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From TheJournal.ie Presbyterian Church in Ireland votes against allowing gay couples to be full members Northern Ireland

Presbyterian Church in Ireland votes against allowing gay couples to be full members

The policy also prevents the children of same-sex couples from being baptised in the church.

From TheJournal.ie Archbishop says he is 'deeply saddened' by referendum result Catholic Church

Archbishop says he is 'deeply saddened' by referendum result

Eamon Martin, the leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, has thanked “courageous” pro-life campaigners.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless man who told parish priest that he would 'cut his throat' sentenced to 3 months Ennis District Court

Homeless man who told parish priest that he would 'cut his throat' sentenced to 3 months

In a statement to gardaí on the assault, Fr Hogan said he was fearful for his safety.

From TheJournal.ie Woman (80s) found dead on grounds of church in Co Louth Blackrock

Woman (80s) found dead on grounds of church in Co Louth

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

From TheJournal.ie 'There's a lot of talk about us. And we get it': Church of Scientology launches TV channel Scientology
From TheJournal.ie Vast majority of people agree that Catholic Church is 'empire of misogyny' Mary McAleese This post contains videos

Vast majority of people agree that Catholic Church is 'empire of misogyny'

Over 1,000 adults were polled about Mary McAleese’s comments.

From TheJournal.ie Diarmuid Martin says Mary McAleese's criticism of the Church was 'brutally stark' Empire Of Misogyny

Diarmuid Martin says Mary McAleese's criticism of the Church was 'brutally stark'

The former president has called on Pope Francis to address gender inequality in the Catholic Church.

From TheJournal.ie Mary McAleese says it's 'pure codology' that women can't become priests Misogyny This post contains videos

Mary McAleese says it's 'pure codology' that women can't become priests

The former president also called the Catholic Church an “empire of misogyny”.

From TheJournal.ie No cash? No problem - This Paris church now takes bank cards Catholic Church

No cash? No problem - This Paris church now takes bank cards

Starting today, worshippers at Saint-François de Molitor church can use their debit or credit cards to donate.

From TheJournal.ie Australian child abuse report finds years of 'serious failings' in its institutions Abuse Report

Australian child abuse report finds years of 'serious failings' in its institutions

In total, more than 4,000 institutions were accused of abuse.

From The42 'The papers were signed to retire': After near career-ending neck injury, Cian Healy is thriving again Don't Give Up

'The papers were signed to retire': After near career-ending neck injury, Cian Healy is thriving again

The loosehead refused to drift away from his career without a fight. Now he’s determined to hit new heights.

Leaner, lighter, faster, keener Healy reaching 'for new heights' in number 1 jersey

The loosehead decided to shed kilos and increase his agility after a successful summer tour.

From TheJournal.ie 26 people, aged between 5 and 72, killed in church shooting in Texas Sutherland Springs

26 people, aged between 5 and 72, killed in church shooting in Texas

The gunman, a young white male, is also dead.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ireland is well placed to respond to the needs of migrants and refugees' Opinion

'Ireland is well placed to respond to the needs of migrants and refugees'

The Catholic Church wants to play a part in welcoming refugees here, Bishop Kevin Doran writes.

From TheJournal.ie Bishops have 'constructive' meeting with Varadkar and ministers Church And State

Bishops have 'constructive' meeting with Varadkar and ministers

The agenda for the meeting included the Eighth Amendment and the possibility of a visit to Ireland by Pope Francis.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's insidious behaviour': Limerick church vandalised for a third time in two weeks Holy Rosary Church

'It's insidious behaviour': Limerick church vandalised for a third time in two weeks

The Church of Our Lady of the Rosary has had its windows broken and lead flashing removed from the building.

From TheJournal.ie Romanian bishop quits over sex video Corneliu Barladeanu

Romanian bishop quits over sex video

This is the second sex scandal to rock the Church this year.

From TheJournal.ie 'It happened in the middle of mass': 12 killed and 50 injured by falling tree at religious Portuguese festival Madeira

'It happened in the middle of mass': 12 killed and 50 injured by falling tree at religious Portuguese festival

A 200-year-old oak tree fell on people gathered outside a church.

From TheJournal.ie Keeping the dying art of ringing church bells alive in Ireland The Bells

Keeping the dying art of ringing church bells alive in Ireland

Step inside a bell ringing class at Christ Church Taney.

From TheJournal.ie Thief who stole €500 from Dublin church left bike with his name on it at scene Dublin

Thief who stole €500 from Dublin church left bike with his name on it at scene

Justin Murray pleaded guilty to taking the money from the Ballymun church.

From TheJournal.ie 'The priests are all old men now, and so are we': Heartbreak at Limerick's last male-only Mass The Last Supper

'The priests are all old men now, and so are we': Heartbreak at Limerick's last male-only Mass

Members are disappointed that there was no vote before the decision was made to end the 150-year-old service.

From TheJournal.ie Limerick community petitioning to stop their beloved parish priest's move to Dublin Keep Our Hero

Limerick community petitioning to stop their beloved parish priest's move to Dublin

Fr Chris O’Donnell is moving to Dublin to write a children’s textbook.

From The42 'I wasn't complaining' - Cian Healy on Andrew Porter's switch to tighthead Church

'I wasn't complaining' - Cian Healy on Andrew Porter's switch to tighthead

The Ireland international is keen for lots of gametime over the coming weeks.

From TheJournal.ie 'Neutrality and pluralism are not particularly good reasons for taking God out of our Constitution' Opinion

'Neutrality and pluralism are not particularly good reasons for taking God out of our Constitution'

There are certainly very strong philosophical reasons for accepting at least the existence of God, writes Dr Thomas Finegan.

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 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 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 Vatican celebrates big bang theory to dispel 'science conflict' George Lemaitre

Vatican celebrates big bang theory to dispel 'science conflict'

The head of the Vatican Observatory said people can believe in both God and the big bang theory.

From TheJournal.ie First openly lesbian bishop in US Methodist Church may lose her job Disciplinary Action

First openly lesbian bishop in US Methodist Church may lose her job

Bishop Karen Oliveto’s civil marriage to another woman violates church law that bars clergy who are “self-avowed practicing homosexuals”.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Up to €8,000 stolen from Trocaire boxes in Clare church Donations

Up to €8,000 stolen from Trocaire boxes in Clare church

The thieves broke into a safe before escaping with the cash.

From TheJournal.ie Longford community 'devastated' by theft of tabernacle from church Easter Sunday

Longford community 'devastated' by theft of tabernacle from church

The discovery was made yesterday morning by a local priest when he arrived to prepare for Easter mass.

From TheJournal.ie State of emergency declared as Egypt is warned of 'long and painful' war against jihadists Double Bombing

State of emergency declared as Egypt is warned of 'long and painful' war against jihadists

At least 44 people were killed in two church bombings yesterday.

From The42 'Hotels for seven weeks' and straight back to the grindstone for Cian Healy Decompress

'Hotels for seven weeks' and straight back to the grindstone for Cian Healy

The loosehead had hoped for more than his minutes in the Six Nations, but the next challenge is coming too quickly to look back.

From TheJournal.ie Eamonn Casey 'did much good' but revelations about son were 'profoundly upsetting for Church' Homily

Eamonn Casey 'did much good' but revelations about son were 'profoundly upsetting for Church'

President Michael D Higgins was among the mourners at the funeral today.

From TheJournal.ie 'He made mistakes but never resorted to self-pity': Tributes paid at Eamonn Casey's removal Galway

'He made mistakes but never resorted to self-pity': Tributes paid at Eamonn Casey's removal

The former bishop will be laid to rest tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Most people agree with the Angelus being broadcast on TV and radio Religion

Most people agree with the Angelus being broadcast on TV and radio

Six in 10 people are happy with things as they are.

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins leads wealth of tributes to 'pioneering' bishop Eamonn Casey Catholic Church

President Higgins leads wealth of tributes to 'pioneering' bishop Eamonn Casey

Casey died today after a long illness.

From TheJournal.ie Controversial bishop Eamonn Casey has died aged 89 Casey

Controversial bishop Eamonn Casey has died aged 89

He resigned as Bishop of Galway in 1992.

From TheJournal.ie Pressure mounts on Church to 'pay up' on sexual abuse redress as Taoiseach says 'get on with it' Money Due

Pressure mounts on Church to 'pay up' on sexual abuse redress as Taoiseach says 'get on with it'

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the Church needs to reflect on the commitment it made in 2002.