Category Archives: Irish Catholicism

Reports into the handling of abuse cases in six Irish Dioceses published today.

The Reports into the handling of the claims of sex abuse by clergy in Ireland has been published today. As we covered this fairly extensively back in the Spring and Summer, it is logical for us to share the subsequent … Continue reading

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Irish Minister defends closure of Embassy to the Holy See.

The Irish Embassy to the Vatican, Villa Spada Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore has again defended the Government’s decision to close the Irish Embassy to the Vatican. He was speaking after Cardinal Seán Brady expressed his “profound … Continue reading

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NOTE CONCERNING CLOSURE OF IRISH EMBASSY TO THE HOLY SEE

VATICAN CITY, 4 NOV 2011 (VIS) – Given below is the text of a declaration made yesterday by Holy See Press Office Director Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. in response to a note issued by the Irish Foreign Ministry announcing the … Continue reading

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RTE apologises to Priest wrongly accused of abuse (important update: An action for defamation against RTÉ by a Galway priest is to begin in the High Court on 15 November)

On the evening of the 23rd May 2011, RTÉ broadcast a Prime Time Investigates programme entitled “A Mission to Prey”. Before this broadcast Prime Time conducted an interview with Fr. Kevin Reynolds, the then parish priest at Ahascragh in Galway. … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Response to Vatican on Cloyne Report: “The Victims of Abuse … Must Remain Foremost in Our Considerations

DUBLIN, Ireland, SEPT. 8, 2011  Here is the statement by the government of Ireland on the response of the Holy See to the report of the Commission of Investigation in the Catholic Diocese of Cloyne. The Government of Ireland thanks … Continue reading

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Cloyne: a comment on Holy See’s response.

David Quinn is religious affairs commentator in Ireland and columnist with ‘The Irish Independent’. In an interview with Emer McCarthy he gives us his reaction to the Holy See’s response to the Cloyne Report. Asked by Emer what he sees … Continue reading

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Full text: the Holy See’s response to the Cloyne Report

Saturday, 3 September 2011 Irish Minister for Justice Alan Shatter at a press conference after the publication of the Cloyne Report (Julien Behal/PA Wire) Response to Mr Eamon Gilmore, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland, concerning … Continue reading

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An invitation to join a special novena for the Irish Church,7th –15th August

Deacon Nick (http://protectthepope.com) publishes this request for a special novena for the Irish Church. We, at Catholicism Pure & Simple endorse and encourage our readers to take part in this novena that has been instigated by Irish laity. Protect the … Continue reading

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Time for penitence

There is a powerful editorial in the Irish Catholic. It looks at a church that it says was unique to Ireland, and is now firmly in the past where it belongs. ‘‘Le catholicisme du type Irlandais” in many ways betrayed … Continue reading

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The fearful Fathers – the aftermath of the Cloyne Report.

Although this is a report from the secular press, it highlights the very real costs to the people of Ireland, especially the priests who daily have to defend the what, at times, is almost impossible to defend.  From: The Irish … Continue reading

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Fr. Lombardi defends the Vatican in the wake of the Cloyne Report.

Father Lombardi Denies Cover-Up Attempt by Clergy Dicastery VATICAN CITY, JULY 20, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi is responding to widespread anger erupting in Ireland over a report that accuses the Church of attempting to cover up sexual … Continue reading

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Cardinal Brady: Cloyne Report Marks “Another Dark Day”

Murphy Commission Finds Diocese Failed to Report Abuse Allegations CLOYNE, Ireland, JULY 14, 2011 (Zenit.org).- The same Murphy Commission of Investigation that revealed the extent of sexual abuse in Ireland with three earlier reports, has released a fourth report, this … Continue reading

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Vatican II and the Crisis of Confusion in American Catholicism

Donald J. Thorman: “It seems to me that if labels are useful, the one I’d have to pin on today’s laity: The Uncertain Catholic. The characteristic note of today’s American Catholic is confusion, indecision; we are treading water, waiting, wondering … Continue reading

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The Church and State Control

click on cover above to expand and read in full (pdf) The following biography of William Cardinal Conway, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All-Ireland, is from Florida International University Library:

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Seminary at Maynooth faces closure..

Maynooth – Michael Kelly (From the Irish Catholic) 24 Mar 2011 Maynooth College may soon cease to function as a Catholic seminary marking the end of a 200-year-tradition, The Irish Catholic has learned. The national seminary, which has educated Irishmen … Continue reading

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