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#Catholic Church

# catholic-church - Sunday 17 June, 2018

Explainer: What does the Catholic Church's teaching on homosexuality actually say?

Archbishops launching the Papal visit were met with questions about LGBT members – but what’s the official position?

# catholic-church - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Catholic Church crisis pregnancy agency to close due to drop in demand

Cura, founded in 1977, is a crisis pregnancy support service associated with the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.

# catholic-church - Friday 1 June, 2018

'How can you cheer abortion?': Bishop 'horrified' by referendum celebrations

Alphonsus Cullinan said Catholic Yes voters “should go to confession”.

US Catholic Church archdiocese reaches €179 million settlement with 450 abuse victims

Victims welcomed the settlement with relief but stressed that their emotional scars have remained.

# catholic-church - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Archbishop says he is 'deeply saddened' by referendum result

Eamon Martin, the leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, has thanked “courageous” pro-life campaigners.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Australian archbishop steps down after being found guilty of covering up child sex abuse

Wilson, who faces up to two years in jail, said today he was stepping aside from his church duties.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Australian archbishop guilty of concealing child sex abuse

Philip Wilson was accused of concealing abuse by notorious paedophile priest Jim Fletcher.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Pope Francis' aide to stand trial on multiple sex abuse charges

Cardinal George Pell has denied the historic allegations.

# catholic-church - Sunday 1 April, 2018

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: 'Misogynism is obviously present in the Catholic Church'

During the interview, Archbishop Martin became upset as he recounted telling the Pope about the Tuam babies story.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Vatican communications chief quits over row about letter written by retired pope

Monsignor Dario Vigano was accused of manipulating a private letter written by Benedict XVI about Pope Francis.

# catholic-church - Monday 12 March, 2018

Vast majority of people agree that Catholic Church is 'empire of misogyny' Mary McAleese This post contains videos

Vast majority of people agree that Catholic Church is 'empire of misogyny'

Over 1,000 adults were polled about Mary McAleese’s comments.

Mary McAleese says her brother was 'seriously, physically, sadistically abused by Malachy Finnegan'

“My mother, almost 90 years of age, had to discover that from the Belfast Telegraph three weeks ago.”

# catholic-church - Friday 9 March, 2018

Diarmuid Martin says Mary McAleese's criticism of the Church was 'brutally stark'

The former president has called on Pope Francis to address gender inequality in the Catholic Church.

# catholic-church - Thursday 8 March, 2018

'Male celibates advise the Pope on what women really want, that is ludicrous'

The former president said women aren’t ‘mysteries’ or ‘strawberries on the cake’, despite what popes have called them.

Mary McAleese says it's 'pure codology' that women can't become priests Misogyny This post contains videos

Mary McAleese says it's 'pure codology' that women can't become priests

The former president also called the Catholic Church an “empire of misogyny”.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Priests' group calls for statement from Archbishop after welcome to gay parents removed from church video

The welcome was was removed from a video supporting the World Meeting of Families.

# catholic-church - Friday 2 February, 2018

Priests say Mary McAleese being banned from Vatican conference is 'embarrassing'

The inclusion of McAleese on the Voices of Faith speaker panel was opposed by Cardinal Kevin Farrell.

# catholic-church - Sunday 28 January, 2018

No cash? No problem - This Paris church now takes bank cards

Starting today, worshippers at Saint-François de Molitor church can use their debit or credit cards to donate.

# catholic-church - Friday 19 January, 2018

Pope Francis enrages Chile sex abuse victims as he accuses them of slander

He said that until he sees proof of the sex abuse scandals in Chile, the accusations are “all calumny”.

# catholic-church - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Archbishop Eamon Martin: 'Abortion ends the human life of an unborn girl or boy'

Martin wants followers to convince others to fight a repeal of the Eighth Amendment.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Government plans to scrap provision allowing church to appoint teachers and principals

Current criteria allows the Catholic church to appoint nuns, priests, monks and brothers as principals and teachers in schools.

# catholic-church - Monday 20 November, 2017

60,000 attend mass in Detroit clearing the way for sainthood of Irish-American priest

Bernard Francis Casey was born in Wisconsin in 1870, the sixth of 16 children born to Irish immigrants.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

'We carry negativity in our bodies': Therapy sessions for priests affected by abuse scandals

The Association of Catholic Priests is launching therapy sessions for the mental wellbeing of priests.

# catholic-church - Monday 13 November, 2017

'Faith is not about the numbers': Two new priests to be ordained to replace the 15 that died last year

The two men set to be ordained are Corkman James Daly and Kildare native Bill O’Shaughnessy.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

# 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.”

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