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'It is utterly heartbreaking': The role of a hospital chaplain during the Covid-19 pandemic
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'It is utterly heartbreaking': The role of a hospital chaplain during the Covid-19 pandemic

Apr 17th 2020, 2:12 PM 23,585 Views 19 Comments

“Wherever chaplains are, whether at the bedside or the other end of a video camera, it is about connecting people.”

Covid-19: Dublin churches following advice on handshaking and Communion
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Covid-19: Dublin churches following advice on handshaking and Communion

Feb 28th 2020, 12:15 AM 36,383 Views 52 Comments

Priests are being told to follow guidance for when a flu is circulating.

Two priests who sexually abused deaf children each sentenced to over 40 years in prison in Argentina
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Two priests who sexually abused deaf children each sentenced to over 40 years in prison in Argentina

Nov 26th 2019, 11:15 AM 22,079 Views 0 Comments

The victims were children and adolescents aged between four and 17.

US-based female bishop wants to hear from Irish women who are 'ready to lead'
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US-based female bishop wants to hear from Irish women who are 'ready to lead'

Sep 14th 2019, 6:30 AM 12,658 Views 27 Comments

The US-based group is holding a conference today in Dublin.

Top Catholic cardinal admits Church files on sex abuse were 'destroyed'
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Top Catholic cardinal admits Church files on sex abuse were 'destroyed'

Feb 23rd 2019, 12:21 PM 18,797 Views 75 Comments

The cardinal was speaking at a landmark Vatican summit on tackling sex abuse in the clergy.

Cases of sex abuse by priests in Poland exposed in new report
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Cases of sex abuse by priests in Poland exposed in new report

Feb 22nd 2019, 9:34 AM 14,660 Views 75 Comments

The document details the cases of 85 priests convicted of paedophilia.

Vatican stalls on Belgium bishops' suggestion to allow young married men to become priests
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Vatican stalls on Belgium bishops' suggestion to allow young married men to become priests

Oct 26th 2018, 3:51 PM 15,889 Views 16 Comments

The suggestion of easing the rules on celibacy was raised by the Auxiliary Bishop of Brussels.

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

Aug 5th 2018, 10:15 AM 9,155 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Jul 29th 2018, 4:00 PM 13,823 Views 49 Comments

There are vacancies in a number of prisons including Mountjoy.

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

Jun 25th 2018, 4:22 PM 27,070 Views 79 Comments

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

Priests ask for an end to referendum campaigning at mass
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Priests ask for an end to referendum campaigning at mass

May 5th 2018, 10:22 AM 48,251 Views 235 Comments

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

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

Mar 8th 2018, 9:35 AM 44,936 Views 195 Comments

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

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

Mar 6th 2018, 5:50 PM 18,312 Views 55 Comments

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

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

Feb 2nd 2018, 10:45 PM 88,642 Views 330 Comments

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

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

Nov 14th 2017, 12:33 PM 8,847 Views 54 Comments

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

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

Nov 13th 2017, 9:41 PM 26,059 Views 82 Comments

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

Nineteen new seminarians begin studies for Irish Dioceses
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Nineteen new seminarians begin studies for Irish Dioceses

Sep 30th 2017, 7:30 AM 20,730 Views 57 Comments

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”.

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

Mar 10th 2017, 8:23 PM 24,750 Views 106 Comments

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

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

Feb 6th 2017, 7:30 AM 15,527 Views 160 Comments

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

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

Jan 29th 2017, 3:23 PM 43,664 Views 128 Comments

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

'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 17,569 Views 131 Comments

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

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

Aug 24th 2016, 1:35 PM 14,469 Views 79 Comments

The procedures for handing whistleblowers will also be looked at.

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

Aug 20th 2016, 12:12 PM 22,533 Views 143 Comments

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

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

Aug 2nd 2016, 9:12 PM 23,462 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jul 18th 2016, 6:00 PM 3,933 Views 99 Comments

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

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

Mar 3rd 2016, 7:50 AM 17,701 Views 163 Comments

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

11 real Irish headlines that are straight out of Father Ted
# Ecumenical Matter
# Ecumenical Matter

11 real Irish headlines that are straight out of Father Ted

Mar 2nd 2016, 1:03 PM 7,637 Views 2 Comments

It’s mad, Ted.

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

Jan 2nd 2016, 10:30 PM 16,924 Views 53 Comments

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

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

Nov 28th 2015, 6:30 PM 15,662 Views 5 Comments

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

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 24,311 Views 76 Comments

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

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

Sep 9th 2015, 9:05 PM 17,490 Views 61 Comments

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

Poll: Should Catholic priests be allowed to get married?
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Poll: Should Catholic priests be allowed to get married?

Sep 2nd 2015, 8:15 PM 31,850 Views 95 Comments

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

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

Aug 31st 2015, 6:10 AM 29,841 Views 25 Comments

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

Gardaí may have interviewed victim of paedophile priest as 'family favour'
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Gardaí may have interviewed victim of paedophile priest as 'family favour'

Jul 23rd 2015, 4:14 PM 20,339 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Jun 4th 2015, 6:09 AM 27,646 Views 21 Comments

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

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

May 10th 2015, 7:11 PM 36,151 Views 397 Comments

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
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# Ecumenical Natter

We asked some real priests how they remember Father Ted

Apr 20th 2015, 10:30 PM 8,881 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Feb 20th 2015, 1:40 PM 13,743 Views 46 Comments

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
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# Prelfies

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

Feb 18th 2015, 3:11 PM 6,937 Views 4 Comments

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

Which Priest Are You?
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# Quiz

Which Priest Are You?

Feb 15th 2015, 8:15 PM 30,016 Views 16 Comments

So many priests. So little time.

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