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'I have heard voices of sorrow and loss': Pope Francis leaves Iraq after historic trip
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'I have heard voices of sorrow and loss': Pope Francis leaves Iraq after historic trip

Mar 8th 2021, 9:41 AM 8,183 Views 7 Comments

During the first ever papal trip to Iraq, the Pope called for an end to violence and extremism.

'We didn't want to shout it from the rooftops' - Folau's unveiling at French club reportedly cancelled
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'We didn't want to shout it from the rooftops' - Folau's unveiling at French club reportedly cancelled

Feb 4th 2020, 1:44 PM 9,248 Views 7 Comments

The controversial ex-Wallabies star has linked up with rugby league outfit, the Catalans Dragons.

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 15,752 Views 28 Comments

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

Calls for churches to turn 'blood red' to highlight Christian bloodshed and persecution
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Calls for churches to turn 'blood red' to highlight Christian bloodshed and persecution

Nov 16th 2018, 6:15 AM 17,632 Views 93 Comments

On 28 November, some major landmarks around the world will light up “blood red” to raise awareness of the persecution of Christians.

Church urges followers to drop the Mormon name
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Church urges followers to drop the Mormon name

Aug 20th 2018, 9:58 PM 29,162 Views 63 Comments

Nelson, 93, said the decision on the proper terminology was revealed to him by God.

Tributes paid to influential US preacher Billy Graham who has died at age 99
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Tributes paid to influential US preacher Billy Graham who has died at age 99

Feb 21st 2018, 6:15 PM 24,642 Views 115 Comments

He was the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history.

Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin
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Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin

Apr 19th 2017, 8:52 AM 17,592 Views 87 Comments

Tim Farron’s comments have been criticised by some, but others have defended him.

Tomb of Jesus Christ completes €3.7 million renovation
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Tomb of Jesus Christ completes €3.7 million renovation

Mar 21st 2017, 9:16 PM 33,620 Views 98 Comments

The church contains the area where Jesus is believed to have been crucified.

16 things that would happen if the Nativity was set in modern-day Dublin
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16 things that would happen if the Nativity was set in modern-day Dublin

Dec 24th 2016, 1:00 PM 3,298 Views 0 Comments

What happened after Mary and Joseph locked eyes over a curry chip in Supermacs?

Vatican tells Catholics not to scatter ashes of the dead
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Vatican tells Catholics not to scatter ashes of the dead

Oct 25th 2016, 6:05 PM 34,875 Views 170 Comments

German cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Muller advised people today to store them in places approved by the Church.

Jewish extremists vandalise church where Virgin Mary is said to have died
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Jewish extremists vandalise church where Virgin Mary is said to have died

Jan 18th 2016, 8:42 AM 20,539 Views 121 Comments

The graffiti included threats of violence, messages degrading Jesus and a call for Christians to “go to hell”.

This guy is trolling Christmas itself with his controversial zombie nativity scene
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This guy is trolling Christmas itself with his controversial zombie nativity scene

Dec 20th 2015, 8:30 AM 14,687 Views 164 Comments

Step away from the manger.

Seven charged with murdering teenager in secretive church "confession" beating
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Seven charged with murdering teenager in secretive church "confession" beating

Nov 25th 2015, 8:40 PM 26,081 Views 30 Comments

19-year-old Lucas Leonard was trying to leave the “Word of Life” church in New York, when he was beaten to death over six hours.

WATCH: Obama sings 'Amazing Grace' at funeral for Charleston church leader
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WATCH: Obama sings 'Amazing Grace' at funeral for Charleston church leader

Jun 26th 2015, 9:02 PM 21,504 Views 57 Comments

He said the Charleston shooter was “blinded by hatred.”

We asked these people what they want from a revamped Angelus
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We asked these people what they want from a revamped Angelus

Jun 13th 2015, 10:43 PM 25,326 Views 204 Comments

TheJournal.ie finds out what people really think of the daily prayer.

Christians are leaving the faith in droves and the trend isn't slowing down
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Christians are leaving the faith in droves and the trend isn't slowing down

May 5th 2015, 5:55 AM 17,551 Views 65 Comments

If the current trends continue beyond 2050 then by the year 2070 the world’s population of Muslims would roughly equal that of Christians.

Parents sue over school yoga classes that 'promoted Hinduism over Christianity'
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Parents sue over school yoga classes that 'promoted Hinduism over Christianity'

Apr 6th 2015, 11:23 AM 18,686 Views 52 Comments

But a Californian court wasn’t having a bar of it.

Poll: Should companies be allowed to refuse service on religious grounds?
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Poll: Should companies be allowed to refuse service on religious grounds?

Mar 5th 2015, 10:28 PM 21,656 Views 204 Comments

An incident with a printers in Drogheda has everyone talking today.

Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan arrives safely in the US
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Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan arrives safely in the US

Aug 1st 2014, 1:39 PM 14,638 Views 59 Comments

Who doesn’t love a happy ending?

US Supreme Court divided but the right to pray at Government meetings stays
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US Supreme Court divided but the right to pray at Government meetings stays

May 5th 2014, 6:29 PM 7,214 Views 40 Comments

At issue were town meetings in Greece, New York, where clergy had been invited to offer a prayer, which in the last eight years had been exclusively Christian.

"Others cannot dictate to us": Uganda signs controversial anti-gay bill into law
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"Others cannot dictate to us": Uganda signs controversial anti-gay bill into law

Feb 24th 2014, 1:59 PM 10,807 Views 106 Comments

The news has been condemned by Amnesty International, which described it as a “step backwards”.

Column: What was the Christmas Star?
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Column: What was the Christmas Star?

Dec 25th 2013, 8:00 AM 46 Views 34 Comments

According to the Bible story, the Star of Bethlehem – or the Christmas Star – led the Three Wise men to the birth of Jesus 2,000 years ago. But was it an actual astronomic event?

Video blog: A brief history – Christmas, cheer, and commercialisation
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Video blog: A brief history – Christmas, cheer, and commercialisation

Dec 15th 2013, 12:00 PM 69 Views 2 Comments

What’s the true meaning of this holiday, again?

4 Irish sites to visit to get close to St Patrick mythology
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4 Irish sites to visit to get close to St Patrick mythology

Mar 16th 2013, 9:45 AM 17,712 Views 17 Comments

Follow in the footsteps of St Patrick this weekend… or at least to the places he’s reputed to have visited for special events.

Google launches Dead Sea Scrolls online library
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Google launches Dead Sea Scrolls online library

Dec 20th 2012, 9:58 AM 5,717 Views 8 Comments

Only five conservators worldwide are authorized to handle the Dead Sea Scrolls, but now, everyone can view them.

Christians most populous of world's religions: report
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Christians most populous of world's religions: report

Dec 18th 2012, 10:09 AM 4,792 Views 41 Comments

Christians are the world’s biggest religious group, numbering some 2.2 billion people.

Protests as Egyptian panel adopts draft constitution
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Protests as Egyptian panel adopts draft constitution

Nov 30th 2012, 7:50 AM 1,946 Views 1 Comment

Concerns have been raised about the content of the constitution and its potential restriction on freedom of expression.

Bishop criticises opening of Marie Stopes clinic offering abortion
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Bishop criticises opening of Marie Stopes clinic offering abortion

Oct 11th 2012, 10:22 PM 8,583 Views 140 Comments

Bishop of Down and Connor Noel Treanor said the clinic undermines the dignity of human life in society.

British Christians take religious dismissal cases to Strasbourg
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British Christians take religious dismissal cases to Strasbourg

Sep 4th 2012, 12:08 PM 4,555 Views 77 Comments

The four Christians all believe they were sacked because of their religious beliefs, but lost employment tribunals.

Eucharistic Congress will offer 'crash course in Christianity'
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Eucharistic Congress will offer 'crash course in Christianity'

Apr 11th 2012, 8:46 PM 2,937 Views 54 Comments

‘Alpha’ – described as a “parish tool for evangelisation” – will offer pilgrims and the public a chance to explore basic questions.

In full: Pope Benedict's Easter urbi et orbi address
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In full: Pope Benedict's Easter urbi et orbi address

Apr 8th 2012, 12:23 PM 1,936 Views 26 Comments

The full text of Pope Benedict’s Easter morning address the world’s Catholics, as delivered in Rome this morning.

Archbishop says Catholics should not fear 'bringing Jesus's message into the world'
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Archbishop says Catholics should not fear 'bringing Jesus's message into the world'

Apr 8th 2012, 7:30 AM 2,827 Views 113 Comments

In his Easter homily, the Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin says the Church in Ireland is enduring a process of “purification”.

In pictures: Easter ceremonies begin around the world
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In pictures: Easter ceremonies begin around the world

Apr 6th 2012, 2:45 PM 4,796 Views 56 Comments

Masks, processions, and real-life crucifixions…

Column: If you're not religious, why observe a Lenten sacrifice?
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Column: If you're not religious, why observe a Lenten sacrifice?

Feb 27th 2012, 7:30 AM 797 Views 44 Comments

As children, we used to try to get out of Lenten obligations – now we use them as if they are a second chance at New Year’s resolutions.

Column: Cardinal Rules - What NOT to do on your Lenten fast
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Column: Cardinal Rules - What NOT to do on your Lenten fast

Feb 24th 2012, 7:30 PM 44 Views 14 Comments

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland tracks his colleague’s ‘progress’ with his sponsored fast – including an awkward incident with a chocolate Swiss roll…

Poll: Do you subscribe to the idea of a Lenten sacrifice?
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Poll: Do you subscribe to the idea of a Lenten sacrifice?

Feb 22nd 2012, 8:00 AM 5,971 Views 64 Comments

Do you plan to “give up” some indulgence for Lent, for religious purposes or other reason? We’d like to know…

Europe is threatened by 'militant secularism' - British Cabinet minister
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Europe is threatened by 'militant secularism' - British Cabinet minister

Feb 14th 2012, 3:10 PM 2,874 Views 75 Comments

A Conservative minister said that some athiests have the same intolerant instincts as authoritarian regimes.

'Campaign for Conscience' lodges Supreme Court challenge to same-sex partnerships
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'Campaign for Conscience' lodges Supreme Court challenge to same-sex partnerships

Dec 5th 2011, 7:56 PM 8,034 Views 74 Comments

The Mayo-based group believes major parts of the Civil Partnership Act are in conflict with the Constitution and therefore illegal.

Christian hotel owners launch appeal to gay couple's court win
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Christian hotel owners launch appeal to gay couple's court win

Nov 9th 2011, 3:14 PM 1,117 Views 53 Comments

A devout Christian couple, who were forced to pay compensation to a gay couple who tried to stay in their B&B, launch an appeal.

'Prophet' says he is embarrassed he was wrong about apocalypse
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'Prophet' says he is embarrassed he was wrong about apocalypse

Nov 1st 2011, 12:16 PM 2,039 Views 31 Comments

Harold Camping predicted that the world would end on 21 October. Obviously, it didn’t – and he’s now a little bit embarrased.

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