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#Religion

# religion - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Why do people get ashes on their head today?

And why don’t some eat meat?

# religion - Friday 22 January, 2016

What did God do before the world was made? The Pope has given an answer

It’s part of a children’s book the Pontiff has written.

Pope changes rule to allow women have their feet washed on Holy Thursday

Shortly after he was elected, Francis raised conservative eyebrows by performing the rite on men and women, Catholics and Muslims.

# religion - Monday 18 January, 2016

Jewish extremists vandalise church where Virgin Mary is said to have died

The graffiti included threats of violence, messages degrading Jesus and a call for Christians to “go to hell”.

# religion - Thursday 14 January, 2016

From The Daily Edge This town built a church shaped like a shoe to attract female worshippers Glass Slipper

This town built a church shaped like a shoe to attract female worshippers

Someone’s been watching too much Sex and the City.

# religion - Sunday 10 January, 2016

The Catholic Church does not promote an egalitarian ethic - it never has

The Catholic Church has a record of abuse, twisted morality and regressive politics, writes Julien Mercille.

# religion - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Teacher to be compensated after principal insulted gay son

She said her boss made derogatory comments about her son’s clothes, and members of the Catholic Church.

# religion - Sunday 3 January, 2016

When fear and hatred of Irish Catholics set fire to an American city

What an explosive, forgotten 172-year-old chapter in Irish-American history can teach us about the world today.

# religion - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

This Irish film about an 8-year-old atheist girl is winning lots of awards

The short film is going to be shown on TG4 tonight.

# religion - Monday 21 December, 2015

German church holds Star Wars themed mass to attract more young people

About 500 people heeded the call and attended the service, some carrying lightsaber props or wearing Darth Vader masks.

# religion - Sunday 20 December, 2015

# religion - Saturday 12 December, 2015

How much will a can of beer cost you next year? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How many selfies did Teresa Mannion say she posed for in Ballina?

# religion - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

South Korean family charged with murder over brutal hotel exorcism

A 41-year-old woman was “severely” beaten, allegedly by a group including her own son.

# religion - Monday 7 December, 2015

The Archbishop of Dublin says parents who don't want their kids to do religion have a point

But he says Catholic education is “not poison”.

# religion - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Seven charged with murdering teenager in secretive church "confession" beating

19-year-old Lucas Leonard was trying to leave the “Word of Life” church in New York, when he was beaten to death over six hours.

# religion - Monday 23 November, 2015

Poll: Should schools require students to study religion? Poll This post contains a poll

'Quite startling': €31m of church property for redress fund yet to be transferred

€83 million of donations has been made from congregations since the Ryan Report.

# religion - 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!”

# religion - Saturday 7 November, 2015

Meet the order of nuns who have been praying non-stop for 137 years

At 11 am on 1 August 1878, a group of Franciscan sisters began praying at a convent in Wisconsin. They’re still going.

# religion - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Eileen Fox, who unwittingly rocked 1960s Ireland, has passed away

Gay Byrne has led tributes to the woman behind the ‘Bishop and the nightie’ incident.

# religion - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Scientologists go on trial charged with fraud and extortion

Eleven members of the Belgian branch have been charged with fraud, extortion, running a criminal organisation and violating the right to privacy.

# religion - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

# religion - Saturday 17 October, 2015

Parents charged after teenager is beaten to death in secretive church "confession" ritual

Lucas Leonard’s parents and sister are accused of beating him to death at the isolated Word of Life church.

# religion - Monday 28 September, 2015

From The Daily Edge Pope Francis roared laughing at a tiny baby pope and it was simply adorable Baby Pope

# religion - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

Hozier has been explaining to Gay Byrne why he thinks baptism is ridiculous

The veteran presenter also asked the singer if his generation was ‘cross and resentful’ about the Catholic church.

# religion - Saturday 19 September, 2015

Fatal flood opens old wounds for an isolated, polygamous sect with a dark past

A divided religious community led by a convicted child abuser lost 12 women and children this week.

# religion - Thursday 3 September, 2015

From The Daily Edge 7 Alive-O songs from primary school that are still absolute bangers Baa Baa Baa

7 Alive-O songs from primary school that are still absolute bangers

CONNECTED! Connected! You and I connected!

# religion - Monday 24 August, 2015

100,000 people protest for the right to starve themselves to death

They are members of the Jain religion.

# religion - Monday 10 August, 2015

Couple from viral pregnancy video tearfully announce wife's miscarriage Video Blog This post contains videos

Couple from viral pregnancy video tearfully announce wife's miscarriage

In their viral video, Sam surprised Nia about her pregnancy.

# religion - Saturday 8 August, 2015

China has just got its first Catholic bishop in three years

“I’m glad he is becoming our bishop. He has a very deep faith and I know he will be able to accomplish his ministry well.”

# religion - Thursday 30 July, 2015

Priest described gay people as "intrinsically disordered" in homily

The remarks came over the weekend of Dublin Pride.

# religion - Monday 27 July, 2015

Three-year-old child treated for hypothermia on Croagh Patrick

Hundreds of people ignored warnings not to climb the mountain yesterday.

# religion - Friday 24 July, 2015

Barack Obama has been greeted by his family in Kenya

The US President has said that he will be speaking out about gay rights during his trip.

# religion - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

# religion - Monday 20 July, 2015

What I've learned from volunteering in Palestine

A member of Tipperary’s 2010 hurling All-Ireland winning squad writes about volunteering with Palestinian youth as part of the Palestine Summer Encounter Project.

# religion - Friday 17 July, 2015

What I've learned from going to a Quaker school

To me, a Quaker education is about learning to let your inner light shine, respecting people from different walks of life and not resorting to violence to solve problems.

# religion - Sunday 12 July, 2015

From The Daily Edge 12 confessions of a former altar server Ring My Bell

12 confessions of a former altar server

“Do this in memory of me.” DINGALINGALINGALINGALING.

# religion - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

A year after my historic meeting with Pope Francis, progress in Rome has been achingly slow

During my audience with Pope Francis, I asked for support in providing services to survivors of clerical child sexual abuse and their families. I reissue that request to His Holiness one year on.

# religion - Friday 3 July, 2015

Irish Muslims plan protest to condemn 'slaughter' of Tunisia victims

“Islamophobia is increasing rapidly due to the atrocities of terrorists.”

# religion - Friday 26 June, 2015

WATCH: Obama sings 'Amazing Grace' at funeral for Charleston church leader

He said the Charleston shooter was “blinded by hatred.”