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# priests - Yesterday’s News

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# priests - Friday 10 March, 2017

Pope Francis says he may consider allowing married men to become priests

Many in the Roman Catholic Church believe a new path to ordination should be opened.

# priests - 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.

# priests - 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.

# priests - 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.

# priests - 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.

# priests - Saturday 20 August, 2016

Priests say Vatican's representative in Ireland is "out of sync" with the realities of life

The Association of Catholic Priests said the appointment of appropriate bishops is vital for the survival of the Catholic Church.

# priests - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

"No concrete or credible evidence" of gay sexual activity at seminary, says St. Patrick's College

The college is responding to anonymous allegations of goings-on at the priest training college.

# priests - Monday 18 July, 2016

'Forty years on, only 4 of our 10 still serve as priests'

Former Catholic priest Val Rogers talks about leaving the Church after falling in love with a nun.

# priests - Thursday 3 March, 2016

Cardinal says it was ‘disastrous coincidence’ five paedophile priests preyed on children

The Vatican’s finance chief was based in the town at a time when dozens of children were being abused.

# priests - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

From The Daily Edge 11 real Irish headlines that are straight out of Father Ted Ecumenical Matter

# priests - Saturday 2 January, 2016

The Irish organisation that made gains for the children of priests in 2015

Coping International has received commitments from the Catholic hierarchy around the world over the past year.

# priests - Saturday 28 November, 2015

How much money did a woman pay for U2 tickets that never arrived? It’s the week in numbers

Plus: How many priests are going to a shopping centre in Clare to hear confession?

# priests - Friday 20 November, 2015

Pope Francis: ‘If you’re unstable, see a doctor – don’t become a priest’

“I’m scared of rigid priests. I keep away from them. They bite!”

# priests - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

Just 8 convictions came from 325 allegations of abuse against priests and brothers

This comes as part of an investigation into how the Catholic church has dealt with child abuse.

# priests - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Poll: Should Catholic priests be allowed to get married? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Catholic priests be allowed to get married?

We could be left with “a tiny cadre of aged priests” within a generation. Would allowing marriage change anything?

# priests - Monday 31 August, 2015

An Irish group has made the Catholic Church acknowledge Filipino children fathered by priests

The group has already reached a similar agreement with the Catholic church in Ireland.

# priests - Thursday 23 July, 2015

Gardaí may have interviewed victim of paedophile priest as ‘family favour’

A new GSOC report found that a statement might have been taken just to “appease the victim”.

# priests - Thursday 4 June, 2015

You may have spotted Dublin’s newest priest pulling pints at Tramco

Listening to locals’ problems… Occasionally serving wine… Could Dublin’s pubs be the Church’s next recruiting ground?

# priests - Sunday 10 May, 2015

Catholic leaders are out in force arguing against same-sex marriage No

Catholic leaders are out in force arguing against same-sex marriage

One bishop believes schoolbooks that view marriage as solely between a man and a woman could face legal challenges if the vote is passed.

# priests - Monday 20 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge We asked some real priests how they remember Father Ted Ecumenical Natter

We asked some real priests how they remember Father Ted

The show is 20 years old, and it has certainly made an impression on everyone.

# priests - Friday 20 February, 2015

The Catholic Church is coming up with new rules for priests accused of sexual abuse

The decision has been welcomed by an organisation representing priests in Ireland, which said support is needed for those wrongly accused.

# priests - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge The 11 greatest #prelfies (priest selfies) from Ash Wednesday Prelfies

The 11 greatest #prelfies (priest selfies) from Ash Wednesday

For thine is the kingdom, the power and the selfie.

# priests - Sunday 15 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge Which Priest Are You? Quiz

Which Priest Are You?

So many priests. So little time.

# priests - Friday 30 January, 2015

VIDEO: Five young men and women explain why they became priests and nuns Found Their Calling This post contains videos

VIDEO: Five young men and women explain why they became priests and nuns

One thing is certain, nuns can’t play table tennis.

# priests - Friday 24 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge This video showing two priests engage in an epic Irish dancing battle is going viral Dance Off

# priests - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Priest who won property dispute with former partner ‘taking time away from Church’

Bishop John Fleming said the news came as a “shock” to him.

# priests - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Want a church wedding? There might not be enough priests to do them in the future

The Association of Catholic Priests says married men should be allowed to become priests.

# priests - Thursday 18 September, 2014

We’re running out of priests…

The number of priests entering the seminary in Ireland this year is less than a quarter of those in England and Wales.

# priests - Monday 25 August, 2014

14 men began their training for the priesthood this weekend

The number is down on last year, but roughly equivalent to previous years.

The 9 at 9: Monday

It’s fairly dull and gloomy out but here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# priests - Friday 22 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Two Dublin priests did the ice bucket challenge and nominated the Pope’s representative Cool Priests

# priests - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Pope promises “solutions” to celibacy in the priesthood

Francis also condemned child sex abuse as a “leprosy” in the Church.

# priests - Saturday 5 July, 2014

The numbers of priests and nuns in Ireland are dropping

In Dublin diocese there are now just two priests under the age of 40.

# priests - Monday 16 June, 2014

Anti-cruelty group calls for ‘appalling’ fox hunt blessings to end

The Irish Council Against Blood Sports has said it is unacceptable that some priests “endorse cruelty” by blessing hunts.

# priests - Friday 13 June, 2014

Eight in ten priests want to scrap the changes made to Eucharistic prayers

The Association of Catholic Priests said that Pope Francis may be open to updating the New Missal, but noted that a u-turn would be “embarrassing” for his predecessor Pope Benedict.

# priests - Monday 9 June, 2014

Priests warn that Church will ‘implode’ if it doesn’t start ordaining women

Catholic bishops will discuss the issue at their annual conference this week.

# priests - Monday 12 May, 2014

Case files not kept by religious order on priest that abused in mission countries

Specialist assessments of this priest in 1985, 1997 and 2004 were not kept on file by the Society of the Divine Word.

Dublin Archdiocese commended for ‘exemplar’ child abuse allegation reporting system

The latest review commends the roles of Priest Support Co-ordinator and Priest Delegate – both roles being unique to the Dublin Diocese.

# priests - Sunday 11 May, 2014

Pope tells priests to be nicer to their congregations

Pope Francis also said that the church shouldn’t be obsessed with abortion, contraception and gay marriage.

# priests - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

School students could start late or finish early instead of going to religion classes

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn also said he was disappointed in the lack of “genuinely inclusive schools”.

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