# catholic-church - Friday 20 February, 2015
The decision has been welcomed by an organisation representing priests in Ireland, which said support is needed for those wrongly accused.
# catholic-church - Friday 13 February, 2015
It is part of a move to diversify the patronage of schools across the country.
# catholic-church - Tuesday 10 February, 2015
Marriage is still an important institution in this country, according to new research released today, but attitudes to it are changing.
The Franciscan friars have apologised to survivors who were abused while under their care.
# catholic-church - Wednesday 7 January, 2015
Dan Duane made the appeal to the Catholic Church’s highest judicial authority.
# catholic-church - Monday 22 December, 2014
It was among 15 “ailments” the pontiff said top Church officials were suffering.
# catholic-church - Friday 12 December, 2014
Mark Vincent Healy is taking a legal case against the Holy Ghost Fathers.
# catholic-church - Thursday 30 October, 2014
Aodhán Ó’Ríordáin has promised to amend Section 37.
# catholic-church - Tuesday 28 October, 2014
The pontiff said that the Big Bang theory is not inconsistent with Catholic teachings.
# catholic-church - Sunday 19 October, 2014
Bishop John Fleming said the news came as a “shock” to him.
# catholic-church - Monday 13 October, 2014
A document released by the Vatican today asks if it can welcome gay people “without compromising Catholic doctrine on the family and matrimony”.
# catholic-church - Friday 10 October, 2014
To understand what happened, it is vital to hold inquests into the deaths of all those buried at the site of the former home.
# catholic-church - Wednesday 8 October, 2014
Diarmuid Martin says it’s time for “a new language” between the Church and couples.
# catholic-church - Sunday 5 October, 2014
Pope Francis suggested the Catholic Church must address the present gulf between what it currently says on these issues and what tens of millions of believers actually do.
# catholic-church - Friday 26 September, 2014
The bishop is the second the Pope has removed from office.
The private lives of teachers and health workers should never be used against them, writes Senator Ivana Bacik.
# catholic-church - Thursday 18 September, 2014
Martin Sixsmith travels to Ireland and America to reveal the moving stories of parents and children.
# catholic-church - Monday 8 September, 2014
The Primate of All Ireland retired on age grounds when he turned 75.
# catholic-church - Friday 22 August, 2014
Vatican official uses trucking company to explain why Church is not responsible for child abuse by priests
Survivors have said that he is making excuses for “inexcusable behaviour”.
# catholic-church - Thursday 21 August, 2014
“I threw myself to my knees…a hundred thousands thanks to God”
# catholic-church - Friday 15 August, 2014
The offer of resignation, in line with Canon Law, must be approved by the Pope.
# catholic-church - Thursday 14 August, 2014
Knock Knock, who’s there? 150,000 people…
# catholic-church - Wednesday 23 July, 2014
Twice a day, we should all stop and listen to those bells. Let them serve as a reminder of what happens when we outsource our thinking to anyone else.
# catholic-church - Thursday 17 July, 2014
There are serious concerns about the forthcoming mother-and-baby home inquiry; there is no international judge and a glaring lack of public debate.
It was such an important and historic moment for Irish survivors, where the Pope was left in no doubt about the human and spiritual cost that clerical child sexual abuse causes.
# catholic-church - Sunday 13 July, 2014
Francis also condemned child sex abuse as a “leprosy” in the Church.
# catholic-church - Tuesday 8 July, 2014
I shudder to imagine what those mothers and their beautiful babies went through. But we need to ask the difficult question: is this the correct use of funds that children living today so badly need?
# catholic-church - Monday 7 July, 2014
The Archbishop said that the Catholic Church must “do more” to help victims of abuse.
# catholic-church - Saturday 5 July, 2014
In Dublin diocese there are now just two priests under the age of 40.
# catholic-church - Sunday 29 June, 2014
The history of Ireland’s legal adoption battle is fraught with examples of church-state collusion, even after 1952 when legislation for it was finally enacted in Ireland.
# catholic-church - Saturday 14 June, 2014
Interestingly, in all the coverage about mother-and-baby homes over the past few weeks, the role of the fathers hasn’t been addressed to any extent.
# catholic-church - Friday 13 June, 2014
Opinion: It is a bittersweet time for victims of institutional abuse – the least we can do is listen
Victims of mother-and-baby homes as well as the Bethany Homes must finally have their voices heard.
Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know.
History will judge us every bit as harshly as we are now judging the society which condemned women and children to mother-and-baby homes.
In the court’s view, it was not unreasonable for the Church to expect particular loyalty of religious education teachers.
# catholic-church - Tuesday 10 June, 2014
They encouraged all those who ran these homes to gather and offer up any documents that might be of assistance.
# catholic-church - Sunday 8 June, 2014
Diarmuid Martin said that any investigation needs to ensure that the culture that existed in past has been stamped out.
Opinion: Horror doesn’t belong to the past, Ireland’s most vulnerable are still marginalised and neglected
These are the unpalatable facts: we are living at a time of growing homelessness and food poverty, and we allow vulnerable children to socially excluded, neglected and ignored.
# catholic-church - Saturday 7 June, 2014
For Irish people who lived through these times to claim no knowledge of what went on in places like Tuam is disingenuous – and smacks of “I was only following orders”.
# catholic-church - Thursday 5 June, 2014
The misogynistic meddling of the Catholic church in affairs of this young state was detrimental to the blossoming of a whole, enlightened and fulfilled society – and nobody bore the brunt of that more than vulnerable women and their babies.