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From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should churches and other places of worship be allowed to reopen now? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you watch a religious service online over Easter? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ appoints Ailbhe Conneely as its new social affairs and religion correspondent RTÉ

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Religion is a choice - not an obligation. Let's make religious classes opt-in Religious Education

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Father, release his power' - Evangelical leaders pray for Donald Trump in Miami megachurch Amen This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you attend a religious service over the Christmas period? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Plans to modernise chaplaincies at third level institutions have stagnated, despite major review Religion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Race, religion and prejudice: The issues raised at Ireland’s first FGM trial Evidence

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

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

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.

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