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# bishops - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Irish Bishops say people who voted for repeal 'may not be entirely happy with their choice’ one year on

Today marks exactly one year since the result of the referendum was announced

# bishops - Sunday 26 August, 2018

Pope to Irish bishops: Way Church confronts abuse 'can offer an example to society as a whole'

The pope met with the bishops before heading to the airport.

# bishops - 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.

# bishops - 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.

# bishops - Monday 29 February, 2016

The Catholic Church still doesn't get the horror of child abuse

The Church – to quote the brilliant film “Spotlight” – thinks in centuries, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

# bishops - Monday 25 May, 2015

90% of young Yes voters went to Catholic Schools - Diarmuid Martin

“The Church needs to ask itself when this cultural revolution began,” the Archbishop told Vatican Insider.

# bishops - Sunday 10 May, 2015

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.

# bishops - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

Bishop 'regrets any hurt caused' by saying gay couples with children are not parents

Meanwhile, a rewording of the question in Irish being put to the public the same-sex marriage referendum has been announced.

# bishops - Friday 12 December, 2014

Irish bishops want "urgent action" on Direct Provision

They say people seeking asylum are left on the margins of our communities.

# bishops - Sunday 13 July, 2014

'The Church has been wrong not to ordain women bishops'

So says the head of the world’s Anglicans, as he prepares for a vote on the issue this week.

# bishops - 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.

# bishops - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Bishops: We are reminded of a time when unmarried mothers were rejected by Church

They encouraged all those who ran these homes to gather and offer up any documents that might be of assistance.

# bishops - 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.

# bishops - Monday 9 September, 2013

TDs who feel discouraged from seeking Communion 'should speak to their priest'

A spokesperson for the Catholic Church was responding to a report at the weekend that TDs were being warned off seeking Communion by their priests.

# bishops - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Catholic bishops urge Ireland to 'Choose Life!'

Irish Bishops have issued a statement about upcoming legislation on abortion.

# bishops - Friday 3 May, 2013

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# bishops - Friday 29 March, 2013

Church stance on gay marriage could force Catholics to have two weddings

Catholic Bishops say they won’t recognise Ireland’s civil marriage system if it permits same-sex couples to wed.

# bishops - Saturday 22 December, 2012

From The Daily Edge Here is the week's news... skewed Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Government apologises to Angela Merkel for Mayan apocalypse insult and the IMF’s seasonal message of good will to all. No, really.

# bishops - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Bishop fears X Case legislation will lead to abortion on demand

Leo O’Reilly, Bishop of Kilmore, says some supporters of the proposed abortion bill see it only as “the first stage”.

# bishops - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Bishops say expert group ignores risks of legislating for limited abortion

The group said that guidelines “may offer a way forward”, adding that abortion is “gravely immoral in all circumstances” and legislating for the X Case could “open the floodgates for abortion”.

# bishops - Monday 3 December, 2012

Bishops claim Mario Rosenstock sketch is "grossly offensive"

The Catholic Communications Office said that a recent sketch “is grossly offensive to all Catholics” as it shows a man spitting into a bucket before receiving Holy Communion.

# bishops - Monday 19 November, 2012

Bishops: Treatment that might put foetus at risk "ethically permissible"

They said this was the case with a seriously ill pregnant woman “provided every effort has been made to save the life of both the mother and her baby”.

# bishops - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Catholic church preparing for priestless parishes

The Irish Catholic newspaper has reported that Catholic bishops are drawing up radical new plans for laypeople-led Sunday services.

# bishops - Sunday 10 June, 2012

Pilgrim ponchos and altar wine: The Eucharistic Congress in numbers

With 20,000 of the faithful attending, the Catholic celebration begins officially today.

# bishops - Saturday 10 March, 2012

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Catholic Church moves against gay marriage proposals

The Pope has denounced the “powerful” US gay marriage lobby, while Catholics in Britain have been urged to defend heterosexual unions.

# bishops - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Bishops told seven more abuse reviews will be complete by June

The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church are due to release reports into a further seven dioceses by mid-summer 2012.

# bishops - Monday 23 January, 2012

Noonan under fire from bishops after emigration comments

Emigration no longer a ‘lifestyle choice’, one cleric said – adding many people are being forced to leave Ireland.

# bishops - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Bishops urge government to abandon cuts to child benefit

At their winter meeting, the Irish Bishops’ Conference welcomes the U-turn on disability benefit – but remain concerned.

# bishops - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Bishops express concern over relations between Ireland and Vatican

In a statement, the Catholic bishops said: “A state’s foreign policy should include respect for the spiritual values of its citizens”.

# bishops - Friday 22 July, 2011

China considers ordaining seven more bishops amid rift with Vatican

The Vatican has already refused to recognise three bishops recently ordained by China’s state-controlled Catholic church.

# bishops - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Vatican official dismisses Cloyne report criticisms

Fr Federico Lombardi has described as ‘curious’ claims that the Vatican had encouraged cover-ups – sparking fury from abuse survivors’ groups.

# bishops - Sunday 17 July, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In your Sunday Fix: A certain ginger-haired former media executive is arrested; the cost of smoking to Ireland’s economy; Come on Clarkey! and Hackgate: The Movie.