Category: Irish News

Faith groups in Ireland fare poorly in leadership poll

Faith groups ranked poorly after the public were polled regarding the sector demonstrating the best leadership in Ireland. Leadership LIFT Ireland – an initiative to develop the level of leadership nationwide – polled 1,000 members of the public on their attitudes towards leadership standards and asked them to rank the sectors and professions they believed…

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Pro-life activists decry ‘truly shocking’ fall in Down Syndrome births in Europe

The fall of nearly 50% in Down Syndrome births between 2011-2015 is “horrifying”, but not a surprise, the Life Institute and the Pro-life Campaign say. They also criticised the “complete cloak of concealment and silence around abortion in Ireland”, which means we do not know how many children with disabilities are being aborted. Their statements…

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Online theology course to be launched this month

The Loyola Institute is moving its ‘Faith Seeking Understanding’ course online, making it more accessible to a wider audience across Ireland and the world, in order to help those who want to become more “literate about their Faith”. The four-week course in theology is intended to introduce participants to the wealth of theological insight available…

Corrie star proud to be pro-life

Coronation Street star Kerri Quinn has expressed her pride at having the opportunity to represent the pro-life community in an upcoming BBC drama The Awakening. The drama is set to deal with the relaxation of abortion laws in Northern Ireland, with the Belfast actress playing a pro-life activist. A cause close to her heart, Ms…

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Church leaders and religious orders offer ‘unreserved apology’ to Mother and Baby home victims, say Church and society must learn for future

Church leaders and religious orders have apologised for the “long-lasting hurt and emotional distress” survivors and all affected by the Mother and Baby homes have experienced. The Primate of Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin, welcomed the report and said in a statement we must continue “reaching out to those whose personal testimonies are central to this…