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From TheJournal.ie At 88.6%, Offaly has the highest percentage of Catholics in Ireland Census 2016

At 88.6%, Offaly has the highest percentage of Catholics in Ireland

Ireland’s population of Roman Catholics has fallen since 2011.

From TheJournal.ie It's time to end the segregation in Northern Ireland Opinion

It's time to end the segregation in Northern Ireland

Peter Osborne suggests the best way to overcome prejudice is through relationships

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump and Pope Francis got into a proper row today Fighting Talk

Donald Trump and Pope Francis got into a proper row today

Francis said Trump was “not Christian”. Trump called his comments “disgraceful.”

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 Sinn Féin defends leaflet amid accusations of 'blatant sectarianism' Criticism

Sinn Féin defends leaflet amid accusations of 'blatant sectarianism'

A leaflet for Gerry Kelly contains census figures showing more Catholics than Protestants in North Belfast.

From TheJournal.ie "You are only concerned when the hurley shortage happens': GAA urged to fight forest fungus Clash Of The Ash

"You are only concerned when the hurley shortage happens': GAA urged to fight forest fungus

‘Ash Dieback’ disease could threaten the existence of the trees in Ireland and across Europe.

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 We're running out of priests... De-priest-iating

We're running out of priests...

The number of priests entering the seminary in Ireland this year is less than a quarter of those in England and Wales.

From TheJournal.ie 'Never never never' and other famous words from Reverend Ian Paisley Life In Quotes

'Never never never' and other famous words from Reverend Ian Paisley

He was always controversial, vicious at times and always

From TheJournal.ie New TUV councillor in trouble over anti-Catholic remarks Northern Ireland

New TUV councillor in trouble over anti-Catholic remarks

TUV councillor Jolene Bunting apologised, explaining her teenage self meant ‘Republicans’ and not Catholics when she wrote the posts in 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Egypt has deported Irish Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire Activist

Egypt has deported Irish Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire

Maguire won the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize with Betty Williams for founding a peace group to resolve the conflict between North Ireland’s Catholics and Protestants.

From TheJournal.ie Priest says Iona Institute didn't handle homophobia debate well Turbulent Priests

Priest says Iona Institute didn't handle homophobia debate well

Fr Brendan Hoban said Iona’s ‘rush to the legal eagles’ was unwise.

From TheJournal.ie Here's Pope Francis meeting Philomena Lee and Steve Coogan Vatican

Here's Pope Francis meeting Philomena Lee and Steve Coogan

After the meeting, Lee said she hopes the Pope will help her with her fight to help mothers and children who need closure.

From TheJournal.ie Police call for calm as threat issued to Belfast schools Northern Ireland

Police call for calm as threat issued to Belfast schools

A man claiming to represent the Red Hand Defenders issued the threat, according to the Irish News.

From TheJournal.ie Third in line: Here's the new line of succession to the British throne Monarchy

Third in line: Here's the new line of succession to the British throne

Prince William’s baby son follows him in the order, overtaking William’s younger brother Prince Harry at third in line to the throne.

From TheJournal.ie Pope urges Irish Catholics to 'recognise the inestimable value of all human life' Pope Francis

Pope urges Irish Catholics to 'recognise the inestimable value of all human life'

The Pope was speaking ahead of the Catholic Church’s annual ‘Day For Life’.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Though the Good Friday Agreement brought peace, we should never forget the past Opinion

Column: Though the Good Friday Agreement brought peace, we should never forget the past

On this date 15 years ago, the Good Friday Agreement was signed. While we have come along way, we shouldn’t take the peace we have for granted, writes Ben English.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Pope Benedict saw sense by retiring early, John Paul II should have too Opinion

Column: Pope Benedict saw sense by retiring early, John Paul II should have too

We need a pope that will listen to the wider church and wider world, writes Fr Seamus Ahearne, who reflects on the previous two popes’ achievements and failures.

From TheJournal.ie 'Liberal' priest will defy Vatican attempts to 'silence' him Catholic Church

'Liberal' priest will defy Vatican attempts to 'silence' him

Fr Tony Flannery has come under pressure from the Vatican to recant his views on women becoming priests and the system of selecting bishops being overhauled.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix... now with added ballerinas on the Grand Canal Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added ballerinas on the Grand Canal

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix... now with added Christopher Walken Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added Christopher Walken

Here’s the things we learned, shared and loved today.

From TheJournal.ie Germany's Catholics told to pay church tax or no sacraments Catholic Church

Germany's Catholics told to pay church tax or no sacraments

Anyone who does not pay between eight and 10 per cent of income tax to the church will no longer be able to receive sacraments or become a godparent.

From TheJournal.ie Eucharistic Congress: Here's why people are attending Vox Pop

Eucharistic Congress: Here's why people are attending

The arrival of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress comes at a time when the Catholic Church in Ireland is in turmoil. TheJournal.ie spoke to some of the pilgrims on why they are attending.

Column: Cardinal Rules - on hairdryers, Big Ben Dunne and the Titanic 'industry'

This week, the (not) primate of All Ireland recalls the terrible events after Ardfillan won the county final: ““The whole team went into the dressing room, roaring and shouting like apes. Then they put on all the hair dryers…”

From TheJournal.ie Three quarters of Catholics say Church teachings on sexuality are irrelevant Religion

Three quarters of Catholics say Church teachings on sexuality are irrelevant

The survey of Irish Catholics found 87 per cent are in favour of priests being allowed marry and 77 per cent support women becoming priests.

Wikifail: Vatican uses Wikipedia for profiles of new cardinals

A spokesman later clarified that the biographies that had been sent to journalists were unofficial and had been issued in haste.

From TheJournal.ie Artist says SHE'S offended by UCC blasphemy controversy Alma Lopez

Artist says SHE'S offended by UCC blasphemy controversy

Alma Lopez, the artist whose work Our Lady prompted protests at University College Cork last week, has called on Irish people to protect their right to freedom of speech and called the blasphemy laws ‘ridiculous’.

From TheJournal.ie A holy mess: Bishop and TD weigh on on controversial UCC exhibit Controversy This post contains a poll

A holy mess: Bishop and TD weigh on on controversial UCC exhibit

The exhibition features a bikini-clad Virgin Mary in a “provocative” pose. It’s part of a conference organised by the Mexican Studies Centre.