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Despite actions of few, youth ‘self-sacrificing’ during Covid-19

Young people are being “stigmatised” for the spread of Covid-19 despite many “stepping up” and being generous and self-sacrificial according to the Primate of All-Ireland Archbishop Eamon Martin. Speaking at Mass for the dedication of studies at the Catholic Chaplaincy, Queen’s University Belfast Archbishop Eamon said many young people have shown “great resilience” throughout the pandemic and…

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Swiss Church backs bill on corporate responsibility

The Catholic Church in Switzerland has backed legislation that would penalise companies that damage the environment or abuse human rights. “This initiative focuses on human rights violations, whose primary victims are the poorest and most vulnerable,” the Church said in a joint appeal with protestant leaders. “It makes an urgent appeal, to both our government…

Poverty not Catholicism reason for Covid-19 hotspots

A data analyst has challenged a DUP minister’s claim that there are more Covid-19 hotspots in Catholic communities, saying poverty is the key factor linked to outbreaks not religion. Speaking to The Irish News, Peter Donaghy said it was in socially deprived areas that people won’t have jobs which allow them to work from home.…

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Dutch govt backs euthanasia for children under 12

The government of the Netherlands has announced it will allow the euthanisation of terminally ill children between the ages of one and 12. “There is a need for active termination of life among doctors and parents of incurably ill children, who are suffering hopelessly and unbearably and will die within the foreseeable future,” Health Minister…

Vatican Roundup

Pope picks Bishop Semeraro to lead sainthood congregation Pope Francis has named Italian Bishop Marcello Semeraro of Albano, secretary of his Council of Cardinals, to be the new prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes. The bishop, 72, succeeds Cardinal Angelo Becciu, whom the Pope forced to resign in late September because of suspicious financial…

Priests on the run in Galway

A Catholic priest and a Church of Ireland minister have joined forces in East Galway for a daily 3km prayer run for their parishes’ spiritual and financial wellbeing. Fr Gerard Geraghty of Aughrim and Kilconnell and Rev. John Godfrey of Aughrim and Creagh have committed to running every day while churches are closed. “John came…

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