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#Priests

# priests - Friday 30 January, 2015

VIDEO: Five young men and women explain why they became priests and nuns
# Found Their Calling
# Found Their Calling

VIDEO: Five young men and women explain why they became priests and nuns

Jan 30th 2015, 3:30 PM 19,586 Views 72 Comments

One thing is certain, nuns can’t play table tennis.

# priests - Friday 24 October, 2014

This video showing two priests engage in an epic Irish dancing battle is going viral
# Dance Off
From The Daily Edge
# Dance Off

This video showing two priests engage in an epic Irish dancing battle is going viral

Oct 24th 2014, 1:01 PM 29,594 Views 35 Comments

Internet <3 dancing priests.

# priests - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Priest who won property dispute with former partner 'taking time away from Church'
# Take A Break
# Take A Break

Priest who won property dispute with former partner 'taking time away from Church'

Oct 19th 2014, 8:50 PM 32,262 Views 93 Comments

Bishop John Fleming said the news came as a “shock” to him.

# priests - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Want a church wedding? There might not be enough priests to do them in the future
# Think Outside The Box
# Think Outside The Box

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

Sep 30th 2014, 2:49 PM 8,185 Views 44 Comments

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

# priests - Thursday 18 September, 2014

We're running out of priests...
# De-priest-iating
# De-priest-iating

We're running out of priests...

Sep 18th 2014, 9:30 PM 17,502 Views 127 Comments

The number of priests entering the seminary in Ireland this year is less than a quarter of those in England and Wales.

# priests - Monday 25 August, 2014

14 men began their training for the priesthood this weekend
# Men Of The Cloth
# Men Of The Cloth

14 men began their training for the priesthood this weekend

Aug 25th 2014, 6:35 PM 22,754 Views 129 Comments

The number is down on last year, but roughly equivalent to previous years.

The 9 at 9: Monday
# The 9 At 9
# The 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Aug 25th 2014, 8:21 AM 9,296 Views 4 Comments

It’s fairly dull and gloomy out but here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# priests - Friday 22 August, 2014

Two Dublin priests did the ice bucket challenge and nominated the Pope's representative
# Cool Priests
From The Daily Edge
# Cool Priests

Two Dublin priests did the ice bucket challenge and nominated the Pope's representative

Aug 22nd 2014, 9:02 AM 4,800 Views 2 Comments

This is out of control.

# priests - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Pope promises "solutions" to celibacy in the priesthood
# One Love
# One Love

Pope promises "solutions" to celibacy in the priesthood

Jul 13th 2014, 3:22 PM 18,333 Views 49 Comments

Francis also condemned child sex abuse as a “leprosy” in the Church.

# priests - Saturday 5 July, 2014

The numbers of priests and nuns in Ireland are dropping
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

The numbers of priests and nuns in Ireland are dropping

Jul 5th 2014, 6:40 PM 15,024 Views 211 Comments

In Dublin diocese there are now just two priests under the age of 40.

# priests - Monday 16 June, 2014

Anti-cruelty group calls for 'appalling' fox hunt blessings to end
# Blood Sports
# Blood Sports

Anti-cruelty group calls for 'appalling' fox hunt blessings to end

Jun 16th 2014, 2:02 PM 10,603 Views 130 Comments

The Irish Council Against Blood Sports has said it is unacceptable that some priests “endorse cruelty” by blessing hunts.

# priests - Friday 13 June, 2014

Eight in ten priests want to scrap the changes made to Eucharistic prayers
# Down With This Sort Of Thing
# Down With This Sort Of Thing

Eight in ten priests want to scrap the changes made to Eucharistic prayers

Jun 13th 2014, 6:11 PM 15,874 Views 48 Comments

The Association of Catholic Priests said that Pope Francis may be open to updating the New Missal, but noted that a u-turn would be “embarrassing” for his predecessor Pope Benedict.

# priests - Monday 9 June, 2014

Priests warn that Church will 'implode' if it doesn't start ordaining women
# Livin' On A Prayer
# Livin' On A Prayer

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

Jun 9th 2014, 1:21 PM 13,053 Views 222 Comments

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

# priests - Monday 12 May, 2014

Case files not kept by religious order on priest that abused in mission countries
# Sex Abuse
# Sex Abuse

Case files not kept by religious order on priest that abused in mission countries

May 12th 2014, 3:18 PM 4,974 Views 6 Comments

Specialist assessments of this priest in 1985, 1997 and 2004 were not kept on file by the Society of the Divine Word.

Dublin Archdiocese commended for 'exemplar' child abuse allegation reporting system
# Child Safety
# Child Safety

Dublin Archdiocese commended for 'exemplar' child abuse allegation reporting system

May 12th 2014, 12:19 PM 5,178 Views 23 Comments

The latest review commends the roles of Priest Support Co-ordinator and Priest Delegate – both roles being unique to the Dublin Diocese.

# priests - Sunday 11 May, 2014

Pope tells priests to be nicer to their congregations
# Tend To The Flock
# Tend To The Flock

Pope tells priests to be nicer to their congregations

May 11th 2014, 2:55 PM 11,730 Views 75 Comments

Pope Francis also said that the church shouldn’t be obsessed with abortion, contraception and gay marriage.

# priests - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

School students could start late or finish early instead of going to religion classes
# Primary School
# Primary School

School students could start late or finish early instead of going to religion classes

Apr 22nd 2014, 9:35 AM 17,791 Views 324 Comments

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn also said he was disappointed in the lack of “genuinely inclusive schools”.

# priests - Friday 18 April, 2014

Irish Times to explain why controversial cartoon was removed from website
# Martyn Turner
# Martyn Turner

Irish Times to explain why controversial cartoon was removed from website

Apr 18th 2014, 9:53 PM 42,549 Views 207 Comments

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin had said last week that priests were “hurt” by the cartoon’s publication.

# priests - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Diarmuid Martin says priests feel hurt over yesterday's Irish Times cartoon
# Upset
# Upset

Diarmuid Martin says priests feel hurt over yesterday's Irish Times cartoon

Apr 17th 2014, 10:47 AM 39,711 Views 221 Comments

The Archbishop said he is a strong believer in freedom of speech and of the vital role of satire in social criticism.

# priests - Friday 11 April, 2014

Pope Francis personally asks for forgiveness for child sex abuse by priests
# Apology
# Apology

Pope Francis personally asks for forgiveness for child sex abuse by priests

Apr 11th 2014, 2:03 PM 11,945 Views 167 Comments

He said he would not take one step back in regards to how abusers are dealt with and the sanctions that must be imposed.

# priests - Monday 24 February, 2014

Priest says Iona Institute didn't handle homophobia debate well
# Turbulent Priests
# Turbulent Priests

Priest says Iona Institute didn't handle homophobia debate well

Feb 24th 2014, 2:28 PM 12,820 Views 61 Comments

Fr Brendan Hoban said Iona’s ‘rush to the legal eagles’ was unwise.

# priests - Friday 17 January, 2014

Former Pope Benedict defrocked nearly 400 priests in two years for child abuse
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Former Pope Benedict defrocked nearly 400 priests in two years for child abuse

Jan 17th 2014, 10:50 PM 55,401 Views 92 Comments

Statistics for 2011-12 show a dramatic increase over the 171 priests removed in 2008 and 2009.

# priests - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

McAleese: Catholic Church 'in denial over homosexuality for decades'
# Church
# Church

McAleese: Catholic Church 'in denial over homosexuality for decades'

Jan 8th 2014, 9:27 AM 16,013 Views 275 Comments

Her comments were welcomed by liberal Redemptorist priest Fr Tony Flannery.

# priests - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

'Scant evidence' that Mayo/Sligo diocese told gardaí about child abuse
# Safeguarding
# Safeguarding

'Scant evidence' that Mayo/Sligo diocese told gardaí about child abuse

Dec 10th 2013, 12:06 PM 6,534 Views 68 Comments

A report into the diocese of Achonry has found of the 11 priests against whom sexual abuse allegations were made, none were ever convicted of an offence.

# priests - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Pope's deputy says celibacy is 'not a dogma of the Church'
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Pope's deputy says celibacy is 'not a dogma of the Church'

Sep 12th 2013, 9:00 AM 8,181 Views 50 Comments

The recently appointed Vatican Secretary of State said that the issue is a great challenge for the Pope.

# priests - Monday 9 September, 2013

TDs who feel discouraged from seeking Communion 'should speak to their priest'
# Abortion
# Abortion

TDs who feel discouraged from seeking Communion 'should speak to their priest'

Sep 9th 2013, 11:38 AM 10,028 Views 117 Comments

A spokesperson for the Catholic Church was responding to a report at the weekend that TDs were being warned off seeking Communion by their priests.

# priests - Saturday 31 August, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week
# You Told Us
# You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Aug 31st 2013, 11:00 AM 9,912 Views 23 Comments

Here’s our round-up of the most interesting and most popular comments from this week. Did you make it in?

# priests - Monday 26 August, 2013

20 new trainee priests start studies at Maynooth
# Priesthood
# Priesthood

20 new trainee priests start studies at Maynooth

Aug 26th 2013, 11:07 AM 19,294 Views 276 Comments

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

# priests - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Column: Pope Francis' new and modern rhetoric is refreshing
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Pope Francis' new and modern rhetoric is refreshing

Aug 1st 2013, 7:30 PM 83 Views 100 Comments

We’ve watched people disappear from our churches in recent year but Pope Francis has brought some back, writes Father Seamus Ahearne, who says from his first appearance, this pontiff showed he was different.

# priests - Friday 5 July, 2013

Here's what happens when Father Ted and Game of Thrones collide
# Father Ted
From The Daily Edge
# Father Ted

Here's what happens when Father Ted and Game of Thrones collide

Jul 5th 2013, 11:20 AM 6,793 Views 3 Comments

When two of television’s greatest shows come together.

# priests - Friday 7 June, 2013

The 9 at 9: Friday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Jun 7th 2013, 8:28 AM 6,684 Views 3 Comments

We’ve almost arrived at the weekend. But before we get there, here are nine things you should know.

Priests say they are an easy target for false abuse allegations
# Priests
# Priests

Priests say they are an easy target for false abuse allegations

Jun 7th 2013, 7:35 AM 5,061 Views 51 Comments

The Association of Catholic Priests has spoken out in the wake of false allegations of abuse made against a Kerry priest.

# priests - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

Are Ireland's priests heading for extinction?
# Priests
# Priests

Are Ireland's priests heading for extinction?

Jun 5th 2013, 11:19 AM 12,635 Views 128 Comments

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

# priests - Friday 26 April, 2013

Column: Is Ireland a nation of á la carte Catholics?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Is Ireland a nation of á la carte Catholics?

Apr 26th 2013, 1:00 PM 622 Views 241 Comments

Ireland was traditionally a nation ruled by the Catholic Church. Now that people are drifting away, it’s important to examine why, writes Brian Conway.

# priests - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Catholic child abuse: 164 allegations against 85 priests have led to zero convictions
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Catholic child abuse: 164 allegations against 85 priests have led to zero convictions

Apr 24th 2013, 9:00 PM 1,589 Views 87 Comments

“I am one of the fortunate survivors to have succeeded in securing a criminal conviction against one of two Spiritan priests who sexually abused me,” writes campaigner Mark Vincent Healy.

# priests - Friday 22 February, 2013

Catholic priests should be able to marry: British cardinal
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Catholic priests should be able to marry: British cardinal

Feb 22nd 2013, 9:48 PM 8,572 Views 100 Comments

Roman Catholic priests should be able to marry and have children, Britain’s most senior cardinal has said.

# priests - Monday 10 December, 2012

Column: So the Pope has joined Twitter. What will he learn there?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: So the Pope has joined Twitter. What will he learn there?

Dec 10th 2012, 7:00 AM 34 Views 95 Comments

Social media is all about debate and dissent, writes Fr Tony Flannery – so perhaps it can teach the Vatican a lesson.

# priests - Sunday 16 September, 2012

Bishop of Clonfert John Kirby apologises for child sex abuse remarks
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Bishop of Clonfert John Kirby apologises for child sex abuse remarks

Sep 16th 2012, 1:21 PM 6,547 Views 57 Comments

The Bishop released a special message to the people of his diocese today.

# priests - Saturday 8 September, 2012

Catholic newspaper predicts Ireland will have just 450 priests in 2042
# Priests
# Priests

Catholic newspaper predicts Ireland will have just 450 priests in 2042

Sep 8th 2012, 7:30 AM 5,953 Views 83 Comments

The church is preparing for a time of priestless parishes.

# priests - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

The Irish Province of Spiritans: "Failure to create safe environments for children"
# Safeguarding
# Safeguarding

The Irish Province of Spiritans: "Failure to create safe environments for children"

Sep 5th 2012, 2:09 PM 4,065 Views 4 Comments

Summary of the main findings of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland into the religious order of the Irish Province of Spiritans.