Category: News

New Bill combats underage porn consumption

Matt Letourneau   This Thursday, Seanad Éireann will debate the new Protection of Children (Online Age Verification) Bill 2024, introduced by Senator Rónán Mullen last week. According to Mr Mullen, “this Bill would require online providers of pornographic material to carry out strict age verification to ensure that U-18s cannot access their material.” The proposed…

British lords, celebrities call on Vatican to preserve ‘treasure’ of Latin Mass

A distinguished cadre of British public figures is calling upon the Holy See to preserve what they describe as the “magnificent” cultural artifact of the Catholic Church’s Traditional Latin Mass. In 2021 Pope Francis placed sweeping restrictions on the celebration of Mass using the 1962 Roman Missal, known also as the extraordinary form of the Roman rite…

Galway nuns celebrate 375 years of Nuns’ Island

The Poor Clares of Galway hailed the support they have received from the community during their anniversary commemoration this week marking 375 years since they received the iconic Nuns’ Island site. The then-called Galway Corporation handed over the site on July 10, 1649. This historic grant, made under the mayoralty of William Blake, has been…

Cardinal says human slavery getting worse

Parishes asked to increase awareness of trafficking Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster has told a top level summit of police chiefs, Irish bishops and justice personnel that the crime of human trafficking is getting worse. The Senior Leadership Summit on collectively combatting human trafficking was held in UCC, Cork from June 26 to 27. This…

Hold your horses for the net nuns

The Carmelite Sisters New Ross, a congregation of cloistered nuns, are using social media to share their lives inside the convent walls with the world. They post biblical and spiritual sayings on Facebook accompanied by pictures of the sisters doing daily activities around the convent’s property. Sr Gwen Collins, currently the responsible for sharing on…