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#Catholic

# catholic - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Ex-pope Benedict XVI blames clerical sex abuse on 1960s sexual revolution

Benedict has written a 6,000-word essay for Klerusblatt, a German monthly magazine for clergy.

# catholic - Friday 15 March, 2019

Diarmuid Martin expresses concern over 'anti-Islamic sentiments being expressed in social media in Ireland'

Martin said that some of this anti-Islamic sentiment came from publications “purporting to be of Catholic inspiration”.

# catholic - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Top Catholic cardinal admits Church files on sex abuse were 'destroyed'

The cardinal was speaking at a landmark Vatican summit on tackling sex abuse in the clergy.

# catholic - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Pope admits that priests and bishops sexually abused nuns

His admission followed a rare outcry last week from the Vatican’s women’s magazine over the sexual abuse of nuns.

# catholic - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

External agencies providing sex ed in schools to be regulated in recommended radical overhaul

A report launching today calls for a radical overhaul of how sex education is taught in both primary and secondary schools.

# catholic - Sunday 20 January, 2019

US diocese apologises after students mock Native American demonstrator

“I heard them saying, ‘Build that wall, build that wall.’ We’re not supposed to have walls here, we never did.”

# catholic - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Almost 4% increase in children enrolled in multi-denominational schools

Education Minister Joe McHugh said the figures reflect the changes taking place in the patronage of Irish schools.

# catholic - Monday 24 December, 2018

Fr Richard Gibbons: 'When was the last time you did something truly selfless for someone else, even if they didn’t deserve it?'

Fr Gibbons – of Knock – writes about finding the true meaning of Christmas even when things feel hard.

# catholic - Friday 30 November, 2018

Religious books and gifts company Veritas to close 3 retail stores across the country

It is not yet known how many jobs will be lost.

# catholic - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Who is Asia Bibi and why has her case sparked furious protests?

There have been calls for the Pakistani woman to be offered asylum, including in Ireland.

# catholic - Friday 26 October, 2018

Vatican stalls on Belgium bishops' suggestion to allow young married men to become priests

The suggestion of easing the rules on celibacy was raised by the Auxiliary Bishop of Brussels.

# catholic - Saturday 18 August, 2018

US cardinal facing calls to resign cancels appearance at World Meeting of Families

Donald Wuerl was due to speak on Wednesday.

# catholic - Saturday 11 August, 2018

Half a million have signed up to see the Pope - but how Catholic is Ireland?

Pope Francis will be in Ireland for two days, 25 and 26 August, as part of the World Meeting of Families event.

# catholic - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Opinion: 'Parents need to raise their voices in the divestment debate'

Single-faith religious instruction and all sacramental preparation needs to be parish-based and conducted outside of school hours, writes Peter Gunning.

# catholic - Sunday 3 June, 2018

A Baptist church is getting rid of its statue of Jesus because it's 'too Catholic'

The statue has been outside the church for 10 years.

# catholic - 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.

# catholic - 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.

# catholic - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Priests' group calls for statement from Archbishop after welcome to gay parents removed from church video

The welcome was was removed from a video supporting the World Meeting of Families.

# catholic - Sunday 18 February, 2018

From The Daily Edge 17 things you'll only know if you grew in a super Catholic household Growing Up Catholic

# catholic - Friday 2 February, 2018

Priests say Mary McAleese being banned from Vatican conference is 'embarrassing'

The inclusion of McAleese on the Voices of Faith speaker panel was opposed by Cardinal Kevin Farrell.

# catholic - 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.

# catholic - 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.

# catholic - 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.

# catholic - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Philippines kills 10 of its own soldiers in airstrike meant to hit ISIS

Security forces have been battling militants in Marawi, a major Muslim city in the predominantly Catholic country.

# catholic - Sunday 28 May, 2017

Philippine authorities ban hanging rosary beads off car dashboards

“With these religious images, drivers feel they are safer, that there is divine intervention and they are being guided and protected.”

# catholic - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Divided Ireland: 'One side dedicated to making Ireland secular; another preserving Church's influence'

There is a profound, far-reaching division in Irish society, writes Larry Donnelly.

# catholic - Monday 15 May, 2017

Mafia clan and Catholic group busted in migrant scandal

The Arena clan, a family belonging to a powerful crime syndicate, allegedly syphoned off money from the state destined for migrants.

# catholic - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Ireland's first ever beatification to take place in Dublin this morning

The ceremony will make a formal request for the beatification of Dublin man Fr John Sullivan, who died in 1933.

# catholic - Sunday 23 April, 2017

Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church

Health Minister Simon Harris has insisted the hospital will be independently run.

# catholic - Sunday 16 April, 2017

From The Daily Edge How Bad Are You At Being Catholic? Quiz

How Bad Are You At Being Catholic?

We can tell you.

# catholic - Friday 14 April, 2017

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

Men also have their backs whipped.

# catholic - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Abuse survivor Marie Collins resigns from Vatican commission

Collins said that some members of the Vatican hierarchy were unwilling to make changes.

# catholic - Monday 16 January, 2017

Catholic group says 95% of their schools don't have a baptism barrier

As it stands schools are legally permitted to select students based on their religion.

# catholic - Sunday 25 December, 2016

Pope Francis makes mention of abortion during Christmas message

The Pontiff asked people to remember those “not allowed to be born”.

# catholic - Sunday 11 December, 2016

Bombing at Egypt's main Coptic Christian cathedral kills 25

The attack came two days after a bomb elsewhere in Cairo killed six policemen.

# catholic - Sunday 18 September, 2016

From The Daily Edge 16 memories anyone who grew up Catholic will recognise The Trocaire Box

16 memories anyone who grew up Catholic will recognise

Figuring out what you were giving up for Lent on Pancake Tuesday.

# catholic - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Is a religious education better for students? We took a look

Catholic schools are more strict, the academic side of things follows in that pattern then.’

# catholic - Sunday 31 July, 2016

Remembering the woman who stood up to the Catholic Church over mixed marriage

Sheila Cloney was caught in the middle of a fight which saw Catholics boycott Protestant businesses, farms and schools.

Pope urges 'drowsy and dull kids' to swap sofas and video games for walking boots

He said, “We didn’t come into the world to ‘vegetate’… We came for another reason: to leave a mark.”

# catholic - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Pope says the world is at war - but religion is not the cause

Pope Francis said all religions want peace, “it’s the others who want war”.

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