What is the role of the Catholic media? What is the role of the Catholic commentator? These questions are prompted by an address given by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at a conference in Kilkenny last week.   I suppose the same kind of questions can be answered to a certain extent by asking what is the…

The number of Irish adults who have been through a broken marriage has increased by a massive 500% in the last 25 years.   Last week The Iona Institute (which I head) issued a report called Marriage Breakdown and Family Structure in Ireland. The figures in it are drawn from Census 2011 and compare today…