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#Catholic Church

# catholic-church - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Nuns accused of 'run and grab all' as Bessborough campus put up for sale Cork

Nuns accused of 'run and grab all' as Bessborough campus put up for sale

€30 million in State funding has been spent on the site over the last two decades.

# catholic-church - Sunday 6 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis hosting conference which will debate whether married men could be priests Vatican

Pope Francis hosting conference which will debate whether married men could be priests

The move is part of discussions to address a shortage of priests in the Amazon region.

# catholic-church - Monday 30 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Church leaders call for restoration of Stormont to stop abortion law being passed in North Grave Concerns

Church leaders call for restoration of Stormont to stop abortion law being passed in North

Abortion will be decriminalised in the North if the collapsed assembly is not restored by 21 October.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Cardinal George Pell lodges new appeal against convictions for child sex abuse Catholic Church

Cardinal George Pell lodges new appeal against convictions for child sex abuse

Pell is currently serving a six-year sentence for sexually assaulting two choirboys in the 1990s.

# catholic-church - Saturday 14 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie US-based female bishop wants to hear from Irish women who are 'ready to lead' Catholic Women

US-based female bishop wants to hear from Irish women who are 'ready to lead'

The US-based group is holding a conference today in Dublin.

# catholic-church - Monday 8 July, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Does Ireland need a new temperance movement to address alcohol and drug use? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does Ireland need a new temperance movement to address alcohol and drug use?

The temperance movement is a social movement against the consumption of alcoholic drinks.

# catholic-church - Thursday 4 July, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar apologises for Dáil comments about priests sinning behind the altar Across The Chamber

Leo Varadkar apologises for Dáil comments about priests sinning behind the altar

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin was the target of Varadkar’s comments and he’s now responded to the apology.

# catholic-church - Monday 3 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie France begins its independent inquiry into Catholic Church sex abuse Witness Statements

France begins its independent inquiry into Catholic Church sex abuse

Thousands are expected to contact the hotline, while face-to-face interviews with victims will be held at a later date.

From TheJournal.ie Archbishop says Dublin drug cartels will be stopped from 'exploiting' religious services Diarmuid Martin

Archbishop says Dublin drug cartels will be stopped from 'exploiting' religious services

He said that religious services would no longer be used to “glorify” Dublin drug cartels’ images.

# catholic-church - Sunday 19 May, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Are we ready to let go of the Catholic Church's rituals? Opinion

Opinion: Are we ready to let go of the Catholic Church's rituals?

Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, Marriage and Burial are now rites of passage but do we understand their theological foundations, writes Shane Dunphy.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you support an opt in approach to sacraments in Catholic schools? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support an opt in approach to sacraments in Catholic schools?

A recent survey shows Catholic schools want preparations for Confirmations and Communions to take place outside the classroom.

# catholic-church - Thursday 9 May, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Pope issues law requiring Catholic clergy members to report sex abuse - but not to police Catholic Church

Pope issues law requiring Catholic clergy members to report sex abuse - but not to police

The law declares that anyone who has knowledge of abuse is obliged to report it to the Church.

# catholic-church - Thursday 25 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Death toll from Sri Lanka Easter bombings revised down by over 100 Easter Bombings

Death toll from Sri Lanka Easter bombings revised down by over 100

Two sons of a wealthy Sri Lankan spice trader are among the suspected suicide bombers.

# catholic-church - Thursday 18 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Diarmuid Martin: 'It's hard to believe that evidence has simply vanished and that no one can remember' Bessborough

Diarmuid Martin: 'It's hard to believe that evidence has simply vanished and that no one can remember'

He called on the Church to avoid returning to attitudes it had shown in the past.

# catholic-church - Thursday 11 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Ex-pope Benedict XVI blames clerical sex abuse on 1960s sexual revolution Sex Abuse Scandals

Ex-pope Benedict XVI blames clerical sex abuse on 1960s sexual revolution

Benedict has written a 6,000-word essay for Klerusblatt, a German monthly magazine for clergy.

# catholic-church - Friday 5 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Archdiocese postpones vote on patronage of Dublin schools, citing 'confusion' about Church celebrations Divestment

Archdiocese postpones vote on patronage of Dublin schools, citing 'confusion' about Church celebrations

It was claimed earlier this week that pupils would not celebrate Christmas at Educate Together schools.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Claims that children can't celebrate Christmas at Educate Together schools 'incorrect and misleading' Catholic Church

Claims that children can't celebrate Christmas at Educate Together schools 'incorrect and misleading'

It has been claimed by one gaelscoil that Irish greetings like dia duit would no longer be allowed.

# catholic-church - Saturday 23 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Pope accepts resignation of Chile cardinal over sex abuse cases Ricardo Ezzati

Pope accepts resignation of Chile cardinal over sex abuse cases

Ricardo Ezzati, archbishop of Santiago, is the highest-ranking Catholic official in Chile.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'The Rosary is a weapon': New documentary reveals how a CIA-funded Irish priest fought Communism Fr Patrick Peyton

'The Rosary is a weapon': New documentary reveals how a CIA-funded Irish priest fought Communism

Fr Patrick Peyton taught Americans to recite the Rosary from the 1940s onwards.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Pope rejects resignation of French cardinal convicted of sex abuse cover-up Cardinal Barbarin

Pope rejects resignation of French cardinal convicted of sex abuse cover-up

France’s highest-ranking Catholic official failed to report sex abuse by a priest.

# catholic-church - Friday 15 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Diarmuid Martin expresses concern over 'anti-Islamic sentiments being expressed in social media in Ireland' New Zealand

Diarmuid Martin expresses concern over 'anti-Islamic sentiments being expressed in social media in Ireland'

Martin said that some of this anti-Islamic sentiment came from publications “purporting to be of Catholic inspiration”.

# catholic-church - Thursday 7 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie French cardinal given six-month suspended sentence for helping to cover up child abuse by priest Cardinal Philippe Barbarin

French cardinal given six-month suspended sentence for helping to cover up child abuse by priest

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin failed to report the abuse of a child between 2014 and 2015.

# catholic-church - Sunday 3 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Is the Catholic Church still covering up child sex abuse on the grounds that it is a 'pontifical secret'? Opinion

Opinion: Is the Catholic Church still covering up child sex abuse on the grounds that it is a 'pontifical secret'?

The summit heard that the canon law protection of ‘pontifical secret’ had been applied to numerous clerical abuse cases. Bizarrely, it was suggested that this practice should not continue – indicating that it is ongoing. writes Shane Dunphy.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Australian Cardinal George Pell found guilty of sexually assaulting two choirboys Church

Australian Cardinal George Pell found guilty of sexually assaulting two choirboys

He has now become the most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex crimes.

# catholic-church - Saturday 23 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Top Catholic cardinal admits Church files on sex abuse were 'destroyed' Sex Abuse

Top Catholic cardinal admits Church files on sex abuse were 'destroyed'

The cardinal was speaking at a landmark Vatican summit on tackling sex abuse in the clergy.

# catholic-church - Friday 22 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Cases of sex abuse by priests in Poland exposed in new report Catholic Church

Cases of sex abuse by priests in Poland exposed in new report

The document details the cases of 85 priests convicted of paedophilia.

# catholic-church - Saturday 16 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Vatican defrocks former cardinal over sexual abuse of teenager in US Theodore McCarrick

Vatican defrocks former cardinal over sexual abuse of teenager in US

It is the first time a cardinal has ever been defrocked for sex abuse.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Sealed with a kiss: This to-be-wed couple is getting some help from St Valentine Blessed

Sealed with a kiss: This to-be-wed couple is getting some help from St Valentine

The couple were blessed by a bishop in front of the saint’s shrine.

From TheJournal.ie Culture minister: 'Glass ceilings are being broken in many sectors - so why not in the Church?' Josepha Madigan

Culture minister: 'Glass ceilings are being broken in many sectors - so why not in the Church?'

The event had to be rescheduled after complaints made to the original venue because of the minister’s role in the Repeal campaign.

# catholic-church - Saturday 2 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Campaigner calls on Catholic Church to remove 'vagueness and ambiguity' from response to child abuse Marie Collins

Campaigner calls on Catholic Church to remove 'vagueness and ambiguity' from response to child abuse

A Protection of Minors meeting is due to take place in the Vatican later this month.

# catholic-church - Friday 1 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Catholic diocese in Texas publishes list of 300 priests accused of sexual abuse Catholic Church

Catholic diocese in Texas publishes list of 300 priests accused of sexual abuse

The diocese says it’s part of an effort to bring about the restoration of trust.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Nuns withdraw offer of venue for Minister's speech after threats of protest Josepha Madigan

Nuns withdraw offer of venue for Minister's speech after threats of protest

Many of those protesting referring to her support for the Repeal campaign.

# catholic-church - Monday 14 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Most people don't support changing hospital names to remove religious references Our Lady Of Lourdes This post contains videos

Most people don't support changing hospital names to remove religious references

Locals recently protested the proposed name change of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.

# catholic-church - Thursday 20 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Almost 700 clergymen accused of child sex abuse in US state - far more than was disclosed by Church Illinois

Almost 700 clergymen accused of child sex abuse in US state - far more than was disclosed by Church

The state’s attorney general said it was clear from its investigation that the “Catholic Church cannot police itself”.

# catholic-church - Saturday 1 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie US archdiocese to file for bankruptcy as it faces litany of lawsuits over sexual assault by priests Church Scandal

US archdiocese to file for bankruptcy as it faces litany of lawsuits over sexual assault by priests

It is among several American to have filed for bankruptcy protection in recent years.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Priests told to have another national collection to help make up €4m deficit in fundraising for Pope visit World Meeting Of Families

Priests told to have another national collection to help make up €4m deficit in fundraising for Pope visit

Bishop Kevin Doran blamed negative media coverage in the run up to the event for the shortfall.

# catholic-church - Friday 19 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie US opens national investigation into alleged abuse carried out by more than 300 suspected priests Pennsylvania

US opens national investigation into alleged abuse carried out by more than 300 suspected priests

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has confirmed that it will ‘cooperate’ with the federal investigation.

# catholic-church - Thursday 11 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie GAA to buy former seminary beside Croke Park from Dublin Archdiocese Holy Cross College

GAA to buy former seminary beside Croke Park from Dublin Archdiocese

The building and its adjoining land, which date from the 19th century, are to be sold for the development of housing, hotel and sports facilities.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Bishop setting up group to fight off 'evil forces' and recite prayers of exorcism Exorcism

Bishop setting up group to fight off 'evil forces' and recite prayers of exorcism

Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan said the ministry group will pray and recite the prayers of exorcism.

# catholic-church - Monday 8 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Vatican refutes claims that Pope Francis covered up US cardinal's misconduct Theodore McCarrick

Vatican refutes claims that Pope Francis covered up US cardinal's misconduct

Pope Francis approved a study into how the US cardinal rose through the ranks of the Catholic Church despite allegations against him.

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