Category: Irish News

Super Bowl star thanks God after surprise win

NFL football star Peyton Manning has thanked God following his team’s surprise win in this year’s Super Bowl. “I’m very grateful,” the Denver Broncos quarterback said following his side’s victory over the Carolina Panthers, adding that he was “definitely going to say a prayer and thank the man upstairs for this opportunity”. The 39-year-old has…

Mayo walking festival in aid of local hospice

The Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail is hosting a three-day walking festival in conjunction with Mayo Roscommon Hospice with all proceeds going to the hospice’s new facility in Castlebar. The festival will take place over March 18-20 running from Balla to Ballintubber (20 km), then Ballintubber to Aughagower (21km) and finally Aughagower to Murrisk (21km). Registration is at…

Voters urged to choose pro-life candidates

The Pro-Life Campaign has urged voters to quiz general election candidates on where they stand on the constitutional protection of the unborn. The PLC has released a new video on YouTube urging voters only to support candidates who will use their influence to protect the Eighth Amendment. “Your Vote Matters – Use It To Protect…

Desperate search for survivors

Rescuers search for survivors after a building collapsed during a magnitude-6.4 earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan. Pope Francis sent condolences following the quake that hit as the island prepared to celebrate Chinese New Year. Photo: Paul Yang

Collins did not vote for Saunders suspension

Marie Collins, the Irish clerical abuse survivor who has been a member of Pope Francis’ child protection advisory panel since its foundation, has said she did not vote for the suspension of her colleague and fellow survivor Peter Saunders. Following a February 6 discussion about the “direction and purpose” of the Pontifical Commission for the…

Proposed curriculum on religion a ‘gross contradiction’ – expert

Rolling out the proposed new curriculum on religion and beliefs in faith schools would be a “gross contradiction”, a leading educationalist has warned. Prof. Eamonn Conway of Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, told The Irish Catholic that the proposed curriculum would amount to “schooling pupils, at best, in an agnostic understanding of their own religion”. “To…