Category: News

US court’s blocking transgender mandate a ‘victory’

A unanimous ruling by the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans blocking the Biden administration’s transgender mandate “is a major victory for conscience rights and compassionate medical care in America,” said the attorney who represented the plaintiffs in the case. “Doctors cannot do their jobs and comply with the Hippocratic oath if…

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Minister praises proposed gift of Carlow College to the Government

Minster for Higher Education Simon Harris has praised Carlow College, St Patrick’s, for their “generous offer” to gift the Catholic university to the State. However, there is a “long and labourious” process ahead to get the transfer right, Minister Harris said. The college continues negotiations with the newly-formed South Eastern Technological University (SETU). “I think…

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Myanmar’s soldiers lay land mines around church

Soldiers in Myanmar used a Catholic church as a kitchen and laid mines around the building, Church sources told ucanews.com. A video posted by local defence forces showed dirty floors and pews covered with dust along with cooking pots and military uniforms inside Mother of God Church in Mobye, in Shan state. The video went…

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State neglecting nature of Ireland’s homelessness, says report

Staff reporter The Irish State’s definition of homelessness is not fully responding to its true nature and “neglecting” hidden homelessness, a report has stated. The report, published by Focus Ireland, found that homelessness focused on people sleeping rough and the number and duration of stays in emergency accommodation. In the report, a group of international…

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UN human rights report on Nicaragua cites ‘attacks on Church’

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) released a report September 13 that condemned the regime of Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, citing a “deterioration of the human rights situation”. The report included a compilation of recent incidents in which the Nicaraguan government has attacked and repressed the Catholic Church. President…

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News in Brief

Frank Duff’s house opens for Culture Night The house of Servant of God Frank Duff will be open to the public for Culture Night on Friday, September 23. The house on Morning Star Avenue has been preserved to maintain its original look and contents since Blessed Duff died in it in November 1980. Frank Duff…

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Vatican Roundup

Holy See and Kazakhstan strengthen collaboration On Wednesday, 14 September, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the capital Nur-Sultan, an agreement was signed between the Holy See and the Republic of Kazakhstan. A statement from the Holy See Press Office said that the agreement was signed on behalf of the Holy…

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