Category: Comment & Analysis

They do things differently in Russia

The View   They do things differently in Russia. According to newspaper reports (Le Monde, March 4), President Vladimir Putin intends to introduce a reference to God into the Russian Constitution, similar to the preamble to Bunreacht na hÉireann. It will invoke ‘the memory of our ancestors who have transmitted to us ideals and faith…

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US child protection pioneer to receive Church honour

A leading trailblazer in the fight against clergy sexual abuse is to receive the highest honour in the US Church. On March 22, the University of Notre Dame announced that Dr Kathleen McChesney, who worked for decades in law enforcement before being tapped to establish and lead the Office of Child Protection for the United States…

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Love in the time of Covid-19

In 1985, Nobel Prize winning author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, published a novel entitled, Love in the Time of Cholera. It tells a colourful story of how life can still be generative, despite an epidemic. Well what’s besetting our world right now is not cholera but the Coronavirus, Covid-19. Nothing in my lifetime has ever affected…

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