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# association-of-catholic-priests - 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.

# association-of-catholic-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.

# association-of-catholic-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.

# association-of-catholic-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.

# association-of-catholic-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.

# association-of-catholic-priests - Monday 24 February, 2014

Priest says Iona Institute didn't handle homophobia debate well

Fr Brendan Hoban said Iona’s ‘rush to the legal eagles’ was unwise.

# association-of-catholic-priests - Monday 27 January, 2014

Priests tell Ruairí Quinn to stop undermining religion in schools

The Association of Catholic Priests strongly criticised the Minister for Education after he said religion should be taught within homes and parishes rather than schools.

# association-of-catholic-priests - Friday 7 June, 2013

Priests say they are an easy target for false abuse allegations

The Association of Catholic Priests has spoken out in the wake of false allegations of abuse made against a Kerry priest.

# association-of-catholic-priests - Sunday 20 January, 2013

'Liberal' priest will defy Vatican attempts to 'silence' him

Fr Tony Flannery has come under pressure from the Vatican to recant his views on women becoming priests and the system of selecting bishops being overhauled.

# association-of-catholic-priests - Saturday 28 July, 2012

Growing number of 'iPRIESTS' now using ipads on altar

Priests tell that the iPad is “dead handy”, but opposition from some bishops to their use in mass.

# association-of-catholic-priests - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Priests attack cardinal's report on 'gay-friendly' college

A group of Irish priests have labelled the investigation “prurient” and “incompetent”, and said it may have been motivated by homophobia.

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Nine things to know this morning…

# association-of-catholic-priests - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Three quarters of Catholics say Church teachings on sexuality are irrelevant

The survey of Irish Catholics found 87 per cent are in favour of priests being allowed marry and 77 per cent support women becoming priests.

Column: Are we as a Catholic Church not mature enough to listen to others?

The Vatican is investigating Fr Tony Flannery over his liberal views. But censorship is not a Christian solution, writes Fr Jimmy McPhillips.

# association-of-catholic-priests - Thursday 17 November, 2011

RTÉ apology to priest in High Court "a wake-up call"

Association of Catholic Priests founder calls Prime Time Investigates accusations against Fr Kevin Reynolds “vile and appalling” as RTÉ apologises and pays undisclosed damages.

# association-of-catholic-priests - Friday 7 October, 2011

Catholic priests' association calls for radical change at AGM

In a keynote speech, Fr Kevin Hegarty spoke about changing the way bishops are chosen and how the Catholic Church views sexuality.

# association-of-catholic-priests - Thursday 11 August, 2011

Cloyne priests to meet... as hundreds more abuse cases set to emerge

A new report on the Donegal diocese of Raphoe is expected to reveal many more assaults on children by priests.

# association-of-catholic-priests - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Column: No matter what, we still need the Church

The Catholic Church has abused its power in Ireland, but it still brings something essential to our lives, writes Fr Tony Flannery.

# association-of-catholic-priests - Friday 4 February, 2011

Poll: Do you care about the proposed changes to the Mass? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you care about the proposed changes to the Mass?

Some priests believe the changes are sexist and archaic, and will drive mass-goers away. But does anyone care?

# association-of-catholic-priests - Wednesday 27 October, 2010

Need for “distinction” in clerical abuse cases

A distinction should be drawn between paedophile priest and those who have committed a minor indiscretion with a teenager, says the Association of Catholic Priests.