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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
# Circle Of Healing
# Circle Of Healing

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

Nov 14th 2017, 12:33 PM 8,904 Views 53 Comments

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
# Think Outside The Box
# Think Outside The Box

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

Sep 30th 2014, 2:49 PM 8,190 Views 44 Comments

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...
# De-priest-iating
# De-priest-iating

We're running out of priests...

Sep 18th 2014, 9:30 PM 17,517 Views 127 Comments

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
# Down With This Sort Of Thing
# Down With This Sort Of Thing

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

Jun 13th 2014, 6:11 PM 15,881 Views 48 Comments

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
# Livin' On A Prayer
# Livin' On A Prayer

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

Jun 9th 2014, 1:21 PM 13,067 Views 222 Comments

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
# Turbulent Priests
# Turbulent Priests

Priest says Iona Institute didn't handle homophobia debate well

Feb 24th 2014, 2:28 PM 12,846 Views 61 Comments

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
# Church/state
# Church/state

Priests tell Ruairí Quinn to stop undermining religion in schools

Jan 27th 2014, 8:36 AM 9,987 Views 170 Comments

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
# Priests
# Priests

Priests say they are an easy target for false abuse allegations

Jun 7th 2013, 7:35 AM 5,082 Views 51 Comments

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
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

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

Jan 20th 2013, 2:55 PM 9,877 Views 55 Comments

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
# IPriests
# IPriests

Growing number of 'iPRIESTS' now using ipads on altar

Jul 28th 2012, 8:30 AM 5,973 Views 40 Comments

Priests tell TheJournal.ie 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
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

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

Jun 16th 2012, 12:49 PM 5,603 Views 29 Comments

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

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

Three quarters of Catholics say Church teachings on sexuality are irrelevant
# Religion
# Religion

Three quarters of Catholics say Church teachings on sexuality are irrelevant

Apr 12th 2012, 4:15 PM 5,846 Views 139 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Apr 12th 2012, 7:15 AM 179 Views 59 Comments

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"
# Courts
# Courts

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

Nov 17th 2011, 5:47 PM 6,265 Views 63 Comments

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
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Catholic priests' association calls for radical change at AGM

Oct 7th 2011, 5:34 PM 1,759 Views 35 Comments

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
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

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

Aug 11th 2011, 8:11 AM 896 Views 15 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: No matter what, we still need the Church

Jul 20th 2011, 7:30 PM 75 Views 149 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Feb 4th 2011, 10:01 AM 7,463 Views 0 Comments

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
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Need for “distinction” in clerical abuse cases

Oct 27th 2010, 7:00 AM 219 Views 0 Comments

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.