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# priests - Friday 17 April, 2020

'It is utterly heartbreaking': The role of a hospital chaplain during the Covid-19 pandemic
# Pastoral Care
# Pastoral Care

'It is utterly heartbreaking': The role of a hospital chaplain during the Covid-19 pandemic

Apr 17th 2020, 2:12 PM 23,676 Views 19 Comments

“Wherever chaplains are, whether at the bedside or the other end of a video camera, it is about connecting people.”

# priests - Friday 28 February, 2020

Covid-19: Dublin churches following advice on handshaking and Communion
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: Dublin churches following advice on handshaking and Communion

Feb 28th 2020, 12:15 AM 36,413 Views 52 Comments

Priests are being told to follow guidance for when a flu is circulating.

# priests - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Two priests who sexually abused deaf children each sentenced to over 40 years in prison in Argentina
# Sexual Abuse
# Sexual Abuse

Two priests who sexually abused deaf children each sentenced to over 40 years in prison in Argentina

Nov 26th 2019, 11:15 AM 22,136 Views 0 Comments

The victims were children and adolescents aged between four and 17.

# priests - Saturday 14 September, 2019

US-based female bishop wants to hear from Irish women who are 'ready to lead'
# Catholic Women
# Catholic Women

US-based female bishop wants to hear from Irish women who are 'ready to lead'

Sep 14th 2019, 6:30 AM 12,690 Views 27 Comments

The US-based group is holding a conference today in Dublin.

# priests - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Top Catholic cardinal admits Church files on sex abuse were 'destroyed'
# Sex Abuse
# Sex Abuse

Top Catholic cardinal admits Church files on sex abuse were 'destroyed'

Feb 23rd 2019, 12:21 PM 18,807 Views 75 Comments

The cardinal was speaking at a landmark Vatican summit on tackling sex abuse in the clergy.

# priests - Friday 22 February, 2019

Cases of sex abuse by priests in Poland exposed in new report
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Cases of sex abuse by priests in Poland exposed in new report

Feb 22nd 2019, 9:34 AM 14,678 Views 75 Comments

The document details the cases of 85 priests convicted of paedophilia.

# priests - Friday 26 October, 2018

Vatican stalls on Belgium bishops' suggestion to allow young married men to become priests
# Belgium
# Belgium

Vatican stalls on Belgium bishops' suggestion to allow young married men to become priests

Oct 26th 2018, 3:51 PM 15,902 Views 16 Comments

The suggestion of easing the rules on celibacy was raised by the Auxiliary Bishop of Brussels.

# priests - Sunday 5 August, 2018

Leo Varadkar: 'There will be no burqa ban in Ireland'
# No Plans
# No Plans

Leo Varadkar: 'There will be no burqa ban in Ireland'

Aug 5th 2018, 10:15 AM 9,329 Views 19 Comments

Denmark, France and Belgium are just some of the countries that have banned the burqa.

# priests - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Irish Prison Service recruiting chaplains to 'encourage and support' inmates
# Pastoral Care
# Pastoral Care

Irish Prison Service recruiting chaplains to 'encourage and support' inmates

Jul 29th 2018, 4:00 PM 13,926 Views 49 Comments

There are vacancies in a number of prisons including Mountjoy.

# priests - Monday 25 June, 2018

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

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

Jun 25th 2018, 4:22 PM 27,115 Views 78 Comments

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

# priests - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Priests ask for an end to referendum campaigning at mass
# Pulpit
# Pulpit

Priests ask for an end to referendum campaigning at mass

May 5th 2018, 10:22 AM 48,266 Views 235 Comments

The Save the 8th campaign says it will not decline invitations.

# priests - Thursday 8 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 8th 2018, 9:35 AM 45,026 Views 195 Comments

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

# priests - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Priests' group calls for statement from Archbishop after welcome to gay parents removed from church video
# Same-Sex Couples
# Same-Sex Couples

Priests' group calls for statement from Archbishop after welcome to gay parents removed from church video

Mar 6th 2018, 5:50 PM 18,348 Views 55 Comments

The welcome was was removed from a video supporting the World Meeting of Families.

# priests - Friday 2 February, 2018

Priests say Mary McAleese being banned from Vatican conference is 'embarrassing'
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Priests say Mary McAleese being banned from Vatican conference is 'embarrassing'

Feb 2nd 2018, 10:45 PM 88,744 Views 331 Comments

The inclusion of McAleese on the Voices of Faith speaker panel was opposed by Cardinal Kevin Farrell.

# priests - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

'We carry negativity in our bodies': Therapy sessions for priests affected by abuse scandals
# Circle Of Healing
# Circle Of Healing

'We carry negativity in our bodies': Therapy sessions for priests affected by abuse scandals

Nov 14th 2017, 12:33 PM 8,903 Views 53 Comments

The Association of Catholic Priests is launching therapy sessions for the mental wellbeing of priests.

# priests - Monday 13 November, 2017

'Faith is not about the numbers': Two new priests to be ordained to replace the 15 that died last year
# Dublin
# Dublin

'Faith is not about the numbers': Two new priests to be ordained to replace the 15 that died last year

Nov 13th 2017, 9:41 PM 26,070 Views 82 Comments

The two men set to be ordained are Corkman James Daly and Kildare native Bill O’Shaughnessy.

# priests - Saturday 30 September, 2017

Nineteen new seminarians begin studies for Irish Dioceses
# Academic Programme
# Academic Programme

Nineteen new seminarians begin studies for Irish Dioceses

Sep 30th 2017, 7:30 AM 20,737 Views 57 Comments

Last year Diarmuid Martin said he would send trainee priests from his own diocese to Rome rather than Maynooth, citing “an atmosphere of strange goings-on”.

# priests - Friday 10 March, 2017

Pope Francis says he may consider allowing married men to become priests
# Shortage
# Shortage

Pope Francis says he may consider allowing married men to become priests

Mar 10th 2017, 8:23 PM 24,772 Views 106 Comments

Many in the Roman Catholic Church believe a new path to ordination should be opened.

# priests - Monday 6 February, 2017

'Shocking and indefensible': 1 in 14 priests in Australia accused of child abuse
# Historic Cases
# Historic Cases

'Shocking and indefensible': 1 in 14 priests in Australia accused of child abuse

Feb 6th 2017, 7:30 AM 15,591 Views 160 Comments

The St John of God Brothers had 40% of its members accused of abuse.

# priests - Sunday 29 January, 2017

'The Church is in a state of utter collapse': Irish priests at odds with Vatican speak out
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

'The Church is in a state of utter collapse': Irish priests at odds with Vatican speak out

Jan 29th 2017, 3:23 PM 43,742 Views 129 Comments

Fr Tony Flannery and Fr Sean McDonagh have sharply criticised how the Vatican treats clergy and, in particular, women.

# priests - Thursday 25 August, 2016

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

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

Aug 25th 2016, 10:14 AM 17,621 Views 132 Comments

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

# priests - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Social media use at priest training college to be reviewed after 'gay culture' allegations
# Maynooth
# Maynooth

Social media use at priest training college to be reviewed after 'gay culture' allegations

Aug 24th 2016, 1:35 PM 14,479 Views 79 Comments

The procedures for handing whistleblowers will also be looked at.

# priests - Saturday 20 August, 2016

Priests say Vatican's representative in Ireland is "out of sync" with the realities of life
# Out Of Touch
# Out Of Touch

Priests say Vatican's representative in Ireland is "out of sync" with the realities of life

Aug 20th 2016, 12:12 PM 22,535 Views 143 Comments

The Association of Catholic Priests said the appointment of appropriate bishops is vital for the survival of the Catholic Church.

# priests - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

"No concrete or credible evidence" of gay sexual activity at seminary, says St. Patrick's College
# Grindr
# Grindr

"No concrete or credible evidence" of gay sexual activity at seminary, says St. Patrick's College

Aug 2nd 2016, 9:12 PM 23,471 Views 0 Comments

The college is responding to anonymous allegations of goings-on at the priest training college.

# priests - Monday 18 July, 2016

'Forty years on, only 4 of our 10 still serve as priests'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Forty years on, only 4 of our 10 still serve as priests'

Jul 18th 2016, 6:00 PM 4,065 Views 99 Comments

Former Catholic priest Val Rogers talks about leaving the Church after falling in love with a nun.

# priests - Thursday 3 March, 2016

Cardinal says it was 'disastrous coincidence' five paedophile priests preyed on children
# Clerical Abuse
# Clerical Abuse

Cardinal says it was 'disastrous coincidence' five paedophile priests preyed on children

Mar 3rd 2016, 7:50 AM 17,712 Views 163 Comments

The Vatican’s finance chief was based in the town at a time when dozens of children were being abused.

# priests - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

11 real Irish headlines that are straight out of Father Ted
# Ecumenical Matter
From The Daily Edge
# Ecumenical Matter

11 real Irish headlines that are straight out of Father Ted

Mar 2nd 2016, 1:03 PM 7,643 Views 2 Comments

It’s mad, Ted.

# priests - Saturday 2 January, 2016

The Irish organisation that made gains for the children of priests in 2015
# Coping International
# Coping International

The Irish organisation that made gains for the children of priests in 2015

Jan 2nd 2016, 10:30 PM 16,930 Views 53 Comments

Coping International has received commitments from the Catholic hierarchy around the world over the past year.

# priests - Saturday 28 November, 2015

How much money did a woman pay for U2 tickets that never arrived? It's the week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

How much money did a woman pay for U2 tickets that never arrived? It's the week in numbers

Nov 28th 2015, 6:30 PM 15,663 Views 5 Comments

Plus: How many priests are going to a shopping centre in Clare to hear confession?

# priests - 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 24,463 Views 76 Comments

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

# priests - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

Just 8 convictions came from 325 allegations of abuse against priests and brothers
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Just 8 convictions came from 325 allegations of abuse against priests and brothers

Sep 9th 2015, 9:05 PM 17,522 Views 61 Comments

This comes as part of an investigation into how the Catholic church has dealt with child abuse.

# priests - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Poll: Should Catholic priests be allowed to get married?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Catholic priests be allowed to get married?

Sep 2nd 2015, 8:15 PM 31,859 Views 95 Comments

We could be left with “a tiny cadre of aged priests” within a generation. Would allowing marriage change anything?

# priests - Monday 31 August, 2015

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

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

Aug 31st 2015, 6:10 AM 29,858 Views 25 Comments

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

# priests - Thursday 23 July, 2015

Gardaí may have interviewed victim of paedophile priest as 'family favour'
# Cloyne
# Cloyne

Gardaí may have interviewed victim of paedophile priest as 'family favour'

Jul 23rd 2015, 4:14 PM 20,367 Views 31 Comments

A new GSOC report found that a statement might have been taken just to “appease the victim”.

# priests - Thursday 4 June, 2015

You may have spotted Dublin's newest priest pulling pints at Tramco
# Listening Skills
# Listening Skills

You may have spotted Dublin's newest priest pulling pints at Tramco

Jun 4th 2015, 6:09 AM 27,693 Views 21 Comments

Listening to locals’ problems… Occasionally serving wine… Could Dublin’s pubs be the Church’s next recruiting ground?

# priests - Sunday 10 May, 2015

Catholic leaders are out in force arguing against same-sex marriage
# No
# No

Catholic leaders are out in force arguing against same-sex marriage

May 10th 2015, 7:11 PM 36,205 Views 397 Comments

One bishop believes schoolbooks that view marriage as solely between a man and a woman could face legal challenges if the vote is passed.

# priests - Monday 20 April, 2015

We asked some real priests how they remember Father Ted
# Ecumenical Natter
From The Daily Edge
# Ecumenical Natter

We asked some real priests how they remember Father Ted

Apr 20th 2015, 10:30 PM 9,125 Views 0 Comments

The show is 20 years old, and it has certainly made an impression on everyone.

# priests - Friday 20 February, 2015

The Catholic Church is coming up with new rules for priests accused of sexual abuse
# The Accused
# The Accused

The Catholic Church is coming up with new rules for priests accused of sexual abuse

Feb 20th 2015, 1:40 PM 13,751 Views 46 Comments

The decision has been welcomed by an organisation representing priests in Ireland, which said support is needed for those wrongly accused.

# priests - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

The 11 greatest #prelfies (priest selfies) from Ash Wednesday
# Prelfies
From The Daily Edge
# Prelfies

The 11 greatest #prelfies (priest selfies) from Ash Wednesday

Feb 18th 2015, 3:11 PM 6,946 Views 4 Comments

For thine is the kingdom, the power and the selfie.

# priests - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Which Priest Are You?
# Quiz
From The Daily Edge
# Quiz

Which Priest Are You?

Feb 15th 2015, 8:15 PM 30,105 Views 16 Comments

So many priests. So little time.

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