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#Church

# church - Monday 17 September, 2018

From The42 'I stared down not having it. I made a pact with myself to enjoy every minute I get' Church

'I stared down not having it. I made a pact with myself to enjoy every minute I get'

Cian Healy has discovered a love for knife making and figured out the best approach to counter-rucking.

# church - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Halligan says Church teaching on homosexuality 'evil' as LGBT issues under spotlight at RDS World Meeting This post contains videos

Halligan says Church teaching on homosexuality 'evil' as LGBT issues under spotlight at RDS

Inside the venue, high-profile US Jesuit Fr James Martin said parishes needed to do more to include LGBT Catholics.

# church - Friday 17 August, 2018

Names of 796 Tuam Babies written on white sheets and brought to Galway church

Erin Darcy says the names of the children should be listed at the grave site.

# church - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Bishop of Limerick says Catholic Church must acknowledge 'dark' aspects of its history

Bishop Brendan Leahy made his comments ahead of the Pope’s visit to Ireland later this month.

# church - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Over 1,000 children molested by 300 priests in Pennsylvania - report

The report adds that senior church officials took steps to cover it up.

# church - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Dublin parish priest steps aside pending investigations

The concerns relate to several decades ago.

# church - 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.

# church - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Barefoot pilgrims, 13 masses and 140 rescuers: Busy Reek Sunday climb up Croagh Patrick expected

It’s estimated that between 15,000-25,000 people could take part.

# church - Thursday 26 July, 2018

'Putting our shameful past behind us': Mother and baby home forum meets for the first time

How to memorialise the past, as well as what health and well-being supports are needed for former residents will be discussed.

# church - Monday 23 July, 2018

Bishops and priests among 158 Catholic church members identified in Chilean abuse investigation

The cases relate to incidents dating back as far as 1960.

# church - Friday 6 July, 2018

Ministers 'hurt' over Presbyterian Church in Ireland's hardline stance on same-sex couples

Over 200 ministers and elders of the Church signed a letter outlining their feelings over decisions made at its 2018 General Assembly.

# church - Friday 29 June, 2018

Ice cream van smashes through church doors in Kerry

The incident happened yesterday around 9pm.

# church - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

'I think we'd all make quite good priests': Josepha Madigan responds to Archbishop's criticism

On Saturday, Culture Minister Josepha Madigan stepped up at her local church to lead prayers after a priest failed to show up.

# church - Monday 25 June, 2018

Culture Minister calls for 'women to be ordained' after stepping up to 'say Mass' when priest didn't show

Culture Minister Josepha Madigan said that she did not read the Gospel, but led the readings from the altar.

# church - Sunday 24 June, 2018

# church - Friday 15 June, 2018

From The42 'You could have all the carries in the world but if you don’t back it up, that’s s**t' No Scrum No Win

'You could have all the carries in the world but if you don’t back it up, that’s s**t'

Cian Healy is fired up to put things right at scrum time against the Wallabies.

# church - Friday 8 June, 2018

Presbyterian Church in Ireland votes against allowing gay couples to be full members

The policy also prevents the children of same-sex couples from being baptised in the church.

# church - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Archbishop says he is 'deeply saddened' by referendum result

Eamon Martin, the leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, has thanked “courageous” pro-life campaigners.

# church - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Homeless man who told parish priest that he would 'cut his throat' sentenced to 3 months

In a statement to gardaí on the assault, Fr Hogan said he was fearful for his safety.

# church - Monday 19 March, 2018

Woman (80s) found dead on grounds of church in Co Louth

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

# church - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

# church - Monday 12 March, 2018

Vast majority of people agree that Catholic Church is 'empire of misogyny' Mary McAleese This post contains videos

Vast majority of people agree that Catholic Church is 'empire of misogyny'

Over 1,000 adults were polled about Mary McAleese’s comments.

# church - Friday 9 March, 2018

Diarmuid Martin says Mary McAleese's criticism of the Church was 'brutally stark'

The former president has called on Pope Francis to address gender inequality in the Catholic Church.

# church - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Mary McAleese says it's 'pure codology' that women can't become priests Misogyny This post contains videos

Mary McAleese says it's 'pure codology' that women can't become priests

The former president also called the Catholic Church an “empire of misogyny”.

# church - Sunday 28 January, 2018

No cash? No problem - This Paris church now takes bank cards

Starting today, worshippers at Saint-François de Molitor church can use their debit or credit cards to donate.

# church - Friday 15 December, 2017

Australian child abuse report finds years of 'serious failings' in its institutions

In total, more than 4,000 institutions were accused of abuse.

# church - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

From The42 'The papers were signed to retire': After near career-ending neck injury, Cian Healy is thriving again Don't Give Up

'The papers were signed to retire': After near career-ending neck injury, Cian Healy is thriving again

The loosehead refused to drift away from his career without a fight. Now he’s determined to hit new heights.

# church - Friday 10 November, 2017

Leaner, lighter, faster, keener Healy reaching 'for new heights' in number 1 jersey

The loosehead decided to shed kilos and increase his agility after a successful summer tour.

# church - Sunday 5 November, 2017

26 people, aged between 5 and 72, killed in church shooting in Texas

The gunman, a young white male, is also dead.

# church - Sunday 10 September, 2017

'Ireland is well placed to respond to the needs of migrants and refugees'

The Catholic Church wants to play a part in welcoming refugees here, Bishop Kevin Doran writes.

# church - 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.

# church - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

'It's insidious behaviour': Limerick church vandalised for a third time in two weeks

The Church of Our Lady of the Rosary has had its windows broken and lead flashing removed from the building.

# church - Sunday 20 August, 2017

Romanian bishop quits over sex video

This is the second sex scandal to rock the Church this year.

# church - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

'It happened in the middle of mass': 12 killed and 50 injured by falling tree at religious Portuguese festival

A 200-year-old oak tree fell on people gathered outside a church.

# church - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Keeping the dying art of ringing church bells alive in Ireland

Step inside a bell ringing class at Christ Church Taney.

# church - Monday 31 July, 2017

Thief who stole €500 from Dublin church left bike with his name on it at scene

Justin Murray pleaded guilty to taking the money from the Ballymun church.

# church - Friday 28 July, 2017

'The priests are all old men now, and so are we': Heartbreak at Limerick's last male-only Mass

Members are disappointed that there was no vote before the decision was made to end the 150-year-old service.

# church - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Limerick community petitioning to stop their beloved parish priest's move to Dublin

Fr Chris O’Donnell is moving to Dublin to write a children’s textbook.

# church - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

From The42 'I wasn't complaining' - Cian Healy on Andrew Porter's switch to tighthead Church

'I wasn't complaining' - Cian Healy on Andrew Porter's switch to tighthead

The Ireland international is keen for lots of gametime over the coming weeks.

# church - Sunday 4 June, 2017

'Neutrality and pluralism are not particularly good reasons for taking God out of our Constitution'

There are certainly very strong philosophical reasons for accepting at least the existence of God, writes Dr Thomas Finegan.

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