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Video showing Pope Francis trying to avoid having his ring kissed goes viral
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Video showing Pope Francis trying to avoid having his ring kissed goes viral

Mar 26th 2019, 10:56 PM 58,719 Views 69 Comments

Francis’ apparent reluctance to have his ring kissed has sparked a debate online, where the video has gone viral.

Opinion: 'Religion is facing a crisis in the West - but here's why it's thriving in Asia'
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Opinion: 'Religion is facing a crisis in the West - but here's why it's thriving in Asia'

Oct 19th 2018, 7:00 AM 16,047 Views 64 Comments

Barry Dunning lives in Indonesia and has seen how much of a role religion plays in people’s lives in Asia.

'Lead us not into temptation': Pope Francis wants the words to the Our Father changed
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'Lead us not into temptation': Pope Francis wants the words to the Our Father changed

Dec 8th 2017, 2:33 PM 31,257 Views 104 Comments

Pope Francis says the wording should be alerted to better reflect it wasn’t God who led humans into sin.

'Grandparents are the anchor of many families - but we don't always recognise that'
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'Grandparents are the anchor of many families - but we don't always recognise that'

Aug 13th 2017, 3:30 PM 14,219 Views 21 Comments

The Catholic Grandparents Association is holding its annual pilgrimage to Knock next month (and will feature a performance from Dana).

Orange Order asks Protestants not to use the term 'RIP'
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Orange Order asks Protestants not to use the term 'RIP'

Jul 24th 2017, 10:59 PM 37,429 Views 94 Comments

The Orange Standard published an article calling the term “unbiblical” and “un-Protestant”.

Can't make it to Fatima? Why not 'rent-a-pilgrim' for €2,500
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Can't make it to Fatima? Why not 'rent-a-pilgrim' for €2,500

May 14th 2017, 8:30 AM 10,837 Views 80 Comments

Portuguese native Carlos Gil is paid to take pilgrimages for people.

After threats it would be taken off air, millions of Spaniards tune in to Sunday Mass
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After threats it would be taken off air, millions of Spaniards tune in to Sunday Mass

Mar 19th 2017, 8:00 AM 13,850 Views 24 Comments

A far-left party had tried to end the weekly broadcast.

Why do people get ashes on their head today?
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Why do people get ashes on their head today?

Feb 10th 2016, 12:39 PM 37,111 Views 163 Comments

And why don’t some eat meat?

Bishop apologises for alleged child abuse by former parish priest
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Bishop apologises for alleged child abuse by former parish priest

Dec 9th 2015, 11:58 PM 16,436 Views 20 Comments

Bishop Francis Duffy said the alleged crimes of Fr Brendan Hynds were “appalling.”

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

Dec 7th 2015, 6:09 PM 16,884 Views 88 Comments

But he says Catholic education is “not poison”.

Pope Francis: 'If you're unstable, see a doctor - don't become a priest'
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Pope Francis: 'If you're unstable, see a doctor - don't become a priest'

Nov 20th 2015, 9:01 PM 24,320 Views 76 Comments

“I’m scared of rigid priests. I keep away from them. They bite!”

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

Nov 7th 2015, 3:00 PM 23,889 Views 60 Comments

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

Pope Francis roared laughing at a tiny baby pope and it was simply adorable
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Pope Francis roared laughing at a tiny baby pope and it was simply adorable

Sep 28th 2015, 8:10 PM 7,257 Views 2 Comments

BABY POPE IS EVERYTHING.

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

Sep 23rd 2015, 7:40 PM 36,325 Views 91 Comments

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

'It's not about the absence of something... but I look forward to sex eventually, I guess'
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'It's not about the absence of something... but I look forward to sex eventually, I guess'

Jul 31st 2015, 10:44 PM 35,804 Views 88 Comments

Two young people talk to TheJournal.ie about how they came to lead lives of chastity.

#GrowingUpCatholic hilariously summed up everything about having to go to mass
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#GrowingUpCatholic hilariously summed up everything about having to go to mass

Jul 27th 2015, 10:17 PM 28,042 Views 84 Comments

WHAT were you going to say in confession?

Mother Teresa is being made a saint next year
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Mother Teresa is being made a saint next year

May 19th 2015, 9:39 PM 16,135 Views 104 Comments

A date has reportedly been set for September 2016.

If the Catholic church doesn't urgently signal a change in attitude, I fear for its future
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If the Catholic church doesn't urgently signal a change in attitude, I fear for its future

Apr 23rd 2015, 8:00 AM 802 Views 134 Comments

Representative of the church must meaningfully alter responses toward women, LGBT people, and those in second relationships, writes Fr Tony Flannery.

8 awkward moments you'll always have at mass
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8 awkward moments you'll always have at mass

Apr 5th 2015, 1:00 PM 12,699 Views 7 Comments

So much potential.

Poll: Do you agree with the Good Friday alcohol ban?
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Poll: Do you agree with the Good Friday alcohol ban?

Apr 3rd 2015, 9:01 AM 34,455 Views 201 Comments

Or will you be having a tipple today?

Inside the 25-year fight to let Irish LGBT people march in New York on Paddy's Day
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Inside the 25-year fight to let Irish LGBT people march in New York on Paddy's Day

Mar 8th 2015, 10:00 AM 13,588 Views 133 Comments

“In their eyes, we can’t be Irish and queer. We can only be one or the other.”

Pope Francis: All dogs do go to heaven
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Pope Francis: All dogs do go to heaven

Dec 12th 2014, 6:00 PM 14,993 Views 94 Comments

The Pope has said that heaven is “open to all of God’s creatures”.

"Schools are not data-processing centres": Irish bishops want 'balance' in discrimination debate
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"Schools are not data-processing centres": Irish bishops want 'balance' in discrimination debate

Oct 30th 2014, 6:47 PM 9,885 Views 84 Comments

Aodhán Ó’Ríordáin has promised to amend Section 37.

Pope backs evolution theory, says 'God doesn't have a magic wand'
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Pope backs evolution theory, says 'God doesn't have a magic wand'

Oct 28th 2014, 8:11 PM 26,447 Views 165 Comments

The pontiff said that the Big Bang theory is not inconsistent with Catholic teachings.

Vatican looks to reform church's stance on 'living in sin', marriage, and divorce
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Vatican looks to reform church's stance on 'living in sin', marriage, and divorce

Oct 5th 2014, 2:21 PM 14,974 Views 153 Comments

Pope Francis suggested the Catholic Church must address the present gulf between what it currently says on these issues and what tens of millions of believers actually do.

Three Italian nuns found brutally murdered at Burundi convent
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Three Italian nuns found brutally murdered at Burundi convent

Sep 8th 2014, 7:04 PM 23,730 Views 47 Comments

Pope Francis has offered his condolences after the horrific murders.

Here's what appeared to witnesses in Knock, 135 years ago today
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Here's what appeared to witnesses in Knock, 135 years ago today

Aug 21st 2014, 7:30 AM 77,576 Views 201 Comments

“I threw myself to my knees…a hundred thousands thanks to God”

Thousands arriving in Knock today for annual Catholic pilgrimage
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Thousands arriving in Knock today for annual Catholic pilgrimage

Aug 14th 2014, 7:30 AM 9,361 Views 89 Comments

Knock Knock, who’s there? 150,000 people…

Column: 10 guiding principles for being a 'good Christian' online
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Column: 10 guiding principles for being a 'good Christian' online

May 25th 2014, 5:58 PM 834 Views 65 Comments

Archbishop Eamon Martin has shared his thoughts on how to have a sense of humour and “be missionary” online.

Taoiseach in the Vatican for Canonisation of two popes
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Taoiseach in the Vatican for Canonisation of two popes

Apr 27th 2014, 7:45 AM 10,434 Views 84 Comments

Enda Kenny is Ireland’s official representative at the Mass.

The whole of Ireland is preparing for a trip to the off-licence this evening
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The whole of Ireland is preparing for a trip to the off-licence this evening

Apr 17th 2014, 3:41 PM 4,366 Views 4 Comments

Or as we like to call it, THE HUNGER GAMES.

Column: Some etiquette for the modern-day First Holy Communion
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Column: Some etiquette for the modern-day First Holy Communion

Mar 19th 2014, 8:00 AM 60,937 Views 63 Comments

Invited to a First Communion? Are you in a state of dread? Don’t worry. Let me guide you through the etiquette of the modern Big Day, writes Avril O’Reilly.

Students taped together by wrists in sex education talk by Catholic group
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Students taped together by wrists in sex education talk by Catholic group

Feb 18th 2014, 6:00 PM 120,998 Views 449 Comments

“We were told how ‘god loves sex’,” one student said. “However it was implied that is only after marriage.”

Pope Francis is auctioning off his Harley-Davidson
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Pope Francis is auctioning off his Harley-Davidson

Jan 15th 2014, 4:33 PM 2,474 Views 1 Comment

Yes, you read that right.

Eamon Dunphy: When I reported sexual deviancy to gardai, they did nothing
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Eamon Dunphy: When I reported sexual deviancy to gardai, they did nothing

Oct 12th 2013, 8:35 AM 25,004 Views 47 Comments

The veteran journalist has painted a bleak picture of life growing up in Drumcondra.

Lesus Christ? Vatican withdraws medals over misspelling
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Lesus Christ? Vatican withdraws medals over misspelling

Oct 11th 2013, 3:01 PM 9,965 Views 45 Comments

They probably should have let Lesus take the wheel on this one.

Polish Catholic Church vows "zero tolerance" to paedophiles
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Polish Catholic Church vows "zero tolerance" to paedophiles

Oct 9th 2013, 8:32 PM 5,597 Views 35 Comments

The Church says that it will not make any compensation offer to those who were abused.

Column: A lot of people miss the point of Lourdes – it's about faith but also about fun
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Column: A lot of people miss the point of Lourdes – it's about faith but also about fun

Sep 20th 2013, 1:00 PM 7,034 Views 79 Comments

Long-time Lourdes helper Lloyd Murphy writes about what the pilgrimage means to him – and to the pilgrims who visit the little French town each year in search of peace, companionship, and time to forget about illness.

Pope's deputy says celibacy is 'not a dogma of the Church'
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Pope's deputy says celibacy is 'not a dogma of the Church'

Sep 12th 2013, 9:00 AM 8,181 Views 50 Comments

The recently appointed Vatican Secretary of State said that the issue is a great challenge for the Pope.

"We have to get away from idle speculation" - Archbishop Martin dismisses Vatican link
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"We have to get away from idle speculation" - Archbishop Martin dismisses Vatican link

Sep 2nd 2013, 2:45 PM 1,877 Views 11 Comments

Martin was linked to a role in the Vatican, but says he does not expect the Pope to call him to Rome.

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