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From TheJournal.ie Column: 'At aged 48, I found out I was adopted. When I found my mother, it was too late' Search

Column: 'At aged 48, I found out I was adopted. When I found my mother, it was too late'

It took Harry Foley 20 years to find his brother and sisters in Ireland. He said the State need to take hold of the situation and apologise.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Before you launch into the last day of the week, here’s everything you need to know.

From TheJournal.ie Cardinal Seán Brady has offered to resign as Primate of All Ireland Catholic Church

Cardinal Seán Brady has offered to resign as Primate of All Ireland

The offer of resignation, in line with Canon Law, must be approved by the Pope.

From TheJournal.ie Number of maternity homes a difficulty for mother and baby inquiry Investigation

Number of maternity homes a difficulty for mother and baby inquiry

The Commission have been asked to include a wide range of institutions within their scope of their inquiry.

From TheJournal.ie Church that tells people to drink "miracle solution" to remove cancer coming to Dublin Miracle Cure

Church that tells people to drink "miracle solution" to remove cancer coming to Dublin

The Genesis II Church says that the seminar is a “water purification event”.

From TheJournal.ie Crosses, statues and pews damaged in church attack Down

Crosses, statues and pews damaged in church attack

The windscreen of a nearby car was also smashed.

From TheJournal.ie Martin: 'Crisis of the sexual abuse of children in the church not a chapter of the past' Healing

Martin: 'Crisis of the sexual abuse of children in the church not a chapter of the past'

The Archbishop said that the Catholic Church must “do more” to help victims of abuse.

From TheJournal.ie The Protestant orphanage where children were whipped, beaten --- and everyone had the same name Westbank

The Protestant orphanage where children were whipped, beaten --- and everyone had the same name

Survivors are calling for the Westbank home, in Greystones, Co Wicklow, to be included in the wide-ranging inquiry tasked with investigating the State’s network of mother-and-baby homes.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds attend vigil in remembrance of those who died in mother and baby homes In Memory

Hundreds attend vigil in remembrance of those who died in mother and baby homes

Crowds marched from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to the gates of the Dáil last night.

From TheJournal.ie The world is talking about Tuam's 800 dead babies 800 Babies

The world is talking about Tuam's 800 dead babies

Even if the Government hasn’t yet.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Archdiocese commended for 'exemplar' child abuse allegation reporting system Child Safety

Dublin Archdiocese commended for 'exemplar' child abuse allegation reporting system

The latest review commends the roles of Priest Support Co-ordinator and Priest Delegate – both roles being unique to the Dublin Diocese.

Dubliner goes to mass for the first time and live-tweets the whole thing

He’s sorely disappointed with the buffet.

Couple arrested for having sex on church lawn during wedding ceremony

They had to be pulled apart by police.

From TheJournal.ie Bags of €16,000 in punts found behind statue in Cork church Holy Donation

Bags of €16,000 in punts found behind statue in Cork church

Two members of the parish staff found the donation when cleaning.

From TheJournal.ie School students could start late or finish early instead of going to religion classes Primary School

School students could start late or finish early instead of going to religion classes

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn also said he was disappointed in the lack of “genuinely inclusive schools”.

From TheJournal.ie Give up 'yer auld sins: Shoppers targeted with with pre-Easter 'confession blitz' Bless Me Father

Give up 'yer auld sins: Shoppers targeted with with pre-Easter 'confession blitz'

Churches around Dublin city centre are opening for over eight hours today. Catholics are being urged to come along, even if its been decades since their last confession.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis personally asks for forgiveness for child sex abuse by priests Apology

Pope Francis personally asks for forgiveness for child sex abuse by priests

He said he would not take one step back in regards to how abusers are dealt with and the sanctions that must be imposed.

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 The42 'Ireland don't need mad aggressive heads to beat France,' says cool, calm Cian Healy Church

'Ireland don't need mad aggressive heads to beat France,' says cool, calm Cian Healy

The prop embodies Ireland’s sense of easy confidence before a traditionally nervy Test.

From TheJournal.ie Complaint over "unfair" Liveline funeral mass discussion upheld Bai

Complaint over "unfair" Liveline funeral mass discussion upheld

The complaint centred on a discussion about sympathies being given at funeral masses in Co Meath.

From TheJournal.ie Want to buy a Dublin church? It's yours for a mere €575k Heaven Cents

Want to buy a Dublin church? It's yours for a mere €575k

Because who wouldn’t like the freedom to run around a church by themselves, right?

From TheJournal.ie Belgium set to extend euthanasia law to cover children Mercy Killing

Belgium set to extend euthanasia law to cover children

A bill allowing euthanasia for minors facing “unbearable physical suffering” will be voted on by lawmakers tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie 'No plans' to remove the devil from Church of Ireland baptisms, following CofE lead Casting Out Sin

'No plans' to remove the devil from Church of Ireland baptisms, following CofE lead

New language for baptism services is being road-tested in English parishes in a bid to make the text used more accessible.

From TheJournal.ie McAleese: Catholic Church 'in denial over homosexuality for decades' Church

McAleese: Catholic Church 'in denial over homosexuality for decades'

Her comments were welcomed by liberal Redemptorist priest Fr Tony Flannery.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s been talking about the memorial service for ‘Madiba’, new Church abuse reports and budget overruns at the HSE…

From TheJournal.ie Abuse victims' group has "serious concerns" over safeguarding review Catholic Church

Abuse victims' group has "serious concerns" over safeguarding review

One in Four says that the legalistic nature of the Christian Brothers’ response to allegations of child sex abuse is in keeping with their clients’ experiences.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Catholic Church child welfare watchdog to publish audit results today Child Safety

Catholic Church child welfare watchdog to publish audit results today

The largest audit of Church bodies to date will be published today, with Christian Brothers particularly under the microscope.

From TheJournal.ie New graveyard rules ban food, drink and 'inappropriate' headstones A Grave Matter

New graveyard rules ban food, drink and 'inappropriate' headstones

The parish priest in Buncrana will have final approval on headstones and there are strict guidelines for flowers and plants.

From The42 Healy feeling the heat as McGrath's star rises Church

Healy feeling the heat as McGrath's star rises

The 26-year-old has never faced as serious a threat to his spot on the loosehead side of Ireland’s scrum.

20 things that always happened at Mass

If you were dragged to Mass on a weekly basis these things will sound familiar.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish Council of Churches says blasphemy reference in Constitution is 'largely obsolete' Blasphemy

The Irish Council of Churches says blasphemy reference in Constitution is 'largely obsolete'

They said the blasphemy reference has been used to justify violence and oppression against minorities in other parts of the world.

Catholic pamphlets from 1920s-50s advised on marriage, swearing and becoming a nun

A large exhibition of early 20th century publications are going on display in Dublin.

American church looks like a phallus on Google Maps

Spare a thought for the Christian Scientists of Dixon, Illinois.

From The42 'I knew Martin Moore was going to have an impact' - Cian Healy Church

'I knew Martin Moore was going to have an impact' - Cian Healy

The Ireland international claims to be unsurprised by his 22-year-old teammate’s development.

From TheJournal.ie FG TD who was told not to help with communion insists he's 'very much pro-life' Catholic Church

FG TD who was told not to help with communion insists he's 'very much pro-life'

Derek Keating has been told not to fulfil his duties as a minister of the Eucharist at St Mary’s Parish in Lucan in the wake of his support for the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill last July.

From TheJournal.ie Meet the first woman to be appointed a Church of Ireland bishop Church Of Ireland

Meet the first woman to be appointed a Church of Ireland bishop

Rev Pat Storey will take over as Bishop of Meath and Kildare.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Sensible careers are all well and good – but I want the adventure of a religious life Opinion

Column: Sensible careers are all well and good – but I want the adventure of a religious life

Dominican novice Conor McDonough explains why he left behind his fledging teaching career in favour of the “radical” option of a life of poverty, chastity, and obedience.