The upcoming abortion referendum featured heavily in the first cabinet meeting of 2018. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told reporters at Government Buildings there is a fear allowing abortion up to 12 weeks is “one step too far” for majority of public.
Chai Brady from The Irish Catholic has been in Myanmar with the Pope. Read the coverage of the historic visit from the December 7 edition of The Irish Catholic here.
In this week’s issue of The Irish Catholic, Sacred Heart Missionary Fr Vincent Screene explains why returning to Venezuela is so important to him
“The Budget isn’t on the scale required to tackle the crisis that ordinary Irish people are experiencing in their lives day by day” – Fr Sean Healy, Social Justice Ireland.
Archbishop Paul Gallagher – Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See (Vatican foreign minister) – speaks at the Cardinal Cahal Daly Memorial Lecture in Belfast on the practice of dialogue.
The Pope’s new representative to Ireland Papal Nuncio Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo has presented his credentials to President Michael D. Higgins. Chai Brady has this report (video by Colm Fitzpatrick).
Today is the 34th anniversary of the passage of the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution when voters backed by an overwhelming majority constitutional protections for unborn children. We caught up with some pro-life campaigners outside the Dáil marking the day
Fr Tim Bartlett, WMOF Secretary General, gives an overview of what to expect at World Meeting of Families in Dublin next year.
Ireland’s newest bishop – Dr Alan McGuckian SJ – on the challenges facing the Church in Ireland. He was speaking after his episcopal ordination in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.
Journalist with The Irish Catholic Chai Brady travelled to northern Kenya where millions of people are facing starvation as a result of severe drought. The Church’s overseas development agency Trócaire is working with local partners to try and alleviate the suffering.