300 demonstrations in US this Saturday outside International Planned Parenthood clinics in wake of horrific revelations of the harvesting of aborted baby organs.
“Love of agriculture and the land has been a favourite theme for poets down the ages. Patrick Kavanagh and Seamus Heaney have written passionately about farming.”
The real demand in Ireland is not for secular schools but for school places and providing adequate places is the responsibility, not of the Catholic Church, but of the State.
“We should take more, give more and be a constructive voice in the European debate” - Peter Sutherland, UN special representative for international migration.
Sexual Offences Bill will be an opportunity to “wreck the business model” for pimps and traffickers and ensure that Ireland is no longer a safe haven for such crimes.
Many of those who worked on the cathedral, or who were altar servers, choir members, ushers and volunteers on the opening day fifty years ago were also present.
“We have to be careful of the fear factor that is sometimes generated on this issue and instead look at more creative ways of welcoming people into the country”: Primate.
“It can be very difficult for parents to provide for the material needs of their children" and there are children who live and sleep in very inadequate situations.
Christians in Quaryatay have been living in fear of IS since May this year, when Fr Jacques Mourad, the Syrian-Catholic priest responsible for Mar Elian convent, was kidnapped.
Though their numbers are smaller today, Irish religious still make “an immense contribution” to Ireland and the world by living their particular apostolates and charisms.
“I can only hope you understand how much I love Ireland – love all of you – and thank you for this privilege of opening the novena at a shrine so dear to my heart.”
The Church has provided great spiritual, human and material support to the people making a decisive contribution towards Timor Leste’s process of liberation.
“When a family with 3 children under the age of 5 are sleeping outside in a park somebody needs to hold their head in shame and resign. A heartbreaking sight.”
“Similar to how 'One Million Dubliners' offered an exploration of Irish attitudes towards death, so Knock the Film will explore Irish attitudes towards religion.”