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Maynooth seminary to review social media policies - Irish Times

There will be a review of social media policies and procedures for handling whistleblowers at St Patrick's seminary in Maynooth following allegations of trainee priests using dating apps, the college's board of trustees has announced. During a meeting ...and more »

Catholic Church Leaders Fear Trainee Priests Are Using Gay Dating App Grindr - U.S. News & World Report

Grindr doesn't mix with lifelong service to God, the Irish Catholic Church says. Oliver Byunggyu Woo / EyeEm / Getty. Catholic Church officials in Ireland have ordered a review of social media use among trainees for the priesthood after claims that ...and more »

Mary McAleese says Maynooth should be 'gay-friendly' - Irish Times

The current controversy about a gay culture at Maynooth is misplaced and the church authorities should be focusing on why so few young people are seeking to join the priesthood rather than seeking to make seminaries gay-unfriendly places, according to ...and more »

Crisis talks held over fears trainee Catholic priests using gay dating app Grindr - ITV News

Crisis talks are being held over fears that trainee Catholic priests in Ireland are using the gay dating app Grindr. Ireland's Catholic Church hierarchy admitted concerns about an "unhealthy atmosphere" at the country's main seminary. As a result ...and more »

Future of Maynooth seminary in balance as number of student priests plummets - Irish Independent

In 2011, Pope Benedict XVI's SWAT team of apostolic investigators swooped on the national seminary in Maynooth in search of immorality. A year later, a summary of their findings was published. The report's venal criticisms undoubtedly prompted a ...and more »

Former president Mary McAleese: Seminaries in Ireland should be 'gay friendly' - Irish Independent

This week it emerged that a closer eye will be kept on how Maynooth's seminarians spend their time from now on as part of a stricter regime being introduced in the wake of the gay dating app scandal. The Irish Independent reported that all trainee ...and more »

Catholic church launches investigation into priests' use of Grindr - Metro

Catholic church authorities have ordered a review into the social media access of its priests following allegations that some of the younger men were using Grindr. Pope Francis speaks to journalists on his flight back to Rome following a visit at ...and more »

Hundreds of priests are using Grindr gay hookup app, Vatican finds as it launches formal investigation into 'gay ... - The Sun

CATHOLIC Church leaders have ordered a review of students' social media use amid claims trainee priests have been using the gay hook-up app Grindr. The review was triggered after they admitted they had concerns about anonymous accusations at centuries ...and more »

Irish Church holds “crisis talks” over gay app Grindr used by trainee priests - IrishCentral

Irish church leaders have reportedly been holding “crisis talks” over allegations that trainee Catholic priests in Ireland are frequently using the gay dating app Grindr. Responding to the allegations Church leaders have ordered an urgent review of the ...and more »

Catholic Church Investigates Claims Priests Are Using Gay Dating App Grindr - Newsweek

grindr catholic church gay dating A crucifix at the 'Kloster Andechs' brewery in Andechs near Munich, Germany, April 19, 2016. The Catholic Church in Ireland has launched a review into the social media use of priests. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle. Share ...and more »