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# priesthood - Thursday 25 August, 2016

'Maynooth seminary has to change, we are living in a different world'

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said “radical change” is needed within the Catholic Church.

# priesthood - 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.

# priesthood - Friday 20 November, 2015

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

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

# priesthood - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Gay priest says hiding his sexuality is 'tearing him apart'

“I’m not unnatural, I’m not sub-human, I’m not any different to anyone else in society and I am an equal, but that’s not the reality.”

# priesthood - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Want a church wedding? There might not be enough priests to do them in the future

The Association of Catholic Priests says married men should be allowed to become priests.

# priesthood - Friday 13 June, 2014

Catholic Church was within its rights to sack married priest says European Court

In the court’s view, it was not unreasonable for the Church to expect particular loyalty of religious education teachers.

# priesthood - Monday 9 June, 2014

Priests warn that Church will 'implode' if it doesn't start ordaining women

Catholic bishops will discuss the issue at their annual conference this week.

# priesthood - Friday 16 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Actual Irish trainee priest kicks Bishop Brennan up the arse CRILLLLLY!

# priesthood - Monday 12 May, 2014

Late bloomers biggest group to show interest in becoming clerics

Questions asked at the open day at St Patrick’s College included, how many years study is it, what is the food like to whether priests could keep their own car.

# priesthood - Monday 26 August, 2013

20 new trainee priests start studies at Maynooth

There are now 90 seminarians in total studying at the college.

# priesthood - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

Are Ireland's priests heading for extinction?

Numbers studying to be ordained are dwindling and one priest has suggested it is time to allow married men to fill the gaps.

# priesthood - Friday 15 February, 2013

HSE chaplains earn twice as much as average priest

HSE records obtained by the Medical Independent show that HSE chaplains in Dublin North East out-earn everyday priests.

# priesthood - Sunday 27 January, 2013

Protest at Papal Nunciature over treatment of Fr Tony Flannery Catholic Church This post contains images

Protest at Papal Nunciature over treatment of Fr Tony Flannery

About 120 people have attended a demonstration calling for fair treatment for the Redemptorist priest.

# priesthood - Monday 21 January, 2013

Fr Flannery 'couldn't look in the mirror' if he signed Church statement

Fr Tony Flannery said that though some people say if he doesn’t accept the rules he should go, it is “not the image of the Church” that he grew up in.

# priesthood - Saturday 14 April, 2012

Priests, teachers and Instagram: the week in statistics

How much does it cost to live? How much are we saving? How long do we have to get a job? And plenty more…

# priesthood - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Column: Are we as a Catholic Church not mature enough to listen to others?

The Vatican is investigating Fr Tony Flannery over his liberal views. But censorship is not a Christian solution, writes Fr Jimmy McPhillips.

# priesthood - Thursday 26 January, 2012

From The42 Life after football: Northern Irish midfielder training to join the priesthood Holy Moley!

Life after football: Northern Irish midfielder training to join the priesthood

Former Manchester United player Phil Mulryne has turned to the Catholic church in an unusual career move.

# priesthood - Monday 17 October, 2011

Priest detained after demonstrating for women’s ordination at Vatican

Fr Roy Bourgeois and two supporters are detained by Roman police after demonstrating for women’s ordination without a permit.

# priesthood - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

Poll: Should priests be allowed to renounce vow of celibacy? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should priests be allowed to renounce vow of celibacy?

The former Bishop of Derry, Dr Edward Daly, says that priests should be allowed to marry and mandatory celibacy done away with. Do you agree?

# priesthood - Monday 30 May, 2011

Belgian church to compensate victims for abuse

The Catholic church in Belgium said that in recognition of its “moral responsibility and the expectations of society” it will ensure those who suffered sexual abuse at the hands of clergy will be compensated.