Despite moves to significantly change how children prepare for their first communion and other sacraments, there are no plans yet to introduce similar changes in schools in Cork.
Here is everything you need to know about the Dublin diocese changes to sacraments.
The traditional practice of evening removal services in churches as part of Irish funerals is dying out.
The culture of secrecy was a handy tool in power centres when this was a poor, underdeveloped state, writes Michael Clifford.
CATHOLIC priests are no more likely to abuse minors than men of any other profession. They are no more likely to abuse minors than priests of any other denomination. They are slightly less likely to abuse minors than teachers.
The Dublin Diocese is collecting unwanted gifts for the sixth year in a row this year.
THAT extra pair of Christmas socks, that jumper you didn’t need, the book you have already read — there might just be a solution.
ABRAHAM Lincoln was plagued with bad generals.
IT could be a number of months before two Garda reviews of the Cloyne report will be in a position to determine whether or not criminal investigations should be launched.
THE Cloyne Commission has said it is “very concerned” at the role of gardaí in three cases, including one where no investigation was carried out and another where a statement from a victim was left forgotten in a drawer.
FATHER CUSHEN’S kitchen countertops can hardly be seen for the array of cards covering them.
BISHOPS across the country will soon have to hand over comprehensive details of every child abuse complaint made to them so it can be cross-referenced against Garda records.
The Dublin Diocese report into allegations of clerical child abuse underlines the urgent need to put children’s rights into the Constitution, according to Amnesty International Ireland.
LEADING support group One in Four has urged people to be on alert for possible depression in sex abuse survivors during the Dublin Diocese report furore, after two suicides were confirmed in the wake of the Ryan Report revelations.
THE inquiry into child abuse by priests in the Cloyne diocese has been given until the end of the year to complete its report.
Thousands of children were abused by Catholic priests in Ireland over a 30-year period, a shocking report on clerical sex abuse is set to reveal.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has described the scale of abuse by priests of the Dublin Diocese as "staggering".
Two west Dublin Catholic schools are to take on one third of students from other denominations as part of a pilot-project.
A Dublin priest has been chosen by Pope Benedict to become one of the Vatican's most senior media advisors, the Catholic Church revealed today.
A new primary school run by the Catholic Church will open in west Dublin even though most pupils are likely to be non-Catholic, the Diocese confirmed today.
ACCORD, the Catholic marriage advisory and counselling agency, yesterday denied reports it was embroiled in a dispute over files wanted for the investigation into clerical child sex abuse in the Dublin Diocese.
A billion euro programme for social housing was today branded vital in addressing the on-going problems for homeless people in Dublin.
Calls have been made on Vocations Sunday for religious life to be made more attractive to would-be priests and nuns.
MANY young Irish people emigrating to Britain are falling on hard times, new research shows.
A new landscape of opportunity for peace in Ireland has been created by the IRA’s decision to renounce violence, President Mary McAleese said today.
Vital funds will be collected at churches across the capital this weekend to aid survivors of the devastating earthquake in Pakistan.
A Circuit Court judge will chair a commission investigating the handling of allegations of child sexual abuse against clergy in the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin, it was confirmed tonight.
A COMMISSION of inquiry into allegations of child abuse in the Dublin Diocese will be given the power to widen its investigation to take in other areas if ‘red flags’ are raised following a nationwide audit.
CHILDREN of more than 100 different nationalities are being taught in primary schools in the Dublin Diocese, it was revealed yesterday.
Children of over 100 different nationalities are being taught in primary schools in the Dublin Diocese, it emerged today.
Four students from the Pontifical Irish College in Rome are to be ordained to the Catholic priesthood this year, it was confirmed today.
MORE young people must be encouraged to enter the priesthood with only eight ordinations taking place across the country this year, it was urged yesterday.
A top Dublin churchman has said sorry for excluding people with disabilities from church activities, it emerged tonight.
The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin apologised today for not attending to the needs of people with disabilities.
RTÉ must have thought their report on the fundraising calendar of the Newbridge girls’ volleyball team would have gone down a treat.
FRESH safeguards are planned by the Catholic Church to ensure procedures for the protection of children from sex abuse come up to national standards and are not restricted by canon law.
Fine Gael has demanded an independent Garda inquiry into allegations of clerical child sex abuse in the Dublin Diocese following the broadcast of a Prime Time Documentary last night.
MOST priests are living on salaries well below the average industrial wage and some would not survive without the support of their families.
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