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'Maynooth seminary has to change, we are living in a different world'
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'Maynooth seminary has to change, we are living in a different world'

Aug 25th 2016, 10:14 AM 17,616 Views 131 Comments

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said “radical change” is needed within the Catholic Church.

Final appeal by man ejected from priesthood over abuse claims rejected
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Final appeal by man ejected from priesthood over abuse claims rejected

Nov 27th 2015, 2:14 PM 18,106 Views 36 Comments

Bishop William Crean confirmed that the appeal by former priest Dan Duane has been rejected.

Pope Francis: 'If you're unstable, see a doctor - don't become a priest'
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Pope Francis: 'If you're unstable, see a doctor - don't become a priest'

Nov 20th 2015, 9:01 PM 24,461 Views 76 Comments

“I’m scared of rigid priests. I keep away from them. They bite!”

Gay priest says hiding his sexuality is 'tearing him apart'
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Gay priest says hiding his sexuality is 'tearing him apart'

Nov 18th 2015, 8:57 AM 19,980 Views 158 Comments

“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.”

Want a church wedding? There might not be enough priests to do them in the future
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Want a church wedding? There might not be enough priests to do them in the future

Sep 30th 2014, 2:49 PM 8,190 Views 44 Comments

The Association of Catholic Priests says married men should be allowed to become priests.

Catholic Church was within its rights to sack married priest says European Court
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Catholic Church was within its rights to sack married priest says European Court

Jun 13th 2014, 7:00 AM 10,997 Views 48 Comments

In the court’s view, it was not unreasonable for the Church to expect particular loyalty of religious education teachers.

Priests warn that Church will 'implode' if it doesn't start ordaining women
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Priests warn that Church will 'implode' if it doesn't start ordaining women

Jun 9th 2014, 1:21 PM 13,067 Views 222 Comments

Catholic bishops will discuss the issue at their annual conference this week.

Actual Irish trainee priest kicks Bishop Brennan up the arse
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# CRILLLLLY!

Actual Irish trainee priest kicks Bishop Brennan up the arse

May 16th 2014, 2:40 PM 10,134 Views 5 Comments

Hero. Hero. Hero.

Late bloomers biggest group to show interest in becoming clerics
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Late bloomers biggest group to show interest in becoming clerics

May 12th 2014, 7:30 AM 11,404 Views 34 Comments

Questions asked at the open day at St Patrick’s College included, how many years study is it, what is the food like to whether priests could keep their own car.

20 new trainee priests start studies at Maynooth
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20 new trainee priests start studies at Maynooth

Aug 26th 2013, 11:07 AM 19,328 Views 276 Comments

There are now 90 seminarians in total studying at the college.

Are Ireland's priests heading for extinction?
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Are Ireland's priests heading for extinction?

Jun 5th 2013, 11:19 AM 12,656 Views 128 Comments

Numbers studying to be ordained are dwindling and one priest has suggested it is time to allow married men to fill the gaps.

HSE chaplains earn twice as much as average priest
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HSE chaplains earn twice as much as average priest

Feb 15th 2013, 7:30 AM 14,180 Views 118 Comments

HSE records obtained by the Medical Independent show that HSE chaplains in Dublin North East out-earn everyday priests.

Protest at Papal Nunciature over treatment of Fr Tony Flannery
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Protest at Papal Nunciature over treatment of Fr Tony Flannery

Jan 27th 2013, 4:30 PM 8,390 Views 42 Comments

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

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

Jan 21st 2013, 10:08 AM 8,530 Views 82 Comments

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.

Priests, teachers and Instagram: the week in statistics
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Priests, teachers and Instagram: the week in statistics

Apr 14th 2012, 7:30 PM 3,930 Views 1 Comment

How much does it cost to live? How much are we saving? How long do we have to get a job? And plenty more…

Column: Are we as a Catholic Church not mature enough to listen to others?
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Column: Are we as a Catholic Church not mature enough to listen to others?

Apr 12th 2012, 7:15 AM 179 Views 59 Comments

The Vatican is investigating Fr Tony Flannery over his liberal views. But censorship is not a Christian solution, writes Fr Jimmy McPhillips.

Life after football: Northern Irish midfielder training to join the priesthood
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Life after football: Northern Irish midfielder training to join the priesthood

Jan 26th 2012, 2:21 PM 2,115 Views 2 Comments

Former Manchester United player Phil Mulryne has turned to the Catholic church in an unusual career move.

Priest detained after demonstrating for women’s ordination at Vatican
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Priest detained after demonstrating for women’s ordination at Vatican

Oct 17th 2011, 6:55 PM 943 Views 29 Comments

Fr Roy Bourgeois and two supporters are detained by Roman police after demonstrating for women’s ordination without a permit.

Poll: Should priests be allowed to renounce vow of celibacy?
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Poll: Should priests be allowed to renounce vow of celibacy?

Sep 13th 2011, 12:58 PM 3,742 Views 124 Comments

The former Bishop of Derry, Dr Edward Daly, says that priests should be allowed to marry and mandatory celibacy done away with. Do you agree?

Belgian church to compensate victims for abuse
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Belgian church to compensate victims for abuse

May 30th 2011, 3:07 PM 195 Views 0 Comments

The Catholic church in Belgium said that in recognition of its “moral responsibility and the expectations of society” it will ensure those who suffered sexual abuse at the hands of clergy will be compensated.