# catholic-church - Tuesday 22 April, 2014
Instead of spending 20-30 hours of curriculum time focusing on the Sacraments, preparation should take place after school hours.
# catholic-church - Monday 21 April, 2014
He called on the international community to “prevent violence” in Ukraine.
# catholic-church - Thursday 3 April, 2014
The State is responsible for the rights of students in the national school system even if the schools are run by patron bodies, writes Peter Ferguson.
# catholic-church - Wednesday 2 April, 2014
# catholic-church - Monday 31 March, 2014
Father Eugene Boland attended therapy to prepare him for his return to public ministry but his diocese said today it quickly became clear “he was not ready”.
# catholic-church - Saturday 15 March, 2014
One amateur art historian believes he has the story behind that smile…
# catholic-church - Friday 14 March, 2014
One of the accused was found guilty of rape while two others were convicted of “outraging the modesty of a woman”.
# catholic-church - Thursday 13 March, 2014
The pontiff took up the role on this date last year.
# catholic-church - Sunday 2 March, 2014
The event was held in Glasnevin Cemetery today.
# catholic-church - Thursday 27 February, 2014
The Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin addressed a group of priests this evening having received the results of questionnaire distributed in his diocese.
# catholic-church - Monday 24 February, 2014
Fr Brendan Hoban said Iona’s ‘rush to the legal eagles’ was unwise.
# catholic-church - Sunday 9 February, 2014
Despite his own views, the Archbishop of Dublin said debates on issues like this should be carried out “in a mature way”.
# catholic-church - Wednesday 5 February, 2014
JFM Research made the call after the United Nations denounced the Catholic Church for allowing priests to rape children.
The Holy See said it sees some of the UN committee’s observations as interfering with its teaching.
The UN demanded that the Vatican “immediately remove” all clergy who are known or suspected child abusers.
# catholic-church - Thursday 23 January, 2014
However the Pope also warned internet users not to isolate themselves from society.
# catholic-church - Monday 20 January, 2014
The 84-year-old has been criticised by gay rights groups for his comments.
# catholic-church - Friday 17 January, 2014
Statistics for 2011-12 show a dramatic increase over the 171 priests removed in 2008 and 2009.
# catholic-church - Wednesday 8 January, 2014
Her comments were welcomed by liberal Redemptorist priest Fr Tony Flannery.
# catholic-church - Wednesday 1 January, 2014
As yet, the Papal Commission initiative is quite short on details; I see opportunity and hope in this ‘space’ but it will take courage to enter it from both sides, writes Mark Vincent Healy.
# catholic-church - Wednesday 18 December, 2013
I am one of the fortunate survivors to have secured a criminal conviction against one of two Spiritan priests who sexually abused me. Last week’s national audits of the Catholic clergy show others are not so lucky, writes campaigner Mark Vincent Healy.
# catholic-church - Tuesday 10 December, 2013
The NBSCCCI said the files they read left them in no doubt that a “great number of children were seriously abused by Brothers”.
One in Four says that the legalistic nature of the Christian Brothers’ response to allegations of child sex abuse is in keeping with their clients’ experiences.
The Archbishop of Armagh was speaking after the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church published its review of practices in the archdiocese.
As further reviews of child protection measures across Catholic Church in Ireland published, “anomaly” emerges.
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In one case, a priest believed to have abused at least 50 victims since 1966 did not leave the society until 2002.
However, the tone used to some complainants was “inconsistent” – some responses were compassionate and others were “sharp in tone”.
The second-largest diocese in the country has dealt with cases involving 14 living priests in recent years, dealing with each of them properly, a report by the Church’s child safety watchdog has found.
The largest audit of Church bodies to date will be published today, with Christian Brothers particularly under the microscope.
# catholic-church - Thursday 5 December, 2013
UN committee’s questionnaire on Vatican’s own investigations into clerical sex abuse cases also remains unanswered.
# catholic-church - Monday 2 December, 2013
The parish priest in Buncrana will have final approval on headstones and there are strict guidelines for flowers and plants.
# catholic-church - Saturday 30 November, 2013
Discreet daily rounds of charity-giving based on letters sent to Pope Francis.
# catholic-church - Tuesday 26 November, 2013
Pope Francis is looking for suggestions on how his role should change, and has called for powers to be taken away from the Vatican.
# catholic-church - Monday 4 November, 2013
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A statement from the Bishop of Kilmore says that the complaint relates to events that happened “a considerable time ago”.
# catholic-church - Saturday 2 November, 2013
A large exhibition of early 20th century publications are going on display in Dublin.
# catholic-church - Tuesday 29 October, 2013
The review, commissioned by the Association for Catholic Priests, says that the Murphy report into child sexual abuse in Dublin “went well beyond its mandate”.
# catholic-church - Wednesday 23 October, 2013
The bishop flew to Rome last week with low-cost airline Ryanair to explain himself to Pope Francis after the cost of his extravagant new residence complex blew out to at least €31 million
# catholic-church - Thursday 17 October, 2013
The Catholic Bishop of Limburg is generating critical headlines after blowing €31m on his new palace.
# catholic-church - Monday 14 October, 2013
Derek Keating has been told not to fulfil his duties as a minister of the Eucharist at St Mary’s Parish in Lucan in the wake of his support for the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill last July.