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From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar: 'There will be no burqa ban in Ireland' No Plans

Leo Varadkar: 'There will be no burqa ban in Ireland'

Denmark, France and Belgium are just some of the countries that have banned the burqa.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Prison Service recruiting chaplains to 'encourage and support' inmates Pastoral Care

Irish Prison Service recruiting chaplains to 'encourage and support' inmates

There are vacancies in a number of prisons including Mountjoy.

From TheJournal.ie Culture Minister calls for 'women to be ordained' after stepping up to 'say Mass' when priest didn't show Mass

Culture Minister calls for 'women to be ordained' after stepping up to 'say Mass' when priest didn't show

Culture Minister Josepha Madigan said that she did not read the Gospel, but led the readings from the altar.

From TheJournal.ie Priests ask for an end to referendum campaigning at mass Pulpit

Priests ask for an end to referendum campaigning at mass

The Save the 8th campaign says it will not decline invitations.

From TheJournal.ie Mary McAleese says it's 'pure codology' that women can't become priests Misogyny This post contains videos

Mary McAleese says it's 'pure codology' that women can't become priests

The former president also called the Catholic Church an “empire of misogyny”.

From TheJournal.ie Priests' group calls for statement from Archbishop after welcome to gay parents removed from church video Same-Sex Couples

Priests' group calls for statement from Archbishop after welcome to gay parents removed from church video

The welcome was was removed from a video supporting the World Meeting of Families.

From TheJournal.ie Priests say Mary McAleese being banned from Vatican conference is 'embarrassing' Catholic Church

Priests say Mary McAleese being banned from Vatican conference is 'embarrassing'

The inclusion of McAleese on the Voices of Faith speaker panel was opposed by Cardinal Kevin Farrell.

From TheJournal.ie 'We carry negativity in our bodies': Therapy sessions for priests affected by abuse scandals Circle Of Healing

'We carry negativity in our bodies': Therapy sessions for priests affected by abuse scandals

The Association of Catholic Priests is launching therapy sessions for the mental wellbeing of priests.

From TheJournal.ie 'Faith is not about the numbers': Two new priests to be ordained to replace the 15 that died last year Dublin

'Faith is not about the numbers': Two new priests to be ordained to replace the 15 that died last year

The two men set to be ordained are Corkman James Daly and Kildare native Bill O’Shaughnessy.

From TheJournal.ie Nineteen new seminarians begin studies for Irish Dioceses Academic Programme

Nineteen new seminarians begin studies for Irish Dioceses

Last year Diarmuid Martin said he would send trainee priests from his own diocese to Rome rather than Maynooth, citing “an atmosphere of strange goings-on”.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis says he may consider allowing married men to become priests Shortage

Pope Francis says he may consider allowing married men to become priests

Many in the Roman Catholic Church believe a new path to ordination should be opened.

From TheJournal.ie 'Shocking and indefensible': 1 in 14 priests in Australia accused of child abuse Historic Cases

'Shocking and indefensible': 1 in 14 priests in Australia accused of child abuse

The St John of God Brothers had 40% of its members accused of abuse.

From TheJournal.ie 'The Church is in a state of utter collapse': Irish priests at odds with Vatican speak out Catholic Church

'The Church is in a state of utter collapse': Irish priests at odds with Vatican speak out

Fr Tony Flannery and Fr Sean McDonagh have sharply criticised how the Vatican treats clergy and, in particular, women.

From TheJournal.ie 'Maynooth seminary has to change, we are living in a different world' Priest Training

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Social media use at priest training college to be reviewed after 'gay culture' allegations Maynooth

Social media use at priest training college to be reviewed after 'gay culture' allegations

The procedures for handing whistleblowers will also be looked at.

From TheJournal.ie Priests say Vatican's representative in Ireland is "out of sync" with the realities of life Out Of Touch

Priests say Vatican's representative in Ireland is "out of sync" with the realities of life

The Association of Catholic Priests said the appointment of appropriate bishops is vital for the survival of the Catholic Church.

From TheJournal.ie "No concrete or credible evidence" of gay sexual activity at seminary, says St. Patrick's College Grindr

"No concrete or credible evidence" of gay sexual activity at seminary, says St. Patrick's College

The college is responding to anonymous allegations of goings-on at the priest training college.

From TheJournal.ie 'Forty years on, only 4 of our 10 still serve as priests' Opinion

'Forty years on, only 4 of our 10 still serve as priests'

Former Catholic priest Val Rogers talks about leaving the Church after falling in love with a nun.

From TheJournal.ie Cardinal says it was 'disastrous coincidence' five paedophile priests preyed on children Clerical Abuse

Cardinal says it was 'disastrous coincidence' five paedophile priests preyed on children

The Vatican’s finance chief was based in the town at a time when dozens of children were being abused.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish organisation that made gains for the children of priests in 2015 Coping International

The Irish organisation that made gains for the children of priests in 2015

Coping International has received commitments from the Catholic hierarchy around the world over the past year.

From TheJournal.ie How much money did a woman pay for U2 tickets that never arrived? It’s the week in numbers Prime Numbers

How much money did a woman pay for U2 tickets that never arrived? It’s the week in numbers

Plus: How many priests are going to a shopping centre in Clare to hear confession?

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis: ‘If you’re unstable, see a doctor – don’t become a priest’ Rigid Priests

Pope Francis: ‘If you’re unstable, see a doctor – don’t become a priest’

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

From TheJournal.ie Just 8 convictions came from 325 allegations of abuse against priests and brothers Catholic Church

Just 8 convictions came from 325 allegations of abuse against priests and brothers

This comes as part of an investigation into how the Catholic church has dealt with child abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Catholic priests be allowed to get married? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Catholic priests be allowed to get married?

We could be left with “a tiny cadre of aged priests” within a generation. Would allowing marriage change anything?

From TheJournal.ie An Irish group has made the Catholic Church acknowledge Filipino children fathered by priests Coping International

An Irish group has made the Catholic Church acknowledge Filipino children fathered by priests

The group has already reached a similar agreement with the Catholic church in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí may have interviewed victim of paedophile priest as ‘family favour’ Cloyne

Gardaí may have interviewed victim of paedophile priest as ‘family favour’

A new GSOC report found that a statement might have been taken just to “appease the victim”.

From TheJournal.ie You may have spotted Dublin's newest priest pulling pints at Tramco Listening Skills

You may have spotted Dublin's newest priest pulling pints at Tramco

Listening to locals’ problems… Occasionally serving wine… Could Dublin’s pubs be the Church’s next recruiting ground?

From TheJournal.ie Catholic leaders are out in force arguing against same-sex marriage No

Catholic leaders are out in force arguing against same-sex marriage

One bishop believes schoolbooks that view marriage as solely between a man and a woman could face legal challenges if the vote is passed.

We asked some real priests how they remember Father Ted

The show is 20 years old, and it has certainly made an impression on everyone.

From TheJournal.ie The Catholic Church is coming up with new rules for priests accused of sexual abuse The Accused

The Catholic Church is coming up with new rules for priests accused of sexual abuse

The decision has been welcomed by an organisation representing priests in Ireland, which said support is needed for those wrongly accused.

The 11 greatest #prelfies (priest selfies) from Ash Wednesday

For thine is the kingdom, the power and the selfie.

Which Priest Are You?

So many priests. So little time.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Five young men and women explain why they became priests and nuns Found Their Calling This post contains videos

VIDEO: Five young men and women explain why they became priests and nuns

One thing is certain, nuns can’t play table tennis.

From TheJournal.ie Priest who won property dispute with former partner 'taking time away from Church' Take A Break

Priest who won property dispute with former partner 'taking time away from Church'

Bishop John Fleming said the news came as a “shock” to him.

From TheJournal.ie Want a church wedding? There might not be enough priests to do them in the future Think Outside The Box

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

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

From TheJournal.ie We're running out of priests... De-priest-iating

We're running out of priests...

The number of priests entering the seminary in Ireland this year is less than a quarter of those in England and Wales.

From TheJournal.ie 14 men began their training for the priesthood this weekend Men Of The Cloth

14 men began their training for the priesthood this weekend

The number is down on last year, but roughly equivalent to previous years.

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

The 9 at 9: Monday

It’s fairly dull and gloomy out but here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

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