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#Catholic Bishops

# catholic-bishops - Friday 21 October, 2016

Ireland has officially invited Pope Francis over for tea in 2018

We could be welcoming Pope Francis to these shores for the World Meeting of Families in August 2018.

# catholic-bishops - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Gay rights groups welcome marriage referendum plan, Catholic Bishops don't

The Bishop of Kildare says that the issue is “not about equality”, but Alan Shatter says that people should not be discriminated against because of their sexuality.

# catholic-bishops - Monday 17 June, 2013

Lisa McInerney: The loudest voices in pro-life camp discredit the civil ones

There is common ground to be found between pro-life and pro-choice people, writes Lisa McInerney, but plastic foetuses and death threats are eroding it.

# catholic-bishops - Friday 3 May, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added Daft Punk on piano

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Bishops call for political campaign against proposed new abortion law

Ireland’s Catholic bishops say the proposed abortion bill marks a “dramatic and morally unacceptable change” in Irish law.

# catholic-bishops - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Buried news: what happened yesterday (other than Budget 2013)?

You may have missed these nuggets in the flurry of austerity announcements.

# catholic-bishops - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Column: Ireland needs to become a fully secular state

Everyone is free to practice their religion – but that shouldn’t have anything to do with how we run the country, argue Nathan Wheeler and Sean Cassidy.

# catholic-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.

# catholic-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”.

# catholic-bishops - 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.

# catholic-bishops - Tuesday 22 February, 2011

Catholic bishops warn of violence in aftermath of financial crisis

The bishops have criticised cuts in the minimum wage and say that the new government needs to learn from the “wrongs of the past”.

# catholic-bishops - Friday 18 February, 2011

From The Daily Edge Brazilian bishops bash 'abusive and immoral' reality television Brazil

Brazilian bishops bash 'abusive and immoral' reality television

Millions of Brazilians tune into reality shows like Big Brother but the Catholic bishops do not approve.