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# Priest

Last year
# Marnie
The Irish international who quit to become a priest and anti-Apartheid protestor
Marnie Cunningham’s fascinating story is told in a new book called ‘Rugby’s Greatest Mavericks.’
# we vs i
Declaring thousands of baptisms in US invalid due to word error 'over the top', Irish priest says
Thousands of Catholics in the US and Brazil may have to be re-baptised because the priest in question said ‘we’ instead of ‘I’.
# Courts
Retired priest accused of assaulting boy over 50 years ago in High Court bid to halt trial
The judge adjourned the matter to a date in March.
All time
# France
Suspect in Nantes cathedral fire held over Catholic priest death
Father Olivier Maire, 60, was killed in the town of Saint-Laurent-sur-Sevre.
# lent advice
'Take cold ashes from the fire grate': Varying approaches to Ash Wednesday in dioceses and parishes around Ireland
Some dioceses are handing out little packets of ashes that can be used at home.
# Lyon
Priest shot outside Greek Orthodox church in Lyon, France
He is now in hospital with life-threatening injuries.
# High Court
New York-based priest on drugs charges may be able to give evidence in dispute over will, court told
Fr Michael O’Leary is not prohibited from coming to Ireland to give evidence in the will dispute.
# Listowel
Sister of former Finance Minister Michael Noonan among three women killed in Limerick crash
It is believed that some of the women who were killed were travelling to Listowel Writers’ Week in Kerry.
# Rome
Former trainee priest suing Irish Examiner and Echo
The man previously launched legal action against other newspapers including the Irish Times and the Irish Independent.
# Ennis
Judge jails 48-year-old homeless man who called priest a 'motherf**ker'
The man had pleaded guilty to a public order charge arising from the incident.
# High Court
Former trainee priest suing Irish Independent
The man previously launched legal action against other newspapers including the Irish Times.
# Abbeyleix
'A tremendous loss': Tributes paid to priest who died in 'freak accident' at Laois parochial house
Tributes to Father John Cummins this evening recalled a “lovely man” and a “true gentleman”.
# john o'reilly
Irish-born priest may be deported from Chile after serving sentence for sexually abusing girl
John O’Reilly was convicted of sexually abusing a young girl while he was a chaplain at a prestigious school.
# Kilkenny
Woman with knife robs priest (86) in parochial house
The priest sustained minor injuries in the incident.
# Sectarian Abuse
'Fenian b**tard': Catholic priest spat on as Orange parade passed his church in Glasgow
The incident happened yesterday afternoon.
Former priest loses harassment case against shop after claiming he was called a 'paedophile'
The man’s claims were dismissed, with the adjudication officer saying they were “greatly lacking in specificity”.
# 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.
# Sexual Abuse
Despite denial, Pope Francis received abuse victim's letter
The Pope was handed an eight-page letter in 2015 that graphically detailed how a priest sexually assaulted a man and clergy ignored it.
# ku klux klan
A man burned a cross in their garden 40 years ago - this week they learned he was a priest
Phillip and Barbara Butler have questioned why he came forward after all those years.
# sea change
'I'm thrilled for him' - former Green Party leader Trevor Sargent aiming to become Church of Ireland priest
Sargent led the political party for six years between 2001 and 2007.
# India
Two nuns and priest arrested over cover up of baby born to girl allegedly raped by another priest
The teenage girl told investigators that the Catholic priest raped her at a church-run school last year.
# Courts
English priest jailed for 9 months for molesting boy during holidays in Ireland 40 years ago
Michael Dunn, 67, says he will appeal the sentence.
# Violent Crime
Missing Mexican priest found alive with "notable signs of torture"
Two priests have been killed in recent months in the eastern state of Veracruz.
# vengeful god
Italian priest claims deadly earthquakes are "divine punishment" for gay unions
The Vatican has rebuked the controversial Father Giovanni Cavalcoli for his comments.
# Say Cheese
This 'cool priest' helped a couple from Donegal get the perfect wedding selfie
Not a bother on him.
# islamic state
Second man (21) arrested over murder of French priest
Jacques Hamel (85) was killed last month as he celebrated mass.
# Terrorism
French prime minister says it was a "failure" priest killer was released with electronic tag
Manuel Valls also told Le Monde newspaper he is “open” to a temporary ban on the foreign financing of mosques.
# Hostage
Men who killed French priest pledge allegiance to Islamic State in video
The young men hold hands as they swear “obedience” to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
# islamic state
France church attack: Jihadist was under house arrest
Adel Kermiche, 19, was one of two attackers who stormed a church and killed an 86-year-old priest.
# Tony Walsh
'Singing priest' convicted of sexually abusing a boy after claiming he didn't know him
The abuse is alleged to have taken place in the early 1980s, when the boy was aged between 10 and 13 years.
# private school
UK priest accused of sex abuse arrested in Kosovo after five-year search
Laurence Soper faces accusations of abusing five pupils.
# Milan
Priest suspended after being charged with paying teenage boy for sex
The teen had been a cocaine addict.
'A funeral should sum up a person's life. There are tears, but laughter too'
Father Seamus Ahearne writes about the challenges, pressures – and the lessons he has learned from presiding over many funerals.
Verdict for former priest who abused young boys comes with mixed feelings
Henry Moloney, a former Spiritan priest, has been sentenced to four years in prison, with the final year suspended, for the indecent assault of a schoolboy.
# secret life
Gay priest says hiding his sexuality is 'tearing him apart'
“I’m not unnatural, I’m not sub-human, I’m not any different to anyone else in society and I am an equal, but that’s not the reality.”
# last rites
Last Rites: the arrival of a priest is a monument to finality in Irish life
How do people who are around death as a job handle it?
# gino flaim
Italian priest suspended after saying he "understands" paedophilia
Fr Gino Flaim added that homosexuality was an “illness.”
# Not happy
Donegal priest contacted gardaí over 'Shag a Ginger Night' in local nightclub
Gardaí said that no law was being being broken and that it would be a civil rather than a criminal matter.
# hack
Pastor took his own life days after being outed in Ashley Madison leak
Canadian police have said that at least two suicides were linked to the leak of 32 million customer profiles.
My Dad was a priest so I asked could I call him Daddy? I was told 'just Father like everyone else'
‘It was unknown and known and all at the same time.’