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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Lead us not into temptation': Pope Francis wants the words to the Our Father changed Deliver Us From Evil

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Grandparents are the anchor of many families - but we don't always recognise that' Knock

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Orange Order asks Protestants not to use the term 'RIP' RIP

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Can't make it to Fatima? Why not 'rent-a-pilgrim' for €2,500 Pilgrimage

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

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

From TheJournal.ie After threats it would be taken off air, millions of Spaniards tune in to Sunday Mass En Mass

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Why do people get ashes on their head today? Ashes To Ashes

Why do people get ashes on their head today?

And why don’t some eat meat?

From TheJournal.ie Bishop apologises for alleged child abuse by former parish priest Clerical Child Abuse

Bishop apologises for alleged child abuse by former parish priest

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

From TheJournal.ie The Archbishop of Dublin says parents who don't want their kids to do religion have a point Religion Lessons

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

But he says Catholic education is “not poison”.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis: 'If you're unstable, see a doctor - don't become a priest' Rigid Priests

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Meet the order of nuns who have been praying non-stop for 137 years Perpetual Adoration

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Hozier has been explaining to Gay Byrne why he thinks baptism is ridiculous Ya Wha' Gay?

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie #GrowingUpCatholic hilariously summed up everything about having to go to mass Mass Effect

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

WHAT were you going to say in confession?

From TheJournal.ie Mother Teresa is being made a saint next year Canonised

Mother Teresa is being made a saint next year

A date has reportedly been set for September 2016.

From TheJournal.ie If the Catholic church doesn't urgently signal a change in attitude, I fear for its future Opinion

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

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

So much potential.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you agree with the Good Friday alcohol ban? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

Or will you be having a tipple today?

From TheJournal.ie Inside the 25-year fight to let Irish LGBT people march in New York on Paddy's Day The Battle Of Fifth Avenue

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

“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

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

From TheJournal.ie "Schools are not data-processing centres": Irish bishops want 'balance' in discrimination debate Section 37

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

Aodhán Ó’Ríordáin has promised to amend Section 37.

From TheJournal.ie Pope backs evolution theory, says 'God doesn't have a magic wand' Big Bang Theory

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Vatican looks to reform church's stance on 'living in sin', marriage, and divorce Catholicism

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Three Italian nuns found brutally murdered at Burundi convent Horrific

Three Italian nuns found brutally murdered at Burundi convent

Pope Francis has offered his condolences after the horrific murders.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what appeared to witnesses in Knock, 135 years ago today In Their Own Words

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Thousands arriving in Knock today for annual Catholic pilgrimage Hey Pilgrim

Thousands arriving in Knock today for annual Catholic pilgrimage

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: 10 guiding principles for being a 'good Christian' online Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach in the Vatican for Canonisation of two popes Catholicism

Taoiseach in the Vatican for Canonisation of two popes

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: Some etiquette for the modern-day First Holy Communion The Big Day

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Students taped together by wrists in sex education talk by Catholic group Chastity

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

“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

Yes, you read that right.

From TheJournal.ie Eamon Dunphy: When I reported sexual deviancy to gardai, they did nothing Apathy

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Lesus Christ? Vatican withdraws medals over misspelling Lesus Walks

Lesus Christ? Vatican withdraws medals over misspelling

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

From TheJournal.ie Polish Catholic Church vows "zero tolerance" to paedophiles Catholic Church

Polish Catholic Church vows "zero tolerance" to paedophiles

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: A lot of people miss the point of Lourdes – it's about faith but also about fun Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Pope's deputy says celibacy is 'not a dogma of the Church' Catholic Church

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

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

From TheJournal.ie "We have to get away from idle speculation" - Archbishop Martin dismisses Vatican link Religion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why is Ireland being consecrated to 'the Immaculate Heart of Mary'? Religion

Explainer: Why is Ireland being consecrated to 'the Immaculate Heart of Mary'?

The people of Ireland were today consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of the Virgin Mary. What does that mean, exactly?

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