PM Johnson’s veteran plan shows ‘contempt’ for NI

Boris Johnson has shown “contempt” for the people of Northern Ireland after pledging to protect British veterans from prosecution, according to a priest based in Fermanagh. Under the proposals the Conservative party would amend the Human Rights Act so that it wouldn’t apply to issues such as killings during the Troubles. This was announced on…

‘Life has changed, and the Church must change too’

Extensive changes in Ossory are about being fit for mission, Bishop Dermot Farrell tells Chai Brady “To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often” – so wrote the recently-sainted Cardinal John Henry Newman. The Church in Ireland, much like the wider society, has experienced change of epic proportion in…

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Archbishop urges 230 Maynooth graduates to spread Good News

Graduates of Theology, Philosophy and Education were urged to spread the Good News and find a “shared vision of lasting peace” in a society struggling with issues and questions regarding human trafficking, direct provision, migration, gangland violence and more. The 230 people that graduated on Saturday from St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, were conferred the academic…

South Africa rugby captain 
led by Christ

South Africa’s rugby team captain, who led his team to victory over the weekend, is a man dedicated to Christ. Siya Kolisi led the Springboks’ in their historic win on Saturday, England 12-32 South Africa, giving the country their third World Cup victory and putting them on top of the World Rugby Men’s Rankings. Writing…

Proposals for NI abortion law dubbed as ‘catastrophic’

Proposals regarding the framework governing abortion, now under a six week consultation in Northern Ireland have been dubbed by pro-life groups as “catastrophic”. The current consultation will allow the public to share their views until December 16 regarding how the new laws should operate. Pro-life groups are encouraging people to make their voice heard and…

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An end to Trachoma blindness is in sight

Leave a Legacy Supplement Chai Brady speaks to Sightsavers about the devastating diseases and blindness they combat Easily treated diseases that are now quickly tackled in the Western world with readily available medicines are still a scourge in developing countries, with blindness being one of the “devastating” outcomes. Charlie Lamson, CEO of Sightsavers, told The…