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Intense preparations being carried out ahead of Pope's visit to Iraq
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Intense preparations being carried out ahead of Pope's visit to Iraq

20 hours ago 12,613 Views 19 Comments

Pope Francis is set to meet the revered Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Najaf.

Catholic Church leaders urge Taoiseach and government to allow Easter celebrations
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Catholic Church leaders urge Taoiseach and government to allow Easter celebrations

Feb 20th 2021, 11:20 AM 48,227 Views 219 Comments

Archbishop Eamon Martin also urged Ministers to allow more people to attend funerals of loved ones during the pandemic.

How a God-fearing Ireland shamed, abandoned and punished its 'fallen' women and girls
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How a God-fearing Ireland shamed, abandoned and punished its 'fallen' women and girls

Jan 12th 2021, 11:13 PM 42,384 Views 107 Comments

‘My mother had been conditioned to feel grateful for the sanctuary of the home as she had committed a terrible sin in having sex outside of marriage and they would take care of her bastard child, me.’

Aengus Mac Grianna apologises for role in controversial 'God is rapist' skit on RTÉ
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Aengus Mac Grianna apologises for role in controversial 'God is rapist' skit on RTÉ

Jan 5th 2021, 5:45 PM 51,163 Views 107 Comments

RTÉ has received thousands of complaints about the comedy sketch, which was broadcast on New Year’s Eve.

RTÉ apologises for mock broadcast which depicted God sentenced for rape
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RTÉ apologises for mock broadcast which depicted God sentenced for rape

Updated Jan 2nd 2021, 1:38 PM 101,796 Views 346 Comments

The clip is still currently available on the RTÉ player.

UK Catholic Church leader says he won't resign over report into child sex abuse allegations
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UK Catholic Church leader says he won't resign over report into child sex abuse allegations

Nov 10th 2020, 2:43 PM 16,703 Views 20 Comments

It found Cardinal Nichols “seemingly put the reputation of the church” above his duty to sex assault victims.

Q&A: Why was the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes set up and what did it examine?
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Q&A: Why was the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes set up and what did it examine?

Oct 30th 2020, 4:20 PM 23,888 Views 19 Comments

The commission is due to submit its final report today, over five years after it was set up.

'The beatings were regular and we worked until our fingers bled': My childhood in an industrial school
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'The beatings were regular and we worked until our fingers bled': My childhood in an industrial school

Oct 22nd 2020, 7:30 PM 85,992 Views 26 Comments

Mary Harney shares her personal story on a day where the fate of records of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes was debated on the Dáil floor.

Catholic archbishops ask Taoiseach to allow people attend mass
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Catholic archbishops ask Taoiseach to allow people attend mass

Oct 9th 2020, 7:34 AM 33,189 Views 108 Comments

The four archbishops have requested a meeting with Micheál Martin.

Quiz: How much do you know about popes?
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Quiz: How much do you know about popes?

Sep 12th 2020, 10:00 PM 48,155 Views 54 Comments

Test your knowledge.

New Vatican manual advises bishops on how to report sex abuse claims
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New Vatican manual advises bishops on how to report sex abuse claims

Jul 17th 2020, 8:33 AM 9,197 Views 26 Comments

The new advice says bishops “should” report claims – but critics have said it should be mandatory.

Mary McAleese condemns Catholic Church for 'intrinsically evil' teachings on homosexuality
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Mary McAleese condemns Catholic Church for 'intrinsically evil' teachings on homosexuality

Jun 30th 2020, 6:00 AM 52,825 Views 140 Comments

The former Irish president warned of the damaging impact the church is having on Ireland younger LGBT community.

Priests in face coverings and communion in the hand only: Here's how churches plan to return to Mass
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Priests in face coverings and communion in the hand only: Here's how churches plan to return to Mass

Jun 9th 2020, 1:55 PM 24,288 Views 39 Comments

Religious services can resume during Phase Three which begins on Monday 29 June.

Taoiseach meets with Catholic leaders to discuss re-opening of churches
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Taoiseach meets with Catholic leaders to discuss re-opening of churches

May 15th 2020, 8:34 AM 22,037 Views 102 Comments

Churches, mosques and other places of worship have been closed for several weeks.

Parishioners urged to check if their Sunday mass is being streamed online as Church adheres to ban on gatherings
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Parishioners urged to check if their Sunday mass is being streamed online as Church adheres to ban on gatherings

Mar 15th 2020, 7:00 AM 23,284 Views 56 Comments

Church leaders said that masses would be cancelled in response to the public health crisis caused by coronavirus.

Enrolments rise in multi-denominational schools, but there's been a very slight decrease in Catholic schools
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Enrolments rise in multi-denominational schools, but there's been a very slight decrease in Catholic schools

Dec 23rd 2019, 2:15 PM 13,942 Views 40 Comments

Almost 940,000 pupils are enrolled in primary and post-primary schools in Ireland.

Vatican amends Church law to remove papal confidentiality around child sex abuse cases
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Vatican amends Church law to remove papal confidentiality around child sex abuse cases

Dec 17th 2019, 12:24 PM 15,925 Views 46 Comments

The reform is part of changes being introduced by the Church today.

New York bishop steps down amid ongoing clerical abuse scandal
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New York bishop steps down amid ongoing clerical abuse scandal

Dec 4th 2019, 10:50 PM 14,470 Views 11 Comments

The Buffalo bishop has been accused in US media of hiding the names of accused priests

Plans to modernise chaplaincies at third level institutions have stagnated, despite major review
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Plans to modernise chaplaincies at third level institutions have stagnated, despite major review

Dec 3rd 2019, 12:05 AM 13,266 Views 32 Comments

A 2015 review found several institutions had no public appointment or tendering procedure for the employment of chaplains.

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

Nov 26th 2019, 11:15 AM 22,080 Views 0 Comments

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

Nuns accused of 'run and grab all' as Bessborough campus put up for sale
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Nuns accused of 'run and grab all' as Bessborough campus put up for sale

Oct 9th 2019, 11:09 PM 36,941 Views 46 Comments

€30 million in State funding has been spent on the site over the last two decades.

Pope Francis hosting conference which will debate whether married men could be priests
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Pope Francis hosting conference which will debate whether married men could be priests

Oct 6th 2019, 1:25 PM 13,195 Views 73 Comments

The move is part of discussions to address a shortage of priests in the Amazon region.

Church leaders call for restoration of Stormont to stop abortion law being passed in North
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Church leaders call for restoration of Stormont to stop abortion law being passed in North

Sep 30th 2019, 7:50 AM 9,269 Views 14 Comments

Abortion will be decriminalised in the North if the collapsed assembly is not restored by 21 October.

Cardinal George Pell lodges new appeal against convictions for child sex abuse
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Cardinal George Pell lodges new appeal against convictions for child sex abuse

Sep 17th 2019, 7:28 AM 8,064 Views 0 Comments

Pell is currently serving a six-year sentence for sexually assaulting two choirboys in the 1990s.

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

Sep 14th 2019, 6:30 AM 12,658 Views 27 Comments

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

Poll: Does Ireland need a new temperance movement to address alcohol and drug use?
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Poll: Does Ireland need a new temperance movement to address alcohol and drug use?

Jul 8th 2019, 8:11 AM 24,175 Views 62 Comments

The temperance movement is a social movement against the consumption of alcoholic drinks.

Leo Varadkar apologises for Dáil comments about priests sinning behind the altar
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Leo Varadkar apologises for Dáil comments about priests sinning behind the altar

Updated Jul 4th 2019, 9:56 PM 92,170 Views 292 Comments

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin was the target of Varadkar’s comments and he’s now responded to the apology.

France begins its independent inquiry into Catholic Church sex abuse
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France begins its independent inquiry into Catholic Church sex abuse

Jun 3rd 2019, 6:30 PM 11,330 Views 25 Comments

Thousands are expected to contact the hotline, while face-to-face interviews with victims will be held at a later date.

Archbishop says Dublin drug cartels will be stopped from 'exploiting' religious services
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Archbishop says Dublin drug cartels will be stopped from 'exploiting' religious services

Jun 3rd 2019, 3:56 PM 40,187 Views 62 Comments

He said that religious services would no longer be used to “glorify” Dublin drug cartels’ images.

Opinion: Are we ready to let go of the Catholic Church's rituals?
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Opinion: Are we ready to let go of the Catholic Church's rituals?

May 19th 2019, 8:30 PM 41,014 Views 230 Comments

Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, Marriage and Burial are now rites of passage but do we understand their theological foundations, writes Shane Dunphy.

Poll: Would you support an opt in approach to sacraments in Catholic schools?
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Poll: Would you support an opt in approach to sacraments in Catholic schools?

May 15th 2019, 10:13 AM 27,490 Views 118 Comments

A recent survey shows Catholic schools want preparations for Confirmations and Communions to take place outside the classroom.

Pope issues law requiring Catholic clergy members to report sex abuse - but not to police
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Pope issues law requiring Catholic clergy members to report sex abuse - but not to police

May 9th 2019, 11:25 AM 13,797 Views 41 Comments

The law declares that anyone who has knowledge of abuse is obliged to report it to the Church.

Death toll from Sri Lanka Easter bombings revised down by over 100
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Death toll from Sri Lanka Easter bombings revised down by over 100

Updated Apr 25th 2019, 6:45 PM 27,603 Views 34 Comments

Two sons of a wealthy Sri Lankan spice trader are among the suspected suicide bombers.

Diarmuid Martin: 'It's hard to believe that evidence has simply vanished and that no one can remember'
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Diarmuid Martin: 'It's hard to believe that evidence has simply vanished and that no one can remember'

Apr 18th 2019, 2:01 PM 27,570 Views 105 Comments

He called on the Church to avoid returning to attitudes it had shown in the past.

Ex-pope Benedict XVI blames clerical sex abuse on 1960s sexual revolution
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Ex-pope Benedict XVI blames clerical sex abuse on 1960s sexual revolution

Apr 11th 2019, 9:01 PM 40,919 Views 164 Comments

Benedict has written a 6,000-word essay for Klerusblatt, a German monthly magazine for clergy.

Archdiocese postpones vote on patronage of Dublin schools, citing 'confusion' about Church celebrations
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Archdiocese postpones vote on patronage of Dublin schools, citing 'confusion' about Church celebrations

Apr 5th 2019, 6:35 PM 13,786 Views 68 Comments

It was claimed earlier this week that pupils would not celebrate Christmas at Educate Together schools.

Claims that children can't celebrate Christmas at Educate Together schools 'incorrect and misleading'
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Claims that children can't celebrate Christmas at Educate Together schools 'incorrect and misleading'

Apr 2nd 2019, 3:24 PM 29,678 Views 166 Comments

It has been claimed by one gaelscoil that Irish greetings like dia duit would no longer be allowed.

Pope accepts resignation of Chile cardinal over sex abuse cases
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Pope accepts resignation of Chile cardinal over sex abuse cases

Mar 23rd 2019, 5:52 PM 9,439 Views 0 Comments

Ricardo Ezzati, archbishop of Santiago, is the highest-ranking Catholic official in Chile.

'The Rosary is a weapon': New documentary reveals how a CIA-funded Irish priest fought Communism
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'The Rosary is a weapon': New documentary reveals how a CIA-funded Irish priest fought Communism

Mar 20th 2019, 6:20 AM 20,356 Views 27 Comments

Fr Patrick Peyton taught Americans to recite the Rosary from the 1940s onwards.

Pope rejects resignation of French cardinal convicted of sex abuse cover-up
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Pope rejects resignation of French cardinal convicted of sex abuse cover-up

Updated Mar 19th 2019, 4:14 PM 48,875 Views 73 Comments

France’s highest-ranking Catholic official failed to report sex abuse by a priest.

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