Baroness O'Loan concerned at the increasing marginalisation of religion, particularly Christianity, even in nations which place great emphasis on tolerance.
Ireland has highest rate in EU for young female suicide and second highest for young males. Psychotherapist points out danger to mental health of instant gratification.
“Coercion is the core of the policy. Instituting a two-child policy will not end forced abortion or forced sterilisation” - Women’s Rights Without Frontiers.
Former director of the bishops' Refugee and Migrant project warns that enforced idleness is unnatural and corrosive of dignity; people need to be allowed to work.
"Don’t bury your talents! Bet on big ideals, those ideals that enlarge the heart, and those ideals that will make your talents fruitful": John McAreavey.
“We are being confronted with a human tragedy that requires a generous political and church partnership to help meet the needs of these vulnerable people."
A booklet is currently being drawn up on funeral liturgies in Kerry but it does not have suggestions how to deal with those wishing to sympathise with the bereaved.
The synod faced the “delicate task of trying to balance mercy and truth, doctrine and pastoral care, justice and forgiveness” - Archbishop Eamon Martin.
Bishop Liam MacDaid of Clogher and Archbishop Eamon Martin pray for 43 dead in French crash as appeals made for safe driving in Ireland this weekend.