Category: Irish News

Public Masses to be permitted from Tuesday

The Government has decided to lift the controversial ban on people attending Mass and other religious services. Congregations will be permitted to gather for public worship from next Tuesday (December 1). The Cabinet met this afternoon (Friday) and approved a plan for the Republic to move to level three restrictions. Meanwhile, in the North people…

36% plan to attend Christmas Mass

More than a third of Irish people plan to attend Mass this Christmas, when Covid-19 restrictions are lifted according to new research. In news that will bring cheer to priests and parishioners alike, almost a quarter of 18-24-year olds say they expect to attend a religious ceremony over Christmas while for older people this rises…

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Trinity Catholic prayer ban: ‘cultural repression’

A decision by a student committee at Dublin’s Trinity College to warn a Catholic society to stop praying “would seem to fly in the face of Trinity’s avowed commitment to diversity,” according to a well-known barrister and Catholic commentator. The Irish Catholic reported earlier this month that Trinity’s Central Societies Committee (CSC) warned the Laurentian…

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New study exposes ‘horrific’ reality of abortion

A new report by University College Cork exposes the “barbarity” of late-term abortions and should be a “wake up call”, pro-life campaigners say. The report, published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, examines the experiences of Irish practitioners of abortion in the case of life-limiting conditions, or ‘fatal foetal abnormalities’. The report shows…

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