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Abuse survivor fears February summit won’t deliver concrete action plans

Marie Collins tells We Are Church gathering, “If there is no consistent agreement across the Church as to what is sexual abuse of a minor, then how can we have any hope of consistent handling of the issue?”

2019.01.15.

A grave matter: Church funerals denied to priests accused of abuse, says ACP

Is it contrary to Canon Law to insist that funerals of priests accused of abuse must take place in private chapels?

2018.12.01.

Pope Francis “has gradually been putting women into positions of power”

Cardinal Kevin Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life tells Intercom "the Roman Curia is overloaded with clerics, and it shouldn’t be like that.”

2018.07.10.

Do you want me to marry you?  Pope asks flight attendants

Pope Francis performs impromptu marriage ceremony at 36,000 feet over Chile."This is what’s missing in the world, the sacrament of marriage. I hope this motivates couples to marry," he tells couple.

2018.01.20.

Fr Michael Mullaney appointed President of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth

Fr Mullaney has served as Registrar, Vice President and most recently Acting President of Saint Patrick’s College, and has also helped out as a curate in the parish of Holycross/Ballycahill at weekends.

2017.06.18.

Catholic Education Service welcomes cap removal on faith admissions

Arbitrary cap on faith-based admissions prevents the Church from meeting the demand from Catholic parents for places for their children and could cause schools to turn away Catholic families on the grounds of their faith.

2016.09.12.

Mary McAleese to address Daniel O’Connell summer school

“Unlike some of the other summer schools, the Daniel O’Connell School does not have a specific theme. Instead, we offer a mix of lectures on local, county, national and international history.”

2016.08.06.

New law tackles bishops’ handling of abuse cases

The new Apostolic Letter ‘Come una madre amorevole’ (As a Loving Mother) is an attempt to make bishops accountable for their handling or mishandling of abusive priests.

2016.06.06.

Vatican paper discusses allowing women preach

Three articles in the 1 March issue of L’Osservatore Romano argue that the current prohibition on women preaching should be reconsidered.

2016.03.03.

Death of Irish former Vincentian superior general

Drogheda-born Fr Richard McCullen led the worldwide congregation of Vincentians from 1980 until 1992.

2015.12.29.

Clonfert to welcome two priests from Nigeria

Parish priests from the Diocese of Jalingo will take up appointments for a period of three years with the option of staying for longer.

2015.09.12.

Pope substantially reforms annulment process

“It will probably not help Catholics who are validly married and who unfortunately are in trouble with their relationship.”

2015.09.09.

‘No room for complacency’ on child safeguarding

Five more priests in Dublin the subject of allegations of historical child sexual abuse though the overall number of allegations shows a drop over the last two years.

2015.06.13.

Church leaders respond to referendum outcome

No vote was "a principled vote. People, I hope, will respect that” - Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2015.05.24.

Irish archbishop appointed Nuncio to Haiti

Priest of the diocese of Killaloe, Archbishop Eugene Nugent, has been serving as apostolic nuncio to Madagascar, the Commorros and Mauritius.

2015.01.11.

Commission to study reforming annulment process

Pope Francis would like to see an ‘opening’ on church teaching on divorced and remarried according to Cardinal Walter Kasper.

2014.09.21.

Cardinal Brady confirms resignation sent to Rome

“I look forward to the day when my resignation will be accepted.”

2014.08.16.

New role for Mary McAleese at theology Institute

Former president appointed patron of Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology in Cambridge.

2014.03.15.

Reports claim Pope poised to appoint female cardinals

Media speculation focuses on Irish theologian from TCD.

2013.11.04.

Countmeout.ie campaign winds down

Campaign blames canon law for impeding formal defection.

2013.08.09.
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