Category: News

Irish Primate calls for review of Catholic sex education

Archbishop Eamon Martin has called for a review of sex education in Irish Catholic schools, including provision for issues of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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What About Me? Women and the Catholic Church

Why exactly are women banned from the Catholic priesthood, and therefore from exercising authority within it? Sharon Tighe-Mooney finds the case seriously wanting.

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PRESS RELEASE – ‘Future Families: Challenges for Faith and Society’

14th April, 2018 - All are invited to discuss the challenges to the varying configurations of family today - and the role of faith in meeting those.

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‘We want an Authentic Church’ – Young People to Church Leaders

Church leaders should be 'transparent, welcoming, honest, inviting, communicative, accessible, joyful and interactive' according to a conference of young people in Rome.

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‘Will you cry out?’ – Pope Francis to the Young

'You have it in you to shout!' said the pope - the day following major youth demonstrations against gun violence and gun fetishism in all major US cities.

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Pope to visit Dublin in August 2018

What will Pope Francis be saying to a vastly changed Ireland in August 2018?

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Wexford priest to ban non-Mass-goers from Confirmation?

A Wexford priest, Fr Patrick Banville, has declared that "for Confirmation families, participation in Sunday Eucharist is not optional, it’s absolutely essential”

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Marie Collins insists Pope Francis received Chilean victim’s letter in 2015

Pope Francis did receive victim testimony on the complicity of Chilean Bishop Barros in sexual abuse, in 2015 - according to Marie Collins.

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‘Let lay people run parishes’ – US priests’ call to bishops

NCR reports that declining numbers of priests have prompted US Catholic clergy to call upon bishops to let lay people lead parishes.

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Cardinal O’Malley on Pope Francis in Chile – ‘Great Pain’

Cardinal Sean O'Malley, advisor to the pope on clerical sexual abuse, appears to question Pope Francis's judgement.

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