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# catholic-church - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

# 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.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Controversial Roman Catholic group Opus Dei names its new leader

Fernando Ocariz will be the fourth chief of the organisation.

# catholic-church - Saturday 24 December, 2016

'Unacceptable': Order of Malta not happy as Pope Francis launches inquiry

The order’s grand chancellor was dismissed recently, amid reports of a policy row over the use of condoms.

# catholic-church - Friday 9 December, 2016

Catholic Church claims some unborn babies are 'spoken of as if they were as good as dead'

The claim was made in a submission to the Citizens’ Assembly.

# catholic-church - Monday 14 November, 2016

Missing Mexican priest found alive with "notable signs of torture"

Two priests have been killed in recent months in the eastern state of Veracruz.

# catholic-church - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Italian priest claims deadly earthquakes are "divine punishment" for gay unions

The Vatican has rebuked the controversial Father Giovanni Cavalcoli for his comments.

# catholic-church - Monday 31 October, 2016

From The42 Ex-Northern Ireland and Man United player Philip Mulryne one step closer to being ordained a priest The Calling

Ex-Northern Ireland and Man United player Philip Mulryne one step closer to being ordained a priest

The 38-year-old was ordained as a deacon this weekend.

# catholic-church - Sunday 30 October, 2016

'Samhain was an obvious time to commemorate the dead'

A historian talks us through some Halloween traditions, from preparing the house for spirits to trick or treating.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

Poll: Do you agree with the Vatican's stance on scattering ashes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with the Vatican's stance on scattering ashes?

The Catholic Church has said ashes should not be scattered or kept at home.

# catholic-church - Friday 21 October, 2016

Parishioners in Canada are upset at this restored statue of the baby Jesus

“I wasn’t trained for this in the seminary,” the local priest said.

# catholic-church - Saturday 15 October, 2016

'Perverse decision' - Cardinals not happy about plans for McDonald's to open in the Vatican

'Perverse decision' - Cardinals not happy about plans for McDonald's to open in the Vatican

The new McVatican comes with a side order of outrage.

# catholic-church - Friday 9 September, 2016

Gay married couple to return to church choir in Kildare after 'overwhelming' public support

A local Catholic activist had objected to their presence.

# catholic-church - Sunday 4 September, 2016

Joyous scenes as Mother Teresa is now Saint Teresa of Kolkata Praise The Lord This post contains videos

Joyous scenes as Mother Teresa is now Saint Teresa of Kolkata

The nun was canonised today in front of about 100,000 pilgrims.

# catholic-church - Friday 26 August, 2016

Tom Clonan: The Catholic Church can either reform itself after the Maynooth mess - or risk looking like a Fr Ted episode

Change is hard in big organisations – but the Catholic Church’s approach to the problems in Maynooth have been less than encouraging.

# catholic-church - Thursday 25 August, 2016

'Maynooth seminary has to change, we are living in a different world'

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said “radical change” is needed within the Catholic Church.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Social media use at priest training college to be reviewed after 'gay culture' allegations

The procedures for handing whistleblowers will also be looked at.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Unbaptised and bottom of the list - frustrated and worried parents speak out

‘Baptise your child just to get into a school or don’t baptise but then fear your child may be ostracised from their class group?’

# catholic-church - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Top Vatican cardinal being investigated by police over child abuse claims

Police in Australia said they are investigating Cardinal George Pell.

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