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#Catholicism

# catholicism - Friday 7 September, 2012

Column: This wasn’t the Middle Ages, Bishop Kirby, it was the 1990s
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: This wasn’t the Middle Ages, Bishop Kirby, it was the 1990s

Sep 7th 2012, 7:00 AM 484 Views 75 Comments

Lisa McInerney asks why, if a senior member of the Catholic Church thought paedophilia was ‘crossing the line in friendship’, does the same Church think it can guide people on how to love and who to marry?

# catholicism - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

British Christians take religious dismissal cases to Strasbourg
# Christianity
# Christianity

British Christians take religious dismissal cases to Strasbourg

Sep 4th 2012, 12:08 PM 4,552 Views 77 Comments

The four Christians all believe they were sacked because of their religious beliefs, but lost employment tribunals.

# catholicism - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Column: Ireland needs to become a fully secular state
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ireland needs to become a fully secular state

Aug 28th 2012, 7:00 AM 968 Views 80 Comments

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.

# catholicism - Friday 24 August, 2012

'Relic of the True Cross' stolen from Co Laois church
# Stolen Relic
# Stolen Relic

'Relic of the True Cross' stolen from Co Laois church

Aug 24th 2012, 5:20 PM 7,053 Views 58 Comments

A 3mm-by-3mm piece of wood, kept in a pewter case, was stolen from a case inside Holy Cross Church in Co Laois.

# catholicism - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Big drop in number of Irish people who describe themselves as religious
# Well Holy God
# Well Holy God

Big drop in number of Irish people who describe themselves as religious

Aug 8th 2012, 10:55 AM 9,207 Views 221 Comments

Less than half of the Irish population say that they are religious.

# catholicism - Friday 29 June, 2012

Pope speaks of human weakness in sinful church
# Vatileaks
# Vatileaks

Pope speaks of human weakness in sinful church

Jun 29th 2012, 2:10 PM 4,114 Views 59 Comments

The pontiff described the “destructive power of evil” affecting the Church as the Vatican battles a series of scandals.

# catholicism - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Column: Don’t just blame the Catholic Church for symphysiotomies – blame the doctors
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Don’t just blame the Catholic Church for symphysiotomies – blame the doctors

Jun 19th 2012, 8:15 PM 1,071 Views 17 Comments

Catholic fundamentalism goes some way towards explaining the mid-set of obstetricians who performed the barbaric surgery, but it is not the entire story, writes Ruadhán Mac Aodháin.

# catholicism - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Kenny, Gilmore to host reception for high-ranking Catholic clergy
# Eucharistic Congress
# Eucharistic Congress

Kenny, Gilmore to host reception for high-ranking Catholic clergy

Jun 14th 2012, 6:44 PM 2,952 Views 24 Comments

The Taoiseach doesn’t expect a hostile response from Church leaders tomorrow despite his speech on the separation of Church and State last year.

# catholicism - Monday 11 June, 2012

Anglican archbishop to speak as Eucharistic Congress focuses on unity
# IEC 2012
# IEC 2012

Anglican archbishop to speak as Eucharistic Congress focuses on unity

Jun 11th 2012, 9:58 AM 1,188 Views 14 Comments

Diarmuid Martin yesterday stressed the “common baptism” between Catholic and Protestant Christians.

# catholicism - Saturday 9 June, 2012

LGBT group to protest at Eucharistic Congress
# Protest
# Protest

LGBT group to protest at Eucharistic Congress

Jun 9th 2012, 7:30 AM 3,779 Views 49 Comments

LGBT Noise says it wants to emphasise the principle of the separation of church and state at the event.

# catholicism - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Vatican criticises nun for her book about sexuality
# Catholicism
# Catholicism

Vatican criticises nun for her book about sexuality

Jun 5th 2012, 5:45 PM 5,413 Views 41 Comments

The Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith issued a formal censure to the nun for her book which looks at masturbation, homosexuality and divorce.

Fianna Fáil voters most likely to be Catholic, survey shows
# Faith
# Faith

Fianna Fáil voters most likely to be Catholic, survey shows

Jun 5th 2012, 8:33 AM 2,833 Views 56 Comments

A new poll also shows large numbers of Catholics do not believe in key teachings of the Church.

# catholicism - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Head of 'Legion of Christ' admits knowing about priest's child seven years ago
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Head of 'Legion of Christ' admits knowing about priest's child seven years ago

May 22nd 2012, 11:08 AM 3,070 Views 29 Comments

The ongoing furore at the Legion of Christ orthodox order threatens to hurt the legacy of John Paul II, who championed its founder.

# catholicism - Sunday 6 May, 2012

PHOTOS: Vatican welcomes 26 Swiss Guards into world's oldest army
# New Recruits
# New Recruits

PHOTOS: Vatican welcomes 26 Swiss Guards into world's oldest army

May 6th 2012, 1:40 PM 5,813 Views 22 Comments

The swearing-in ceremony for the new recruits took place in the Vatican today.

# catholicism - Friday 4 May, 2012

Brady never offered his resignation to the Vatican - Catholic Church
# Abuse
# Abuse

Brady never offered his resignation to the Vatican - Catholic Church

May 4th 2012, 11:14 AM 3,036 Views 27 Comments

A report in a newspaper today said the Vatican had turned down Cardinal Brady’s resignation in 2010 – but the Catholic Church says this never happened.

# catholicism - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Tánaiste suggests Cardinal Brady should "not hold a position of authority"
# Cardinal Brady
# Cardinal Brady

Tánaiste suggests Cardinal Brady should "not hold a position of authority"

May 3rd 2012, 11:18 AM 2,086 Views 31 Comments

Eamon Gilmore said it was his personal view that anyone who did not deal with the scale of the abuse outlined in a BBC documentary this week should not be in a position of authority.

# catholicism - Thursday 26 April, 2012

Fr Brian D'Arcy 'censured by Vatican watchdog' - report
# Censured
# Censured

Fr Brian D'Arcy 'censured by Vatican watchdog' - report

Apr 26th 2012, 5:25 PM 8,911 Views 65 Comments

Sunday World columnist and media commentator Fr Brian D’Arcy is reportedly censured by the Holy See’s theological body.

# catholicism - Friday 20 April, 2012

Vatican says nuns' group spends too much time on social justice
# Nun Of This
# Nun Of This

Vatican says nuns' group spends too much time on social justice

Apr 20th 2012, 5:17 PM 5,035 Views 45 Comments

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith says US nuns are too silent on matters such as the right to life.

# catholicism - Thursday 12 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Apr 12th 2012, 8:11 PM 4,923 Views 1 Comment

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

# catholicism - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Eucharistic Congress will offer 'crash course in Christianity'
# Alpha Course
# Alpha Course

Eucharistic Congress will offer 'crash course in Christianity'

Apr 11th 2012, 8:46 PM 2,933 Views 54 Comments

‘Alpha’ – described as a “parish tool for evangelisation” – will offer pilgrims and the public a chance to explore basic questions.

# catholicism - Sunday 8 April, 2012

Column: Cardinal Rules - The Easter epic
# Humour
From The Daily Edge
# Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules - The Easter epic

Apr 8th 2012, 6:00 PM 6 Views 3 Comments

What happens when two rival live Passion Plays collide? This and the other Easter Weekend happenings from the (not) Primate of All Ireland.

In full: Pope Benedict's Easter urbi et orbi address
# Urbi Et Orbi
# Urbi Et Orbi

In full: Pope Benedict's Easter urbi et orbi address

Apr 8th 2012, 12:23 PM 1,934 Views 26 Comments

The full text of Pope Benedict’s Easter morning address the world’s Catholics, as delivered in Rome this morning.

Archbishop says Catholics should not fear 'bringing Jesus's message into the world'
# Easter
# Easter

Archbishop says Catholics should not fear 'bringing Jesus's message into the world'

Apr 8th 2012, 7:30 AM 2,827 Views 113 Comments

In his Easter homily, the Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin says the Church in Ireland is enduring a process of “purification”.

# catholicism - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Almost 2,000 volunteer for Eucharistic Congress
# Catholicism
# Catholicism

Almost 2,000 volunteer for Eucharistic Congress

Apr 4th 2012, 8:43 PM 4,175 Views 64 Comments

Up to 25,000 people a day are expected to attend the event when it takes place in Ireland this summer for the first time in eighty years.

# catholicism - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

Pope meets Fidel Castro in Cuba
# Cuba
# Cuba

Pope meets Fidel Castro in Cuba

Mar 28th 2012, 10:15 PM 2,624 Views 31 Comments

The Pope gave an unusually political speech before hundreds of thousands of people in Cuba today.

It's coming this summer - but what was the Eucharistic Congress like in 1932?
# Flashback
# Flashback

It's coming this summer - but what was the Eucharistic Congress like in 1932?

Mar 28th 2012, 2:41 PM 2,796 Views 16 Comments

More than one million people attended the final mass in Dublin’s Phoenix Park when it took place in 1932. This video shows what it was like.

# catholicism - Saturday 17 March, 2012

Vatican launches rare criminal probe into leaks
# Vatileaks
# Vatileaks

Vatican launches rare criminal probe into leaks

Mar 17th 2012, 6:30 PM 3,075 Views 21 Comments

The Vatican is investigating the leak of confidential documents that allege corruption and financial mismanagement among Holy See officials.

# catholicism - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Anonymous claims responsibility for attack on Vatican website
# Is Nothing Sacred?
# Is Nothing Sacred?

Anonymous claims responsibility for attack on Vatican website

Mar 8th 2012, 2:56 PM 2,906 Views 13 Comments

The website of the Holy See was inaccessible for hours, with Anonymous demanding a revision to the Lateran Treaty.

# catholicism - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Poll: Do you subscribe to the idea of a Lenten sacrifice?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you subscribe to the idea of a Lenten sacrifice?

Feb 22nd 2012, 8:00 AM 5,969 Views 64 Comments

Do you plan to “give up” some indulgence for Lent, for religious purposes or other reason? We’d like to know…

# catholicism - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Gilmore opens door for Vatican to relax embassy requirements
# Vatican Embassy
# Vatican Embassy

Gilmore opens door for Vatican to relax embassy requirements

Feb 21st 2012, 3:56 PM 2,289 Views 39 Comments

Eamon Gilmore tells the Dáil that the Holy See embassy closure could be revisited if the Vatican relaxes rules on dual embassies.

# catholicism - Monday 20 February, 2012

Tánaiste: We're not going to reverse Vatican embassy decision
# Vatican Embassy
# Vatican Embassy

Tánaiste: We're not going to reverse Vatican embassy decision

Feb 20th 2012, 10:36 AM 1,561 Views 27 Comments

The Tánaiste reiterated that the government will review the decision when Ireland’s financial circumstances improve.

# catholicism - Saturday 18 February, 2012

Pope appoints 22 new Cardinals - including 18 who will pick his successor
# Cardinals
# Cardinals

Pope appoints 22 new Cardinals - including 18 who will pick his successor

Feb 18th 2012, 3:34 PM 2,783 Views 56 Comments

Pope Benedict XVI appoints 22 new Cardinals, all but four of them under the age of 80, at a ceremony at the Vatican.

# catholicism - Friday 17 February, 2012

Column: Cardinal Rules - On priests versus geeks
# Cardinal Brady
From The Daily Edge
# Cardinal Brady

Column: Cardinal Rules - On priests versus geeks

Feb 17th 2012, 7:30 PM 9 Views 16 Comments

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland went to a Reclaim the Faith Conference. It was all going to be suitably pious – until the hotel was double-booked with a sci-fi convention…

# catholicism - Friday 13 January, 2012

Column: Cardinal Rules - On 'pop' culture 2012
# Fun
From The Daily Edge
# Fun

Column: Cardinal Rules - On 'pop' culture 2012

Jan 13th 2012, 8:30 PM 7 Views 8 Comments

The (not) Primate of All Ireland readies himself for a year of cultural gems like Fr Gerry O’Shea’s one-man avant-garde production, ‘I Don’t Know What You’re Talking About, Sure Everything Is Grand’.

# catholicism - Monday 5 December, 2011

'Campaign for Conscience' lodges Supreme Court challenge to same-sex partnerships
# Courts
# Courts

'Campaign for Conscience' lodges Supreme Court challenge to same-sex partnerships

Dec 5th 2011, 7:56 PM 8,008 Views 74 Comments

The Mayo-based group believes major parts of the Civil Partnership Act are in conflict with the Constitution and therefore illegal.

# catholicism - Friday 30 September, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules – There’s a guy outside my Tesco swears he’s Jesus
# Humour
From The Daily Edge
# Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules – There’s a guy outside my Tesco swears he’s Jesus

Sep 30th 2011, 8:59 PM 3 Views 4 Comments

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland has a house guest – a bearded young man who wears sandals and speaks in Biblical tones. It couldn’t be… could it?

# catholicism - Friday 23 September, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules – on Sinn Fein’s presidential campaign
# Satire
From The Daily Edge
# Satire

Column: Cardinal Rules – on Sinn Fein’s presidential campaign

Sep 23rd 2011, 8:30 PM 15 Views 41 Comments

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland is greeted by the Martin McGuinness supporters – but it all goes terribly wrong…

# catholicism - Thursday 22 September, 2011

Column: Why are the Catholics being bailed out by the Protestants?
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Why are the Catholics being bailed out by the Protestants?

Sep 22nd 2011, 6:00 PM 392 Views 48 Comments

In Europe, it’s the Catholic countries that are economic basket cases – and maybe that’s no coincidence, writes comedian Abie Philbin Bowman.

# catholicism - Monday 12 September, 2011

New Roman Missal an 'own goal' by Catholic Church - priest
# Lingo
# Lingo

New Roman Missal an 'own goal' by Catholic Church - priest

Sep 12th 2011, 12:20 PM 4,482 Views 85 Comments

Catholic Mass gets some new lingo and we’ve compiled a simple users’ guide.

# catholicism - Friday 9 September, 2011

Nutshell review: Do You Read Me?
# Fringe
# Fringe

Nutshell review: Do You Read Me?

Sep 9th 2011, 11:58 AM 357 Views 0 Comments

Every day, TheJournal.ie brings you reader-generated reviews of the hottest tickets at the ABSOLUT Fringe Festival 2011.