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From TheJournal.ie Pope changes rule to allow women have their feet washed on Holy Thursday Easter Tradition

Pope changes rule to allow women have their feet washed on Holy Thursday

Shortly after he was elected, Francis raised conservative eyebrows by performing the rite on men and women, Catholics and Muslims.

From TheJournal.ie Jewish extremists vandalise church where Virgin Mary is said to have died Radical Messages

Jewish extremists vandalise church where Virgin Mary is said to have died

The graffiti included threats of violence, messages degrading Jesus and a call for Christians to “go to hell”.

This town built a church shaped like a shoe to attract female worshippers

Someone’s been watching too much Sex and the City.

From TheJournal.ie The Catholic Church does not promote an egalitarian ethic - it never has Column

The Catholic Church does not promote an egalitarian ethic - it never has

The Catholic Church has a record of abuse, twisted morality and regressive politics, writes Julien Mercille.

From TheJournal.ie Teacher to be compensated after principal insulted gay son Equality Tribunal

Teacher to be compensated after principal insulted gay son

She said her boss made derogatory comments about her son’s clothes, and members of the Catholic Church.

From TheJournal.ie When fear and hatred of Irish Catholics set fire to an American city Street Wars

When fear and hatred of Irish Catholics set fire to an American city

What an explosive, forgotten 172-year-old chapter in Irish-American history can teach us about the world today.

From TheJournal.ie This Irish film about an 8-year-old atheist girl is winning lots of awards Rubai

This Irish film about an 8-year-old atheist girl is winning lots of awards

The short film is going to be shown on TG4 tonight.

From TheJournal.ie German church holds Star Wars themed mass to attract more young people The Force Awakens

German church holds Star Wars themed mass to attract more young people

About 500 people heeded the call and attended the service, some carrying lightsaber props or wearing Darth Vader masks.

From TheJournal.ie This guy is trolling Christmas itself with his controversial zombie nativity scene Happy Un-holy-days
From TheJournal.ie How much will a can of beer cost you next year? It's the week in numbers Prime Numbers

How much will a can of beer cost you next year? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How many selfies did Teresa Mannion say she posed for in Ballina?

From TheJournal.ie South Korean family charged with murder over brutal hotel exorcism Germany

South Korean family charged with murder over brutal hotel exorcism

A 41-year-old woman was “severely” beaten, allegedly by a group including her own son.

From TheJournal.ie The Archbishop of Dublin says parents who don't want their kids to do religion have a point Religion Lessons

The Archbishop of Dublin says parents who don't want their kids to do religion have a point

But he says Catholic education is “not poison”.

From TheJournal.ie Seven charged with murdering teenager in secretive church "confession" beating Word Of Life

Seven charged with murdering teenager in secretive church "confession" beating

19-year-old Lucas Leonard was trying to leave the “Word of Life” church in New York, when he was beaten to death over six hours.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should schools require students to study religion? Poll This post contains a poll
From TheJournal.ie 'Quite startling': €31m of church property for redress fund yet to be transferred Child Abuse

'Quite startling': €31m of church property for redress fund yet to be transferred

€83 million of donations has been made from congregations since the Ryan Report.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis: 'If you're unstable, see a doctor - don't become a priest' Rigid Priests

Pope Francis: 'If you're unstable, see a doctor - don't become a priest'

“I’m scared of rigid priests. I keep away from them. They bite!”

From TheJournal.ie Meet the order of nuns who have been praying non-stop for 137 years Perpetual Adoration

Meet the order of nuns who have been praying non-stop for 137 years

At 11 am on 1 August 1878, a group of Franciscan sisters began praying at a convent in Wisconsin. They’re still going.

From TheJournal.ie Eileen Fox, who unwittingly rocked 1960s Ireland, has passed away Bishop And The Nightie

Eileen Fox, who unwittingly rocked 1960s Ireland, has passed away

Gay Byrne has led tributes to the woman behind the ‘Bishop and the nightie’ incident.

From TheJournal.ie Scientologists go on trial charged with fraud and extortion Belgium

Scientologists go on trial charged with fraud and extortion

Eleven members of the Belgian branch have been charged with fraud, extortion, running a criminal organisation and violating the right to privacy.

From TheJournal.ie 11 things that definitely should feature in the new Angelus Stick It In The Angelus
From TheJournal.ie Parents charged after teenager is beaten to death in secretive church "confession" ritual New York

Parents charged after teenager is beaten to death in secretive church "confession" ritual

Lucas Leonard’s parents and sister are accused of beating him to death at the isolated Word of Life church.

From TheJournal.ie Hozier has been explaining to Gay Byrne why he thinks baptism is ridiculous Ya Wha' Gay?

Hozier has been explaining to Gay Byrne why he thinks baptism is ridiculous

The veteran presenter also asked the singer if his generation was ‘cross and resentful’ about the Catholic church.

From TheJournal.ie Fatal flood opens old wounds for an isolated, polygamous sect with a dark past A River Ran Through It

Fatal flood opens old wounds for an isolated, polygamous sect with a dark past

A divided religious community led by a convicted child abuser lost 12 women and children this week.

7 Alive-O songs from primary school that are still absolute bangers

CONNECTED! Connected! You and I connected!

From TheJournal.ie 100,000 people protest for the right to starve themselves to death India

100,000 people protest for the right to starve themselves to death

They are members of the Jain religion.

From TheJournal.ie Couple from viral pregnancy video tearfully announce wife's miscarriage Video Blog This post contains videos

Couple from viral pregnancy video tearfully announce wife's miscarriage

In their viral video, Sam surprised Nia about her pregnancy.

From TheJournal.ie China has just got its first Catholic bishop in three years Joseph Zhang Yilin

China has just got its first Catholic bishop in three years

“I’m glad he is becoming our bishop. He has a very deep faith and I know he will be able to accomplish his ministry well.”

From TheJournal.ie Priest described gay people as "intrinsically disordered" in homily Dominican Order

Priest described gay people as "intrinsically disordered" in homily

The remarks came over the weekend of Dublin Pride.

From TheJournal.ie Three-year-old child treated for hypothermia on Croagh Patrick Reek Sunday

Three-year-old child treated for hypothermia on Croagh Patrick

Hundreds of people ignored warnings not to climb the mountain yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Barack Obama has been greeted by his family in Kenya A Family Affair

Barack Obama has been greeted by his family in Kenya

The US President has said that he will be speaking out about gay rights during his trip.

From TheJournal.ie There won't be enough priests for Ireland - but regular people will step in? Catholicism Wow
From TheJournal.ie What I've learned from volunteering in Palestine Opinion

What I've learned from volunteering in Palestine

A member of Tipperary’s 2010 hurling All-Ireland winning squad writes about volunteering with Palestinian youth as part of the Palestine Summer Encounter Project.

From TheJournal.ie What I've learned from going to a Quaker school Friends Schools

What I've learned from going to a Quaker school

To me, a Quaker education is about learning to let your inner light shine, respecting people from different walks of life and not resorting to violence to solve problems.

12 confessions of a former altar server

“Do this in memory of me.” DINGALINGALINGALINGALING.

From TheJournal.ie A year after my historic meeting with Pope Francis, progress in Rome has been achingly slow Column

A year after my historic meeting with Pope Francis, progress in Rome has been achingly slow

During my audience with Pope Francis, I asked for support in providing services to survivors of clerical child sexual abuse and their families. I reissue that request to His Holiness one year on.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Muslims plan protest to condemn 'slaughter' of Tunisia victims Not In Our Name

Irish Muslims plan protest to condemn 'slaughter' of Tunisia victims

“Islamophobia is increasing rapidly due to the atrocities of terrorists.”

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Obama sings 'Amazing Grace' at funeral for Charleston church leader Charleston Shooting

WATCH: Obama sings 'Amazing Grace' at funeral for Charleston church leader

He said the Charleston shooter was “blinded by hatred.”

From TheJournal.ie Artist says Catholic paper used image without permission to promote faith in the home Losing My Religion

Artist says Catholic paper used image without permission to promote faith in the home

“They no longer live ‘happily ever after’ … Being the child of parents with no faith is tough.”

From TheJournal.ie America's highest court just sided with a Muslim girl denied an Abercrombie 'model' job Discrimination

America's highest court just sided with a Muslim girl denied an Abercrombie 'model' job

Samantha Elauf, then 17, was rejected because her headscarf didn’t fit with the company’s “look policy”.