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RTÉ to remove 'God is rapist' skit from Player and will review how it made it to air
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RTÉ to remove 'God is rapist' skit from Player and will review how it made it to air

Jan 7th 2021, 5:39 PM 24,038 Views 148 Comments

RTÉ has said the sketch did not meet its broadcast standards.

Poll: Will you attend a religious service this year?
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Poll: Will you attend a religious service this year?

Dec 24th 2020, 11:02 AM 35,426 Views 31 Comments

People can attend services online or in person.

No changes to limits for weddings and funerals, places of worship to reopen next Tuesday
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No changes to limits for weddings and funerals, places of worship to reopen next Tuesday

Nov 27th 2020, 6:27 PM 32,702 Views 13 Comments

As we exit Level 5, people will have been wondering about whether they can attend mass or other religious services.

Declan Ganley takes High Court action over Level 5 restrictions on attending religious services
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Declan Ganley takes High Court action over Level 5 restrictions on attending religious services

Nov 6th 2020, 1:11 PM 39,834 Views 0 Comments

Ganley has said the right to attend Mass or a similar religious service is protected under the constitution.

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RTÉ to broadcast Eid celebration at Croke Park as plans go ahead for 200 guests

Jul 30th 2020, 3:52 PM 26,682 Views 69 Comments

Guests at the event will include Minister Roderic O’Gorman, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop Michael Jackson, and Rabbi Zalman Lent.

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Major Muslim celebration to be held in Croke Park in the coming month

Jul 13th 2020, 2:14 PM 10,081 Views 23 Comments

Croke Park is the preferred setting for the celebration of the next major event on the Muslim calendar.

NPHET unlikely to budge on 50-person limit for Mass and other indoor gatherings
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NPHET unlikely to budge on 50-person limit for Mass and other indoor gatherings

Jun 22nd 2020, 8:33 PM 17,658 Views 21 Comments

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said it seems “strange” that churches with a capacity of 1,500 would be subject to this restriction.

Funerals of up to 25 attendees permitted from Monday as church services set to resume from 29 June
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Funerals of up to 25 attendees permitted from Monday as church services set to resume from 29 June

Jun 5th 2020, 3:06 PM 22,829 Views 21 Comments

The provision for funerals and religious services was announced by the Taoiseach today.

Poll: Should churches and other places of worship be allowed to reopen now?
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Poll: Should churches and other places of worship be allowed to reopen now?

May 29th 2020, 7:50 AM 42,010 Views 117 Comments

Government guidelines advise that places of worship should not reopen until 20 July.

Poll: Will you watch a religious service online over Easter?
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Poll: Will you watch a religious service online over Easter?

Apr 9th 2020, 9:38 AM 56,148 Views 204 Comments

Many people are finding alternative ways to worship amid the Covid-19 crisis.

RTÉ appoints Ailbhe Conneely as its new social affairs and religion correspondent
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RTÉ appoints Ailbhe Conneely as its new social affairs and religion correspondent

Mar 13th 2020, 6:08 PM 53,262 Views 44 Comments

The role will involve reporting and providing analysis of social affairs and religion issues across RTÉ News channels.

Opinion: Religion is a choice - not an obligation. Let's make religious classes opt-in
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Opinion: Religion is a choice - not an obligation. Let's make religious classes opt-in

Feb 5th 2020, 6:20 AM 23,525 Views 252 Comments

Our schools may be Catholic, but young Irish families, increasingly, are not, writes David Graham of Education Equality.

'Father, release his power' - Evangelical leaders pray for Donald Trump in Miami megachurch
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'Father, release his power' - Evangelical leaders pray for Donald Trump in Miami megachurch

Jan 4th 2020, 12:27 PM 52,432 Views 90 Comments

Trump spoke to more than 5,000 Christians at the event last night.

Poll: Will you attend a religious service over the Christmas period?
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Poll: Will you attend a religious service over the Christmas period?

Dec 22nd 2019, 11:30 AM 32,712 Views 105 Comments

Many people do, even if they don’t normally attend during the year.

Plans to modernise chaplaincies at third level institutions have stagnated, despite major review
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Plans to modernise chaplaincies at third level institutions have stagnated, despite major review

Dec 3rd 2019, 12:05 AM 13,265 Views 32 Comments

A 2015 review found several institutions had no public appointment or tendering procedure for the employment of chaplains.

Race, religion and prejudice: The issues raised at Ireland’s first FGM trial
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Race, religion and prejudice: The issues raised at Ireland’s first FGM trial

Nov 29th 2019, 6:15 AM 12,611 Views 0 Comments

A married couple were yesterday convicted of allowing female genital mutilation to be carried out on their daughter.

Poll: Do you pray?
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Poll: Do you pray?

Oct 13th 2019, 11:52 AM 37,416 Views 130 Comments

Five people have been made saints today by the catholic church.

A British cardinal who helped found UCD is to become a saint today
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A British cardinal who helped found UCD is to become a saint today

Oct 13th 2019, 8:46 AM 19,012 Views 101 Comments

Pope Francis will create five new saints today.

Older people who go to Mass have better mental health, according to new Irish research
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Older people who go to Mass have better mental health, according to new Irish research

Aug 1st 2019, 3:57 PM 15,815 Views 52 Comments

It found that those who attended religious services regularly reported lower depressive symptoms.

Court decides child in foster care can go to Church of Ireland school against wishes of Catholic parents
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Court decides child in foster care can go to Church of Ireland school against wishes of Catholic parents

Jul 8th 2019, 6:20 AM 39,609 Views 91 Comments

The child’s parents did not consent to her attendance at the school.

Opinion: If my family pet died I would hold a religious end-of-life ceremony
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Opinion: If my family pet died I would hold a religious end-of-life ceremony

Jun 7th 2019, 7:00 AM 23,333 Views 62 Comments

Pope John Paul II said that ‘animals possess a soul’ and are ‘as near to God as men are,’ writes Diarmuid Pepper.

Mormon church to allow baptism for children of LGBT parents
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Mormon church to allow baptism for children of LGBT parents

Apr 5th 2019, 2:27 PM 10,497 Views 60 Comments

The church added it wanted to “reduce the hate and contention so common today”.

Catholic priests in Poland burn Harry Potter and Twilight books
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Catholic priests in Poland burn Harry Potter and Twilight books

Apr 1st 2019, 12:46 PM 83,680 Views 63 Comments

Photos show priests carrying a basket of books and other items including an African-styled face mask.

Hiding the fact they're gay and being harassed by other residents: People talk about life in Direct Provision
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Hiding the fact they're gay and being harassed by other residents: People talk about life in Direct Provision

Mar 10th 2019, 6:59 AM 22,990 Views 0 Comments

“One of the guys was very annoying and used to harass me, he always tried to touch me.”

Poll: How do you feel about religious symbols in hospitals?
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Poll: How do you feel about religious symbols in hospitals?

Feb 28th 2019, 9:29 PM 51,745 Views 173 Comments

A new report has suggested that they be removed if a patient requests it.

Culture minister: 'Glass ceilings are being broken in many sectors - so why not in the Church?'
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Culture minister: 'Glass ceilings are being broken in many sectors - so why not in the Church?'

Feb 12th 2019, 8:03 AM 14,502 Views 103 Comments

The event had to be rescheduled after complaints made to the original venue because of the minister’s role in the Repeal campaign.

Opinion: Milestone ceremonies provide an alternative for children not making their communion
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Opinion: Milestone ceremonies provide an alternative for children not making their communion

Feb 8th 2019, 7:00 AM 28,979 Views 210 Comments

A humanist alternative to the First Holy Communion means that non-Catholic kids don’t miss out on having a special day, writes Tony O’Donohoe.

Pope admits that priests and bishops sexually abused nuns
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Pope admits that priests and bishops sexually abused nuns

Feb 6th 2019, 3:30 PM 28,601 Views 63 Comments

His admission followed a rare outcry last week from the Vatican’s women’s magazine over the sexual abuse of nuns.

Most people don't support changing hospital names to remove religious references
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# Our Lady Of Lourdes

Most people don't support changing hospital names to remove religious references

Jan 14th 2019, 12:05 AM 23,534 Views 120 Comments

Locals recently protested the proposed name change of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.

Almost 4% increase in children enrolled in multi-denominational schools
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Almost 4% increase in children enrolled in multi-denominational schools

Dec 27th 2018, 11:34 AM 11,221 Views 95 Comments

Education Minister Joe McHugh said the figures reflect the changes taking place in the patronage of Irish schools.

Fr Richard Gibbons: 'When was the last time you did something truly selfless for someone else, even if they didn’t deserve it?'
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Fr Richard Gibbons: 'When was the last time you did something truly selfless for someone else, even if they didn’t deserve it?'

Dec 24th 2018, 5:30 PM 15,254 Views 28 Comments

Fr Gibbons – of Knock – writes about finding the true meaning of Christmas even when things feel hard.

Ukraine Orthodox priests to establish church independent from Russia
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Ukraine Orthodox priests to establish church independent from Russia

Dec 15th 2018, 10:59 AM 9,006 Views 36 Comments

Ukrainian authorities hope it will be a further step out of Russia’s orbit.

Letter from Albert Einstein calling God a 'product of human weaknesses' sells for record €2.55 million
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Letter from Albert Einstein calling God a 'product of human weaknesses' sells for record €2.55 million

Dec 5th 2018, 8:24 AM 22,638 Views 93 Comments

The letter was written in 1954 to philosopher Eric Gutkind.

Who is Asia Bibi and why has her case sparked furious protests?
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Who is Asia Bibi and why has her case sparked furious protests?

Nov 24th 2018, 9:00 PM 30,702 Views 51 Comments

There have been calls for the Pakistani woman to be offered asylum, including in Ireland.

Laura Whitmore will explore the subject of religion in a new BBC radio Christmas special
# What To Believe
# What To Believe

Laura Whitmore will explore the subject of religion in a new BBC radio Christmas special

Nov 22nd 2018, 10:14 AM 1,993 Views 0 Comments

The TV presenter said she keeps a bottle of holy water on her dressing table.

These are the best and worst countries in the world to be an atheist
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These are the best and worst countries in the world to be an atheist

Oct 29th 2018, 6:30 AM 44,912 Views 76 Comments

The International Humanist and Ethical Union launched its annual Freedom of Thought report this morning.

More than two thirds of voters want to keep the Angelus
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More than two thirds of voters want to keep the Angelus

Oct 27th 2018, 2:30 PM 18,303 Views 53 Comments

Irish looks to have repealed blasphemy from the Constitution, but voters are keen to keep the Angelus.

Opinion: 'Religion is facing a crisis in the West - but here's why it's thriving in Asia'
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Opinion: 'Religion is facing a crisis in the West - but here's why it's thriving in Asia'

Oct 19th 2018, 7:00 AM 16,038 Views 64 Comments

Barry Dunning lives in Indonesia and has seen how much of a role religion plays in people’s lives in Asia.

Today is your final chance to register to vote in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum
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Today is your final chance to register to vote in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum

Oct 9th 2018, 10:20 AM 19,416 Views 88 Comments

Get your skates on.

Vatican refutes claims that Pope Francis covered up US cardinal's misconduct
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# Theodore McCarrick

Vatican refutes claims that Pope Francis covered up US cardinal's misconduct

Oct 8th 2018, 10:39 AM 12,789 Views 25 Comments

Pope Francis approved a study into how the US cardinal rose through the ranks of the Catholic Church despite allegations against him.

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