Category: Irish News

Govt caves in to pressure over Canonisation ‘no show’

Following intense pressure from The Irish Catholic newspaper and lobbying from diplomatic and political circles  the Irish Government late Tuesday belatedly announced it will send the Minister for Education to Rome for the Canonisation of Cardinal Newman on Sunday. Pressure was building on the Government after it emerged that Prince Charles and a dozen MPs…

Abortion and domestic abuse are ‘symptoms of a society obsessed with choice’

The British imposition of a liberal abortion regime on Northern Ireland is “appalling” and “undemocratic”, Ireland’s newest bishop has said. Speaking in Drogheda on international ‘Day for Life’ Sunday, Armagh’s Auxiliary Bishop Michael Router said Westminster’s attempt to introduce abortion in the North is “not only appalling in itself but also undemocratic as the citizens…

Bare-faced cheek: Facebook ban Glenstal monks book ad

The social media giant Facebook have found a new book by the Glenstal monks in Limerick too raunchy for their platform. Published by Columba Books, ‘Glenstal Abbey: through the seasons’ depicts the lives of the Limerick based monks and includes some religious paintings by resident monk and artist Br Emmaus. However Facebook told Columba Books…

Expert ‘coalface voices’ vital in end-of-life debates

Doctors must drive debates around assisted suicide, and should not allow politicians and lobby groups to dominate the discussions, a conference of doctors has heard. Speaking at the fifth conference of the Irish Catholic Doctors Learning Network, Dr Chris Garrett said terms like “death with dignity” have been hijacked by advocates of euthanasia and physician-assisted…

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A top Vatican cardinal has accused Dublin’s Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of excessive negativity and in focusing too much on the Church’s failures. Speaking at the Autumn conference of the Association of Leaders of Missionaries and Religious of Ireland (AMRI) in Dublin, Cardinal Peter Turkson, who heads the Holy See’s Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral…