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# pope-francis - Saturday 25 August, 2018

'The stench of hypocrisy from the whole visit has been rife in Dublin ever since the announcement that the Pope was coming'
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From The Daily Edge
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'The stench of hypocrisy from the whole visit has been rife in Dublin ever since the announcement that the Pope was coming'

Aug 25th 2018, 12:47 PM 6,120 Views 3 Comments

Watching Dublin shut down for the arrival of the Pope is incredibly hard to stomach.

Varadkar says 'there is much to be done to get justice' for Church abuse survivors
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Varadkar says 'there is much to be done to get justice' for Church abuse survivors

Aug 25th 2018, 12:40 PM 21,035 Views 70 Comments

In a speech delivered at an event attended by Pope Francis, the Taoiseach spoke about the “dark aspects of the Catholic Church’s history”.

Photos of people who spoke out about Church abuse projected onto Dublin buildings
# Stand For Truth
# Stand For Truth

Photos of people who spoke out about Church abuse projected onto Dublin buildings

Aug 25th 2018, 11:00 AM 18,374 Views 27 Comments

Pope Francis is expected to meet survivors of clerical abuse this weekend.

Pope Francis has arrived in Ireland
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Pope Francis has arrived in Ireland

Aug 25th 2018, 10:33 AM 16,572 Views 47 Comments

The pontiff’s two-day visit has officially begun.

Poll: Are you happy the pope is visiting Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you happy the pope is visiting Ireland?

Aug 25th 2018, 9:41 AM 46,660 Views 143 Comments

The country’s relationship with the Catholic Church has changed dramatically over the years.

Here's everywhere Pope Francis will be going this weekend
# Hour By Hour
# Hour By Hour

Here's everywhere Pope Francis will be going this weekend

Aug 25th 2018, 8:30 AM 37,269 Views 93 Comments

From the Áras to Knock – here’s the hour-by-hour plan.

# pope-francis - Friday 24 August, 2018

'What has the Catholic Church ever done for the world? Quite a lot, actually'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'What has the Catholic Church ever done for the world? Quite a lot, actually'

Aug 24th 2018, 1:00 PM 68,361 Views 220 Comments

A lecturer in Theology sketches the Roman Catholic Church’s influence on legal, political, social and philanthropic movements through the ages.

# pope-francis - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Pregnant women due this weekend in Dublin advised to leave plenty of time for journeys across city
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# Pope Francis

Pregnant women due this weekend in Dublin advised to leave plenty of time for journeys across city

Aug 23rd 2018, 8:00 PM 19,475 Views 19 Comments

All hospitals will be operating as normal across the weekend.

Papal traffic restrictions set to hit Monday commuters
# Rerouted
# Rerouted

Papal traffic restrictions set to hit Monday commuters

Aug 23rd 2018, 5:57 PM 43,169 Views 41 Comments

Restrictions around Phoenix Park are to remain in place until 7am on Tuesday.

New artwork installed at site of 'Somebody's Child' exhibition in Temple Bar for Pope's visit
# Damaged
# Damaged

New artwork installed at site of 'Somebody's Child' exhibition in Temple Bar for Pope's visit

Updated Aug 23rd 2018, 5:40 PM 54,953 Views 72 Comments

Images were posted on social media last night after the netting had been torn down.

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

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

Updated Aug 23rd 2018, 4:50 PM 25,614 Views 112 Comments

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

It may rain on the pope's parade during visit to Ireland ... quite literally
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# Papal Visit

It may rain on the pope's parade during visit to Ireland ... quite literally

Aug 23rd 2018, 3:01 PM 16,138 Views 28 Comments

Isolated rain showers are forecast throughout the weekend.

'Businesses are nervous about this weekend. There’s a lot of confusion about what’s going to happen'
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

'Businesses are nervous about this weekend. There’s a lot of confusion about what’s going to happen'

Aug 23rd 2018, 12:02 AM 28,985 Views 67 Comments

Business owners have complained that they haven’t been given enough information about Papal disruption.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

Do You Know What Ireland Was Like During Pope's 1979 Visit?
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From The Daily Edge
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Do You Know What Ireland Was Like During Pope's 1979 Visit?

Aug 22nd 2018, 7:00 PM 9,566 Views 0 Comments

Young people of Ireland, do you know old Ireland?

Pope dolls and stained-glass Skodas: Day 1 at the World Meeting of Families
# Holy Show
# Holy Show

Pope dolls and stained-glass Skodas: Day 1 at the World Meeting of Families

Aug 22nd 2018, 6:54 PM 24,616 Views 45 Comments

Catholics from around the world began to gather at the RDS this morning – here’s how it played out.

Three days out from visit, Pope Francis confirmed for parade through Dublin city centre
# Big Crowds
# Big Crowds

Three days out from visit, Pope Francis confirmed for parade through Dublin city centre

Aug 22nd 2018, 11:43 AM 41,490 Views 194 Comments

Gardaí expect 100,000 people to come out to see the Pope in the city centre.

'Choose life': World Meeting of Families to talk homelessness, addiction and the LGBT community today
# RDS
# RDS

'Choose life': World Meeting of Families to talk homelessness, addiction and the LGBT community today

Aug 22nd 2018, 9:08 AM 14,212 Views 69 Comments

The event gets under way in earnest at the RDS today, ahead of the Pope’s visit on Saturday.

Homeless charity says it doesn't expect to be 'negatively impacted' by Pope's visit
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# Peter Mcverry Trust

Homeless charity says it doesn't expect to be 'negatively impacted' by Pope's visit

Aug 22nd 2018, 7:33 AM 7,010 Views 13 Comments

Fears had been expressed in recent days that the traffic restrictions set to be in place in Dublin would negatively impact homeless services in the city.

# pope-francis - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

Diversions, alternate stops and no real-time info: Buses set for disruption during papal visit
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# Divine Intervention

Diversions, alternate stops and no real-time info: Buses set for disruption during papal visit

Aug 21st 2018, 6:19 PM 24,883 Views 30 Comments

Bus Éireann says it is making 800 trips to and from the capital on Sunday

'The Irish harp on the same pass as the Papal cross sends the wrong message'
# Getting Cross
# Getting Cross

'The Irish harp on the same pass as the Papal cross sends the wrong message'

Aug 21st 2018, 5:27 PM 31,009 Views 59 Comments

Councillor Gary Gannon called passes issued to health workers at St James’s Hospital during the papal visit “entirely inappropriate”.

Homeless families in hotels and B&Bs 'will not be adversely affected' during papal visit
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# Papal Visit

Homeless families in hotels and B&Bs 'will not be adversely affected' during papal visit

Aug 21st 2018, 3:24 PM 8,704 Views 22 Comments

Concerns have been raised in recent weeks over the provision of accommodation for homeless people during the papal visit.

Pope will meet survivors of clerical sex abuse during his Irish visit, Vatican says
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# Papal Visit

Pope will meet survivors of clerical sex abuse during his Irish visit, Vatican says

Updated Aug 21st 2018, 1:40 PM 14,644 Views 92 Comments

Details of the meeting will not be announced until after it is over.

Irish bishop defends Pope Francis' response to abuse but says letter could have been 'more concrete'
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Irish bishop defends Pope Francis' response to abuse but says letter could have been 'more concrete'

Aug 21st 2018, 11:09 AM 10,565 Views 30 Comments

Bishop Alan McGuckian says the Pope should be judged on his actions.

Poll: Does the Pope's letter go far enough?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Does the Pope's letter go far enough?

Aug 21st 2018, 10:05 AM 19,905 Views 82 Comments

Yesterday the Pope wrote a letter to all Catholics insisting that “no effort must be spared” to prevent instances of clerical abuse from happening.

# pope-francis - Monday 20 August, 2018

'I find them terrifying': Mary McAleese wary of gay priests and nuns who preach anti-LGBTI message
# LGBTI
# LGBTI

'I find them terrifying': Mary McAleese wary of gay priests and nuns who preach anti-LGBTI message

Aug 20th 2018, 7:54 PM 61,853 Views 196 Comments

The former President expressed her concerns at ‘fake hetero homophobes’ within the Church.

'Survivors are tired of meaningless apologies': One in Four critical of Pope letter
# Clerical Abuse
# Clerical Abuse

'Survivors are tired of meaningless apologies': One in Four critical of Pope letter

Updated Aug 20th 2018, 7:32 PM 39,605 Views 142 Comments

The Pope arrives in Ireland on Saturday.

# pope-francis - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: 'The Pope has to speak frankly about our past'
# Mass Appeal
# Mass Appeal

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: 'The Pope has to speak frankly about our past'

Aug 19th 2018, 11:11 AM 11,660 Views 111 Comments

The Archbishop of Dublin was speaking with less than a week to go until Pope Francis visits Ireland.

Camping at the Phoenix Park and sitting in the Popemobile: Memories of John Paul II's visit
# 1979
# 1979

Camping at the Phoenix Park and sitting in the Popemobile: Memories of John Paul II's visit

Aug 19th 2018, 12:05 AM 15,849 Views 45 Comments

One family was allowed to skip the queue in the Phoenix Park because their car was full of Pope-related items.

# pope-francis - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Mascots, bakers, and ironing mammies: here's what the 13,000 papal visit volunteers will be up to
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# Pope Visit

Mascots, bakers, and ironing mammies: here's what the 13,000 papal visit volunteers will be up to

Aug 18th 2018, 9:00 PM 19,667 Views 52 Comments

It’s the first time a Pontiff will visit Ireland in over four decades, and thousands are needed to keep the show running.

Poll: Will you attend a World Meeting of Families event?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you attend a World Meeting of Families event?

Aug 18th 2018, 6:32 PM 27,770 Views 97 Comments

Or will you be sitting this one out?

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

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

Aug 18th 2018, 4:14 PM 21,950 Views 67 Comments

Donald Wuerl was due to speak on Wednesday.

# pope-francis - Friday 17 August, 2018

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

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

Aug 17th 2018, 6:12 PM 51,536 Views 109 Comments

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

Arlene Foster turns down invite to see Pope Francis, cites holiday plans
# Arlene Says No
# Arlene Says No

Arlene Foster turns down invite to see Pope Francis, cites holiday plans

Aug 17th 2018, 4:00 PM 29,945 Views 110 Comments

The DUP leader says she ‘regretfully’ can’t attend the event.

'It needs to be more than sorry': Archbishop wants Pope to meet abuse victims during Irish visit
# Spotlight
# Spotlight

'It needs to be more than sorry': Archbishop wants Pope to meet abuse victims during Irish visit

Updated Aug 17th 2018, 9:08 AM 25,755 Views 84 Comments

The comments from the Church come ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland next week.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

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

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

Aug 15th 2018, 1:52 PM 11,478 Views 73 Comments

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

# pope-francis - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Chairs of the faithful: Commemorative Pope Francis seats go on sale ahead of Phoenix Park mass
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# Day Of Rest

Chairs of the faithful: Commemorative Pope Francis seats go on sale ahead of Phoenix Park mass

Aug 14th 2018, 3:28 PM 36,943 Views 60 Comments

The chair, made from 100% recyclable cardboard, can withhold a weight of up to 100kg.

Catholic LGBT group denied spot at World Meeting decides against protesting Pope's visit
# We Are Church
# We Are Church

Catholic LGBT group denied spot at World Meeting decides against protesting Pope's visit

Aug 14th 2018, 6:05 AM 17,186 Views 80 Comments

We Are Church Ireland says most of its members are indifferent to the visit.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'Mary McAleese's Modern Family' and 'The John Pauls': RTÉ's papal lineup
# A Changing Ireland
# A Changing Ireland

'Mary McAleese's Modern Family' and 'The John Pauls': RTÉ's papal lineup

Aug 8th 2018, 5:53 PM 32,435 Views 47 Comments

The state broadcaster has unveiled how it’ll mark Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland.

'I never gave a damn what the Church thought about me being gay'
# Rory Cowan
# Rory Cowan

'I never gave a damn what the Church thought about me being gay'

Aug 8th 2018, 5:01 PM 27,221 Views 63 Comments

Rory Cowan says people who disagree with the Roman Catholic Church’s teachings on gay people should refuse to engage with the institution.

# pope-francis - Sunday 5 August, 2018

Mass on the day of the Pope's visit 'a decision for individual parishes'
# Mass Appeal
# Mass Appeal

Mass on the day of the Pope's visit 'a decision for individual parishes'

Aug 5th 2018, 8:30 AM 15,840 Views 61 Comments

“Those decisions will be made depending on resources available to them.”