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#Religion

# religion - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Priests ask for an end to referendum campaigning at mass

The Save the 8th campaign says it will not decline invitations.

# religion - Friday 4 May, 2018

Oklahoma passes law allowing adoption agencies deny children to LGBT families on religious grounds

It’s similar to laws in at least five other states.

# religion - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Opinion: 'Religious instruction and worship should take place outside core school hours'

This proposal seeks to find a workable compromise between different belief groups at minimum cost, writes David Graham.

# religion - Friday 30 March, 2018

Devotees nail themselves to crosses at annual Good Friday ceremony in Philippines

The event is frowned upon by the Catholic Church.

# religion - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Number of Roman Catholic marriages reducing but it's still the most popular type of ceremony

The average age of grooms in Ireland is 36, while the average age of brides is 34.

# religion - 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.

Retirement: 'For the first time in nearly forty years I could openly admit that I didn't believe in God'

Being an atheist principal and managing a Catholic school was a difficult balance to maintain, writes Peter Gunning.

# religion - 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.”

# religion - 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.

# religion - 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.

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'I haven't taken a senior player' - Martin O'Neill upset with Michael for bringing religion into allegiance debate

The Republic of Ireland manager was responding to an interview his counterpart did earlier this week.

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”.

# religion - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Mass-goers told there is 'no obligation' to attend religious services today

The public has been told they can view mass online instead.

# religion - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Tributes paid to influential US preacher Billy Graham who has died at age 99 RIP

Tributes paid to influential US preacher Billy Graham who has died at age 99

He was the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history.

# religion - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Atheist Ireland calls for bibles to be removed from referendum polling stations

The group calls the current system “discriminatory”.

# religion - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Disgraced Boston cardinal at the centre of Spotlight case dies

Law had been sick and was recently hospitalised in Rome.

# religion - 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.

# religion - Friday 15 December, 2017

Man loses case against Irish council's refusal to hold ceremony for Christians killed by IS

The man had claimed the council was discriminating against him on religious grounds by refusing to hold a wreath-laying ceremony.

# religion - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Poll: Would you like to attend the Pope's mass in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like to attend the Pope's mass in Ireland?

Pope Francis is set to visit the country next year.

# religion - Monday 27 November, 2017

Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar on high-stakes visit

He is expected to address claims of ethnic cleansing in the region.

# religion - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

# religion - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Stephen Fry says he was 'enchanted' to be caught up in blasphemy row The Meaning Of Life This post contains videos

Stephen Fry says he was 'enchanted' to be caught up in blasphemy row

He described our “unworkable” blasphemy legislation as “a wonderfully Irish solution”.

# religion - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Pope Francis has criticised Europe's low birth rates at a bishops' conference

In 2014 Pope Francis described the EU as a “grandmother, no longer fertile and vibrant”.

# religion - Friday 13 October, 2017

UK court rules that Islamic school's gender segregation is unlawful

The Al-Hijrah School argued that the segregation policy was one of the “defining characteristics” of the school.

# religion - Thursday 12 October, 2017

At 88.6%, Offaly has the highest percentage of Catholics in Ireland

Ireland’s population of Roman Catholics has fallen since 2011.

# religion - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Opinion: 'Debating religious ideas isn't inciting to hatred'

Introducing a blasphemy law in the 21st century has damaged our reputation internationally, writes Selina Campbell.

# religion - Saturday 7 October, 2017

'Contempt for women reaches a new low': Trump administration rolls back free birth control access

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit in response to the announcement.

# religion - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Man who listed 'standing up against homosexuality' as achievement loses discrimination case

Mark Savage claimed he was told to remove the line from his CV.

# religion - 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.

# religion - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Three days of mourning in Madeira after falling tree kills 13 people

Dozens more were injured, some seriously.

# religion - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

'It happened in the middle of mass': 12 killed and 50 injured by falling tree at religious Portuguese festival

A 200-year-old oak tree fell on people gathered outside a church.

# religion - Sunday 13 August, 2017

'Grandparents are the anchor of many families - but we don't always recognise that'

The Catholic Grandparents Association is holding its annual pilgrimage to Knock next month (and will feature a performance from Dana).

# religion - Friday 28 July, 2017

'The priests are all old men now, and so are we': Heartbreak at Limerick's last male-only Mass

Members are disappointed that there was no vote before the decision was made to end the 150-year-old service.

# religion - Monday 24 July, 2017

Dublin bakery's refusal to make anti-gay marriage cake 'was not discrimination'

“BY THE GRACE OF THE GOOD LORD.”

# religion - 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.

# religion - Monday 26 June, 2017

Opinion: 'Leo is right to welcome people who have socially conservative views'

Pushing Christians whose politics are shaped by their religious convictions to the periphery is wrong and dumb, writes Larry Donnelly.

# religion - Sunday 11 June, 2017

Huge growth in numbers attending Irish Christian conference for 'anyone who loves Jesus'

A ‘miracle night’ was held by Ireland4Jesus as part of events in Dublin last weekend.

# religion - Saturday 10 June, 2017

'You can only do a funeral once, and you have to do it right': The story behind RIP.ie

We speak to one of the siblings behind the death notice website.

# religion - Friday 2 June, 2017

Poll: Should the Angelus be scrapped? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Angelus be scrapped?

Some people think it’s not appropriate in modern Ireland.

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