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From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you pray? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you pray?

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

From TheJournal.ie A British cardinal who helped found UCD is to become a saint today Joining The Ranks

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

Pope Francis will create five new saints today.

From TheJournal.ie Older people who go to Mass have better mental health, according to new Irish research Mass Appeal

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Court decides child in foster care can go to Church of Ireland school against wishes of Catholic parents Family Law

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Mormon church to allow baptism for children of LGBT parents LGBT Rights

Mormon church to allow baptism for children of LGBT parents

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

From TheJournal.ie Catholic priests in Poland burn Harry Potter and Twilight books Sacrilege

Catholic priests in Poland burn Harry Potter and Twilight books

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

From TheJournal.ie Hiding the fact they're gay and being harassed by other residents: People talk about life in Direct Provision Asylum Seekers

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: How do you feel about religious symbols in hospitals? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Culture minister: 'Glass ceilings are being broken in many sectors - so why not in the Church?' Josepha Madigan

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Milestone ceremonies provide an alternative for children not making their communion Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Pope admits that priests and bishops sexually abused nuns Pope

Pope admits that priests and bishops sexually abused nuns

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

From TheJournal.ie Most people don't support changing hospital names to remove religious references Our Lady Of Lourdes This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Almost 4% increase in children enrolled in multi-denominational schools Education

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine Orthodox priests to establish church independent from Russia Kiev

Ukraine Orthodox priests to establish church independent from Russia

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

From TheJournal.ie Letter from Albert Einstein calling God a 'product of human weaknesses' sells for record €2.55 million Well Holy God

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

The letter was written in 1954 to philosopher Eric Gutkind.

From TheJournal.ie Who is Asia Bibi and why has her case sparked furious protests? Blasphemy

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie These are the best and worst countries in the world to be an atheist Atheism

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

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

From TheJournal.ie More than two thirds of voters want to keep the Angelus Bong Bong Bong

More than two thirds of voters want to keep the Angelus

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Today is your final chance to register to vote in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum Quick Quick Quick
From TheJournal.ie Vatican refutes claims that Pope Francis covered up US cardinal's misconduct Theodore McCarrick

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Religion to be formally removed as entry-requirement from most primary schools from today Baptism Barrier

Religion to be formally removed as entry-requirement from most primary schools from today

The so-called ‘baptism barrier’ is set to be removed by the Minister for Education today.

From TheJournal.ie Boots pharmacy which questioned man about hydrogen peroxide 'discriminated on grounds of race' Compensation

Boots pharmacy which questioned man about hydrogen peroxide 'discriminated on grounds of race'

The man said he was seen as suspicious “because of the colour of his skin and his beard”.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar urges Pope to provide full disclosure on child abuse by priests Papal Visit

Varadkar urges Pope to provide full disclosure on child abuse by priests

Pope Francis is due to visit the country this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Halligan says Church teaching on homosexuality 'evil' as LGBT issues under spotlight at RDS World Meeting This post contains videos

Halligan says Church teaching on homosexuality 'evil' as LGBT issues under spotlight at RDS

Inside the venue, high-profile US Jesuit Fr James Martin said parishes needed to do more to include LGBT Catholics.

From TheJournal.ie Church urges followers to drop the Mormon name Book Of Mormon

Church urges followers to drop the Mormon name

Nelson, 93, said the decision on the proper terminology was revealed to him by God.

From TheJournal.ie Bishop of Limerick says Catholic Church must acknowledge 'dark' aspects of its history Papal Visit

Bishop of Limerick says Catholic Church must acknowledge 'dark' aspects of its history

Bishop Brendan Leahy made his comments ahead of the Pope’s visit to Ireland later this month.

From TheJournal.ie Half a million have signed up to see the Pope - but how Catholic is Ireland? Papal Visit

Half a million have signed up to see the Pope - but how Catholic is Ireland?

Pope Francis will be in Ireland for two days, 25 and 26 August, as part of the World Meeting of Families event.

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 Concert for Pope to feature Riverdance, Daniel O'Donnell and 'one of the largest stages ever' in Croke Park Big Show This post contains videos
From TheJournal.ie Israel passes controversial law defining itself as a state of the Jewish people Discrimination Fears

Israel passes controversial law defining itself as a state of the Jewish people

Critics fear this will spark discrimination against its Arab citizens, which make up 20% of the population.

From TheJournal.ie Ministers 'hurt' over Presbyterian Church in Ireland's hardline stance on same-sex couples Ministers And Elders

Ministers 'hurt' over Presbyterian Church in Ireland's hardline stance on same-sex couples

Over 200 ministers and elders of the Church signed a letter outlining their feelings over decisions made at its 2018 General Assembly.

From TheJournal.ie Over 70 babies who died at Bethany Home - and one mother - to be named on new memorial stone Mother And Baby Home
From TheJournal.ie Catholic Church crisis pregnancy agency to close due to drop in demand Cura

Catholic Church crisis pregnancy agency to close due to drop in demand

Cura, founded in 1977, is a crisis pregnancy support service associated with the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.

From TheJournal.ie How much do children get on their Communion day and how much do parents spend? Communion Money

How much do children get on their Communion day and how much do parents spend?

It’s an expensive day all around, but how expensive are we talking?

From TheJournal.ie 'The nun made us put our hands on electrical panels to get an electric shock' Frances' Story

'The nun made us put our hands on electrical panels to get an electric shock'

Abandoned, abused and abducted – this is one woman’s Magdalene story.

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