance’ in discrimination debate

Aodhán Ó’Ríordáin has promised to amend Section 37.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Pope backs evolution theory, says ‘God doesn’t have a magic wand’

The pontiff said that the Big Bang theory is not inconsistent with Catholic teachings.

# catholic-church - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Priest who won property dispute with former partner ‘taking time away from Church’

Bishop John Fleming said the news came as a “shock” to him.

# catholic-church - Monday 13 October, 2014

The Vatican has suggested it’s ready to welcome gay people… sort of

A document released by the Vatican today asks if it can welcome gay people “without compromising Catholic doctrine on the family and matrimony”.

# catholic-church - Friday 10 October, 2014

Opinion: Questions remain unanswered over the Tuam mother-and-baby home

To understand what happened, it is vital to hold inquests into the deaths of all those buried at the site of the former home.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Archbishop wants the Catholic Church to “listen to married couples”

Diarmuid Martin says it’s time for “a new language” between the Church and couples.

# catholic-church - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Vatican looks to reform church’s stance on ‘living in sin’, marriage, and divorce

Pope Francis suggested the Catholic Church must address the present gulf between what it currently says on these issues and what tens of millions of believers actually do.

# catholic-church - Friday 26 September, 2014

Pope Francis fires bishop who promoted priest accused of sexual abuse

The bishop is the second the Pope has removed from office.

Opinion: Employees can still be discriminated against over their sexuality – this must end

The private lives of teachers and health workers should never be used against them, writes Senator Ivana Bacik.

# catholic-church - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Heart-wrenching documentary shines light on adoption trade of Irish ‘illegitimate children’

Martin Sixsmith travels to Ireland and America to reveal the moving stories of parents and children.

# catholic-church - Monday 8 September, 2014

Pope Francis accepts Cardinal Seán Brady’s resignation

The Primate of All Ireland retired on age grounds when he turned 75.

# catholic-church - Friday 22 August, 2014

Vatican official uses trucking company to explain why Church is not responsible for child abuse by priests

Survivors have said that he is making excuses for “inexcusable behaviour”.

# catholic-church - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Here’s what appeared to witnesses in Knock, 135 years ago today

“I threw myself to my knees…a hundred thousands thanks to God”

# catholic-church - Friday 15 August, 2014

Cardinal Seán Brady has offered to resign as Primate of All Ireland

The offer of resignation, in line with Canon Law, must be approved by the Pope.

# catholic-church - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Thousands arriving in Knock today for annual Catholic pilgrimage

Knock Knock, who’s there? 150,000 people…

# catholic-church - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Opinion: Ring them bells! Why Ireland should never get rid of the Angelus

Twice a day, we should all stop and listen to those bells. Let them serve as a reminder of what happens when we outsource our thinking to anyone else.

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