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# catholicism - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Explainer: Why is Ireland being consecrated to 'the Immaculate Heart of Mary'?
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Explainer: Why is Ireland being consecrated to 'the Immaculate Heart of Mary'?

Aug 15th 2013, 9:50 PM 17,747 Views 151 Comments

The people of Ireland were today consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of the Virgin Mary. What does that mean, exactly?

# catholicism - Monday 22 July, 2013

Pope Francis heads to Brazil to say mass on Copacabana beach
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Pope Francis heads to Brazil to say mass on Copacabana beach

Jul 22nd 2013, 8:52 AM 4,676 Views 38 Comments

This is his first trip abroad since becoming pontiff.

# catholicism - Friday 7 June, 2013

Pope Francis quips: 'I didn't really want this job'
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Pope Francis quips: 'I didn't really want this job'

Jun 7th 2013, 1:48 PM 12,843 Views 81 Comments

“Someone who wants to be pope does not really like themselves.”

# catholicism - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

VIDEO: Has Pope Francis been seen performing an exorcism?
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VIDEO: Has Pope Francis been seen performing an exorcism?

May 21st 2013, 1:17 PM 15,627 Views 79 Comments

Video from an event last Friday shows the pontiff laying his hands on a young man who convulses and then slumps over.

# catholicism - Friday 3 May, 2013

Bishops call for political campaign against proposed new abortion law
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Bishops call for political campaign against proposed new abortion law

May 3rd 2013, 1:29 PM 10,034 Views 294 Comments

Ireland’s Catholic bishops say the proposed abortion bill marks a “dramatic and morally unacceptable change” in Irish law.

# catholicism - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Business magazine compares Angela Merkel to Hitler in ad
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Business magazine compares Angela Merkel to Hitler in ad

Apr 25th 2013, 10:55 AM 11,036 Views 54 Comments

Mercado magazine invites viewers to visualise Merkel as the Greeks, Spanish and Germans might see her.

# catholicism - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

Two kids from Cork to be confirmed by... Pope Francis
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Two kids from Cork to be confirmed by... Pope Francis

Apr 23rd 2013, 7:20 PM 16,573 Views 55 Comments

Emily Mulcahy and Edmond Roche (both 12) were chosen from the diocese of Cloyne to be confirmed by the Pope in St Peter’s Square.

# catholicism - Monday 22 April, 2013

Lisa McInerney: How can you be a woman and Catholic?
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Lisa McInerney: How can you be a woman and Catholic?

Apr 22nd 2013, 7:00 AM 109 Views 197 Comments

This question is not born out of contempt, says TheJournal.ie columnist, but is out of genuine bewilderment when you consider the status of women in Catholic doctrine.

# catholicism - Friday 29 March, 2013

Pope Francis presides over his first Good Friday ceremony
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Pope Francis presides over his first Good Friday ceremony

Mar 29th 2013, 5:09 PM 11,289 Views 55 Comments

The pope has attended the Passion of Christ in St Peter’s Basilica ahead of a torch-lit procession at the Colosseum later tonight.

# catholicism - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Supermarket chain expects fish sales to double this week
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Supermarket chain expects fish sales to double this week

Mar 28th 2013, 3:25 PM 9,984 Views 46 Comments

SuperValu says its supermarkets will sell about €1 million in fish this week – more than double the usual – ahead of Good Friday.

Poll: Are you abstaining from meat this Good Friday?
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Poll: Are you abstaining from meat this Good Friday?

Mar 28th 2013, 9:51 AM 24,912 Views 259 Comments

Under Catholic tradition, many people abstain from alcohol and eating meat on Good Friday. Will you be among them?

# catholicism - Saturday 9 March, 2013

Magdalene survivors "shocked and upset" by nun interview defending laundries
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Magdalene survivors "shocked and upset" by nun interview defending laundries

Mar 9th 2013, 11:01 AM 29,491 Views 144 Comments

In an interview aired last night, two anonymous nuns defended the Magdalene laundries and said religious orders had no need to apologise.

# catholicism - Monday 4 March, 2013

Catholic cardinal admits 'sexual conduct fell below standards'
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Catholic cardinal admits 'sexual conduct fell below standards'

Mar 4th 2013, 9:14 AM 4,735 Views 49 Comments

Cardinal Keith O’Brien, who resigned as Britain’s most senior Catholic cleric last week, has now admitted the allegations that were made against them having initially denied them.

# catholicism - Saturday 23 February, 2013

Pope Benedict will remain in 'spiritual proximity' after his resignation
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Pope Benedict will remain in 'spiritual proximity' after his resignation

Feb 23rd 2013, 12:35 PM 5,097 Views 69 Comments

Speaking ahead of his resignation next week, Pope Benedict XVI said that God’s beauty was “constantly contradicted by the evil of this world, by suffering and by corruption.”

# catholicism - Friday 15 February, 2013

Benedict's closest confidant to hold dual role under new pope
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Benedict's closest confidant to hold dual role under new pope

Feb 15th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,904 Views 19 Comments

Monsignor Georg Gaenswein, the pope’s personal secretary, will keep his old job but will also oversee the new pope’s household.

# catholicism - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Vatican admits Pope had secret heart operation three months ago
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Vatican admits Pope had secret heart operation three months ago

Feb 12th 2013, 8:11 PM 19,470 Views 101 Comments

The Vatican said the operation had nothing to do with the Pope’s decision to resign.

# catholicism - Friday 8 February, 2013

Taoiseach and Tánaiste to meet with Magdalene survivors
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Taoiseach and Tánaiste to meet with Magdalene survivors

Feb 8th 2013, 10:36 AM 2,791 Views 27 Comments

Eamon Gilmore said the government is eager to listen to the women about their needs and about what its response to the report should be.

# catholicism - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Magdalenes ask Enda Kenny to meet with them
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Magdalenes ask Enda Kenny to meet with them

Feb 6th 2013, 10:14 PM 7,352 Views 30 Comments

Magdalene Survivors Together said they were left “devastated” after the Taoiseach stopped short of apologising to them on behalf of the State.

# catholicism - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

In their own words: Survivors' accounts of life inside a Magdalene Laundry
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In their own words: Survivors' accounts of life inside a Magdalene Laundry

Feb 5th 2013, 9:10 PM 30,839 Views 40 Comments

The report published today includes a section devoted to survivors’ first-hand accounts of life in a Laundry.

How Twitter reacted to the Magdalene Laundry report
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How Twitter reacted to the Magdalene Laundry report

Feb 5th 2013, 7:22 PM 8,427 Views 16 Comments

From Enda Kenny’s non-apology to the record of previous governments, here’s what people on Twitter had to say about the Magdalene Laundry report.

# catholicism - Sunday 20 January, 2013

'Liberal' priest will defy Vatican attempts to 'silence' him
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'Liberal' priest will defy Vatican attempts to 'silence' him

Jan 20th 2013, 2:55 PM 9,874 Views 55 Comments

Fr Tony Flannery has come under pressure from the Vatican to recant his views on women becoming priests and the system of selecting bishops being overhauled.

# catholicism - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Here is the week's news... skewed
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Here is the week's news... skewed

Dec 22nd 2012, 5:00 PM 4,537 Views 1 Comment

Breaking via The Mire wire: Government apologises to Angela Merkel for Mayan apocalypse insult and the IMF’s seasonal message of good will to all. No, really.

# catholicism - Friday 21 December, 2012

# catholicism - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Gay rights activists protest at Pope's Sunday morning prayer
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Gay rights activists protest at Pope's Sunday morning prayer

Dec 16th 2012, 1:26 PM 6,896 Views 46 Comments

Demonstrators held placards condemning homophobia after Pope Benedict said same-sex unions “destabilise marriage”.

# catholicism - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Bishops say new bill is moving Philippines towards legal abortion
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Bishops say new bill is moving Philippines towards legal abortion

Dec 15th 2012, 11:46 AM 4,384 Views 50 Comments

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines allege the Reproductive Health Bill promotes pre-marital sex and threatens the “moral fibre” of the country.

# catholicism - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

NI census: Catholic population growing as Protestant numbers decline
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NI census: Catholic population growing as Protestant numbers decline

Dec 11th 2012, 2:13 PM 23,770 Views 119 Comments

Northern Irish figures show for the first time that the question of national identity cannot be directly related to religion.

# catholicism - Sunday 9 December, 2012

Man throws paint at ancient Catholic icon of Virgin Mary
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Man throws paint at ancient Catholic icon of Virgin Mary

Dec 9th 2012, 3:43 PM 16,227 Views 71 Comments

Some believe the Black Madonna of Czestochowa, an ancient Polish icon of the Virgin Mary, can work miracles.

# catholicism - Friday 7 December, 2012

German Catholic Church says 66 clergy accused of sex abuse
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German Catholic Church says 66 clergy accused of sex abuse

Dec 7th 2012, 5:50 PM 4,238 Views 24 Comments

A new study says the clergy has been accused of 576 cases of sexual assault between 2000 and 2010.

# catholicism - Sunday 18 November, 2012

Pope calls on faithful to ignore doomsday warnings for 21 December
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Pope calls on faithful to ignore doomsday warnings for 21 December

Nov 18th 2012, 3:35 PM 20,095 Views 119 Comments

Ding ding ding! It’s round one of Pope Benedict XVI versus the Mayan prophets of doom.

# catholicism - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

'Over 2,000' attend sit-down protest for Savita at Leinster House
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'Over 2,000' attend sit-down protest for Savita at Leinster House

Nov 14th 2012, 7:07 PM 17,312 Views 141 Comments

Demonstrators sat on the ground during a moment of silence, while speakers argued for legislation on abortion.

Calls for X Case legislation after woman denied an abortion dies in Galway hospital
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Calls for X Case legislation after woman denied an abortion dies in Galway hospital

Nov 14th 2012, 2:34 AM 30,591 Views 273 Comments

Savita Halappanavar died from septicaemia following a miscarriage which lasted almost three days. She repeatedly asked for the foetus to be removed but her requests were turned down.

# catholicism - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Catholic Bishops give cautious welcome to Referendum
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Catholic Bishops give cautious welcome to Referendum

Nov 6th 2012, 8:14 AM 3,100 Views 35 Comments

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference said the amendment offers a ‘reasonable and balanced approach’ to children’s rights.

# catholicism - Sunday 4 November, 2012

How holy ‘apparitions’ pressed pause on War of Independence
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How holy ‘apparitions’ pressed pause on War of Independence

Nov 4th 2012, 8:45 AM 13,696 Views 27 Comments

Visitations of the Virgin Mary to a teenage boy and ‘bleeding’ statues in Templemore, Co Tipperary seized the country – even causing Michael Collins to get involved in the mysterious case.

# catholicism - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Surprise cardinal appointments spark pope health concerns
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Surprise cardinal appointments spark pope health concerns

Oct 24th 2012, 2:12 PM 10,369 Views 65 Comments

Pope Benedict XVI today announced the unexpected appointment of six cardinals from outside Europe.

# catholicism - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Hundreds of pilgrims evacuated after flooding hits Lourdes
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Hundreds of pilgrims evacuated after flooding hits Lourdes

Oct 20th 2012, 7:24 PM 18,155 Views 128 Comments

About 50 Irish pilgrims are thought to be among 500 faithful who are being evacuated from hotels.

# catholicism - Monday 15 October, 2012

Catholic bishops were shown this alarmist video in the Vatican today
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Catholic bishops were shown this alarmist video in the Vatican today

Oct 15th 2012, 7:12 PM 18,833 Views 103 Comments

A synod of bishops meeting in Rome was shown a YouTube ‘Muslim Demographics’ video which predicts an Islamic continent by 2050.

# catholicism - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Bishop criticises opening of Marie Stopes clinic offering abortion
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Bishop criticises opening of Marie Stopes clinic offering abortion

Oct 11th 2012, 10:22 PM 8,573 Views 140 Comments

Bishop of Down and Connor Noel Treanor said the clinic undermines the dignity of human life in society.

# catholicism - Monday 8 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added Tetris
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The Evening Fix... now with added Tetris

Oct 8th 2012, 8:03 PM 12,110 Views 10 Comments

Here are the things we learned, shared and loved today.

Bishop denies claims he knew priest allegedly abused again
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Bishop denies claims he knew priest allegedly abused again

Oct 8th 2012, 4:34 PM 4,923 Views 63 Comments

It had been reported that Bishop John Kirby had knowledge that a priest abused children after he was moved to a new parish following abuse allegations.

# catholicism - Monday 1 October, 2012

Archdiocese of Dublin proposes radical shake-up of First Communion ceremonies
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Archdiocese of Dublin proposes radical shake-up of First Communion ceremonies

Oct 1st 2012, 2:00 PM 11,502 Views 89 Comments

The new policy document is geared at making the First Communion a more parish-oriented – and cheaper – event.