Posts Tagged ‘Dublin archdiocese’

Catholic church removes Pride flag after hostile response

Thursday, June 24th, 2021
Catholic church Pride flag

An Irish Catholic church has been forced to remove a Pride flag flown on the premises following backlash from the Diocese and some of the public. Ballyfermot Assumption Parish Church in Dublin erected both an Irish Tricolour and an LGBT+ Pride flag last week. The flags were flown last week by decision of the parish Read more

Dublin archdiocese bans photos during religious services

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Dublin archdiocese is banning photographs being taken during religious ceremonies, in order to protect children from potential abusers. Each diocese in Ireland has been directed to have guidelines governing the filming and photography of children while they are on church grounds. The move derives from standards issued by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in Read more

Irish newspaper apologises for anti-priest cartoon

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

The Irish Times newspaper has described as “a regrettable editorial lapse” a cartoon it published suggesting that no priests can be trusted with children. The cartoon by Martyn Turner showed three priests, with one holding a paper stating “Children First Bill” and “Mandatory Reporting”. The three priests were singing “I’d do anything for children (but Read more

Archbishop writes against alleged seer Maria Divine Mercy

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

The messages and visions of an alleged seer, Maria Divine Mercy, have been given the thumbs down by Church authority. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has issued a statement about the alleged prophetess, who is believed to live in his archdiocese. He declared that these “messages and alleged visions have no ecclesiastical approval and many Read more