Tackling gangland ‘show funerals’ could lead to ‘serious confrontation’

Priests need to be “courageous” when celebrating Catholic funerals of gang members, even if it could bring them into “serious confrontation”. Following a statement from the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, decrying “show funerals” of criminals directly involved the “traffic of evil”, several diocesan priests said they understood the archbishop’s position and welcomed his leadership,…

Boycott Netflix and Disney after ‘scare tactics’ over abortion law – Precious Life
Pro-life groups in the North of Ireland have called for a boycott of media giants Netflix and Disney after their decision to economically threaten a US state’s decision to restrict abortion law. New legislation in Georgia, set to be implemented in January 2020, will see abortions outlawed once a foetal heartbeat is detected – which…
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Dealing with difficult bosses

As the weather heats up so can the office as tensions intensify or disputes go downhill, but all is not lost, there are a few tactics that can help improve the work atmosphere even when dealing with an exasperating manager. Support them This may sound counterintuitive, but being supportive and helping your boss become more…

Teaching music to cure the soul

Entering the hearts of young people can only be done by listening, according to a well-known Dublin nun who has used music as a window to help young people realise their inner gifts for decades. Sr Bernadette Sweeney is a self-proclaimed risk taker and certainly deserves the title. Currently based in Crumlin she has been…

Varadkar vague on Church-State talks
Chai Brady reports on how the Government sees its interaction with the Church in the coming years   There was discussion and criticism in the Dáil last week as the Taoiseach was asked about Government plans which aim to map out the future of Church-State relations. Echoing what he said during Pope Francis’ visit to…
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Feel the burn

Chai Brady discusses six precautions needed for having fun in the sun Summer is a time many of us take to the outdoors, perhaps a trip abroad or just to a local park, but there are several precautions to take and dangers to keep in mind when deciding to bask in the sun. Although Ireland…