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Sarah Mac Donald



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