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Almost a year after the Mater Hospital controversially agreed to comply with the Government’s abortion law, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is still seeking clarity from the Sisters of Mercy for their stance on the issue. A spokeswoman for the archdiocese confirmed there is “no update” on discussions between the archbishop and the nuns who own the…

Sex education must involve more than just teaching children scientific facts, newly released sex education guidelines by the Church here claim. The guidelines also dismiss as a “distortion” any attempt to communicate the facts of life without reference to the religious and moral dimensions of human sexuality or to the student’s need to grow in…

Dozens of Catholic schools in Dublin face closure within two years unless a funding crisis is urgently addressed, the Church has warned. Anne McDonagh, director of the Dublin Archdiocese Education Secretariat, told the Oireachtas Committee on Education that a “significant percentage” of its 446 primary schools were at risk of shutting down because of cuts…