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#Religion

# religion - Saturday 15 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine Orthodox priests to establish church independent from Russia Kiev

Ukraine Orthodox priests to establish church independent from Russia

Ukrainian authorities hope it will be a further step out of Russia’s orbit.

# religion - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Letter from Albert Einstein calling God a 'product of human weaknesses' sells for record €2.55 million Well Holy God

Letter from Albert Einstein calling God a 'product of human weaknesses' sells for record €2.55 million

The letter was written in 1954 to philosopher Eric Gutkind.

# religion - Saturday 24 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Who is Asia Bibi and why has her case sparked furious protests? Blasphemy

Who is Asia Bibi and why has her case sparked furious protests?

There have been calls for the Pakistani woman to be offered asylum, including in Ireland.

# religion - Thursday 22 November, 2018

From The Daily Edge Laura Whitmore will explore the subject of religion in a new BBC radio Christmas special What To Believe

Laura Whitmore will explore the subject of religion in a new BBC radio Christmas special

The TV presenter said she keeps a bottle of holy water on her dressing table.

# religion - Monday 29 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie These are the best and worst countries in the world to be an atheist Atheism

These are the best and worst countries in the world to be an atheist

The International Humanist and Ethical Union launched its annual Freedom of Thought report this morning.

# religion - Saturday 27 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie More than two thirds of voters want to keep the Angelus Bong Bong Bong

More than two thirds of voters want to keep the Angelus

Irish looks to have repealed blasphemy from the Constitution, but voters are keen to keep the Angelus.

# religion - Friday 19 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Religion is facing a crisis in the West - but here's why it's thriving in Asia' Opinion

Opinion: 'Religion is facing a crisis in the West - but here's why it's thriving in Asia'

Barry Dunning lives in Indonesia and has seen how much of a role religion plays in people’s lives in Asia.

# religion - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Today is your final chance to register to vote in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum Quick Quick Quick

# religion - 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.

# religion - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Religion to be formally removed as entry-requirement from most primary schools from today Baptism Barrier

Religion to be formally removed as entry-requirement from most primary schools from today

The so-called ‘baptism barrier’ is set to be removed by the Minister for Education today.

# religion - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Boots pharmacy which questioned man about hydrogen peroxide 'discriminated on grounds of race' Compensation

Boots pharmacy which questioned man about hydrogen peroxide 'discriminated on grounds of race'

The man said he was seen as suspicious “because of the colour of his skin and his beard”.

# religion - Friday 24 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar urges Pope to provide full disclosure on child abuse by priests Papal Visit

Varadkar urges Pope to provide full disclosure on child abuse by priests

Pope Francis is due to visit the country this weekend.

# religion - Thursday 23 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Halligan says Church teaching on homosexuality 'evil' as LGBT issues under spotlight at RDS World Meeting This post contains videos

Halligan says Church teaching on homosexuality 'evil' as LGBT issues under spotlight at RDS

Inside the venue, high-profile US Jesuit Fr James Martin said parishes needed to do more to include LGBT Catholics.

# religion - Monday 20 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Church urges followers to drop the Mormon name Book Of Mormon

Church urges followers to drop the Mormon name

Nelson, 93, said the decision on the proper terminology was revealed to him by God.

# religion - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Bishop of Limerick says Catholic Church must acknowledge 'dark' aspects of its history Papal Visit

Bishop of Limerick says Catholic Church must acknowledge 'dark' aspects of its history

Bishop Brendan Leahy made his comments ahead of the Pope’s visit to Ireland later this month.

# religion - Saturday 11 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Half a million have signed up to see the Pope - but how Catholic is Ireland? Papal Visit

Half a million have signed up to see the Pope - but how Catholic is Ireland?

Pope Francis will be in Ireland for two days, 25 and 26 August, as part of the World Meeting of Families event.

# religion - Sunday 5 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar: 'There will be no burqa ban in Ireland' No Plans

Leo Varadkar: 'There will be no burqa ban in Ireland'

Denmark, France and Belgium are just some of the countries that have banned the burqa.

# religion - Sunday 29 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Irish Prison Service recruiting chaplains to 'encourage and support' inmates Pastoral Care

Irish Prison Service recruiting chaplains to 'encourage and support' inmates

There are vacancies in a number of prisons including Mountjoy.

# religion - Thursday 19 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Concert for Pope to feature Riverdance, Daniel O'Donnell and 'one of the largest stages ever' in Croke Park Big Show This post contains videos
From TheJournal.ie Israel passes controversial law defining itself as a state of the Jewish people Discrimination Fears

Israel passes controversial law defining itself as a state of the Jewish people

Critics fear this will spark discrimination against its Arab citizens, which make up 20% of the population.

# religion - Friday 6 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Ministers 'hurt' over Presbyterian Church in Ireland's hardline stance on same-sex couples Ministers And Elders

Ministers 'hurt' over Presbyterian Church in Ireland's hardline stance on same-sex couples

Over 200 ministers and elders of the Church signed a letter outlining their feelings over decisions made at its 2018 General Assembly.

# religion - Sunday 24 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Over 70 babies who died at Bethany Home - and one mother - to be named on new memorial stone Mother And Baby Home

# 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.

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