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From TheJournal.ie Vatican defrocks former cardinal over sexual abuse of teenager in US Theodore McCarrick

Vatican defrocks former cardinal over sexual abuse of teenager in US

It is the first time a cardinal has ever been defrocked for sex abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Sealed with a kiss: This to-be-wed couple is getting some help from St Valentine Blessed

Sealed with a kiss: This to-be-wed couple is getting some help from St Valentine

The couple were blessed by a bishop in front of the saint’s shrine.

From TheJournal.ie Culture minister: 'Glass ceilings are being broken in many sectors - so why not in the Church?' Josepha Madigan

Culture minister: 'Glass ceilings are being broken in many sectors - so why not in the Church?'

The event had to be rescheduled after complaints made to the original venue because of the minister’s role in the Repeal campaign.

From TheJournal.ie Campaigner calls on Catholic Church to remove 'vagueness and ambiguity' from response to child abuse Marie Collins

Campaigner calls on Catholic Church to remove 'vagueness and ambiguity' from response to child abuse

A Protection of Minors meeting is due to take place in the Vatican later this month.

From TheJournal.ie Catholic diocese in Texas publishes list of 300 priests accused of sexual abuse Catholic Church

Catholic diocese in Texas publishes list of 300 priests accused of sexual abuse

The diocese says it’s part of an effort to bring about the restoration of trust.

From TheJournal.ie Nuns withdraw offer of venue for Minister's speech after threats of protest Josepha Madigan

Nuns withdraw offer of venue for Minister's speech after threats of protest

Many of those protesting referring to her support for the Repeal campaign.

From TheJournal.ie Most people don't support changing hospital names to remove religious references Our Lady Of Lourdes This post contains videos

Most people don't support changing hospital names to remove religious references

Locals recently protested the proposed name change of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 700 clergymen accused of child sex abuse in US state - far more than was disclosed by Church Illinois

Almost 700 clergymen accused of child sex abuse in US state - far more than was disclosed by Church

The state’s attorney general said it was clear from its investigation that the “Catholic Church cannot police itself”.

From TheJournal.ie US archdiocese to file for bankruptcy as it faces litany of lawsuits over sexual assault by priests Church Scandal

US archdiocese to file for bankruptcy as it faces litany of lawsuits over sexual assault by priests

It is among several American to have filed for bankruptcy protection in recent years.

From TheJournal.ie Priests told to have another national collection to help make up €4m deficit in fundraising for Pope visit World Meeting Of Families

Priests told to have another national collection to help make up €4m deficit in fundraising for Pope visit

Bishop Kevin Doran blamed negative media coverage in the run up to the event for the shortfall.

From TheJournal.ie US opens national investigation into alleged abuse carried out by more than 300 suspected priests Pennsylvania

US opens national investigation into alleged abuse carried out by more than 300 suspected priests

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has confirmed that it will ‘cooperate’ with the federal investigation.

From TheJournal.ie GAA to buy former seminary beside Croke Park from Dublin Archdiocese Holy Cross College

GAA to buy former seminary beside Croke Park from Dublin Archdiocese

The building and its adjoining land, which date from the 19th century, are to be sold for the development of housing, hotel and sports facilities.

From TheJournal.ie Bishop setting up group to fight off 'evil forces' and recite prayers of exorcism Exorcism

Bishop setting up group to fight off 'evil forces' and recite prayers of exorcism

Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan said the ministry group will pray and recite the prayers of exorcism.

From TheJournal.ie Vatican refutes claims that Pope Francis covered up US cardinal's misconduct Theodore McCarrick

Vatican refutes claims that Pope Francis covered up US cardinal's misconduct

Pope Francis approved a study into how the US cardinal rose through the ranks of the Catholic Church despite allegations against him.

From TheJournal.ie Germany's Catholic Church has apologised for 'failing' to deal with sexual abuse and 'the pain' it caused Apology

Germany's Catholic Church has apologised for 'failing' to deal with sexual abuse and 'the pain' it caused

A new report by the Church in Germany showed that nearly 3,700 minors were assaulted between 1946 and 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach to meet Catherine Corless after 'paying respects' at Tuam site Mother And Baby Home

Taoiseach to meet Catherine Corless after 'paying respects' at Tuam site

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the Dáil today that he made a private visit to Tuam on his way home from a conference in Galway recently.

From TheJournal.ie Catholic Church in Germany 'ashamed' after report highlights scale of sexual abuse and cover up Clerical Sex Abuse

Catholic Church in Germany 'ashamed' after report highlights scale of sexual abuse and cover up

Over 3,600 children were abused over the course of seven decades, the report found.

From TheJournal.ie Number of sex abuse cases against the Chilean clergy has tripled to 119 Catholic Church

Number of sex abuse cases against the Chilean clergy has tripled to 119

A total of 167 bishops, priests and lay members of the church are now under investigation for sexual crimes committed since 1960.

From TheJournal.ie Catholic leaders in Australia reject calls for priests to disclose abuses told during confession Mandatory Reporting

Catholic leaders in Australia reject calls for priests to disclose abuses told during confession

The Catholic Bishops Conference said making it a requirement to report what was said in confession impinged on religious liberties.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What do the survivors of Catholic Church abuse want from the Vatican? Church Abuse

Explainer: What do the survivors of Catholic Church abuse want from the Vatican?

The papal visit saw many headlines about clerical abuse and about how survivor groups were unhappy with the Church’s response to it.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland agrees to take in migrants from boat stranded off Italian coast for almost a week Migrant Crisis

Ireland agrees to take in migrants from boat stranded off Italian coast for almost a week

Italy refused to take in the migrants on Monday because there was no EU commitment to relocate them.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney says pope has recognised 'magnitude' of abuse but action is now needed Clerical Abuse

Coveney says pope has recognised 'magnitude' of abuse but action is now needed

The Tánaiste said Pope Francis is “clearly angered” by what took place.

From TheJournal.ie Pope acknowledges Catholic abuse in Ireland but does not apologise to victims in keynote speech Catholic Church This post contains videos

Pope acknowledges Catholic abuse in Ireland but does not apologise to victims in keynote speech

Pope Francis is expected to meet survivors of clerical abuse during his two-day visit.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says 'there is much to be done to get justice' for Church abuse survivors Papal Visit This post contains videos

Varadkar says 'there is much to be done to get justice' for Church abuse survivors

In a speech delivered at an event attended by Pope Francis, the Taoiseach spoke about the “dark aspects of the Catholic Church’s history”.

From TheJournal.ie Photos of people who spoke out about Church abuse projected onto Dublin buildings Stand For Truth

Photos of people who spoke out about Church abuse projected onto Dublin buildings

Pope Francis is expected to meet survivors of clerical abuse this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar urges Pope to provide full disclosure on child abuse by priests Papal Visit

Varadkar urges Pope to provide full disclosure on child abuse by priests

Pope Francis is due to visit the country this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie 'What has the Catholic Church ever done for the world? Quite a lot, actually' Opinion

'What has the Catholic Church ever done for the world? Quite a lot, actually'

A lecturer in Theology sketches the Roman Catholic Church’s influence on legal, political, social and philanthropic movements through the ages.

From TheJournal.ie 'In 1969, I fell pregnant as a teen - and then the Church took over' Opinion

'In 1969, I fell pregnant as a teen - and then the Church took over'

Ava Stapleton had to make a stark choice when she was a pregnant 17 year old: give up her baby or have a shotgun wedding.

From TheJournal.ie New artwork installed at site of 'Somebody's Child' exhibition in Temple Bar for Pope's visit Damaged

New artwork installed at site of 'Somebody's Child' exhibition in Temple Bar for Pope's visit

Images were posted on social media last night after the netting had been torn down.

From TheJournal.ie Halligan says Church teaching on homosexuality 'evil' as LGBT issues under spotlight at RDS World Meeting This post contains videos

Halligan says Church teaching on homosexuality 'evil' as LGBT issues under spotlight at RDS

Inside the venue, high-profile US Jesuit Fr James Martin said parishes needed to do more to include LGBT Catholics.

From TheJournal.ie Leaflets making false link between abortion and cancer on offer at World Meeting of Families False Claims

Leaflets making false link between abortion and cancer on offer at World Meeting of Families

The best-available medical evidence consistently refutes the claims made in the leaflet.

From TheJournal.ie Pope dolls and stained-glass Skodas: Day 1 at the World Meeting of Families Holy Show

Pope dolls and stained-glass Skodas: Day 1 at the World Meeting of Families

Catholics from around the world began to gather at the RDS this morning – here’s how it played out.

From TheJournal.ie 'Choose life': World Meeting of Families to talk homelessness, addiction and the LGBT community today RDS

'Choose life': World Meeting of Families to talk homelessness, addiction and the LGBT community today

The event gets under way in earnest at the RDS today, ahead of the Pope’s visit on Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie 'I find them terrifying': Mary McAleese wary of gay priests and nuns who preach anti-LGBTI message LGBTI

'I find them terrifying': Mary McAleese wary of gay priests and nuns who preach anti-LGBTI message

The former President expressed her concerns at ‘fake hetero homophobes’ within the Church.

From TheJournal.ie Camping at the Phoenix Park and sitting in the Popemobile: Memories of John Paul II's visit 1979

Camping at the Phoenix Park and sitting in the Popemobile: Memories of John Paul II's visit

One family was allowed to skip the queue in the Phoenix Park because their car was full of Pope-related items.

From TheJournal.ie US cardinal facing calls to resign cancels appearance at World Meeting of Families Donald Wuerl

US cardinal facing calls to resign cancels appearance at World Meeting of Families

Donald Wuerl was due to speak on Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Mary McAleese: 'World Meeting of Families is essentially a right wing rally' Catholic Church

Mary McAleese: 'World Meeting of Families is essentially a right wing rally'

McAleese says the congress was designed to rally people to fight against same-sex marriage, rights for gays, abortion rights and contraceptive rights.

From TheJournal.ie Names of 796 Tuam Babies written on white sheets and brought to Galway church In Memory

Names of 796 Tuam Babies written on white sheets and brought to Galway church

Erin Darcy says the names of the children should be listed at the grave site.

From TheJournal.ie 'It needs to be more than sorry': Archbishop wants Pope to meet abuse victims during Irish visit Spotlight

'It needs to be more than sorry': Archbishop wants Pope to meet abuse victims during Irish visit

The comments from the Church come ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland next week.

From TheJournal.ie Bishop of Limerick says Catholic Church must acknowledge 'dark' aspects of its history Papal Visit

Bishop of Limerick says Catholic Church must acknowledge 'dark' aspects of its history

Bishop Brendan Leahy made his comments ahead of the Pope’s visit to Ireland later this month.

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