Ruhama hails conviction of sex buyer under new law
“We know that buyers don’t care about the welfare of the person they are seeking so-called ‘sexual services’ from, even when they are victims of trafficking. Paying for sex is not an expression of sexuality: it is primarily the assertion of male dominance over women.”
Talk by author draws crowd of 350 as he speaks about “the Benedict Option”
“In Ireland, the abuse scandals have badly damaged, perhaps even destroyed, the moral authority of the Church” – Rod Dreher.
Vatican publishes resource to aid the battle against human trafficking
“Despite the formal abolition of the slave trade, the exploitation of some human beings by others has not ended and now takes place in terrible new forms on a significantly large scale.”
Prayer book's fourth edition is published in advance of World Day of the Sick
The booklet features prayers compiled by Peter Murphy that are suitable for personal prayer in parishes, in the home, in hospital or in healthcare facilities.
Difficult issues to work through in Israel, says Irish bishop
Israeli Christians have it particularly tough and are “systematically marginalised".
Is it a good idea to hide rows from children as Pope advises?
Children will be aware of tensions between parents but "it’s better not to have rancorous and fractious conflict in front of them because they’ll be upset by it".
Isle of Man decriminalises abortion in new law
“We will never stop fighting for the recognition of the humanity, dignity, and rights of every member of the Manx and human family.”
Ecumenism is not optional says Pope, as unity octave begins
“We just work together and try to provide a Christian witness in a world which is becoming increasingly secular and anti-Church. So I think we feel we have a common purpose.” – Rev Leslie Robinson
Primate seeks feedback on abuse questionnaire
“I want to give the opportunity to reflect and to pray and put pen to paper to me if they wish”.
Human rights begin with human life
Precious Life slams Amnesty’s call for UK government to legislate directly to change current Northern Ireland abortion law.
Inventive young scientists help developing world
Of the 550 projects displayed at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2019, 88 explored climate change and environmental issues, responding to challenges caused by excessive carbon emissions and toxic refuse generated by excessive lifestyles.
Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) seeks submissions on media plurality
The BAI states it will “promote a plurality of voices, viewpoints, outlets and sources in Irish media”.
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