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Vatican to assess guidelines on priests with children

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 By Evelyn RingIrish Examiner ReporterNew guidelines approved by the country's Catholic bishops for priests with children could be adopted by the Vatican, it has emerged.They were produced by the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference following discussions with a...
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Catholic bishops create guidelines for priests with children

'At a minimum, no priest should walk away from his responsibilities'about 9 hours agoPatsy McGarryArchbishop Diarmuid Martin: psychotherapist Vincent Doyle has set up a website to help people, such as himself, whose fathers were priests. The website has been funded...
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Please support this work: Research study on Family Absence

Research study on Family Absence Did you grow up in an Industrial school with no information about your family background and no contact with your family of origin during your childhood and in later life? Did you find information about...
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Ireland criticised by UN for response to Magdalene Laundries allegations

Saturday, August 12, 2017 By Cormac O'KeeffeIrish Examiner ReporterThe UN has criticised Ireland for failures in investigating allegations of ill-treatment of women at Magdalene laundries and for not prosecuting perpetrators.The United Nations Committee Against Torture (UNCAT) asked the Government to undertake...
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Govt criticised by UN over lack of Magdalene investigation

Govt criticised by UN over lack of Magdalene investigationA United Nations committee has criticised the Government for failing to implement its recommendations to investigate allegations of ill treatment of women in Magdalene Laundries....
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As many as eight Irish priests have died by suicide over the past decade

Priests turn to suicide as workload and isolation increaseAs many as eight Irish priests have died by suicide over the past decadeabout 4 hours agoPatsy McGarry0Maynooth University. Vocations to the priesthood have undergone what the Association of Catholic Priests describes...
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Man relives horror of life in Irish Protestant children's home - BBC News Reply|http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-37195513/man-relives-horror-of-life-in-irish-protestant-children-s-homeMan relives horror of life in Irish Protestant children's homewww.bbc.co.ukA man who hopes his case will be heard at the European Court of Human Rights has spoken of...
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'We've been left to rot' - Bethany Home survivor

'We've been left to rot' - Bethany Home survivor claims he is ignored by the State because he's a Protestant5Derek Leinster feels Bethany Home survivors have been treated unfairlyKathy ArmstrongAugust 7 2017 6:40 PM8  A survivor of the Bethany mother and...
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Christian Brothers are 'disappointed' by school's legal action

Clonkeen College is challenging order's decision to sell 7.5 acres of its playing fieldsThu, Aug 3, 2017, 01:00Colm KeenaClonkeen College, Deansgrange, Co Dublin.The Christian Brothers have expressed their "enormous disappointment" at the decision of the board of management of Clonkeen College in south Dublin...
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New Magdalene research presents complex picture

Rite & Reason: Is there room for more rounded and fairer assessment?about 12 hours agoJacinta Prunty4Real efforts were made by the sisters of Our Lady of Charity to "do something" for the girls and younger women. Photograph: Cyril Byrneecent research...
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