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#Religion

# religion - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Catholic Church crisis pregnancy agency to close due to drop in demand Cura

Catholic Church crisis pregnancy agency to close due to drop in demand

Cura, founded in 1977, is a crisis pregnancy support service associated with the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.

# religion - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie How much do children get on their Communion day and how much do parents spend? Communion Money

How much do children get on their Communion day and how much do parents spend?

It’s an expensive day all around, but how expensive are we talking?

# religion - Saturday 9 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'The nun made us put our hands on electrical panels to get an electric shock' Frances' Story

'The nun made us put our hands on electrical panels to get an electric shock'

Abandoned, abused and abducted – this is one woman’s Magdalene story.

# religion - Friday 8 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Presbyterian Church in Ireland votes against allowing gay couples to be full members Northern Ireland

Presbyterian Church in Ireland votes against allowing gay couples to be full members

The policy also prevents the children of same-sex couples from being baptised in the church.

# religion - Friday 1 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'How can you cheer abortion?': Bishop 'horrified' by referendum celebrations Euthanasia

'How can you cheer abortion?': Bishop 'horrified' by referendum celebrations

Alphonsus Cullinan said Catholic Yes voters “should go to confession”.

# religion - Monday 28 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Bishop says Catholics who voted Yes have sinned and should go to confession Eighth Referendum

Bishop says Catholics who voted Yes have sinned and should go to confession

Meanwhile, Father Brian D’Arcy said that he “wouldn’t like to attribute sin in this manner, at all”.

From TheJournal.ie Parents in these 16 areas to be surveyed over demand for non-denominational schools No Religion

Parents in these 16 areas to be surveyed over demand for non-denominational schools

The government wants 400 multi- and non-denominational schools in place by 2030.

# religion - Sunday 27 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Archbishop says he is 'deeply saddened' by referendum result Catholic Church

Archbishop says he is 'deeply saddened' by referendum result

Eamon Martin, the leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, has thanked “courageous” pro-life campaigners.

# religion - Saturday 5 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Priests ask for an end to referendum campaigning at mass Pulpit

Priests ask for an end to referendum campaigning at mass

The Save the 8th campaign says it will not decline invitations.

# religion - Friday 4 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Oklahoma passes law allowing adoption agencies deny children to LGBT families on religious grounds Adoption

Oklahoma passes law allowing adoption agencies deny children to LGBT families on religious grounds

It’s similar to laws in at least five other states.

# religion - Thursday 5 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Religious instruction and worship should take place outside core school hours' Column

Opinion: 'Religious instruction and worship should take place outside core school hours'

This proposal seeks to find a workable compromise between different belief groups at minimum cost, writes David Graham.

# religion - Friday 30 March, 2018

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

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

The event is frowned upon by the Catholic Church.

# religion - Thursday 29 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Number of Roman Catholic marriages reducing but it's still the most popular type of ceremony Rise In Humanism

Number of Roman Catholic marriages reducing but it's still the most popular type of ceremony

The average age of grooms in Ireland is 36, while the average age of brides is 34.

# religion - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Vatican communications chief quits over row about letter written by retired pope Pope Benedict

Vatican communications chief quits over row about letter written by retired pope

Monsignor Dario Vigano was accused of manipulating a private letter written by Benedict XVI about Pope Francis.

From TheJournal.ie Retirement: 'For the first time in nearly forty years I could openly admit that I didn't believe in God' Read Me

Retirement: 'For the first time in nearly forty years I could openly admit that I didn't believe in God'

Being an atheist principal and managing a Catholic school was a difficult balance to maintain, writes Peter Gunning.

# religion - Monday 12 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Vast majority of people agree that Catholic Church is 'empire of misogyny' Mary McAleese This post contains videos

Vast majority of people agree that Catholic Church is 'empire of misogyny'

Over 1,000 adults were polled about Mary McAleese’s comments.

From TheJournal.ie Mary McAleese says her brother was 'seriously, physically, sadistically abused by Malachy Finnegan' Abuse

Mary McAleese says her brother was 'seriously, physically, sadistically abused by Malachy Finnegan'

“My mother, almost 90 years of age, had to discover that from the Belfast Telegraph three weeks ago.”

# religion - Friday 9 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Diarmuid Martin says Mary McAleese's criticism of the Church was 'brutally stark' Empire Of Misogyny

Diarmuid Martin says Mary McAleese's criticism of the Church was 'brutally stark'

The former president has called on Pope Francis to address gender inequality in the Catholic Church.

# religion - Thursday 8 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Male celibates advise the Pope on what women really want, that is ludicrous' Mary McAleese

'Male celibates advise the Pope on what women really want, that is ludicrous'

The former president said women aren’t ‘mysteries’ or ‘strawberries on the cake’, despite what popes have called them.

'I haven't taken a senior player' - Martin O'Neill upset with Michael for bringing religion into allegiance debate

The Republic of Ireland manager was responding to an interview his counterpart did earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie Mary McAleese says it's 'pure codology' that women can't become priests Misogyny This post contains videos

Mary McAleese says it's 'pure codology' that women can't become priests

The former president also called the Catholic Church an “empire of misogyny”.

# religion - Sunday 4 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Mass-goers told there is 'no obligation' to attend religious services today Thanks Be To God

Mass-goers told there is 'no obligation' to attend religious services today

The public has been told they can view mass online instead.

# religion - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Tributes paid to influential US preacher Billy Graham who has died at age 99 RIP

Tributes paid to influential US preacher Billy Graham who has died at age 99

He was the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history.

# religion - Saturday 13 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Atheist Ireland calls for bibles to be removed from referendum polling stations Losing My Religion

Atheist Ireland calls for bibles to be removed from referendum polling stations

The group calls the current system “discriminatory”.

# religion - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Disgraced Boston cardinal at the centre of Spotlight case dies Spotlight

Disgraced Boston cardinal at the centre of Spotlight case dies

Law had been sick and was recently hospitalised in Rome.

# religion - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Government plans to scrap provision allowing church to appoint teachers and principals Religious Orders

Government plans to scrap provision allowing church to appoint teachers and principals

Current criteria allows the Catholic church to appoint nuns, priests, monks and brothers as principals and teachers in schools.

# religion - Friday 15 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Man loses case against Irish council's refusal to hold ceremony for Christians killed by IS Discrimination

Man loses case against Irish council's refusal to hold ceremony for Christians killed by IS

The man had claimed the council was discriminating against him on religious grounds by refusing to hold a wreath-laying ceremony.

# religion - Sunday 10 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you like to attend the Pope's mass in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like to attend the Pope's mass in Ireland?

Pope Francis is set to visit the country next year.

# religion - Monday 27 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar on high-stakes visit Rohingya Crisis

Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar on high-stakes visit

He is expected to address claims of ethnic cleansing in the region.

# religion - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie The Pope had to tell bishops to put down their phones in mass today IPope

# religion - Saturday 4 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Stephen Fry says he was 'enchanted' to be caught up in blasphemy row The Meaning Of Life This post contains videos

Stephen Fry says he was 'enchanted' to be caught up in blasphemy row

He described our “unworkable” blasphemy legislation as “a wonderfully Irish solution”.

# religion - Saturday 28 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis has criticised Europe's low birth rates at a bishops' conference Dramatic Sterility

Pope Francis has criticised Europe's low birth rates at a bishops' conference

In 2014 Pope Francis described the EU as a “grandmother, no longer fertile and vibrant”.

# religion - Friday 13 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie UK court rules that Islamic school's gender segregation is unlawful Birmingham

UK court rules that Islamic school's gender segregation is unlawful

The Al-Hijrah School argued that the segregation policy was one of the “defining characteristics” of the school.

# religion - Thursday 12 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie At 88.6%, Offaly has the highest percentage of Catholics in Ireland Census 2016

At 88.6%, Offaly has the highest percentage of Catholics in Ireland

Ireland’s population of Roman Catholics has fallen since 2011.

# religion - Sunday 8 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Debating religious ideas isn't inciting to hatred' Blasphemy

Opinion: 'Debating religious ideas isn't inciting to hatred'

Introducing a blasphemy law in the 21st century has damaged our reputation internationally, writes Selina Campbell.

# religion - Saturday 7 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Contempt for women reaches a new low': Trump administration rolls back free birth control access Religious Freedom

'Contempt for women reaches a new low': Trump administration rolls back free birth control access

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit in response to the announcement.

# religion - Thursday 14 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Man who listed 'standing up against homosexuality' as achievement loses discrimination case Job Application

Man who listed 'standing up against homosexuality' as achievement loses discrimination case

Mark Savage claimed he was told to remove the line from his CV.

# religion - Thursday 31 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Bishops have 'constructive' meeting with Varadkar and ministers Church And State

Bishops have 'constructive' meeting with Varadkar and ministers

The agenda for the meeting included the Eighth Amendment and the possibility of a visit to Ireland by Pope Francis.

# religion - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Three days of mourning in Madeira after falling tree kills 13 people Religious Festival

Three days of mourning in Madeira after falling tree kills 13 people

Dozens more were injured, some seriously.

# religion - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'It happened in the middle of mass': 12 killed and 50 injured by falling tree at religious Portuguese festival Madeira

'It happened in the middle of mass': 12 killed and 50 injured by falling tree at religious Portuguese festival

A 200-year-old oak tree fell on people gathered outside a church.

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