Government ‘tricking’ Faithful into compliance through ambiguity – Law professor

The Government has been “tricking” citizens into compliance through “calculated ambiguity between legal obligations and public health advice, a leading law professor has said. Professor Oran Doyle of Trinity College Dublin took to Twitter to criticise the Government’s behaviour concerning religious restrictions throughout the pandemic. Citing an article in The Irish Times earlier this week, Prof. Doyle…

‘We don’t teach hate, Mr President’

Higgins’ comments on Catholic schools rejected A number of prominent Catholic voices have rejected a claim by President Michael D. Higgins that the fact that parental choice is central to education policy in the North and many parents choose to send their children to Catholic schools is to abandon them “to parcels of hate and…

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NI peace architect advises calm amid fresh clashes

The recent street violence in Northern Ireland has dashed illusions that there are no circumstances in which “lethal, politically-motivated violence” could recur, former adviser to Taoisigh Martin Mansergh has said. A key architect in the Northern Ireland peace process, Mr Mansergh wrote in The Irish Catholic this week that the causes of tension need to…

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Living the dream alongside St Joseph

The Irish Catholic Vocations Supplement 2021 Dreams Lived Out Through Service   Religious orders continue to live out St Joseph’s dream of love and service in Ireland and around the world, writes Jason Osborne All eyes are on St Joseph this year – Pope Francis dedicated the year to him, and the topic of his…

Is Vitamin D the solution to our Covid problems?

Mounting evidence suggests that taking a Vitamin D supplement may be a game-changer in the fight against Covid-19, writes Jason Osborne In recent weeks, the cross-party Oireachtas Committee on Health published a 28-page report suggesting that Irish people should take daily Vitamin D supplements. This comes due to growing evidence that it might help to prevent Covid-19…

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