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Sarah Mac Donald



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  1. Homeboy is where the heart is
  2. ‘What is the Church doing?’
  3. Matrimonial dispute
  4. ‘There is a new open space’
  5. Clear challenge to the Church in Ireland
  6. Can Africa warm the soul of Ireland?
  7. Unfinished business
  8. What future is there for Catholic schools in Ireland, asks Sarah Mac Donald
  9. Guilty until proven innocent
  10. Howls of derision over RTÉ's changes to the Angelus format are wide of the mark
  11. Catholics and Protestants to train teachers together in Ireland
  12. Bishop warns Obama Government against redefining religion
  13. Calls for Cardinal Brady’s resignation over cover-up
  14. ‘Conformist’ younger clergy wary of Francis – Dublin archbishop
  15. Irish theologian hits out at 'theologically inept' CDF
  16. Cardinal Brady says Francis will decide when he will go, amid renewed calls for his departure
  17. Vincentian order return ‘private’ Jackie Kennedy letters
  18. Vocations crisis tops Irish bishops' agenda
  19. Peer condemns lack of women at Synod on the Family
  20. Killaloe women demand diaconate funds diverted to laity
  21. Former Irish safeguarding head attacks bishops’ ‘empty gestures’
  22. US archbishop orders priest to bar pro-reform Irish Redemptorist
  23. Ireland and Vatican restore relations after three-year break
  24. Cardinal Burke lists issues Pope should not discuss at next Synod
  25. Limerick diocese's new synod told to forget its 'unusable past'
  26. Survey reveals Irish priests split over celibacy
  27. Most Irish priests unhappy with compulsory celibacy, survey finds
  28. Dogma will not solve Irish Church’s troubles, says archbishop
  29. Opponents of adoption law say bill puts adults first
  30. Church must reach out and not just condemn, says Archbishop Martin
  31. Hopes rise for women deacons to be ordained in the Church
  32. English missal translation 'needs overhaul'
  33. Catholic reform leaders to meet in Ireland next week
  34. Reform groups rail against creation of mega-parishes
  35. Irish bishops to pay counselling costs for children of priests
  36. Church voices concerns ahead of historic gay marriage vote in Ireland
  37. Dublin to review fundraising campaign following complaints
  38. Dublin archbishop defends allocation of school places
  39. President’s son challenges Irish primate on pastoral care for gays
  40. ‘Families ministering to families’ could be new model for evangelisation in Ireland
  41. Bishop in ‘Bill of Rights’ call to Government
  42. Irish priests warn of eucharistic famine as vocations collapse
  43. Cardinal urged to resign over cover-up
  44. Head of inquiry into mother-and- baby homes criticised by ACP
  45. Younger clergy made to feel uncomfortable by Francis
  46. Theologian urges CDF reform
  47. Anglican archbishop criticises Carey over assisted dying
  48. Brady submits resignation as he reaches 75
  49. Irish abortion law test case
  50. Parishes may face collapse as seminarian numbers plummet
  51. Introduction of deacons faces opposition in Irish diocese
  52. Church school established for first time in decades
  53. New primate looks to lay-led renewal of Irish Church
  54. Vincentians return ‘private’ Kennedy letters
  55. Protests force plan to ordain permanent deacons on hold
  56. Laity attacks lack of representatives at synod
  57. All Hallows on market for £11m after returning Kennedy letters
  58. Dominicans to quit four parishes due to declining numbers
  59. Diocese defends upgrade of office and residence
  60. Women’s ordination group backs banned theologian
  61. Catholic peer condemns lack of active women at family synod
  62. Lack of vocations tops bishops’ agenda
  63. Voluntary schools face ‘huge burden’
  64. Killaloe women want diaconate funds diverted to laity
  65. Irish bishops’ ‘empty gestures’ on safeguarding under fire
  66. Bishops signal shifts arising from synod
  67. Vocations crisis needs more than ‘paper pushers’
  68. Archbishop in row over Irish priest reformer
  69. Archbishop’s vision for smaller, more dynamic and lay-centred Church
  70. Burke says cohabitation and divorce not up for discussion
  71. Newly formed synod told to forget ‘unusable past’
  72. Two new bishops selected with the ‘smell of the sheep’
  73. Survey reveals Irish priests split over celibacy
  74. Northern Ireland bishops sever adoption agency links
  75. Appeal to Pope over censured priest
  76. Martin calls for debate ahead of gay marriage referendum
  77. Dogma will not solve Irish Church’s troubles
  78. Priest leader says Church likely to lose same-sex battle
  79. Martin calls for dialogue following Paris attacks
  80. Martin to attend Synod on the Family
  81. End academic selection, says archbishop
  82. Talks aim to reconcile silenced priest with Rome
  83. Martin orders review of child protection rules
  84. Opponents seek amendment to bill for same-sex parental rights
  85. Church must reach out and not just condemn, says Martin
  86. Irish Church could serve as safeguarding model
  87. Language should be used that does not offend gays, says Martin
  88. New call for women deacons
  89. Irish schools’ guidance on other faiths
  90. More priests and bishops say English Missal translation needs overhaul
  91. Waite says ‘proceed with caution’ over papal visit to North
  92. Reformers from 40 countries gather in Ireland to discuss change
  93. Irish Church and Government clash over gay-marriage vote
  94. Nuncio’s appointments criticised
  95. Threat to church counselling service by vote in favour of gay marriage
  96. Civil partnerships do not go far enough, says Martin
  97. Reformers rail against creation of mega-parishes
  98. Church concern ahead of historic gay-marriage vote
  99. Gay marriage vote ‘a defeat for humanity’ says Parolin
  100. Irish Church at pastoral watershed after referendum
  101. Commission to consider married priests
  102. New tribunal could investigate old abuse cases
  103. Abusive priest ordained despite concerns
  104. Amnesty condemned for ‘pro-abortion’ campaigning
  105. Pell wants laity to engage in culture wars
  106. Catholics come first at faith schools, says Martin
  107. President’s son challenges primate on care for gays
  108. Seventeen new seminarians for Maynooth
  109. Priest defends Flannery against bishops
  110. Audits reveal extent of Religious abuse
  111. Clustering ‘is not the answer to the priest shortage’
  112. Family will be at heart of Irish evangelisation drive
  113. Apology for priest’s gay marriage remarks
  114. Irish bishops back in the black
  115. Movement to force Irish Church out of education grows
  116. Gay marriage vetoed by Democratic Unionists
  117. Anti-trafficking nun condemns Amnesty on prostitution
  118. ‘Let schools go to save Catholic education’ says Archbishop
  119. Pro-life petition outpaces Amnesty
  120. Theologian Daly calls for reform of church teaching
  121. Treatment of priests accused of abuse ‘violates canon law’
  122. Bishops fear wider access to abortion will devalue life
  123. Judgments reached on allegations against priests
  124. Baptism ‘abused by pushy parents’
  125. Irish bishops warn of winter rise in homelessness
  126. Irish nuncio ‘refuses’ to meet reform group
  127. Dublin priesthood ‘to decline by two-thirds in 15 years’
  128. Network of family groups to be established
  129. Traditionalists have no right to impose ‘false orthodoxy’
  130. Abortion emerges as vital issue in the run-up to Republic of Ireland's general election
  131. Faith charities threatened with cuts
  132. Catholic primaries ‘not grim places of indoctrination’
  133. Flannery condemns cardinal’s foot- washing guidance
  134. Limerick prepares for an historic synod
  135. Limerick synod backs bigger role for women in life of the Church
  136. Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith must end medieval practices, Pope urged by accused
  137. CDF accused by those it investigates
  138. Abuse survivor criticises Pope’s family exhortation
  139. Alarm over rise in suicides
  140. Order failed to act against priest who abused 100 children
  141. Priests don't want Catholic Church in Ireland to 'sleepwalk into oblivion'
  142. Martin bemoans shortage of Catholic intellectuals
  143. Ireland’s peace and prosperity at risk if Britain votes for exit, warns McAleese
  144. Joint school seen as model for safeguarding Christian ethos
  145. Sinn Fein call for united Ireland vote as leave vote hits home
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