TDs criticised for trying to advance abortion ‘agenda’ in emergency coronavirus measures

A number of Solidarity/People Before Profit and Rise TDs have proposed the suspension of the existing three-day waiting period before an abortion can be obtained be added to emergency legislation being debated in the Dáil. This is in addition to the proposals to permit abortion consultations and prescriptions online. The proposals form part of a number of…

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Primate calls on faithful to watch Pope’s ‘significant’ world prayer broadcast on RTÉ

The Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All-Ireland has urged people to watch Pope Francis’ global celebration of prayer, which RTÉ will broadcast tomorrow (Friday, March 27) at 5pm Irish time. Commentary will be provided by Editor of The Irish Catholic Michael Kelly. Archbishop Eamon Martin said: “In the midst of this horrendous Covid-19 pandemic, I thank…

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Building a path from terrorism to tolerance

Chai Brady speaks to Fr Patrick Devine SMA about tackling conflict in Africa   Conflicts caused by religious extremism are on the rise across Africa and are more difficult to deal with than violence between tribes, according to an Irish missionary priest who established a charity focused on peace-building and reconciliation. Fr Patrick Devine SMA…

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Christian persecution must be ‘major’ for next Irish govt – FF TD

The “frightening” extent of Christian persecution must be a “major part” of any new Government’s foreign policy, according to Fianna Fáil’s Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade. Brendan Smith TD told The Irish Catholic that whatever form Ireland’s new Government takes the increasing amount of persecution against Christians around the world must…

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Emmanuel concert proves very big hit in the Helix

Hundreds of school students took part in a “fun and Faith-filled” concert in the Helix on Dublin City University’s campus, with the last of four nights being cancelled due the coronavirus (Covid-19), due to the guidelines issued by Government. This was the 14th Emmanuel concert, with 20,000 school students taking part over the years. The…

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