Category: Opinion

Vaccines – an aid to forming conscience

If significant numbers of people chose not to be vaccinated, the result could be significant loss of life and serious illness in the community and especially among those who are most vulnerable, writes Bishop Kevin Doran Early in December 2020, the Irish Catholic Bishops issued a statement welcoming the progress that has been made in developing…

We were in a middle-class bubble

Since I am of the generation who grew up in Ireland in the 1950s, I’ve received messages on social media saying I – or we – must have been aware of the neglect, malnutrition and cruelties of the mother and baby homes which have been brought to light this week. Astonishing It may seem astonishing…

Click here to subscribe

Central African Republic remains ‘paralysed’ by post-election violence

Bishop Juan José Aguirre of Bangassou, Central African Republic, says the city “is paralysed” by post-election violence. “People have fled, they’re in hiding,” he told Crux via WhatsApp. On January 6, Pope Francis expressed his concern for this war-torn country and invited “all of the parties to a fraternal, respectful dialogue, to reject any form of hatred…

Click here to subscribe