Posts Tagged ‘Ireland bishops’

Irish church set to drop wedding civil role if law changes

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Ireland’s Catholic bishops have warned that the Church may no longer perform the civil aspects of weddings if same-sex marriage is legalised. Ireland is to have a referendum on legal same-sex marriage next month. If the bishops’ warning comes to pass, it would mean couples married in the Catholic Church in Ireland would have to Read more

Expert attacks Irish hierarchy’s attitude to child abuse

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The former head of the Church body set up to protect children in Ireland has attacked the Irish bishops’ efforts in this area. Ian Elliott has accused the bishops of “minimal responses and empty gestures” when dealing with clerical abuse. Mr Elliott headed the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland Read more