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From TheJournal.ie Religious books and gifts company Veritas to close 3 retail stores across the country Redundancies

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Who is Asia Bibi and why has her case sparked furious protests? Blasphemy

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Vatican stalls on Belgium bishops' suggestion to allow young married men to become priests Belgium

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Parents need to raise their voices in the divestment debate' Read Me

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

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

From TheJournal.ie A Baptist church is getting rid of its statue of Jesus because it's 'too Catholic' South Carolina

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

The statue has been outside the church for 10 years.

From TheJournal.ie Devotees nail themselves to crosses at annual Good Friday ceremony in Philippines Good Friday

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

The event is frowned upon by the Catholic Church.

From TheJournal.ie Number of Roman Catholic marriages reducing but it's still the most popular type of ceremony Rise In Humanism

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Priests' group calls for statement from Archbishop after welcome to gay parents removed from church video Same-Sex Couples

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Priests say Mary McAleese being banned from Vatican conference is 'embarrassing' Catholic Church

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you like to attend the Pope's mass in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

Pope Francis is set to visit the country next year.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar on high-stakes visit Rohingya Crisis

Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar on high-stakes visit

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the Angelus be scrapped? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Angelus be scrapped?

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

From TheJournal.ie Philippines kills 10 of its own soldiers in airstrike meant to hit ISIS Islamic State

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Philippine authorities ban hanging rosary beads off car dashboards Distraction

Philippine authorities ban hanging rosary beads off car dashboards

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

From TheJournal.ie Divided Ireland: 'One side dedicated to making Ireland secular; another preserving Church's influence' Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Mafia clan and Catholic group busted in migrant scandal Italy

Mafia clan and Catholic group busted in migrant scandal

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's first ever beatification to take place in Dublin this morning Faith

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church Sisters Of Charity

Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church

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

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From TheJournal.ie Devotees nail themselves to crosses at Philippines' annual Good Friday ceremony Devotees

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

Men also have their backs whipped.

From TheJournal.ie Abuse survivor Marie Collins resigns from Vatican commission Resistant To Change

Abuse survivor Marie Collins resigns from Vatican commission

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

From TheJournal.ie Catholic group says 95% of their schools don't have a baptism barrier School Admissions

Catholic group says 95% of their schools don't have a baptism barrier

As it stands schools are legally permitted to select students based on their religion.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis makes mention of abortion during Christmas message Remember The Children

Pope Francis makes mention of abortion during Christmas message

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

From TheJournal.ie Bombing at Egypt's main Coptic Christian cathedral kills 25 Attack

Bombing at Egypt's main Coptic Christian cathedral kills 25

The attack came two days after a bomb elsewhere in Cairo killed six policemen.

16 memories anyone who grew up Catholic will recognise

Figuring out what you were giving up for Lent on Pancake Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie Is a religious education better for students? We took a look Divestment

Is a religious education better for students? We took a look

Catholic schools are more strict, the academic side of things follows in that pattern then.’

From TheJournal.ie Remembering the woman who stood up to the Catholic Church over mixed marriage Opinion

Remembering the woman who stood up to the Catholic Church over mixed marriage

Sheila Cloney was caught in the middle of a fight which saw Catholics boycott Protestant businesses, farms and schools.

From TheJournal.ie Pope urges 'drowsy and dull kids' to swap sofas and video games for walking boots Youth Festival

Pope urges 'drowsy and dull kids' to swap sofas and video games for walking boots

He said, “We didn’t come into the world to ‘vegetate’… We came for another reason: to leave a mark.”

From TheJournal.ie Pope says the world is at war - but religion is not the cause Terrorism

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”.

From TheJournal.ie US archbishop says divorced Catholics should avoid sex, live 'as brother and sister' Abstain

US archbishop says divorced Catholics should avoid sex, live 'as brother and sister'

Archbishop Charles Chaput issued a new set of pastoral guidelines for clergy and other leaders of the archdiocese.

From TheJournal.ie Parents splash out €836 on their child's First Communion, while kids rake in over €500 Big Spenders

Parents splash out €836 on their child's First Communion, while kids rake in over €500

Some children are making more than €800.

10 things all lapsed Catholics know to be true

You might be a lapsed Catholic… but you still pray to St. Anthony.

From TheJournal.ie '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.

From TheJournal.ie At least 231 children abused at Catholic boys' choir run by Pope Benedict's brother Regensburger Domspatzen

At least 231 children abused at Catholic boys' choir run by Pope Benedict's brother

George Ratzinger, Benedict’s older brother, ran the famous Regensburg choir from 1964 to 1994.

From TheJournal.ie Teacher to be compensated after principal insulted gay son Equality Tribunal

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.

From TheJournal.ie The mother of 'disappeared' Catholic woman Lisa Dorrian has died RIP

The mother of 'disappeared' Catholic woman Lisa Dorrian has died

Pat Dorrian (59) passed away in hospital yesterday. Her daughter Lisa disappeared in February 2005.

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