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Bishop hails Des O’Malley as man of courage

Bishop Brendan Leahy has described former minister Des O’Malley as a man of “courage and decency”. The former leader of the Progressive Democrats was laid to rest following requiem Mass in Dublin on Friday. He represented Limerick in the Dáil for many years and served in numerous ministries, including the Department of Justice. On hearing…

Vatican Roundup

Synod of Bishops publishes list of commission members The Vatican released the names of members of two commissions charged with assisting the leaders of the Synod of Bishops’ general secretariat in reviewing documents, drafting resources and developing best practices. According to the synod website, the theological commission and the methodology commission will include religious and…

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In brief

‘Do not abandon Mozambique’, say Catholics, amid jihadist attacks l Islamist terrorism threatens the future of Mozambique, according to a Catholic community aiding hundreds of thousands of refugees driven out by attacks. “Do not abandon the people of Mozambique,” Fr Angelo Romano urged at a press conference in Rome on July 21. “The future prospects…

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London criticised for ‘unjust’ imposition of abortion on North

Church leaders have warned that unilateral moves by the British government to force the North’s Department of Health to introduce abortion services threaten the region’s peace process. Britain’s Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis last week ordered the locally-elected government to make full abortion services available no later than March 31 next year.…

Pope’s Latin Mass restrictions promote Church unity, says Maynooth professor

Traditionalist communities ‘shocked’ at new measures Ruadhán Jones and Chai Brady   Pope Francis’ new restrictions on the celebration of the Latin Mass have “shocked” some Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) communities, but others warn the Church faced “the peril of division” if the Pope hadn’t intervened. Fr Liam Tracey, professor of Liturgy at Maynooth University told The…

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