Category: Irish News

Government climate plan is unrealistic, says eco-theologian

The Government’s Climate Action Plan lacks vital practicalities and doesn’t allow for necessary incentives and infrastructural changes to enable Ireland to play its part in tackling the global climate emergency, Ireland’s leading eco-theologian has said. “We’ve had so much of aspirational things for the last 25 years,” Columban Fr Seán McDonagh told The Irish Catholic,…

Mapping a Church fit for mission

Decisions about Ireland’s dioceses must be driven by discipleship, Archbishop Eamon Martin tells Greg Daly   It was inevitable that questions would be asked about the future of the Diocese of Dromore when, just weeks after a new auxiliary bishop was announced for the Archdiocese of Armagh, Bishop Philip Boyce stepped down as Dromore’s diocesan…

Bishops defend how RSE is taught in Catholic schools

The bishops have rejected claims that Catholic schools do not teach about facts in Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) classes. In their latest quarterly statement, the hierarchy responded to criticisms of the way RSE is taught in their schools. Health Minister, Simon Harris, said in a recent Tweet that RSE “must always be based on…

SMA
 misses out on
 major United Nations prize

The Society for African Missions were “shocked” to be shortlisted by the UN for their work to tackle desertification in the Sahel region. Fr Maurice Henry said it was great for the order “to be recognised” beside organisations with massive resources aiming to mitigate the climate crisis. They were shortlisted along with eight others, but…