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#Religion

# religion - Monday 13 March, 2017

Poll: Should the State take over hospitals owned by the Catholic Church? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the State take over hospitals owned by the Catholic Church?

There have been calls for the hospitals to be handed over, amid criticism in relation to compensation owed to abuse victims.

# religion - Friday 10 March, 2017

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

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

# religion - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Former Archbishop of Dublin Desmond Connell dies aged 90

He died after a long illness.

# religion - Sunday 5 February, 2017

An Irishwoman on converting to Islam: 'It excited me. It wasn't anything I thought it was'

We spoke to a Waterford woman about why she converted to Islam and the benefits of wearing a hijab.

Japan ignoring traditional temples as rent-a-monk service surges in popularity

Demand for the monk delivery service has risen sharply since 2013.

# religion - Friday 3 February, 2017

Huge Finglas church to close its doors

The Church of the Annunciation will be demolished to make way for a much smaller church.

# religion - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Controversial Roman Catholic group Opus Dei names its new leader

Fernando Ocariz will be the fourth chief of the organisation.

# religion - Saturday 7 January, 2017

'When the blood flows from abortion, Satan has his day' - Citizens' Assembly letters go online

Some 8,000 submissions were made to the assembly online and about 5,500 by post

# religion - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

From The42 'I recalled the two moments in my life when God spoke directly to me' Belief This post contains videos

'I recalled the two moments in my life when God spoke directly to me'

In an extract from his autobiography, South African cricketing legend AB de Villiers discusses his faith.

# religion - Sunday 25 December, 2016

Pope Francis makes mention of abortion during Christmas message

The Pontiff asked people to remember those “not allowed to be born”.

Poll: Will you attend a religious service today? Take Me To Church This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you attend a religious service today?

It’s Christmas Day AND a Sunday,

# religion - Saturday 24 December, 2016

'Unacceptable': Order of Malta not happy as Pope Francis launches inquiry

The order’s grand chancellor was dismissed recently, amid reports of a policy row over the use of condoms.

# religion - Monday 10 October, 2016

Family faces homicide charges after girl (13) dies following 68-day fast

The girl was reportedly fasting in accordance with an ancient religious ritual.

# religion - Saturday 24 September, 2016

Poland pushes ahead with near-total ban on abortion

A poll published this week by the Newsweek Polska magazine showed that 74% of Poles want to keep the existing law.

# religion - Friday 16 September, 2016

From The Daily Edge Everyone who only goes to mass at Christmas will identify with this sketch Hail Mary

Everyone who only goes to mass at Christmas will identify with this sketch

Your premium is 467 hail Marys and 285 Our Fathers.

# religion - Friday 9 September, 2016

Gay married couple to return to church choir in Kildare after 'overwhelming' public support

A local Catholic activist had objected to their presence.

# religion - Sunday 4 September, 2016

Joyous scenes as Mother Teresa is now Saint Teresa of Kolkata Praise The Lord This post contains videos

Joyous scenes as Mother Teresa is now Saint Teresa of Kolkata

The nun was canonised today in front of about 100,000 pilgrims.

Poll: Do you believe in miracles? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you believe in miracles?

What do you think?

# religion - 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.

# religion - Sunday 21 August, 2016

From The Daily Edge 11 things you'll know if your parents love a good Mass Mass Hysteria

# religion - Friday 19 August, 2016

German interior minister says he's in favour of a partial burqa ban

Last week he unveiled tough new anti-terror measures which included a proposal to strip jihadist fighters of their German nationality.

# religion - Monday 15 August, 2016

Trump wants to quiz people on religion and gender equality before they enter US

The Republican presidential candidate previously called for a ban on Muslims entering America.

# religion - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

'Sham baptisms': Priests struggle with reasons behind the ceremony while parents feel hypocrital

Under the current system, children trying to get a place in a primary school can be divided into categories depending on their faith.

School children tell us what they think about how they learn about religion

Here is what they had to say…

'She's coming home singing Ave Maria': Religion from the back of the classroom

Ireland’s non-religious parents face some tough choices about how their children participate.

# religion - Monday 1 August, 2016

Here is how Ireland's bishops responded to being asked to hand over their schools

Then education minister Ruairí Quinn had high hopes when he wrote to bishops around the country back in 2013.

# religion - Saturday 30 July, 2016

The State employs 154 religious chaplains in secondary schools around the country

The cost of their employment is €9.5 million.

# religion - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Pope says the world is at war - but religion is not the cause

Pope Francis said all religions want peace, “it’s the others who want war”.

# religion - Thursday 19 May, 2016

Educate Together to run new primary school at former priest-training college

The organisation also won the patronage of a primary school in Cabra.

# religion - Monday 16 May, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Problems for non-religious parents, Finian McGrath’s smoking comments and the suspension of the Luas sick pay scheme…

# religion - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Given up on Catholicism? Why you should tick 'no religion' on the census tomorrow

Religion is all of our business when over 90% of state-funded schools remain in church hands, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

# religion - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Havoc caused by STIs - not true love - is what makes humans mate for life

That’s according to a study which argues that falling population numbers forced a rethink of sexual behaviours.

# religion - 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.

# religion - Thursday 24 March, 2016

From The Daily Edge 12 things the world needs to understand about Ireland on Holy Thursday Good Friday

# religion - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

Interview where Stephen Fry tells Gay Byrne God is evil is up for an award The Meaning Of Life This post contains videos

Interview where Stephen Fry tells Gay Byrne God is evil is up for an award

“How dare you create a world in which there is such misery that is not our fault. It’s not right. “

# religion - Monday 14 March, 2016

Secular Schools Ireland to apply to run three new primary schools in Dublin

Some 96% of primary schools are under religious control.

# religion - Sunday 13 March, 2016

'Hearing a prayer at the start of the new Dáil grated against my nerves'

In the Dáil, the charade of religious worship equals the charade of politics in its need for reform, writes Oliver Moran.

# religion - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

'The toilets were absolutely full of crucifixes': Two elderly people arrested over theft of religious items

More than 3,000 religious objects were found in their homes.

# religion - Monday 29 February, 2016

The Catholic Church still doesn't get the horror of child abuse

The Church – to quote the brilliant film “Spotlight” – thinks in centuries, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

# religion - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

The Pope was not impressed that someone nearly pulled him down

The Pope is on a visit to Mexico.