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Dublin Archdiocese 'committed to protecting children' despite halving staff at safeguarding service
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Dublin Archdiocese 'committed to protecting children' despite halving staff at safeguarding service

Apr 28th 2021, 9:10 PM 12,534 Views 19 Comments

Five people have been let go from the unit, as part of a wider redundancy programme in the Archdiocese.

Poll: Do you think RTÉ should stop playing the Angelus?
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Poll: Do you think RTÉ should stop playing the Angelus?

Jan 14th 2021, 8:54 AM 231,774 Views 304 Comments

The Angelus is a Catholic reflection aired twice a day on RTÉ.

Calls for younger Catholic volunteers to help start Masses in churches again
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Calls for younger Catholic volunteers to help start Masses in churches again

Jun 7th 2020, 1:09 PM 34,974 Views 93 Comments

Archbishop Eamon Martin said that the reopening of churches will happen “slowly and tentatively”.

'Untold damage could be done': Talks by US chastity speaker cancelled amid criticism
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'Untold damage could be done': Talks by US chastity speaker cancelled amid criticism

Jan 10th 2020, 7:43 PM 52,399 Views 241 Comments

Jason Evert has described homosexuality as a disorder and is critical of contraception.

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 22,137 Views 0 Comments

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

At least 21 people killed as bus carrying Catholic pilgrims crashes in Mexico
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At least 21 people killed as bus carrying Catholic pilgrims crashes in Mexico

May 30th 2019, 9:22 AM 12,129 Views 11 Comments

Thirty others were injured in the incident.

Opinion: A variety of non-Christian historical sources support the idea that Jesus rose from the dead
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Opinion: A variety of non-Christian historical sources support the idea that Jesus rose from the dead

Apr 21st 2019, 1:00 PM 47,593 Views 200 Comments

The eyewitnesses to the resurrection were willing to die for their faith – but who would die for a lie, writes Thomas Finegan.

Catholic in 2019: 'Some cardinals and clerics appear trapped within a medieval mindset - but Pope Francis provides a glimmer of hope'
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Catholic in 2019: 'Some cardinals and clerics appear trapped within a medieval mindset - but Pope Francis provides a glimmer of hope'

Apr 20th 2019, 7:30 AM 20,110 Views 140 Comments

‘We can all help to change the outdated teachings, traditions and structures which repel many adults and young people,’ writes Joe Mulvaney.

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 40,950 Views 164 Comments

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

Diarmuid Martin expresses concern over 'anti-Islamic sentiments being expressed in social media in Ireland'
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Diarmuid Martin expresses concern over 'anti-Islamic sentiments being expressed in social media in Ireland'

Mar 15th 2019, 4:13 PM 19,884 Views 51 Comments

Martin said that some of this anti-Islamic sentiment came from publications “purporting to be of Catholic inspiration”.

Top Catholic cardinal admits Church files on sex abuse were 'destroyed'
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Top Catholic cardinal admits Church files on sex abuse were 'destroyed'

Feb 23rd 2019, 12:21 PM 18,807 Views 75 Comments

The cardinal was speaking at a landmark Vatican summit on tackling sex abuse in the clergy.

Pope admits that priests and bishops sexually abused nuns
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Pope admits that priests and bishops sexually abused nuns

Feb 6th 2019, 3:30 PM 28,636 Views 63 Comments

His admission followed a rare outcry last week from the Vatican’s women’s magazine over the sexual abuse of nuns.

External agencies providing sex ed in schools to be regulated in recommended radical overhaul
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External agencies providing sex ed in schools to be regulated in recommended radical overhaul

Jan 29th 2019, 12:05 AM 13,018 Views 90 Comments

A report launching today calls for a radical overhaul of how sex education is taught in both primary and secondary schools.

US diocese apologises after students mock Native American demonstrator
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US diocese apologises after students mock Native American demonstrator

Jan 20th 2019, 1:12 PM 23,984 Views 90 Comments

“I heard them saying, ‘Build that wall, build that wall.’ We’re not supposed to have walls here, we never did.”

Almost 4% increase in children enrolled in multi-denominational schools
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Almost 4% increase in children enrolled in multi-denominational schools

Dec 27th 2018, 11:34 AM 11,231 Views 96 Comments

Education Minister Joe McHugh said the figures reflect the changes taking place in the patronage of Irish schools.

Fr Richard Gibbons: 'When was the last time you did something truly selfless for someone else, even if they didn’t deserve it?'
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Fr Richard Gibbons: 'When was the last time you did something truly selfless for someone else, even if they didn’t deserve it?'

Dec 24th 2018, 5:30 PM 15,576 Views 28 Comments

Fr Gibbons – of Knock – writes about finding the true meaning of Christmas even when things feel hard.

Religious books and gifts company Veritas to close 3 retail stores across the country
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Religious books and gifts company Veritas to close 3 retail stores across the country

Nov 30th 2018, 4:31 PM 24,726 Views 49 Comments

It is not yet known how many jobs will be lost.

Who is Asia Bibi and why has her case sparked furious protests?
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Who is Asia Bibi and why has her case sparked furious protests?

Nov 24th 2018, 9:00 PM 30,711 Views 51 Comments

There have been calls for the Pakistani woman to be offered asylum, including in Ireland.

Vatican stalls on Belgium bishops' suggestion to allow young married men to become priests
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Vatican stalls on Belgium bishops' suggestion to allow young married men to become priests

Oct 26th 2018, 3:51 PM 15,902 Views 16 Comments

The suggestion of easing the rules on celibacy was raised by the Auxiliary Bishop of Brussels.

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

Aug 18th 2018, 4:14 PM 21,950 Views 67 Comments

Donald Wuerl was due to speak on Wednesday.

Half a million have signed up to see the Pope - but how Catholic is Ireland?
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Half a million have signed up to see the Pope - but how Catholic is Ireland?

Aug 11th 2018, 10:00 PM 28,543 Views 240 Comments

Pope Francis will be in Ireland for two days, 25 and 26 August, as part of the World Meeting of Families event.

Opinion: 'Parents need to raise their voices in the divestment debate'
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Opinion: 'Parents need to raise their voices in the divestment debate'

Jul 8th 2018, 8:45 AM 23,595 Views 122 Comments

Single-faith religious instruction and all sacramental preparation needs to be parish-based and conducted outside of school hours, writes Peter Gunning.

A Baptist church is getting rid of its statue of Jesus because it's 'too Catholic'
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A Baptist church is getting rid of its statue of Jesus because it's 'too Catholic'

Jun 3rd 2018, 9:45 AM 22,848 Views 50 Comments

The statue has been outside the church for 10 years.

Devotees nail themselves to crosses at annual Good Friday ceremony in Philippines
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Devotees nail themselves to crosses at annual Good Friday ceremony in Philippines

Mar 30th 2018, 2:06 PM 19,856 Views 59 Comments

The event is frowned upon by the Catholic Church.

Number of Roman Catholic marriages reducing but it's still the most popular type of ceremony
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Number of Roman Catholic marriages reducing but it's still the most popular type of ceremony

Mar 29th 2018, 5:31 PM 20,576 Views 96 Comments

The average age of grooms in Ireland is 36, while the average age of brides is 34.

Priests' group calls for statement from Archbishop after welcome to gay parents removed from church video
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Priests' group calls for statement from Archbishop after welcome to gay parents removed from church video

Mar 6th 2018, 5:50 PM 18,348 Views 55 Comments

The welcome was was removed from a video supporting the World Meeting of Families.

17 things you'll only know if you grew in a super Catholic household
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17 things you'll only know if you grew in a super Catholic household

Feb 18th 2018, 7:00 PM 12,116 Views 6 Comments

When

Priests say Mary McAleese being banned from Vatican conference is 'embarrassing'
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Priests say Mary McAleese being banned from Vatican conference is 'embarrassing'

Feb 2nd 2018, 10:45 PM 88,744 Views 331 Comments

The inclusion of McAleese on the Voices of Faith speaker panel was opposed by Cardinal Kevin Farrell.

Poll: Would you like to attend the Pope's mass in Ireland?
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Poll: Would you like to attend the Pope's mass in Ireland?

Dec 10th 2017, 9:27 AM 38,419 Views 158 Comments

Pope Francis is set to visit the country next year.

Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar on high-stakes visit
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Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar on high-stakes visit

Nov 27th 2017, 8:30 AM 6,869 Views 6 Comments

He is expected to address claims of ethnic cleansing in the region.

Poll: Should the Angelus be scrapped?
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Poll: Should the Angelus be scrapped?

Jun 2nd 2017, 9:29 AM 46,659 Views 236 Comments

Some people think it’s not appropriate in modern Ireland.

Philippines kills 10 of its own soldiers in airstrike meant to hit ISIS
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Philippines kills 10 of its own soldiers in airstrike meant to hit ISIS

Jun 1st 2017, 7:13 AM 9,680 Views 12 Comments

Security forces have been battling militants in Marawi, a major Muslim city in the predominantly Catholic country.

Philippine authorities ban hanging rosary beads off car dashboards
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Philippine authorities ban hanging rosary beads off car dashboards

May 28th 2017, 8:45 AM 20,245 Views 41 Comments

“With these religious images, drivers feel they are safer, that there is divine intervention and they are being guided and protected.”

Divided Ireland: 'One side dedicated to making Ireland secular; another preserving Church's influence'
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Divided Ireland: 'One side dedicated to making Ireland secular; another preserving Church's influence'

May 16th 2017, 6:20 AM 2,161 Views 139 Comments

There is a profound, far-reaching division in Irish society, writes Larry Donnelly.

Mafia clan and Catholic group busted in migrant scandal
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Mafia clan and Catholic group busted in migrant scandal

May 15th 2017, 7:45 PM 19,707 Views 44 Comments

The Arena clan, a family belonging to a powerful crime syndicate, allegedly syphoned off money from the state destined for migrants.

Ireland's first ever beatification to take place in Dublin this morning
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Ireland's first ever beatification to take place in Dublin this morning

May 13th 2017, 6:00 AM 29,634 Views 89 Comments

The ceremony will make a formal request for the beatification of Dublin man Fr John Sullivan, who died in 1933.

Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church
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Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church

Apr 23rd 2017, 2:29 PM 40,466 Views 163 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris has insisted the hospital will be independently run.

How Bad Are You At Being Catholic?
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How Bad Are You At Being Catholic?

Apr 16th 2017, 9:30 PM 12,036 Views 8 Comments

We can tell you.

Devotees nail themselves to crosses at Philippines' annual Good Friday ceremony
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Devotees nail themselves to crosses at Philippines' annual Good Friday ceremony

Apr 14th 2017, 12:35 PM 25,539 Views 65 Comments

Men also have their backs whipped.

Abuse survivor Marie Collins resigns from Vatican commission
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Abuse survivor Marie Collins resigns from Vatican commission

Mar 1st 2017, 1:31 PM 12,765 Views 40 Comments

Collins said that some members of the Vatican hierarchy were unwilling to make changes.

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