Vatican document rejects gender change theory and stresses procreation

The text said that the complementarity of men and women was necessary to create babies.

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Priest hits out at parents who choose nonbelievers as Godparents

"Barefaced lying in the face of God” should not be tolerated by the Catholic community according to a Cork priest.

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Australian cardinal to appeal against child sex convictions

George Pell has applied to attend the Victoria state Court of Appeal in person.

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Catholic church reaffirms dignity of life

It has been a year since Ireland voted to liberalise its strict abortion laws.

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Survey finds Catholic schools want communion preparations done outside classroom

Catholic schools want key preparations for sacraments such as confirmation and communion to take place outside the classroom.

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Pope issues law requiring Catholic priests and nuns to report clergy sexual abuse

The move is part of a new effort to hold the Catholic hierarchy accountable for failing to protect their flocks.

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Battle over school patronage: Marriages show change is inevitable

The CSO yesterday published data on the 21,053 marriages held last year.

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Bishop John Buckley pledges support for successor

Just hours before pledging support for his successor, the Bishop Emeritus of Cork and Ross was visiting the sick in Cork University Hospital, supporting, among others, a man from West Cork who had lost several fingers in a horrific lawnmower accident.

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Father Gavin to become fourth bishop appointed by the Vatican to join Diocese of Cork and Ross

Father Fintan Gavin, 53, will become the fourth bishop to be appointed by the Vatican to join the Diocese of Cork and Ross, since it was formed in 1958.

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Fr Fintan Gavin appointed as new Bishop of Cork and Ross

His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Fr Fintan Gavin, Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Dublin, as the new Bishop of Cork and Ross.

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Bishop warns of declining priest numbers as a 'sign of the times'

A Bishop has warned of the challenges facing the Catholic Church, with the number of priests in his diocese set to halve in the next decade.

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Would Church’s rulers rather see it die than grant women equality?

Nuns have always been second class citizens in the Church, writes Alison O’Connor

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Five Dublin churches to introduce contactless card machines

Five Catholic churches in Dublin are trialling contactless card machines to counteract the decline in cash donations.

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Pope blames devil for Church divisions and scandals

The devil is alive and well and working overtime to undermine the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis has said.

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‘Times changing’ as one of Ireland’s largest churches closes

The 3,500-capacity Church of the Annunciation in Finglas in North Dublin was opened in 1967 but has seen attendances wane.

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PAC doubtful that church will meet deadline to transfer millions in abuse compensation to the State

A powerful Dáil committee has effectively said it does not believe long-standing church promises to hand over hundreds of millions of euro in abuse compensation to the State, saying "I'll believe it when I see it" to claims all funds will be transferred by Christmas.

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Chuch yet to pay out promised millions

The Catholic Church has handed over little more than half of the compensation money it promised to give victims of repeated physical and sexual abuse, leaving survivors hundreds of millions of euro out of pocket.

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A buffer against challenges to the Church’s ethical stances

‘Humanae Vitae’ is the defended gateway that has held the ground against further ideological incursions into the ecclesial sheepfold, writes Margaret Hickey.

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Secularism not panacea many expect and Church must return to basic values, Bishop suggests

The Catholic Church is in a very different place and must go back to the basic values which have served society well if it is to have continued relevance in Ireland, the Bishop of Waterford & Lismore, Alphonsus Cullinan, has said.

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The Church is alive and full of the love and passion of Jesus Christ: Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan

The Church must go back to basics as it finds herself in a very different place amidst an increasingly secular society, writes the the Bishop of Waterford & Lismore, Alphonsus Cullinan.

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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: There is no shortage of priests in Dublin

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has responded to comments made by Culture Minister Josepha Madigan that the church needs to embrace change.

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Ireland’s Catholics should not be belittled

For those of us in this country who are still practising Catholics and who cherish their faith (and there are many of us who do), I find the constant negativity towards the Catholic Church, both on-air and in print, excessive and insulting.

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The Church has been lying down on the job: Fr Brendan Hoban

The world has rapidly changed, and we have refused to change with it, writes Fr Brendan Hoban.

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