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#Church

# church - Monday 21 November, 2016

Priests are now allowed forgive women who have abortions

The Pope yesterday called abortion a “horrendous crime”.

# church - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Italian priest claims deadly earthquakes are "divine punishment" for gay unions

The Vatican has rebuked the controversial Father Giovanni Cavalcoli for his comments.

# church - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Vatican tells Catholics not to scatter ashes of the dead

German cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Muller advised people today to store them in places approved by the Church.

# church - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

From The42 'I don't see why he can't be back to that level. He's an extraordinary athlete' Prop Life

'I don't see why he can't be back to that level. He's an extraordinary athlete'

Leinster scrum coach John Fogarty believes Cian Healy can return to former heights.

# church - Friday 19 August, 2016

A pastor who wants to 'cure' gay people is visiting Kilkenny - and the mayor isn't a bit happy

A local LGBT group are to protest against the visit of ‘Uncle’ Angus Buchan, who was previously prevented from speaking at an event in Scotland.

# church - Thursday 11 August, 2016

Pope sends special message of condolence for funeral of Bishop Edward Daly

Daly famously waved a white flag while trying to aid the wounded on Bloody Sunday.

# church - Sunday 24 July, 2016

'Senseless hate crime': Second arson attack on Belfast church condemned

The Presbyterian church on Saintfield Road sustained considerable damage.

# church - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

US prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against this man

Dylann Roof is accused of killing nine people at a church in Charleston last June.

# church - Thursday 19 May, 2016

Police launch investigation after attempted arson attack on church

Police launch investigation after attempted arson attack on church

The incident happened between 11pm and 11.30pm yesterday evening.

# church - Saturday 26 March, 2016

'What is your religion?' People are being urged to think hard about that come census night

'What is your religion?' People are being urged to think hard about that come census night

The Humanists Association of Ireland want people to consider how they really feel.

# church - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

From The42 New contract will keep Cian Healy in Ireland until after the 2019 World Cup Church

New contract will keep Cian Healy in Ireland until after the 2019 World Cup

The loosehead’s three-year central contract will take him beyond his 30th birthday.

The Pope was not impressed that someone nearly pulled him down

The Pope is on a visit to Mexico.

# church - Friday 22 January, 2016

What did God do before the world was made? The Pope has given an answer

It’s part of a children’s book the Pontiff has written.

# church - Monday 18 January, 2016

Jewish extremists vandalise church where Virgin Mary is said to have died

The graffiti included threats of violence, messages degrading Jesus and a call for Christians to “go to hell”.

# church - Thursday 14 January, 2016

From The Daily Edge This town built a church shaped like a shoe to attract female worshippers Glass Slipper

This town built a church shaped like a shoe to attract female worshippers

Someone’s been watching too much Sex and the City.

# church - Friday 8 January, 2016

At least 231 children abused at Catholic boys' choir run by Pope Benedict's brother

George Ratzinger, Benedict’s older brother, ran the famous Regensburg choir from 1964 to 1994.

# church - Thursday 31 December, 2015

From The42 Ongoing disciplinary wranglings 'compromising' Leinster preparations Absentee

Ongoing disciplinary wranglings 'compromising' Leinster preparations

The saga surrounding the prop’s yellow card in mid-December should reach a conclusion today.

# church - Thursday 24 December, 2015

'Sometimes you’d despair for humanity. And sometimes you’d be wrong'

This story about a young girl shows there are kind people out there, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

# church - Monday 21 December, 2015

German church holds Star Wars themed mass to attract more young people

About 500 people heeded the call and attended the service, some carrying lightsaber props or wearing Darth Vader masks.

# church - Thursday 17 December, 2015

From The42 Leinster announce decision to appeal Cian Healy's two-week suspension Church

Leinster announce decision to appeal Cian Healy's two-week suspension

The province feel due process was not followed in Healy’s disciplinary hearing.

# church - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

Verdict for former priest who abused young boys comes with mixed feelings

Henry Moloney, a former Spiritan priest, has been sentenced to four years in prison, with the final year suspended, for the indecent assault of a schoolboy.

# church - Monday 7 December, 2015

The Archbishop of Dublin says parents who don't want their kids to do religion have a point

But he says Catholic education is “not poison”.

Masked man bursts into church armed with sawn-off shotgun

A number of valuables were stolen during the incident.

# church - Friday 27 November, 2015

Final appeal by man ejected from priesthood over abuse claims rejected

Bishop William Crean confirmed that the appeal by former priest Dan Duane has been rejected.

# church - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Seven charged with murdering teenager in secretive church "confession" beating

19-year-old Lucas Leonard was trying to leave the “Word of Life” church in New York, when he was beaten to death over six hours.

# church - Sunday 22 November, 2015

'Our Father' ad banned - because it might offend non-Christians and atheists

The Church of England had booked the ad to play before Star Wars.

# church - Friday 6 November, 2015

Archbishop reveals concerns about recent cases of possible abuse by priests

Archbishop Eamon Martin said he has dealt with three or four situations in the last year.

# church - Sunday 25 October, 2015

Catholic bishops have a new view on allowing divorced people receive communion

Their view on gay marriage, however, remains unchanged.

# church - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

'Ireland as a nation suffered a loss which is beyond words. There are no words' RIP

'Ireland as a nation suffered a loss which is beyond words. There are no words'

The first of the Carrickmines funerals took place in Bray today.

# church - Monday 19 October, 2015

This sunken 400-year-old church has emerged from a reservoir Mexico This post contains images

This sunken 400-year-old church has emerged from a reservoir

The church was abandoned in the 1770s.

# church - Saturday 17 October, 2015

Parents charged after teenager is beaten to death in secretive church "confession" ritual

Lucas Leonard’s parents and sister are accused of beating him to death at the isolated Word of Life church.

# church - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Italian priest suspended after saying he "understands" paedophilia

Fr Gino Flaim added that homosexuality was an “illness.”

# church - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

From The42 'The fire is starting to burn, Cian Healy wants that jersey back' Number 1

'The fire is starting to burn, Cian Healy wants that jersey back'

Jack McGrath has barely put a foot wrong since taking over as Ireland’s loosehead, but the man they call Church brings something else entirely.

# church - Thursday 24 September, 2015

From The42 Schmidt set to hand Healy his RWC starting chance against Romania Church

Schmidt set to hand Healy his RWC starting chance against Romania

The 27-year-old loosehead hasn’t started for Joe Schmidt’s side since March.

# church - Monday 21 September, 2015

From The42 'Being patient was the hardest thing' - Healy delighted with Ireland return Comeback

'Being patient was the hardest thing' - Healy delighted with Ireland return

The loosehead prop played for the first time since April against Canada last weekend.

# church - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

What do you make of the Pope's advice to priests on abortion? Year Of Mercy This post contains a poll

What do you make of the Pope's advice to priests on abortion?

Pope Francis has called on priests to pardon women who have abortions, and the doctors who perform them

# church - Monday 31 August, 2015

From The Daily Edge This Down church's sign is going viral for all the wrong reasons Sign Fail

This Down church's sign is going viral for all the wrong reasons

Close, but so so farrrrr.

An Irish group has made the Catholic Church acknowledge Filipino children fathered by priests

The group has already reached a similar agreement with the Catholic church in Ireland.

# church - Thursday 27 August, 2015

From The42 Cian Healy could make his Ireland comeback as soon as next week Gospel

Cian Healy could make his Ireland comeback as soon as next week

The loosehead prop is back in full training.