Clonmel parish priest told Leo Varadkar that he personally found the comment “extremely offensive and derogatory” and he urged him to retract it.
The bishops’ delegation raised the issues of conscience, care of the marginalised and support for parents who want a faith-based education for their children.
BAI says Code does not mean a presenter of current affairs may never give a view or opinion, but “seeks to prevent the presenter from pursuing an agenda or advocating a partisan position such that a biased view on an issue is articulated.”
“You know that when music of beauty is chosen, which is inspired by our faith, and is offered to God from the very best of our efforts, God can work through it to inspire the souls of others, nourish their faith, and bring them closer to him.”
Thousands of life-changing projects have been implemented with one common thread: Misean Cara members working in solidarity with a community to address a real and immediate need.
“We stand in solidarity with survivors and their families and we continue our commitment and vigilance to the protection and safeguarding of children in our Church and in society.”
The new initiative for young people will “equip them with the skills, arguments and motivation to promote the pro-life message in 21st century Ireland,” says Clare McCarthy.
Fr Ricky O’Connor was raised without any faith. This changed when he bought a Bible and began to read it in his late teens. He became a Catholic when he was 22 and began his seminary studies in Maynooth when he was 24.
It was shocking that the NHS should seek to end a healthy pregnancy against the wishes of the pregnant woman and the people who support her – Bishop John Sherrington.
“It is clear that support for mental health and drug prevention is seriously lacking across the whole area,” Fr Michael Toomey warned Minister for Mental Health, Jim Daly.
Bishop Donal McKeown tells Fr Declan McGeehan, “In a ‘throwaway culture’ where young people face many challenges, including mental health issues, you are called to proclaim hope and not condemnation, grace and not anger.”
“As a result of the government’s hostile environment policies members of the Windrush generation were until very recently detained and even deported. The government must now restore the human dignity of those whose rights were violated.”
“This is an essential part of the mission of the priest; to break for the people the bread of God’s Word as well as the bread of the Eucharist.”
Team of four is aiming to raise €30,000 for Pieta House, which works with those suffering from depression or anxiety, and Down Syndrome Ireland, which is fundraising for a new regional centre in the west of Ireland.
Family.ie advises parents to spend time talking to children in pre-teen years before they naturally pull away and to “control what you can control” – in particular getting phones out of bedrooms.