SVP says an Ireland without poverty can be a reality

Fundamental reform of the Irish economy can benefit everyone the Catholic agency insists, writes Michael Kelly The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) has proposed a package of reforms beginning with the forthcoming budget that the agency believes would lay the foundation for a future without poverty in Ireland. Entitled ‘Foundations for an Equal Ireland’ the…

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Pope Francis making ‘satisfactory’ recovery after surgery

Pope Francis continued to have a “satisfactory” recovery from colon surgery, and by today (Wednesday) doctors had removed his intravenous drip, the Vatican press office said. After undergoing the surgery late on Sunday at Rome’s Gemelli hospital, “the post-operative progress of His Holiness Pope Francis continues to be regular and satisfactory,” the Holy See communique…

A lot done, more to do

The reality is that without fresh funding the work of safeguarding in the Church will fall behind, writes Michael Kelly “Hearts and minds have been changed, but there is no room for complacency” – that was the upbeat yet cautious assessment of the head of the independent body monitoring safeguarding in the Church this week.…