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From TheJournal.ie Former Archbishop of Dublin Desmond Connell dies aged 90 Catholic Church

Former Archbishop of Dublin Desmond Connell dies aged 90

He died after a long illness.

From TheJournal.ie An Irishwoman on converting to Islam: 'It excited me. It wasn't anything I thought it was' Behind The Veil

An Irishwoman on converting to Islam: 'It excited me. It wasn't anything I thought it was'

We spoke to a Waterford woman about why she converted to Islam and the benefits of wearing a hijab.

From TheJournal.ie Japan ignoring traditional temples as rent-a-monk service surges in popularity Spirituality On Sale

Japan ignoring traditional temples as rent-a-monk service surges in popularity

Demand for the monk delivery service has risen sharply since 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Huge Finglas church to close its doors Falling Attendance

Huge Finglas church to close its doors

The Church of the Annunciation will be demolished to make way for a much smaller church.

From TheJournal.ie Controversial Roman Catholic group Opus Dei names its new leader The Vatican

Controversial Roman Catholic group Opus Dei names its new leader

Fernando Ocariz will be the fourth chief of the organisation.

From TheJournal.ie 'When the blood flows from abortion, Satan has his day' - Citizens' Assembly letters go online Mail Bag

'When the blood flows from abortion, Satan has his day' - Citizens' Assembly letters go online

Some 8,000 submissions were made to the assembly online and about 5,500 by post

From The42 'I recalled the two moments in my life when God spoke directly to me' Belief This post contains videos

'I recalled the two moments in my life when God spoke directly to me'

In an extract from his autobiography, South African cricketing legend AB de Villiers discusses his faith.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis makes mention of abortion during Christmas message Remember The Children

Pope Francis makes mention of abortion during Christmas message

The Pontiff asked people to remember those “not allowed to be born”.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you attend a religious service today? Take Me To Church This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you attend a religious service today?

It’s Christmas Day AND a Sunday,

From TheJournal.ie 'Unacceptable': Order of Malta not happy as Pope Francis launches inquiry Condom Row

'Unacceptable': Order of Malta not happy as Pope Francis launches inquiry

The order’s grand chancellor was dismissed recently, amid reports of a policy row over the use of condoms.

From TheJournal.ie Family faces homicide charges after girl (13) dies following 68-day fast India

Family faces homicide charges after girl (13) dies following 68-day fast

The girl was reportedly fasting in accordance with an ancient religious ritual.

From TheJournal.ie Poland pushes ahead with near-total ban on abortion Poland

Poland pushes ahead with near-total ban on abortion

A poll published this week by the Newsweek Polska magazine showed that 74% of Poles want to keep the existing law.

Everyone who only goes to mass at Christmas will identify with this sketch

Your premium is 467 hail Marys and 285 Our Fathers.

From TheJournal.ie Gay married couple to return to church choir in Kildare after 'overwhelming' public support Mass Protests

Gay married couple to return to church choir in Kildare after 'overwhelming' public support

A local Catholic activist had objected to their presence.

From TheJournal.ie Joyous scenes as Mother Teresa is now Saint Teresa of Kolkata Praise The Lord This post contains videos

Joyous scenes as Mother Teresa is now Saint Teresa of Kolkata

The nun was canonised today in front of about 100,000 pilgrims.

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

Poll: Do you believe in miracles?

What do you think?

From TheJournal.ie 'Maynooth seminary has to change, we are living in a different world' Priest Training

'Maynooth seminary has to change, we are living in a different world'

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

From TheJournal.ie German interior minister says he's in favour of a partial burqa ban Germany

German interior minister says he's in favour of a partial burqa ban

Last week he unveiled tough new anti-terror measures which included a proposal to strip jihadist fighters of their German nationality.

From TheJournal.ie Trump wants to quiz people on religion and gender equality before they enter US Questionnaire

Trump wants to quiz people on religion and gender equality before they enter US

The Republican presidential candidate previously called for a ban on Muslims entering America.

From TheJournal.ie 'Sham baptisms': Priests struggle with reasons behind the ceremony while parents feel hypocrital No Faith

'Sham baptisms': Priests struggle with reasons behind the ceremony while parents feel hypocrital

Under the current system, children trying to get a place in a primary school can be divided into categories depending on their faith.

From TheJournal.ie School children tell us what they think about how they learn about religion Lived Experience

School children tell us what they think about how they learn about religion

Here is what they had to say…

From TheJournal.ie 'She's coming home singing Ave Maria': Religion from the back of the classroom A Fine Balance

'She's coming home singing Ave Maria': Religion from the back of the classroom

Ireland’s non-religious parents face some tough choices about how their children participate.

From TheJournal.ie Here is how Ireland's bishops responded to being asked to hand over their schools MAKING CHANGES

Here is how Ireland's bishops responded to being asked to hand over their schools

Then education minister Ruairí Quinn had high hopes when he wrote to bishops around the country back in 2013.

From TheJournal.ie The State employs 154 religious chaplains in secondary schools around the country Religious Education

The State employs 154 religious chaplains in secondary schools around the country

The cost of their employment is €9.5 million.

From TheJournal.ie Pope says the world is at war - but religion is not the cause Terrorism

Pope says the world is at war - but religion is not the cause

Pope Francis said all religions want peace, “it’s the others who want war”.

From TheJournal.ie Educate Together to run new primary school at former priest-training college Plurality

Educate Together to run new primary school at former priest-training college

The organisation also won the patronage of a primary school in Cabra.

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Monday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Problems for non-religious parents, Finian McGrath’s smoking comments and the suspension of the Luas sick pay scheme…

From TheJournal.ie Given up on Catholicism? Why you should tick 'no religion' on the census tomorrow Opinion

Given up on Catholicism? Why you should tick 'no religion' on the census tomorrow

Religion is all of our business when over 90% of state-funded schools remain in church hands, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

From TheJournal.ie Havoc caused by STIs - not true love - is what makes humans mate for life Germs

Havoc caused by STIs - not true love - is what makes humans mate for life

That’s according to a study which argues that falling population numbers forced a rethink of sexual behaviours.

From TheJournal.ie 'What is your religion?' People are being urged to think hard about that come census night

'What is your religion?' People are being urged to think hard about that come census night

The Humanists Association of Ireland want people to consider how they really feel.

From TheJournal.ie Interview where Stephen Fry tells Gay Byrne God is evil is up for an award The Meaning Of Life This post contains videos

Interview where Stephen Fry tells Gay Byrne God is evil is up for an award

“How dare you create a world in which there is such misery that is not our fault. It’s not right. “

From TheJournal.ie Secular Schools Ireland to apply to run three new primary schools in Dublin Patronage

Secular Schools Ireland to apply to run three new primary schools in Dublin

Some 96% of primary schools are under religious control.

From TheJournal.ie 'Hearing a prayer at the start of the new Dáil grated against my nerves' Opinion

'Hearing a prayer at the start of the new Dáil grated against my nerves'

In the Dáil, the charade of religious worship equals the charade of politics in its need for reform, writes Oliver Moran.

From TheJournal.ie 'The toilets were absolutely full of crucifixes': Two elderly people arrested over theft of religious items France

'The toilets were absolutely full of crucifixes': Two elderly people arrested over theft of religious items

More than 3,000 religious objects were found in their homes.

From TheJournal.ie The Catholic Church still doesn't get the horror of child abuse Opinion

The Catholic Church still doesn't get the horror of child abuse

The Church – to quote the brilliant film “Spotlight” – thinks in centuries, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

From TheJournal.ie The Pope was not impressed that someone nearly pulled him down Il Papa Don't Reach

The Pope was not impressed that someone nearly pulled him down

The Pope is on a visit to Mexico.

From TheJournal.ie Why do people get ashes on their head today? Ashes To Ashes

Why do people get ashes on their head today?

And why don’t some eat meat?

From TheJournal.ie What did God do before the world was made? The Pope has given an answer Almighty Question

What did God do before the world was made? The Pope has given an answer

It’s part of a children’s book the Pontiff has written.