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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.

From TheJournal.ie The head of the CIA is bringing this piece of Kilteevan turf back to the White House The Gathering

The head of the CIA is bringing this piece of Kilteevan turf back to the White House

John Brennan attended an event at the church his Irish father was baptised in, in the small Roscommon village on Friday night.

Westboro Baptist protest destroyed... by Ke$ha's backing dancers Dance Off This post contains videos

Westboro Baptist protest destroyed... by Ke$ha's backing dancers

This is a wonderful thing.

Church + Street Fighter II = Excellence

90s video games make everything better.

From TheJournal.ie Appeal to help find six stolen, rare paintings from Galway church Stolen Paintings This post contains images

Appeal to help find six stolen, rare paintings from Galway church

The six stations of the cross were taken on Saturday, 22 June from St Peter and Paul’s Church, Kiltullagh in Athenry.

From TheJournal.ie Magdalene survivors call on Catholics to boycott mass this weekend Protest

Magdalene survivors call on Catholics to boycott mass this weekend

A group representing survivors of the Magdalene laundries has asked people to withhold donations to their local Catholic church this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie 13 scientifically proven ways to be a happier person Pursuit Of Happiness

13 scientifically proven ways to be a happier person

From setting goals to simply exposing yourself to the colour blue, science says these things will improve your outlook on life.

From TheJournal.ie Magdalene survivor group ‘not happy at all’ with redress package Magdalenes

Magdalene survivor group ‘not happy at all’ with redress package

Members of the group Magdalene Survivors Together have demanded the religious orders which operated the laundry system be held responsible for the abuse that went on inside them.

From TheJournal.ie Priceless paintings stolen in broad daylight from Galway church Stolen Paintings

Priceless paintings stolen in broad daylight from Galway church

The paintings were by well-known Dublin artist, Evie Hone who was renowned painter work and stain-glass artist.

From TheJournal.ie Petition wants Minister to fire Eddie Shaw for giving pro-life leaflets to kids Eddie Shaw

Petition wants Minister to fire Eddie Shaw for giving pro-life leaflets to kids

The chairman of the school board distributed leaflets to children as young as five to promote a ‘Vigil for Life’ rally in Dublin on 8 June.

From TheJournal.ie Farmer finds stolen priceless, medieval window frame dumped in Leitrim lake Artefact Found

Farmer finds stolen priceless, medieval window frame dumped in Leitrim lake

Dry, green moss on the 600-year-old frame suggests it had been stored in a dry location for some time and had only been dumped recently.

From TheJournal.ie Dean Fitzpatrick funeral: 'He was a young man with so much life ahead of him' Dean Fitzpatrick

Dean Fitzpatrick funeral: 'He was a young man with so much life ahead of him'

The 23-year-old died in hospital after sustaining stab wounds at a house in Dublin last month.

From TheJournal.ie Modern churches aren't up to scratch, says Vatican museum chief Out With The Old

Modern churches aren't up to scratch, says Vatican museum chief

The Vatican official said that modern churches are missing the beauty and functionality of older churches.

From The42 Business time: Healy happy to have 'worst kept secret' out in the open Church

Business time: Healy happy to have 'worst kept secret' out in the open

The prop wasn’t fazed by Matt O’Connor’s appointment, though it may lead to a rethink on his best position.

The 14 signs that you're at an Irish wedding

Is that Galway Girl? LET’S DANCE!

From TheJournal.ie Minister: 'It is a disgrace there are so few women in politics' Frances Fitzgerald

Minister: 'It is a disgrace there are so few women in politics'

Frances Fitzgerald told TheJournal.ie that we live in an “unfinished democracy”. She also has concerns about the Dáil’s reform agenda if the Seanad is abolished.

Girl dressed as 'Naked Pope' angers Catholic diocese

The student reportedly shaved her pubic hair into the shape of a cross while handing out condoms.

7-year-old boy steals car to get out of church Mass Effect This post contains videos

7-year-old boy steals car to get out of church

He got chased by the police and everything.

From TheJournal.ie 'Significant developments' in child safeguarding in Diocese of Ferns Report

'Significant developments' in child safeguarding in Diocese of Ferns

The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church of Ireland has undertaken a comprehensive review of safeguarding practice in church authorities across Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie "Against all the odds, I survived": Bethany Home survivors tell their stories Bethany Home

"Against all the odds, I survived": Bethany Home survivors tell their stories

Two men who spent time in the Bethany Home as children spoke to TheJournal.ie about the neglect they say they experienced there.

From TheJournal.ie Pope urges Church to 'act with determination in cases of sexual abuse' Catholic Church

Pope urges Church to 'act with determination in cases of sexual abuse'

The Vatican continues to receive around 600 claims against abusive priests ever year. Today’s comments from Pope Francis were his first on the clerical sex abuse scandal since succeeding Pope Benedict last month.

From The42 With Cian Healy's jeep out of action, here are 7 possible alternatives Church
From TheJournal.ie Catholic cardinal admits 'sexual conduct fell below standards' Catholic Church

Catholic cardinal admits 'sexual conduct fell below standards'

Cardinal Keith O’Brien, who resigned as Britain’s most senior Catholic cleric last week, has now admitted the allegations that were made against them having initially denied them.

From TheJournal.ie Explosive device found outside Catholic church in Belfast Belfast

Explosive device found outside Catholic church in Belfast

Police said the device was small and crude but was still viable.

From TheJournal.ie Britain's top Catholic in 'inappropriate acts' row: report Cardinal

Britain's top Catholic in 'inappropriate acts' row: report

Cardinal Keith O’Brien is due to vote on Pope Benedict XVI’s successor.

From The42 Here's your 'ah, they're all it now' pic of the day Copycat

Here's your 'ah, they're all it now' pic of the day

Simon Zebo has a lot to answer for.

From TheJournal.ie Protest at Papal Nunciature over treatment of Fr Tony Flannery Catholic Church This post contains images

Protest at Papal Nunciature over treatment of Fr Tony Flannery

About 120 people have attended a demonstration calling for fair treatment for the Redemptorist priest.

From TheJournal.ie Investigation into fire at St Maur's church, Rush Dublin

Investigation into fire at St Maur's church, Rush

Gardaí are to investigate the cause of the fire, which broke out early this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Fr Flannery 'couldn't look in the mirror' if he signed Church statement Catholic Church

Fr Flannery 'couldn't look in the mirror' if he signed Church statement

Fr Tony Flannery said that though some people say if he doesn’t accept the rules he should go, it is “not the image of the Church” that he grew up in.

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

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Survey begins asking parents who should run primary schools Patronage

Survey begins asking parents who should run primary schools

Ruairí Quinn said the survey is a historic opportunity to parents say whether schools should be denominational, multi-denominational, all-Irish or something else.

From TheJournal.ie Shane McEntee laid to rest in Co Meath Shane McEntee

Shane McEntee laid to rest in Co Meath

Thousands attended the funeral for the late Minister of State, where Taoiseach Enda Kenny was to make a graveside oration.

From TheJournal.ie Police investigate suspicious fire in Belfast church Investigation

Police investigate suspicious fire in Belfast church

The PSNI said that the fire was discovered at around 3.40am in a boiler house in the church.

From TheJournal.ie St Patrick's Church in Wicklow damaged by fire Wicklow Fire

St Patrick's Church in Wicklow damaged by fire

A woman in her 40s is assisting Gardaí with their investigation.

Here's what 2 tonnes of pigeon poo looks like...

Thirty years worth of pigeon poo collected in a Swedish church tower.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you practise your religion? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you practise your religion?

Be it private prayer or formal services, do you practise your religion if you have one?

From TheJournal.ie Newspaper ad from 1838 lays bare how society viewed those in Magdalene Laundries Sign Of The Times

Newspaper ad from 1838 lays bare how society viewed those in Magdalene Laundries

In announcing a “charity sermon,” it speaks of “numberless unhappy females whom it has reclaimed from vice by religious and moral instructions”.

From The42 Here's Your 'Cian Healy As You've Never Seen Him Before' Picture of the Day Destiny's Church

Here's Your 'Cian Healy As You've Never Seen Him Before' Picture of the Day

I feel confused and somewhat scared.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you go to Mass? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you go to Mass?

Do you go to church or attend another religious service? Let us know…