Pro-life film ads banned by Facebook

The world’s largest social media platform has banned advertising of a pro-life movie as it has been dubbed a ‘political ad’. Facebook reportedly denied authorisation of ads promoting the US anti-abortion  Roe v. Wade film starring Jon Voight and Stacey Dash. The film aims to tell the story of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court…

Medicine or madness?

There are plenty of benefits to cannabis oil, but it’s not a miracle drug, writes Chai Brady   The controversial cannabis plant is known to have many uses other than the illegal varieties, but sometimes it’s difficult to separate quackery from truth, especially with so many products purporting to be miracle cures. Many parents shudder…

Living and teaching the Faith

Personal Profile   University can be a challenging time for a young person, especially those who move out and are tasked with taking responsibility for practicing their faith without as much support or encouragement as they might have been used to from home. Being bombarded with so many ideologies and viewpoints, it can be tough…

Spinning rainbows are an entertaining treat for all

Children’s Corner   Rainbows are one of the most beautiful parts of nature’s huge variety of incredible spectacles. Why not recreate your own rainbow and perhaps in the process, discover more about how they work? This experiment requires only household objects and can be done relatively quickly and easily – with some impressive effects. To…

Ethiopian priest defends gender-specific churches

Ethiopian priests are often served food in fields outside female monasteries as there are many places of worship that exclude both genders in the country, according to an Ethiopian priest based in Ireland. Archmandrite Abba Yohannes Kebede Amsalu, who is part of the Orthodox Church, responded to the furore over the weekend criticising Taoiseach Leo…

Teachers do engage in Faith initiatives says Dublin principal, rejecting ‘media spin’

Many teachers are enthusiastically engaging with faith initiatives despite “media spin” to the contrary, a Dublin principal has said. The Laudate initiative aims to build a common hymn repertoire between school and parish to help children use their talents and feel more involved in Church, with the founder saying teachers have been very proactive in…

Heart-breaking funeral for hero Dawn

The funeral for the hero-teacher who saved a young girl’s life was “heart-breaking” according to a priest and family friend who said she had inspired her pupils with an enthusiasm to help the homeless. The funeral Mass of Dawn Croke took place on Monday and was celebrated by Fr Pat Ward in Dungloe, Co. Donegal.…