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From TheJournal.ie 'The priests are all old men now, and so are we': Heartbreak at Limerick's last male-only Mass The Last Supper

'The priests are all old men now, and so are we': Heartbreak at Limerick's last male-only Mass

Members are disappointed that there was no vote before the decision was made to end the 150-year-old service.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin bakery's refusal to make anti-gay marriage cake 'was not discrimination' Workplace Relations

Dublin bakery's refusal to make anti-gay marriage cake 'was not discrimination'

“BY THE GRACE OF THE GOOD LORD.”

From TheJournal.ie Concern from Catholics, but gluten-free communion host IS available in Ireland Wafer Or Wine

Concern from Catholics, but gluten-free communion host IS available in Ireland

A new statement from the Vatican had some people confused.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Leo is right to welcome people who have socially conservative views' Christian Beliefs

Opinion: 'Leo is right to welcome people who have socially conservative views'

Pushing Christians whose politics are shaped by their religious convictions to the periphery is wrong and dumb, writes Larry Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie Huge growth in numbers attending Irish Christian conference for 'anyone who loves Jesus' Mass Appeal

Huge growth in numbers attending Irish Christian conference for 'anyone who loves Jesus'

A ‘miracle night’ was held by Ireland4Jesus as part of events in Dublin last weekend.

From TheJournal.ie 'You can only do a funeral once, and you have to do it right': The story behind RIP.ie End Of Life Matters

'You can only do a funeral once, and you have to do it right': The story behind RIP.ie

We speak to one of the siblings behind the death notice website.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the Angelus be scrapped? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Angelus be scrapped?

Some people think it’s not appropriate in modern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'It was clear that public opinion influenced the Sisters of Charity's decision' National Maternity Hospital

'It was clear that public opinion influenced the Sisters of Charity's decision'

But who now owns the National Maternity Hospital? The government still needs to clarify its position.

From TheJournal.ie Philippine authorities ban hanging rosary beads off car dashboards Distraction

Philippine authorities ban hanging rosary beads off car dashboards

“With these religious images, drivers feel they are safer, that there is divine intervention and they are being guided and protected.”

From TheJournal.ie Five acres of Dublin school grounds to be sold by religious order Our Lady's Grove

Five acres of Dublin school grounds to be sold by religious order

“It feels like the school’s being stripped back,” one parent said.

From TheJournal.ie Climate Bells: The gift Michael D Higgins gave Pope Francis today Vatican Visit

Climate Bells: The gift Michael D Higgins gave Pope Francis today

President Higgins was expected to discuss ‘issues of global importance’ with the Pope in the Vatican today.

From TheJournal.ie Chalice given back to Spike Island after 134 years in Dublin Mountjoy Prison

Chalice given back to Spike Island after 134 years in Dublin

When the island ceased to be a prison in June 1883 the chalice was taken to Mountjoy Prison.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's first ever beatification to take place in Dublin this morning Faith

Ireland's first ever beatification to take place in Dublin this morning

The ceremony will make a formal request for the beatification of Dublin man Fr John Sullivan, who died in 1933.

From TheJournal.ie Vatican celebrates big bang theory to dispel 'science conflict' George Lemaitre

Vatican celebrates big bang theory to dispel 'science conflict'

The head of the Vatican Observatory said people can believe in both God and the big bang theory.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris says Ireland's blasphemy laws are 'silly' and 'embarrassing' The Meaning Of Life

Simon Harris says Ireland's blasphemy laws are 'silly' and 'embarrassing'

It’s been suggested by experts that our current blasphemy laws are ‘unenforceable’.

From TheJournal.ie Trump's travel ban will face a key test today Religious Bias

Trump's travel ban will face a key test today

His administration has tried to bar travellers from six Muslim-majority countries entering the US.

From TheJournal.ie Religion in schools: 'My son comes home saying things like, 'God makes it rain'' Read Me

Religion in schools: 'My son comes home saying things like, 'God makes it rain''

For many parents the real problems begin once their child has secured a place in school.

From TheJournal.ie Two new Educate Together primary schools announced for Dublin Patronage

Two new Educate Together primary schools announced for Dublin

The four new schools will be able to cater for up to 1,728 pupils.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí 'not commenting' on complaint of blasphemy against Stephen Fry Meaning Of Life

Gardaí 'not commenting' on complaint of blasphemy against Stephen Fry

Fry faces a maximum fine of €25,000.

From TheJournal.ie Boy killed after mob tries to lynch Hindu man charged with blasphemy Pakistan

Boy killed after mob tries to lynch Hindu man charged with blasphemy

The mob attacked a police station in Balochistan, Pakistan where the Hindu man was being detained.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what TDs think about being made to stand for a daily Christian prayer Dáil Prayer

Here's what TDs think about being made to stand for a daily Christian prayer

It’s proposed the prayer will be followed by 30 seconds of silent reflection.

From TheJournal.ie Religion and health care: What role does the Catholic Church play in Irish hospitals? Faith

Religion and health care: What role does the Catholic Church play in Irish hospitals?

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is seeking his own removal as chair of Holles Street.

From TheJournal.ie First openly lesbian bishop in US Methodist Church may lose her job Disciplinary Action

First openly lesbian bishop in US Methodist Church may lose her job

Bishop Karen Oliveto’s civil marriage to another woman violates church law that bars clergy who are “self-avowed practicing homosexuals”.

From TheJournal.ie Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church Sisters Of Charity

Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church

Health Minister Simon Harris has insisted the hospital will be independently run.

From TheJournal.ie Russia moves to ban 'extremist' Jehovah's Witnesses by seizing group's property Destructive Sect

Russia moves to ban 'extremist' Jehovah's Witnesses by seizing group's property

The group said it would appeal the decision to the European Court of Human Rights.

From TheJournal.ie Two children who supposedly saw the Virgin Mary are to be made Saints by the Pope Secrets Of Fatima

Two children who supposedly saw the Virgin Mary are to be made Saints by the Pope

Jacinta and Francisco Marto were said to have seen her in Portugal in 1917.

From TheJournal.ie Religious order that owes millions to abuse survivors given ownership of new maternity hospital Strong Criticism

Religious order that owes millions to abuse survivors given ownership of new maternity hospital

A new company will be set up to govern the new maternity hospital.

From TheJournal.ie The secret life of the Amish-Mennonite community in Waterford Building A Life

The secret life of the Amish-Mennonite community in Waterford

The religious group has been in Dunmore East for 25 years.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ireland is slowly discarding its age-old loyalty card attitude toward established religions' Column

'Ireland is slowly discarding its age-old loyalty card attitude toward established religions'

Laws, government policies and the public funding of services should benefit all members of Irish society, writes Terry Flynn.

From TheJournal.ie Devotees nail themselves to crosses at Philippines' annual Good Friday ceremony Devotees

Devotees nail themselves to crosses at Philippines' annual Good Friday ceremony

Men also have their backs whipped.

From TheJournal.ie One in 10 Irish people say they have no religion, the second largest group behind Roman Catholics Census 2016

One in 10 Irish people say they have no religion, the second largest group behind Roman Catholics

Births, deaths and everything in between: Here’s what you need to know about Census 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Islam is set to have as many followers as Christianity by 2060 Shifting Demographics

Islam is set to have as many followers as Christianity by 2060

Islam has 1.8 billion followers, but a Muslim baby boom is expected.

From TheJournal.ie 'The colour of hope': Tomb of Jesus restored to former glory in time for Easter visitors Jerusalem This post contains videos

'The colour of hope': Tomb of Jesus restored to former glory in time for Easter visitors

Religious leaders in traditional robes addressed a ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Pope tells young people to resist 'false' social media and reality TV Keep Up With The Colossians

Pope tells young people to resist 'false' social media and reality TV

“Be the protagonists of your history; decide your own future.”

From TheJournal.ie Tomb of Jesus Christ completes €3.7 million renovation Church Of The Holy Sepulchre

Tomb of Jesus Christ completes €3.7 million renovation

The church contains the area where Jesus is believed to have been crucified.

From TheJournal.ie EU court rules companies can ban staff from wearing headscarves Religion

EU court rules companies can ban staff from wearing headscarves

The court said it does not constitute “direct discrimination” if a firm has an internal rule banning the wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign.

From TheJournal.ie Most people agree with the Angelus being broadcast on TV and radio Religion

Most people agree with the Angelus being broadcast on TV and radio

Six in 10 people are happy with things as they are.

From TheJournal.ie Controversial bishop Eamonn Casey has died aged 89 Casey

Controversial bishop Eamonn Casey has died aged 89

He resigned as Bishop of Galway in 1992.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the State take over hospitals owned by the Catholic Church? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the State take over hospitals owned by the Catholic Church?

There have been calls for the hospitals to be handed over, amid criticism in relation to compensation owed to abuse victims.

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.