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Bishop Buckley
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NUNS, MONEY AND POWER IN CATHOLIC IRELAND
Nuns hold all the aces as we fool ourselves into defining Ireland as progressive Irish Independent 29 Apr 2017 Martina Devlin RIDDLE me this: how can the National Maternity Hospital’s board lose a prominent member, identified in the public consciousness as ...

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LIMERICK DIOCES HAS PRIEST FREE DAY!
Altered image of church as Limerick goes priestless ‘‘ It was excellent, a change from the ordinary Mass. We still prayed. You miss holy Communion all right.   About 150 lay people replaced priests on altars yesterday morning across the Catholic Diocese of ...

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FATHER DERWIN LEAVES PRIESTHOOD?
FATHER CHRIST DERWIN is leaving the priesthood according to my sources in the Archdiocese of Dublin and Maynooth Seminary. Fr Derwin has been something of a controversial figure in the context of Maynooth and in the context of various "happenings" in the tw...

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CATHOLIC HOSPITALS AND STATE
Irish Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin says State must have full control of hospital  The Irish TimesKITTY HOLLAND and MICHAEL O’REGAN BRENDAN HOWLIN   An alternative site for a national maternity hospital must be found if a deal whereby the State has ful...

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MY CROHNS DISEASE
Recently I promised that I would write a Blog about my Crohn's Disease. I was diagnosed with Crohns in 1988 - two years after my major battle with Cahal Daly and I believe that my Crohns was caused, in part, by the stress of that battle and time.  Crohn's d...

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IRISH BEATIFICATION
First Irish beatification due next month The Irish Times 18 Apr 2017 PATSY McGARRY Religious Affairs Correspondent The late Jesuit priest Fr John Sullivan, who was raised Protestant, is to be declared “blessed” at a ceremony which will be attended by both t...

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I'M IN CANADA
WIM AND SHARON I came to Toronto, Canada on Wednesday for a week to visit my friends Wim and Sharon whose wedding I celebrated 21 years ago at the Temple of the Winds at Mountstewart in County Down. We have kept in touch all the years and I have visited the...

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CHURCH / BISHOPS PROTECTING SEX ACTIVE PRIESTS
USA TODAY Sex orgies, prostitution, porn: Allegations shake Catholic Church in Italy Josephine McKenna | Religion News Service ROME (RNS) — Lurid accusations of priests involved in sex orgies, porn videos and prostitution have emerged from several parishes ...

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I'M IN CANADA
WIM AND SHARON I came to Toronto, Canada on Wednesday for a week to visit my friends Wim and Sharon whose wedding I celebrated 21 years ago at the Temple of the Winds at Mountstewart in County Down. We have kept in touch all the years and I have visited the...

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ENGLISH SEMINARY / BOARDING SCHOOL ABUSER
Catholic priest jailed for St Joseph's College sex abuse   FATHER HIGGINBOTTOM Priest’s victim said he cried so often "I could have drowned in my own tears". Father Michael Higginbottom was found
guilty of the "cruel and sadistic" abuse of a teenage boy at ...
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