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A promising election for pro-life

With the results of the European and Local elections now fully counted, there is encouraging news on the pro-life front in both sets of votes. The number of pro-life candidates elected to councils across the country has increased and now stands at over seventy. Thirty of these have been elected in the more populous counties…

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Pride month, cultural Christianity and workplace tolerance

Recently, well-known and outspoken atheist Richard Dawkins publicly declared himself to be a ‘cultural Christian’, as he defined England as ‘culturally Christian country.’ This perhaps unexpected admission from the hardened atheist who famously wrote The God Delusion was made during an interview regarding the city of London’s decision to celebrate the Muslim feast of Ramadan…

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A saint of Palestine for our times

Letter from Jerusalem Justin Robinson OSB I’m writing from Nablus, in the West Bank, where the Christian community has just celebrated the feast of St Justin Martyr who was born here in the year 100 AD. Nestled between the mountains of Ebal and Gerizim – some fifty kilometres north of Jerusalem – today’s Nablus is…

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Catholic history in a glass box

One of Ireland’s greatest treasures, the Book of Kells is currently under Trinity College’s custody and attracts over a million visitors every year. Containing the four Gospels, the book displays beautiful visual art with its religious text. Purpose According to Dr Rachel Moss, associate professor of History of Art and Architecture at Trinity College Dublin,…

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