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# catholic-church - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Ring them bells! Why Ireland should never get rid of the Angelus Catholic

Opinion: Ring them bells! Why Ireland should never get rid of the Angelus

Twice a day, we should all stop and listen to those bells. Let them serve as a reminder of what happens when we outsource our thinking to anyone else.

# catholic-church - Thursday 17 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: No person or institution can be left behind in the mother-and-baby home inquiry Inquiry

Opinion: No person or institution can be left behind in the mother-and-baby home inquiry

There are serious concerns about the forthcoming mother-and-baby home inquiry; there is no international judge and a glaring lack of public debate.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: I became the first male survivor of Irish clerical sexual abuse to meet Pope Francis Child Abuse

Opinion: I became the first male survivor of Irish clerical sexual abuse to meet Pope Francis

It was such an important and historic moment for Irish survivors, where the Pope was left in no doubt about the human and spiritual cost that clerical child sexual abuse causes.

# catholic-church - Sunday 13 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Pope promises “solutions” to celibacy in the priesthood One Love

Pope promises “solutions” to celibacy in the priesthood

Francis also condemned child sex abuse as a “leprosy” in the Church.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: It may seem heartless, but we shouldn’t fund an inquiry into religious-run homes Mother And Baby

Opinion: It may seem heartless, but we shouldn’t fund an inquiry into religious-run homes

I shudder to imagine what those mothers and their beautiful babies went through. But we need to ask the difficult question: is this the correct use of funds that children living today so badly need?

# catholic-church - Monday 7 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Martin: ‘Crisis of the sexual abuse of children in the church not a chapter of the past’ Healing

Martin: ‘Crisis of the sexual abuse of children in the church not a chapter of the past’

The Archbishop said that the Catholic Church must “do more” to help victims of abuse.

# catholic-church - Saturday 5 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The numbers of priests and nuns in Ireland are dropping Catholic Church

The numbers of priests and nuns in Ireland are dropping

In Dublin diocese there are now just two priests under the age of 40.

# catholic-church - Sunday 29 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Adoption, illegitimate children and ‘the bogey of proselytism’ in Catholic Ireland Adoption

Opinion: Adoption, illegitimate children and ‘the bogey of proselytism’ in Catholic Ireland

The history of Ireland’s legal adoption battle is fraught with examples of church-state collusion, even after 1952 when legislation for it was finally enacted in Ireland.

# catholic-church - Saturday 14 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Where does fatherhood feature in story of mother-and-baby homes? Fathers

Opinion: Where does fatherhood feature in story of mother-and-baby homes?

Interestingly, in all the coverage about mother-and-baby homes over the past few weeks, the role of the fathers hasn’t been addressed to any extent.

# catholic-church - Friday 13 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: It is a bittersweet time for victims of institutional abuse – the least we can do is listen Homes

Opinion: It is a bittersweet time for victims of institutional abuse – the least we can do is listen

Victims of mother-and-baby homes as well as the Bethany Homes must finally have their voices heard.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Abuse and neglect are being hidden in plain sight – but will we open our eyes? Mother-and-baby Homes

Opinion: Abuse and neglect are being hidden in plain sight – but will we open our eyes?

History will judge us every bit as harshly as we are now judging the society which condemned women and children to mother-and-baby homes.

From TheJournal.ie Catholic Church was within its rights to sack married priest says European Court Celibacy

Catholic Church was within its rights to sack married priest says European Court

In the court’s view, it was not unreasonable for the Church to expect particular loyalty of religious education teachers.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Bishops: We are reminded of a time when unmarried mothers were rejected by Church Mother And Baby

Bishops: We are reminded of a time when unmarried mothers were rejected by Church

They encouraged all those who ran these homes to gather and offer up any documents that might be of assistance.

# catholic-church - Sunday 8 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Archbishop calls for ‘full-bodied investigation’ into all mother-and-baby homes 800 Babies

Archbishop calls for ‘full-bodied investigation’ into all mother-and-baby homes

Diarmuid Martin said that any investigation needs to ensure that the culture that existed in past has been stamped out.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Horror doesn’t belong to the past, Ireland’s most vulnerable are still marginalised and neglected Children

Opinion: Horror doesn’t belong to the past, Ireland’s most vulnerable are still marginalised and neglected

These are the unpalatable facts: we are living at a time of growing homelessness and food poverty, and we allow vulnerable children to socially excluded, neglected and ignored.

# catholic-church - Saturday 7 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: The nation, not just the Church, bears responsibility for horrors of the past 800 Babies

Aaron McKenna: The nation, not just the Church, bears responsibility for horrors of the past

For Irish people who lived through these times to claim no knowledge of what went on in places like Tuam is disingenuous – and smacks of “I was only following orders”.

# catholic-church - Thursday 5 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Tuam’s 800 babies – a legacy of shame and horror beyond words Tuam

Opinion: Tuam’s 800 babies – a legacy of shame and horror beyond words

The misogynistic meddling of the Catholic church in affairs of this young state was detrimental to the blossoming of a whole, enlightened and fulfilled society – and nobody bore the brunt of that more than vulnerable women and their babies.

# catholic-church - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Multiple government departments to deal with ‘deeply disturbing revelations’ of child burials 800 Babies

Multiple government departments to deal with ‘deeply disturbing revelations’ of child burials

The issue has come to light as a result of research which found death records for 796 infants in an unmarked grave beside a children’s home.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Dublin’s newest priest spent ten years as a car saleman Ecumechanical Matter

Dublin’s newest priest spent ten years as a car saleman

Fr Seamus McEntee, who is 48 ,was ordained by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin today.

# catholic-church - Saturday 31 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Mass grave ‘filled to the brim with tiny bones and skulls’ shows how we cherish children Mass Grave

Opinion: Mass grave ‘filled to the brim with tiny bones and skulls’ shows how we cherish children

The bodies of 800 “illegitimate” children, ranging in age from nine years to two days, have been uncovered in Tuam. But do people care any more now than they did then?

From TheJournal.ie Column: How the Catholic Church and the media thought Satanic cults were a real danger to young people in the 1980s Dark Arts

Column: How the Catholic Church and the media thought Satanic cults were a real danger to young people in the 1980s

If reports were to be believed, the Ouija Board rivalled the Game Boy in the popularity stakes with young people in Ireland in the 1980s and 1990s.

# catholic-church - Monday 26 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis made an unexpected stop at the Western Wall to pray and leave a note Pope On Tour

Pope Francis made an unexpected stop at the Western Wall to pray and leave a note

The Pope’s note was different to that left by Pope John Paul II over a decade ago.

# catholic-church - Saturday 17 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: First Holy Communion etiquette for sensible spenders Communion

Opinion: First Holy Communion etiquette for sensible spenders

Let me warn you now about those who may try to get you spending against your will – and help you to defend yourself.

# catholic-church - Friday 16 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Bishop says there can be over-reliance on Churches to provide when people are failed by social policy Food Banks

Bishop says there can be over-reliance on Churches to provide when people are failed by social policy

He also said that families should not have to rely on charity to feed themselves.

# catholic-church - Monday 12 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie One in Four welcomes today’s audits but says church must never become complacent again Sexual Violence

One in Four welcomes today’s audits but says church must never become complacent again

Counselling services are available to support people impacted by today’s child protection reports.

From TheJournal.ie Responsibility to safeguard children taken with “utmost seriousness” in Diocese of Meath Watchdog

Responsibility to safeguard children taken with “utmost seriousness” in Diocese of Meath

However, in one previous case, the diocese took 18 months before making formal contact with the HSE over a case of abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Case files not kept by religious order on priest that abused in mission countries Sex Abuse

Case files not kept by religious order on priest that abused in mission countries

Specialist assessments of this priest in 1985, 1997 and 2004 were not kept on file by the Society of the Divine Word.

From TheJournal.ie Child protection review recommends Cloyne Diocese set up whistle blowing policy Child Abuse

Child protection review recommends Cloyne Diocese set up whistle blowing policy

The Diocese was told an overarching child safeguarding plan should be drawn up and published.

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From TheJournal.ie Dublin Archdiocese commended for ‘exemplar’ child abuse allegation reporting system Child Safety

Dublin Archdiocese commended for ‘exemplar’ child abuse allegation reporting system

The latest review commends the roles of Priest Support Co-ordinator and Priest Delegate – both roles being unique to the Dublin Diocese.

# catholic-church - Friday 2 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Over 160 new allegations of clerical sex abuse in last year Catholic Church

Over 160 new allegations of clerical sex abuse in last year

Most of these allegations related to abuse in the 60s, 70s and 80s.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Priests should break the seal of confession when someone admits to child abuse Child Protection

Opinion: Priests should break the seal of confession when someone admits to child abuse

The most sacred thing in any civilised society should be the protection of children.

# catholic-church - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Let’s take the Sacraments out of class time (and out of teachers’ hands) Schools

Column: Let’s take the Sacraments out of class time (and out of teachers’ hands)

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

From TheJournal.ie Over 150,000 people attended the Pope’s Easter mass Urbi Et Orbi

Over 150,000 people attended the Pope’s Easter mass

He called on the international community to “prevent violence” in Ukraine.

# catholic-church - Thursday 3 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Louise O’Keeffe ruling shows Ireland’s school patronage system is unworkable Column

Column: Louise O’Keeffe ruling shows Ireland’s school patronage system is unworkable

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

From TheJournal.ie Vatican turns to social media as two popes – including John Paul II – to be made saints Double Sainthood

Vatican turns to social media as two popes – including John Paul II – to be made saints

Millions of people are expected to attend the mass later this month at which the two popes will be canonised.

# catholic-church - Monday 31 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Priest cleared of sex assault allegations quits two weeks after return Tyrone

Priest cleared of sex assault allegations quits two weeks after return

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

From TheJournal.ie Could Mona Lisa have been a feminist who wanted more women in the Church? Art History

Could Mona Lisa have been a feminist who wanted more women in the Church?

One amateur art historian believes he has the story behind that smile…

# catholic-church - Friday 14 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Indian court convicts 3 over gang rape of Catholic nun Violence

Indian court convicts 3 over gang rape of Catholic nun

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

From TheJournal.ie How would you rate Pope Francis’ first year in office? One Year In Office

How would you rate Pope Francis’ first year in office?

The pontiff took up the role on this date last year.

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