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#Catholic Church

# catholic-church - Thursday 23 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie If the Catholic church doesn’t urgently signal a change in attitude, I fear for its future Opinion

If the Catholic church doesn’t urgently signal a change in attitude, I fear for its future

Representative of the church must meaningfully alter responses toward women, LGBT people, and those in second relationships, writes Fr Tony Flannery.

# catholic-church - Thursday 2 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Why do we still have this absurd Good Friday alcohol ban for everyone, regardless of religion? Opinion

Why do we still have this absurd Good Friday alcohol ban for everyone, regardless of religion?

It’s highly ironic that a supposedly modern, inclusive European democracy still prohibits the sale of alcohol on any day of the year.

# catholic-church - Monday 30 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Church sorry priest said Jill Meagher would be alive if she’d had more faith Melbourne

Church sorry priest said Jill Meagher would be alive if she’d had more faith

The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne is introducing guidelines today to prevent similar comments being made in the future.

# catholic-church - Monday 23 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie IRA abuse claims show – once again – how the institution is always placed before the victim Opinion

IRA abuse claims show – once again – how the institution is always placed before the victim

There are parallels between Sinn Féin’s reaction to allegations by Paudie McGahon and Maíria Cahill and the Catholic Church’s pursuit of its own institutional safety.

# catholic-church - Sunday 22 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie A religious ‘conscience clause’. The church wants it but campaigners say ‘licence to discriminate’ Marriage Ref

A religious ‘conscience clause’. The church wants it but campaigners say ‘licence to discriminate’

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin wants lay people to have similar rights to churches.

# catholic-church - Thursday 12 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Catholic Church tells Irish schools how they should treat non-Catholics Inclusion

Catholic Church tells Irish schools how they should treat non-Catholics

Atheist Ireland said the proposals do not respect the human rights of atheist or secular families.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Bishop ‘regrets any hurt caused’ by saying gay couples with children are not parents Referendum

Bishop ‘regrets any hurt caused’ by saying gay couples with children are not parents

Meanwhile, a rewording of the question in Irish being put to the public the same-sex marriage referendum has been announced.

# catholic-church - Friday 20 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The Catholic Church is coming up with new rules for priests accused of sexual abuse The Accused

The Catholic Church is coming up with new rules for priests accused of sexual abuse

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

From TheJournal.ie Four new primary schools will open in September, as Catholic Church loosens hold on education Educate Together

Four new primary schools will open in September, as Catholic Church loosens hold on education

It is part of a move to diversify the patronage of schools across the country.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie This loved-up couple received a special Valentine’s blessing today Ch-ch-ch-changes

This loved-up couple received a special Valentine’s blessing today

Marriage is still an important institution in this country, according to new research released today, but attitudes to it are changing.

From TheJournal.ie Archbishop says he is ‘seriously concerned’ about latest reports into child protection Catholic Church

Archbishop says he is ‘seriously concerned’ about latest reports into child protection

The Franciscan friars have apologised to survivors who were abused while under their care.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Cork man ejected from priesthood over abuse claims has appeal rejected by Rome Dan Duane

Cork man ejected from priesthood over abuse claims has appeal rejected by Rome

Dan Duane made the appeal to the Catholic Church’s highest judicial authority.

# catholic-church - Monday 22 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis accuses Vatican officials of power lust and gossip in Christmas speech Happy Christmas

Pope Francis accuses Vatican officials of power lust and gossip in Christmas speech

It was among 15 “ailments” the pontiff said top Church officials were suffering.

# catholic-church - Friday 12 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Judge tells religious order to hand over priests’ files to abuse victim Abuse

Judge tells religious order to hand over priests’ files to abuse victim

Mark Vincent Healy is taking a legal case against the Holy Ghost Fathers.

# catholic-church - Thursday 30 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “Schools are not data-processing centres”: Irish bishops want ‘balance’ in discrimination debate Section 37

“Schools are not data-processing centres”: Irish bishops want ‘balance’ in discrimination debate

Aodhán Ó’Ríordáin has promised to amend Section 37.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Pope backs evolution theory, says ‘God doesn’t have a magic wand’ Big Bang Theory

Pope backs evolution theory, says ‘God doesn’t have a magic wand’

The pontiff said that the Big Bang theory is not inconsistent with Catholic teachings.

# catholic-church - Sunday 19 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Priest who won property dispute with former partner ‘taking time away from Church’ Take A Break

Priest who won property dispute with former partner ‘taking time away from Church’

Bishop John Fleming said the news came as a “shock” to him.

# catholic-church - Monday 13 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The Vatican has suggested it’s ready to welcome gay people… sort of Catholic Teaching

The Vatican has suggested it’s ready to welcome gay people… sort of

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Questions remain unanswered over the Tuam mother-and-baby home Tuam

Opinion: Questions remain unanswered over the Tuam mother-and-baby home

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

From TheJournal.ie Archbishop wants the Catholic Church to “listen to married couples” Talk To Me

Archbishop wants the Catholic Church to “listen to married couples”

Diarmuid Martin says it’s time for “a new language” between the Church and couples.

# catholic-church - Sunday 5 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Vatican looks to reform church’s stance on ‘living in sin’, marriage, and divorce Catholicism

Vatican looks to reform church’s stance on ‘living in sin’, marriage, and divorce

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

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis fires bishop who promoted priest accused of sexual abuse Get Outta Here

Pope Francis fires bishop who promoted priest accused of sexual abuse

The bishop is the second the Pope has removed from office.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Employees can still be discriminated against over their sexuality – this must end Employment Equality

Opinion: Employees can still be discriminated against over their sexuality – this must end

The private lives of teachers and health workers should never be used against them, writes Senator Ivana Bacik.

# catholic-church - Thursday 18 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Heart-wrenching documentary shines light on adoption trade of Irish ‘illegitimate children’ Ireland's Lost Babies

Heart-wrenching documentary shines light on adoption trade of Irish ‘illegitimate children’

Martin Sixsmith travels to Ireland and America to reveal the moving stories of parents and children.

# catholic-church - Monday 8 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis accepts Cardinal Seán Brady’s resignation Catholic Church

Pope Francis accepts Cardinal Seán Brady’s resignation

The Primate of All Ireland retired on age grounds when he turned 75.

# catholic-church - Friday 22 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Vatican official uses trucking company to explain why Church is not responsible for child abuse by priests Child Abuse

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

From TheJournal.ie Here’s what appeared to witnesses in Knock, 135 years ago today In Their Own Words

Here’s what appeared to witnesses in Knock, 135 years ago today

“I threw myself to my knees…a hundred thousands thanks to God”

# catholic-church - Friday 15 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Cardinal Seán Brady has offered to resign as Primate of All Ireland Catholic Church

Cardinal Seán Brady has offered to resign as Primate of All Ireland

The offer of resignation, in line with Canon Law, must be approved by the Pope.

# catholic-church - Thursday 14 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Thousands arriving in Knock today for annual Catholic pilgrimage Hey Pilgrim

Thousands arriving in Knock today for annual Catholic pilgrimage

Knock Knock, who’s there? 150,000 people…

# catholic-church - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Ring them bells! Why Ireland should never get rid of the Angelus Catholic

Opinion: Ring them bells! Why Ireland should never get rid of the Angelus

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: No person or institution can be left behind in the mother-and-baby home inquiry Inquiry

Opinion: No person or institution can be left behind in the mother-and-baby home inquiry

There are serious concerns about the forthcoming mother-and-baby home inquiry; there is no international judge and a glaring lack of public debate.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: I became the first male survivor of Irish clerical sexual abuse to meet Pope Francis Child Abuse

Opinion: I became the first male survivor of Irish clerical sexual abuse to meet Pope Francis

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

From TheJournal.ie Pope promises “solutions” to celibacy in the priesthood One Love

Pope promises “solutions” to celibacy in the priesthood

Francis also condemned child sex abuse as a “leprosy” in the Church.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: It may seem heartless, but we shouldn’t fund an inquiry into religious-run homes Mother And Baby

Opinion: It may seem heartless, but we shouldn’t fund an inquiry into religious-run homes

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

From TheJournal.ie Martin: ‘Crisis of the sexual abuse of children in the church not a chapter of the past’ Healing

Martin: ‘Crisis of the sexual abuse of children in the church not a chapter of the past’

The Archbishop said that the Catholic Church must “do more” to help victims of abuse.

# catholic-church - Saturday 5 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The numbers of priests and nuns in Ireland are dropping Catholic Church

The numbers of priests and nuns in Ireland are dropping

In Dublin diocese there are now just two priests under the age of 40.

# catholic-church - Sunday 29 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Adoption, illegitimate children and ‘the bogey of proselytism’ in Catholic Ireland Adoption

Opinion: Adoption, illegitimate children and ‘the bogey of proselytism’ in Catholic Ireland

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Where does fatherhood feature in story of mother-and-baby homes? Fathers

Opinion: Where does fatherhood feature in story of mother-and-baby homes?

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: It is a bittersweet time for victims of institutional abuse – the least we can do is listen Homes

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know.

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