Category: News

Pro-life activists decry ‘truly shocking’ fall in Down Syndrome births in Europe

The fall of nearly 50% in Down Syndrome births between 2011-2015 is “horrifying”, but not a surprise, the Life Institute and the Pro-life Campaign say. They also criticised the “complete cloak of concealment and silence around abortion in Ireland”, which means we do not know how many children with disabilities are being aborted. Their statements…

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Online theology course to be launched this month

The Loyola Institute is moving its ‘Faith Seeking Understanding’ course online, making it more accessible to a wider audience across Ireland and the world, in order to help those who want to become more “literate about their Faith”. The four-week course in theology is intended to introduce participants to the wealth of theological insight available…

Corrie star proud to be pro-life

Coronation Street star Kerri Quinn has expressed her pride at having the opportunity to represent the pro-life community in an upcoming BBC drama The Awakening. The drama is set to deal with the relaxation of abortion laws in Northern Ireland, with the Belfast actress playing a pro-life activist. A cause close to her heart, Ms…

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Vatican Roundup

Catholics and Lutherans reaffirm commitment to communion The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Lutheran World Federation underscored their commitment to walk together on their common journey from conflict to communion. The Council and Federation recently announced the publication of the updated Italian translation of the historic ecumenical document called the Joint Declaration…

In Brief

Sainthood cause of priest imprisoned by Nazis and communists advances The sainthood cause of a Catholic priest who was imprisoned by both the Nazis and the communists has advanced with the conclusion of the initial diocesan phase of the cause January 4. Fr Adolf Kajpr was a Jesuit priest and journalist who was imprisoned in…