Martyred models of Ireland’s Faith
The Irish martyrs deserve to be household names, writes Greg Daly   Last week The Irish Catholic revealed that the sainthood causes of 42 Catholics martyred in Ireland between 1572 and 1655 are at an advanced stage of preparation for being submitted to Rome for consideration by the Holy See. If all goes well, this…
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Martyrs’ courage should inspire Christians

Martyrs are a source of inspiration for Christians who are being called to “stand up for their Faith” in times of adversity, Archbishop Eamon Martin has said. Speaking about the unveiling of the St Oliver Plunkett statue in honour of martyrs in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh,  Dr Martin told The Irish Catholic that the saint…

Govt climate emergency veto ‘deeply undemocratic’

Church environmental lobbyists have criticised the Government’s blocking of the Climate Emergency Measures Bill, describing it as having acted as “judge, jury and executioner”. The bill to bar the granting of new licences for oil and gas exploration in Ireland had passed two separate votes in the Dáil last year, but was prevented from moving…

Herald changes follow clashes over poor US returns

The Editor-in-Chief and US CEO of the UK-based Catholic Herald have left the company against the background of disagreements with board members over the magazine’s November 2018 American expansion. July 4 saw longtime Herald Editor-in-Chief Damian Thompson announce on Twitter that he and the magazine’s “new owners” did not agree on the company’s “future direction”,…

Hidden behind the altar?
Claims that the Vatican has whitewashed a history of women priests and bishops must be taken with a pinch of salt, writes Greg Daly   “It used to be said that facts speak for themselves,” observed the English historian E.H. Carr in his classic 1961 book What is History? “This is, of course, untrue,” he…
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