The treatment of the Redemptorist "is scandalous to most Catholics in Ireland" and "destroys people’s faith and confidence", according to Fr Roy Donovan of the Association of Catholic Priests.
Former president says she stated that she was not talking about the sex act but by analogy using the passage to describe the position and role of women in the Church.
Arts and Culture Minister Josepha Madigan speaks to We Are Church Ireland forum on why the Catholic Church should open all ministries to women.
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?”
Diocese of Ossory tops financial transparency survey, but 62 per cent of Irish dioceses post no financial statements on their websites, We Are Church Ireland finds.
Brendan Butler co-founded the Irish El Salvador Support Committee in 1979. Last year he wrote to Pope Francis asking him to hurry on Monsenor Romero's cause.