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# catholics - Thursday 12 October, 2017

At 88.6%, Offaly has the highest percentage of Catholics in Ireland
# Census 2016
# Census 2016

At 88.6%, Offaly has the highest percentage of Catholics in Ireland

Oct 12th 2017, 1:26 PM 27,441 Views 192 Comments

Ireland’s population of Roman Catholics has fallen since 2011.

# catholics - Monday 4 July, 2016

It's time to end the segregation in Northern Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

It's time to end the segregation in Northern Ireland

Jul 4th 2016, 7:00 PM 2,478 Views 98 Comments

Peter Osborne suggests the best way to overcome prejudice is through relationships

# catholics - Thursday 18 February, 2016

Donald Trump and Pope Francis got into a proper row today
# Fighting Talk
# Fighting Talk

Donald Trump and Pope Francis got into a proper row today

Feb 18th 2016, 6:45 PM 26,136 Views 110 Comments

Francis said Trump was “not Christian”. Trump called his comments “disgraceful.”

# catholics - Friday 20 November, 2015

Pope Francis: 'If you're unstable, see a doctor - don't become a priest'
# Rigid Priests
# Rigid Priests

Pope Francis: 'If you're unstable, see a doctor - don't become a priest'

Nov 20th 2015, 9:01 PM 24,371 Views 75 Comments

“I’m scared of rigid priests. I keep away from them. They bite!”

# catholics - Saturday 7 November, 2015

Meet the order of nuns who have been praying non-stop for 137 years
# Perpetual Adoration
# Perpetual Adoration

Meet the order of nuns who have been praying non-stop for 137 years

Nov 7th 2015, 3:00 PM 24,008 Views 60 Comments

At 11 am on 1 August 1878, a group of Franciscan sisters began praying at a convent in Wisconsin. They’re still going.

# catholics - Saturday 2 May, 2015

Sinn Féin defends leaflet amid accusations of 'blatant sectarianism'
# Criticism
# Criticism

Sinn Féin defends leaflet amid accusations of 'blatant sectarianism'

May 2nd 2015, 7:15 AM 18,513 Views 197 Comments

A leaflet for Gerry Kelly contains census figures showing more Catholics than Protestants in North Belfast.

# catholics - Thursday 12 March, 2015

"You are only concerned when the hurley shortage happens': GAA urged to fight forest fungus
# Clash Of The Ash
# Clash Of The Ash

"You are only concerned when the hurley shortage happens': GAA urged to fight forest fungus

Mar 12th 2015, 6:05 AM 12,570 Views 14 Comments

‘Ash Dieback’ disease could threaten the existence of the trees in Ireland and across Europe.

# catholics - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Vatican looks to reform church's stance on 'living in sin', marriage, and divorce
# Catholicism
# Catholicism

Vatican looks to reform church's stance on 'living in sin', marriage, and divorce

Oct 5th 2014, 2:21 PM 14,981 Views 153 Comments

Pope Francis suggested the Catholic Church must address the present gulf between what it currently says on these issues and what tens of millions of believers actually do.

# catholics - 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 17,506 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.

# catholics - Friday 12 September, 2014

'Never never never' and other famous words from Reverend Ian Paisley
# Life In Quotes
# Life In Quotes

'Never never never' and other famous words from Reverend Ian Paisley

Sep 12th 2014, 4:23 PM 31,461 Views 83 Comments

He was always controversial, vicious at times and always

# catholics - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

New TUV councillor in trouble over anti-Catholic remarks
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

New TUV councillor in trouble over anti-Catholic remarks

May 27th 2014, 10:29 AM 19,138 Views 172 Comments

TUV councillor Jolene Bunting apologised, explaining her teenage self meant ‘Republicans’ and not Catholics when she wrote the posts in 2011.

# catholics - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Egypt has deported Irish Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire
# Activist
# Activist

Egypt has deported Irish Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire

Mar 5th 2014, 5:06 PM 12,867 Views 27 Comments

Maguire won the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize with Betty Williams for founding a peace group to resolve the conflict between North Ireland’s Catholics and Protestants.

# catholics - 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 12,834 Views 61 Comments

Fr Brendan Hoban said Iona’s ‘rush to the legal eagles’ was unwise.

# catholics - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Here's Pope Francis meeting Philomena Lee and Steve Coogan
# Vatican
# Vatican

Here's Pope Francis meeting Philomena Lee and Steve Coogan

Feb 5th 2014, 2:33 PM 15,397 Views 62 Comments

After the meeting, Lee said she hopes the Pope will help her with her fight to help mothers and children who need closure.

# catholics - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Police call for calm as threat issued to Belfast schools
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Police call for calm as threat issued to Belfast schools

Sep 7th 2013, 3:36 PM 12,039 Views 35 Comments

A man claiming to represent the Red Hand Defenders issued the threat, according to the Irish News.

# catholics - Monday 22 July, 2013

Third in line: Here's the new line of succession to the British throne
# Monarchy
# Monarchy

Third in line: Here's the new line of succession to the British throne

Jul 22nd 2013, 9:29 PM 39,008 Views 156 Comments

Prince William’s baby son follows him in the order, overtaking William’s younger brother Prince Harry at third in line to the throne.

# catholics - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Pope urges Irish Catholics to 'recognise the inestimable value of all human life'
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

Pope urges Irish Catholics to 'recognise the inestimable value of all human life'

Jul 16th 2013, 6:34 PM 6,784 Views 150 Comments

The Pope was speaking ahead of the Catholic Church’s annual ‘Day For Life’.

# catholics - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Column: Though the Good Friday Agreement brought peace, we should never forget the past
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Though the Good Friday Agreement brought peace, we should never forget the past

Apr 10th 2013, 7:00 AM 723 Views 38 Comments

On this date 15 years ago, the Good Friday Agreement was signed. While we have come along way, we shouldn’t take the peace we have for granted, writes Ben English.

# catholics - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Column: Pope Benedict saw sense by retiring early, John Paul II should have too
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Pope Benedict saw sense by retiring early, John Paul II should have too

Feb 17th 2013, 7:00 AM 84 Views 62 Comments

We need a pope that will listen to the wider church and wider world, writes Fr Seamus Ahearne, who reflects on the previous two popes’ achievements and failures.

# catholics - 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 9,874 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.

# catholics - Thursday 18 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added ballerinas on the Grand Canal
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added ballerinas on the Grand Canal

Oct 18th 2012, 8:03 PM 11,741 Views 1 Comment

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

# catholics - Thursday 11 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added Christopher Walken
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added Christopher Walken

Oct 11th 2012, 7:52 PM 7,243 Views 3 Comments

Here’s the things we learned, shared and loved today.

# catholics - Monday 24 September, 2012

Germany's Catholics told to pay church tax or no sacraments
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Germany's Catholics told to pay church tax or no sacraments

Sep 24th 2012, 6:07 PM 14,409 Views 147 Comments

Anyone who does not pay between eight and 10 per cent of income tax to the church will no longer be able to receive sacraments or become a godparent.

# catholics - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Eucharistic Congress: Here's why people are attending
# Vox Pop
# Vox Pop

Eucharistic Congress: Here's why people are attending

Jun 13th 2012, 12:00 PM 3,458 Views 39 Comments

The arrival of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress comes at a time when the Catholic Church in Ireland is in turmoil. TheJournal.ie spoke to some of the pilgrims on why they are attending.

# catholics - Friday 13 April, 2012

Column: Cardinal Rules - on hairdryers, Big Ben Dunne and the Titanic 'industry'
# Humour
From The Daily Edge
# Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules - on hairdryers, Big Ben Dunne and the Titanic 'industry'

Apr 13th 2012, 8:30 PM 37 Views 9 Comments

This week, the (not) primate of All Ireland recalls the terrible events after Ardfillan won the county final: ““The whole team went into the dressing room, roaring and shouting like apes. Then they put on all the hair dryers…”

# catholics - 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 5,840 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.

# catholics - Monday 9 January, 2012

Wikifail: Vatican uses Wikipedia for profiles of new cardinals
# Vatican
From The Daily Edge
# Vatican

Wikifail: Vatican uses Wikipedia for profiles of new cardinals

Jan 9th 2012, 9:05 AM 2,230 Views 26 Comments

A spokesman later clarified that the biographies that had been sent to journalists were unofficial and had been issued in haste.

# catholics - Tuesday 28 June, 2011

Artist says SHE'S offended by UCC blasphemy controversy
# Alma Lopez
# Alma Lopez

Artist says SHE'S offended by UCC blasphemy controversy

Jun 28th 2011, 10:15 PM 3,823 Views 39 Comments

Alma Lopez, the artist whose work Our Lady prompted protests at University College Cork last week, has called on Irish people to protect their right to freedom of speech and called the blasphemy laws ‘ridiculous’.

# catholics - Thursday 23 June, 2011

A holy mess: Bishop and TD weigh on on controversial UCC exhibit
# Controversy
# Controversy

A holy mess: Bishop and TD weigh on on controversial UCC exhibit

Jun 23rd 2011, 10:03 AM 3,074 Views 58 Comments

The exhibition features a bikini-clad Virgin Mary in a “provocative” pose. It’s part of a conference organised by the Mexican Studies Centre.