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#Catholic Church

# catholic-church - Thursday 11 October, 2018

GAA to buy former seminary beside Croke Park from Dublin Archdiocese

The building and its adjoining land, which date from the 19th century, are to be sold for the development of housing, hotel and sports facilities.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Bishop setting up group to fight off 'evil forces' and recite prayers of exorcism

Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan said the ministry group will pray and recite the prayers of exorcism.

# catholic-church - 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.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Germany's Catholic Church has apologised for 'failing' to deal with sexual abuse and 'the pain' it caused

A new report by the Church in Germany showed that nearly 3,700 minors were assaulted between 1946 and 2014.

Taoiseach to meet Catherine Corless after 'paying respects' at Tuam site

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the Dáil today that he made a private visit to Tuam on his way home from a conference in Galway recently.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Catholic Church in Germany 'ashamed' after report highlights scale of sexual abuse and cover up

Over 3,600 children were abused over the course of seven decades, the report found.

# catholic-church - Friday 31 August, 2018

Number of sex abuse cases against the Chilean clergy has tripled to 119

A total of 167 bishops, priests and lay members of the church are now under investigation for sexual crimes committed since 1960.

Catholic leaders in Australia reject calls for priests to disclose abuses told during confession

The Catholic Bishops Conference said making it a requirement to report what was said in confession impinged on religious liberties.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Explainer: What do the survivors of Catholic Church abuse want from the Vatican?

The papal visit saw many headlines about clerical abuse and about how survivor groups were unhappy with the Church’s response to it.

# catholic-church - Sunday 26 August, 2018

Ireland agrees to take in migrants from boat stranded off Italian coast for almost a week

Italy refused to take in the migrants on Monday because there was no EU commitment to relocate them.

Coveney says pope has recognised 'magnitude' of abuse but action is now needed

The Tánaiste said Pope Francis is “clearly angered” by what took place.

# catholic-church - Saturday 25 August, 2018

Pope acknowledges Catholic abuse in Ireland but does not apologise to victims in keynote speech Catholic Church This post contains videos

Pope acknowledges Catholic abuse in Ireland but does not apologise to victims in keynote speech

Pope Francis is expected to meet survivors of clerical abuse during his two-day visit.

Varadkar says 'there is much to be done to get justice' for Church abuse survivors Papal Visit This post contains videos

Varadkar says 'there is much to be done to get justice' for Church abuse survivors

In a speech delivered at an event attended by Pope Francis, the Taoiseach spoke about the “dark aspects of the Catholic Church’s history”.

Photos of people who spoke out about Church abuse projected onto Dublin buildings

Pope Francis is expected to meet survivors of clerical abuse this weekend.

# catholic-church - 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.

'What has the Catholic Church ever done for the world? Quite a lot, actually'

A lecturer in Theology sketches the Roman Catholic Church’s influence on legal, political, social and philanthropic movements through the ages.

'In 1969, I fell pregnant as a teen - and then the Church took over'

Ava Stapleton had to make a stark choice when she was a pregnant 17 year old: give up her baby or have a shotgun wedding.

# catholic-church - Thursday 23 August, 2018

New artwork installed at site of 'Somebody's Child' exhibition in Temple Bar for Pope's visit

Images were posted on social media last night after the netting had been torn down.

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.

Leaflets making false link between abortion and cancer on offer at World Meeting of Families

The best-available medical evidence consistently refutes the claims made in the leaflet.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

Pope dolls and stained-glass Skodas: Day 1 at the World Meeting of Families

Catholics from around the world began to gather at the RDS this morning – here’s how it played out.

'Choose life': World Meeting of Families to talk homelessness, addiction and the LGBT community today RDS

'Choose life': World Meeting of Families to talk homelessness, addiction and the LGBT community today

The event gets under way in earnest at the RDS today, ahead of the Pope’s visit on Saturday.

# catholic-church - Monday 20 August, 2018

'I find them terrifying': Mary McAleese wary of gay priests and nuns who preach anti-LGBTI message

The former President expressed her concerns at ‘fake hetero homophobes’ within the Church.

# catholic-church - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Camping at the Phoenix Park and sitting in the Popemobile: Memories of John Paul II's visit

One family was allowed to skip the queue in the Phoenix Park because their car was full of Pope-related items.

# catholic-church - Saturday 18 August, 2018

US cardinal facing calls to resign cancels appearance at World Meeting of Families

Donald Wuerl was due to speak on Wednesday.

Mary McAleese: 'World Meeting of Families is essentially a right wing rally'

McAleese says the congress was designed to rally people to fight against same-sex marriage, rights for gays, abortion rights and contraceptive rights.

# catholic-church - Friday 17 August, 2018

Names of 796 Tuam Babies written on white sheets and brought to Galway church

Erin Darcy says the names of the children should be listed at the grave site.

'It needs to be more than sorry': Archbishop wants Pope to meet abuse victims during Irish visit

The comments from the Church come ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland next week.

# catholic-church - 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.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Over 1,000 children molested by 300 priests in Pennsylvania - report

The report adds that senior church officials took steps to cover it up.

Chairs of the faithful: Commemorative Pope Francis seats go on sale ahead of Phoenix Park mass

The chair, made from 100% recyclable cardboard, can withhold a weight of up to 100kg.

No jail for disgraced Australian archbishop found guilty of covering up child sex abuse

Philip Wilson resigned last month after becoming one of the highest-ranked officials convicted of covering up abuse.

# catholic-church - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Dublin parish priest steps aside pending investigations

The concerns relate to several decades ago.

# catholic-church - Thursday 9 August, 2018

'I was 13 when the Pope came to Ireland and I was raped by a priest the next year'

Colm O’Gorman says he had believed Pope John Paul II when he said he loved the young people of Ireland – but instead, the pope protected his institution, not children.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'I never gave a damn what the Church thought about me being gay'

Rory Cowan says people who disagree with the Roman Catholic Church’s teachings on gay people should refuse to engage with the institution.

# catholic-church - Sunday 5 August, 2018

Leo Varadkar: 'There will be no burqa ban in Ireland'

Denmark, France and Belgium are just some of the countries that have banned the burqa.

Mass on the day of the Pope's visit 'a decision for individual parishes'

“Those decisions will be made depending on resources available to them.”

# catholic-church - Sunday 29 July, 2018

# catholic-church - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Pope Francis orders US bishop accused of sexual abuse to live 'a life of prayer and penance'

The Holy See’s announcement about McCarrick said that Francis was taking action.

South Dublin Council won't be flying the Vatican flag, but this Texaco is

Councillors voted down a motion to fly the papal flag over county hall during the Pope’s visit in August.

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