# catholic-church - Today’s News
# catholic-church - Yesterday’s News
Australia is holding a government inquiry into how child sex abuse was handled, amid claims that about 620 children were abused by the Catholic Church since the 1930s.
A shrine in Italy will put the body of the popular saint on display for the millions of pilgrims who visit the site every year.
# catholic-church - Tuesday 14 May, 2013
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The civil suit outlines allegations dating from 1970 that the priest raped teenage girl days after her father died.
# catholic-church - Sunday 5 May, 2013
The Catholic Church teaching on abortion still holds – but the bishops are opposing the proposed legislation the wrong way, writes Fr Tony Flannery.
# catholic-church - Friday 26 April, 2013
Ireland was traditionally a nation ruled by the Catholic Church. Now that people are drifting away, it’s important to examine why, writes Brian Conway.
# catholic-church - Wednesday 24 April, 2013
“I am one of the fortunate survivors to have succeeded in securing a criminal conviction against one of two Spiritan priests who sexually abused me,” writes campaigner Mark Vincent Healy.
The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church of Ireland has undertaken a comprehensive review of safeguarding practice in church authorities across Ireland.
The third tranche of reviews have been welcomed by survivor advocacy group One in Four.
Dublin defender Ger Brennan believes the GAA disciplinary processes could be speeded up.
# catholic-church - Tuesday 23 April, 2013
Emily Mulcahy and Edmond Roche (both 12) were chosen from the diocese of Cloyne to be confirmed by the Pope in St Peter’s Square.
# catholic-church - Monday 22 April, 2013
This question is not born out of contempt, says TheJournal.ie columnist, but is out of genuine bewilderment when you consider the status of women in Catholic doctrine.
# catholic-church - Saturday 13 April, 2013
In an address today, Martin reminisced about his time in Clonliffe College, describing it as a “very cold place in more ways than one.”
When the question “why are you getting married?” is put to any couple, gay or straight, the answer is the same: “because we love each other,” writes Christian Daly, who says time for marriage equality is now upon us.
# catholic-church - Friday 5 April, 2013
The Vatican continues to receive around 600 claims against abusive priests ever year. Today’s comments from Pope Francis were his first on the clerical sex abuse scandal since succeeding Pope Benedict last month.
# catholic-church - Wednesday 3 April, 2013
Gillard ordered the inquiry last year after a decade of growing pressure to investigate widespread allegations of paedophilia in schools and churches.
# catholic-church - Monday 1 April, 2013
Cardinal Timothy Dolan said sexual love is intended only for a man and woman in marriage.
# catholic-church - Saturday 30 March, 2013
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But he added the Catholic Church in Ireland needs to learn that it cannot expect people to do as they are told.
# catholic-church - Friday 29 March, 2013
Catholic Bishops say they won’t recognise Ireland’s civil marriage system if it permits same-sex couples to wed.
Filipino Catholics have whipped their backs and nailed themselves to crosses in an annual commemoration of Christ’s death.
# catholic-church - Saturday 23 March, 2013
Trying to move up the corporate ladder is always a competitive process – use professional social networking to help yourself stand out, writes Robert Mac Giolla Phadrig.
# catholic-church - Friday 22 March, 2013
A number of complaints of sexual abuse of minors against the priest have been upheld by a canonical penal trial today.
Pope Francis called for the Catholic Church to “intensify” dialogue with Islam.
# catholic-church - Tuesday 19 March, 2013
The choosing of a new pope has brought a positive feeling about the Roman Catholic Church and a sense of new beginnings, says Patricia McNally, who explains why her faith is so important to her.
Watch live proceedings from St Peter’s Square as Pope Francis formally commences his pontificate.
# catholic-church - Wednesday 13 March, 2013
Blood and a willingness to die for their faith as a literal part of the “body” of the Church, apparently.
Cardinals in conclave at the Vatican have revealed the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church: Pope Francis.
Cardinals in conclave at the Vatican have elected a new pope, whose identity will be revealed in a few moments.
# catholic-church - Tuesday 12 March, 2013
Cardinals will be sworn in with a solemn oath that threatens anyone who reveals the deliberations of the conclave with instant excommunication.
# catholic-church - Monday 11 March, 2013
One of the cardinals in contention, Timothy Dolan, told an interviewer that anyone mentioning him as a candidate must be “smoking marijuana”.
# catholic-church - Friday 8 March, 2013
Cardinals have chosen to bring their behind-closed-doors conclave forward by three days.
# catholic-church - Monday 4 March, 2013
March should see a new leader to the world’s estimated 1.2 billion Catholics, but can he make a difference?
Cardinal Keith O’Brien, who resigned as Britain’s most senior Catholic cleric last week, has now admitted the allegations that were made against them having initially denied them.
As we await the election of a new pope, Fr Tony Flannery believes that it is being increasingly accepted that the Vatican is in urgent need of reform.
# catholic-church - Monday 25 February, 2013
The Vatileaks enquiry report will be for his eyes only.
# catholic-church - Sunday 24 February, 2013
An emotional Pope Benedict XVI has delivered his last Sunday prayer in St Peter’s Square in Rome.
Cardinal Keith O’Brien is due to vote on Pope Benedict XVI’s successor.
# catholic-church - Saturday 23 February, 2013
Speaking ahead of his resignation next week, Pope Benedict XVI said that God’s beauty was “constantly contradicted by the evil of this world, by suffering and by corruption.”
# catholic-church - Friday 22 February, 2013
Roman Catholic priests should be able to marry and have children, Britain’s most senior cardinal has said.