Abortion campaigners ‘dishonest’ about disability abortions

A pro-life group has said the number of abortions for babies with Down Syndrome has tripled for women travelling from Ireland since 2018, and that pro-choice groups are misrepresenting figures. Spokeswoman for the Life Institute Megan Ní Scealláin said that abortion campaigners, including the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI), were misrepresenting figures regarding women…

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Worker harassed for Catholic faith compensated

Liam Fitzpatrick A Catholic Polish cleaner received €15,000 compensation after he was repeatedly harassed at work for his faith between October 12 and October 22, 2020. In one instance, a colleague allegedly laughed at a tattoo of Jesus on Andrzej Waszkiewicz as he was changing. Mr Waskiewicz also alleged that this colleague ridiculed his race…

US bishops react to overturning Roe v. Wade

John Lavenburg In response to the Supreme Court overturning Roe vs Wade, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore stated his appreciation but kept an eye towards the future and the need to redouble Church efforts supporting women and couples who face unexpected pregnancies, as well as opening the hearts and minds of those with a different perspective. “My…

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Great joy in Rome as families took centre stage

Brenda Drumm The World Meeting of Families 2022 (WMOF2022) concluded last weekend in Rome with a mission offered to all families by Pope Francis to: “Proclaim the beauty of being family with joy! Proclaim the grace of Christian marriage to children and young people.” The WMOF2022 was different from previous World Meetings as it was…

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Vietnamese bishops plan priestly synodal sports tournament

Catholic priests from dioceses across Vietnam will compete in the first-ever national football championship to promote the spirit of synodality, reported ucanews.com. The National Synodal Cup 2022-23 will be in July and October to coincide with the 15th National Congress of Vietnamese bishops, which is organising the event. The tournament is designed to foster fraternity…

Families asked to take step toward greater holiness

The Catholic Church professes marriage and family life to be a path to holiness – a daunting concept – but one that can start with a tiny step, Pope Francis said. “Start from where you are, and, from there, try to journey together: together as couples, together in your families, together with other families, together…

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