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Sarah Mac Donald



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