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US Catholic bishops advance effort that could deny Biden holy communion
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US Catholic bishops advance effort that could deny Biden holy communion

Jun 19th 2021, 10:11 AM 68,272 Views 123 Comments

Biden supports the landmark 1973 US Supreme Court decision affirming a woman’s right to an abortion.

'Significant' plans announced to move sacramental preparation away from schools
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'Significant' plans announced to move sacramental preparation away from schools

Dec 3rd 2019, 9:48 PM 31,036 Views 50 Comments

The sacraments are Baptism, Confession, First Communion, and Confirmation.

Parents spending over €900 on average for their child's Communion
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Parents spending over €900 on average for their child's Communion

Jun 24th 2019, 6:30 AM 12,694 Views 81 Comments

A quarter of children make over €800 on their Communion day.

Opinion: Are we ready to let go of the Catholic Church's rituals?
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Opinion: Are we ready to let go of the Catholic Church's rituals?

May 19th 2019, 8:30 PM 41,045 Views 232 Comments

Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, Marriage and Burial are now rites of passage but do we understand their theological foundations, writes Shane Dunphy.

'This is what it's all about': The communion wear pop-up shop demonstrating community spirit
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'This is what it's all about': The communion wear pop-up shop demonstrating community spirit

Mar 24th 2019, 9:00 PM 14,217 Views 7 Comments

The pop-up shop is based out of the Ballymun Child and Family Resource Centre and has been helping take the financial stress out of communion season.

Martin says refusing Fianna Fáil TD communion at mass was a 'very unchristian thing to do'
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Martin says refusing Fianna Fáil TD communion at mass was a 'very unchristian thing to do'

Feb 23rd 2019, 6:51 PM 44,542 Views 76 Comments

It was reported last month that Robert Troy was recently refused communion at a mass due to his position on abortion.

4,000 Eucharistic ministers who are 'steady on their feet' needed for Pope's Mass
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4,000 Eucharistic ministers who are 'steady on their feet' needed for Pope's Mass

Jul 27th 2018, 6:05 AM 19,894 Views 56 Comments

Pope Francis is set to celebrate Mass at the Phoenix Park next month.

Man whose dangerous driving caused death of woman (70) allowed to attend son's Communion
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Man whose dangerous driving caused death of woman (70) allowed to attend son's Communion

May 11th 2018, 1:35 PM 28,637 Views 37 Comments

The postman, who is visually impaired, can attend the event before starting his five-year jail term.

10 Communion traditions that children of the future will be happy to miss out on
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10 Communion traditions that children of the future will be happy to miss out on

Oct 8th 2017, 9:30 PM 9,655 Views 4 Comments

They’ll never have to deal with getting Alive-O songs stuck in their head.

Concern from Catholics, but gluten-free communion host IS available in Ireland
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Concern from Catholics, but gluten-free communion host IS available in Ireland

Jul 13th 2017, 6:09 AM 14,200 Views 63 Comments

A new statement from the Vatican had some people confused.

Archbishop says Church stubbornly reluctant to let go of the control of schools
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Archbishop says Church stubbornly reluctant to let go of the control of schools

Jul 10th 2017, 9:03 AM 19,449 Views 156 Comments

Diarmuid Martin has raised concerns about growing hostilities between the Church and State.

€570 is the average amount an Irish child gets for Communion (but some kids get over a grand)
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€570 is the average amount an Irish child gets for Communion (but some kids get over a grand)

Jun 26th 2017, 7:00 AM 10,836 Views 62 Comments

This story may make you cross.

Chalice given back to Spike Island after 134 years in Dublin
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Chalice given back to Spike Island after 134 years in Dublin

May 15th 2017, 8:16 PM 13,916 Views 31 Comments

When the island ceased to be a prison in June 1883 the chalice was taken to Mountjoy Prison.

This 10-year-old boy decided to buy a cow with his communion money
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This 10-year-old boy decided to buy a cow with his communion money

May 13th 2017, 3:34 PM 63,555 Views 60 Comments

Ewan Hanny has wanted to be a farmer all his life.

This lad from Swords expertly trolled his sister by recreating her Communion outfit for Halloween
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This lad from Swords expertly trolled his sister by recreating her Communion outfit for Halloween

Oct 30th 2016, 8:59 AM 12,055 Views 1 Comment

And he looked GOOD.

Boy who hit his eye in shop and missed First Communion photos awarded €11,000
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Boy who hit his eye in shop and missed First Communion photos awarded €11,000

Jun 2nd 2016, 6:04 AM 22,173 Views 44 Comments

His mother was given €200 to arrange new photos.

This 'non-First Holy Communion' card from an Irish granny is just wonderful
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This 'non-First Holy Communion' card from an Irish granny is just wonderful

May 31st 2016, 11:34 AM 11,549 Views 5 Comments

“We hope you both had a great day celebrating not getting your Communion.”

This Communion card from Marks & Spencer is a little TOO real
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This Communion card from Marks & Spencer is a little TOO real

May 22nd 2016, 2:00 PM 16,722 Views 7 Comments

Bit on the nose there, lads.

This Irish film about an 8-year-old atheist girl is winning lots of awards
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This Irish film about an 8-year-old atheist girl is winning lots of awards

Dec 29th 2015, 2:11 PM 120,780 Views 243 Comments

The short film is going to be shown on TG4 tonight.

Catholic bishops have a new view on allowing divorced people receive communion
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Catholic bishops have a new view on allowing divorced people receive communion

Oct 25th 2015, 11:15 AM 19,114 Views 104 Comments

Their view on gay marriage, however, remains unchanged.

Here is how much kids made from their Communions this year
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Here is how much kids made from their Communions this year

Jun 15th 2015, 1:26 PM 16,525 Views 84 Comments

The figure has actually dropped since 2014.

Poll: Should parents be allowed take photos during Communion ceremonies?
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Poll: Should parents be allowed take photos during Communion ceremonies?

May 2nd 2015, 9:41 AM 22,177 Views 166 Comments

Priests have been advising parents against the practice, due to concerns about child protection.

8 awkward moments you'll always have at mass
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8 awkward moments you'll always have at mass

Apr 5th 2015, 1:00 PM 12,704 Views 7 Comments

So much potential.

This soup kitchen wants to make Communion easier for struggling families
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This soup kitchen wants to make Communion easier for struggling families

Feb 24th 2015, 6:01 PM 12,467 Views 42 Comments

Cork Penny Dinners is giving away all the gear for free.

Young GAA stars can't part with their hurleys on Communion day
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Young GAA stars can't part with their hurleys on Communion day

May 19th 2014, 2:21 PM 6,370 Views 1 Comment

Mind those dresses though.

Opinion: First Holy Communion etiquette for sensible spenders
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Opinion: First Holy Communion etiquette for sensible spenders

May 17th 2014, 12:00 PM 693 Views 44 Comments

Let me warn you now about those who may try to get you spending against your will – and help you to defend yourself.

Apache Pizza in Cork are doing Communion buffets
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Apache Pizza in Cork are doing Communion buffets

May 13th 2014, 2:15 PM 2,871 Views 3 Comments

The little pups these days don’t know they’re born.

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

Oct 14th 2013, 11:29 AM 8,603 Views 110 Comments

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.

Parents vote to keep Communion date despite clash with One Direction gig
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Parents vote to keep Communion date despite clash with One Direction gig

Oct 10th 2013, 1:54 PM 15,763 Views 116 Comments

The communion at Gaelscoil an Ráithín is on the same day as the boy band’s concert in Dublin which some of the children have tickets to.

TDs who feel discouraged from seeking Communion 'should speak to their priest'
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TDs who feel discouraged from seeking Communion 'should speak to their priest'

Sep 9th 2013, 11:38 AM 10,031 Views 117 Comments

A spokesperson for the Catholic Church was responding to a report at the weekend that TDs were being warned off seeking Communion by their priests.

Is €713 too much to spend on a Communion? Most parents don't think so
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Is €713 too much to spend on a Communion? Most parents don't think so

Jun 11th 2013, 11:22 AM 9,816 Views 65 Comments

The survey found that parents are spending less on the party, but more on their own outfits.

14 things you'll see at an Irish first communion
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14 things you'll see at an Irish first communion

Jun 2nd 2013, 8:15 PM 50,538 Views 129 Comments

From cocktail sausages to a good rosette.

Here is the week's news... skewed
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Here is the week's news... skewed

Apr 13th 2013, 10:00 AM 4,493 Views 8 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: How Ireland has some of the fittest fat kids in the world and why the axing of Communion grants is ‘worse than the famine’.

Government criticised for scrapping Communion and Confirmation grants
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Government criticised for scrapping Communion and Confirmation grants

Apr 11th 2013, 7:30 PM 18,076 Views 184 Comments

The Department of Social Protection confirmed it was scrapping grants which covered the costs of religious sacraments.

Average welfare payments for religious ceremonies halved in 2012
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Average welfare payments for religious ceremonies halved in 2012

Mar 6th 2013, 4:22 PM 11,403 Views 101 Comments

Joan Burton reveals that the average welfare payment for religious ceremony clothing went from €245 to €120.

Rubberbandits ask: "Are communion wafers haunted by the ghost of Christ?"
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Rubberbandits ask: "Are communion wafers haunted by the ghost of Christ?"

Oct 25th 2012, 11:48 AM 9,958 Views 91 Comments

They’re trying to find the truth as part of Science Week 2012.

The Evening Fix...now with added gecko tongue
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The Evening Fix...now with added gecko tongue

Oct 1st 2012, 7:43 PM 6,739 Views 0 Comments

The things we learned, loved and shared today.

Prime numbers: the week in stats
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Prime numbers: the week in stats

Feb 4th 2012, 7:38 PM 2,758 Views 0 Comments

Opinion polls, lucky punts, expenses, unemployment and more – our numerical guide to the last 604,800 seconds in Ireland.

Gilmore: Communion allowance cut to stop 'lavish' spending
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Gilmore: Communion allowance cut to stop 'lavish' spending

Feb 2nd 2012, 11:56 AM 11,639 Views 131 Comments

The government spent €3.4 million on communion and confirmation allowances to people who needed help last year – but has announced plans limiting the payment to €110.

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