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#Catholic Church

# catholic-church - Yesterday’s News

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.

# catholic-church - Monday 23 July, 2018

Bishops and priests among 158 Catholic church members identified in Chilean abuse investigation

The cases relate to incidents dating back as far as 1960.

Catholic LGBT group 'ignored and discriminated against' by organisers of Pope's visit

We Are Church Ireland wanted to have a stand in the RDS for next month’s pastoral congress.

# catholic-church - Thursday 19 July, 2018

Concert for Pope to feature Riverdance, Daniel O'Donnell and 'one of the largest stages ever' in Croke Park Big Show This post contains videos

# catholic-church - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Australian archbishop gets 12 months for concealing child abuse

But Philip Wilson could avoid jail.

# catholic-church - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Two more bishops resign in Chile over child sex abuse scandal

Several senior members of Chile’s Catholic Church are accused by victims of ignoring and covering up child abuse by paedophile priest Fernando Karadima.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

'I think we'd all make quite good priests': Josepha Madigan responds to Archbishop's criticism

On Saturday, Culture Minister Josepha Madigan stepped up at her local church to lead prayers after a priest failed to show up.

# catholic-church - Monday 25 June, 2018

Culture Minister calls for 'women to be ordained' after stepping up to 'say Mass' when priest didn't show

Culture Minister Josepha Madigan said that she did not read the Gospel, but led the readings from the altar.

# 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.

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