“Our concern is that in schools we are involved in, if religious education is not taken as a subject, we would want the issue of ethics, heritage and so on, to be considered,” says Bishop Leahy.
The new General Scheme narrows the scope of conscientious objection, gives a more limited definition of viability post birth, and extends the demarcation of ‘fatal foetal abnormality’ for several weeks past birth.
We need to ensure the money is spent wisely, but it is not the most significant cost. The most significant cost is to the people involved and to the fabric of our society – Focus Ireland Life President and Founder, Sr Stanislaus Kennedy.
“In effect, a synodal Church seeks to invert the pyramid, to create a sense of all being on the road together” – Mgr Dermot Lane in his address to launch book by Jesuit theologian Fr Gerry O’Hanlon.
“Much greater urgency and political leadership will be required if we are to ensure the transformative change that the SDGs envisage by 2030” – Suzanne Keatinge.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin ordains two new priests, Frs Dominic Binh Viet Nguyen and Paul Binh Xuan, for Salesian order at St Patrick's College Maynooth.
In his homily for Sunday's televised Aifreann na Clainne, the Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin warned that "The pursuit of the material is miles away from gospel values.”
“Ireland is sending a clear message that the Irish public and the international community are ready to think and act beyond narrow short-term vested interests.”
Two days after accepting President Trump's nomination, Judge Brett Kavanaugh was helping the Church feed the homeless on the streets of Washington, DC.
“It is the first legislation of its kind in the European Union. The world is watching and it is huge for the Palestinian people and historic for them,” says Senator Frances Black.
There will be no further allocation of tickets to the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park and the public will not gain access without a ticket, say WMOF organisers.
Attacks on people in any part of our community are an affront to our society and deserve our unqualified condemnation, Bishop McKeown and Bishop Good said in a joint statement.
“People are already trying to pay back huge energy bills after the ‘Beast from the East’ hit and now, with further hikes on top of that, many simply won’t be able to cope” – Bishop Denis Nulty.
“We call on the Vatican to publicly announce any vacancies, openly list required qualifications for vacant positions and implement transparent selection and hiring policies.”
Cardinal Kevin Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life tells Intercom "the Roman Curia is overloaded with clerics, and it shouldn’t be like that.”
"Our job is primarily to support the Church in those places where it does not have the material resources to carry out its pastoral activities or where Christians are suffering from oppression, persecution and violence.”
The Church’s concern in this matter is justified as the majority of EU citizens in the EU are Catholic, and safeguarding their rights is a priority for the Catholic Church.
Pope Francis is due today to address Vatican conference ‘Saving Our Common Home’, hosted by the Dicastery for Integral Human Development.
Because there is no legal definition of hate crime in Irish law, such crimes aren’t systematically recorded. The immediate consequence is that victims are left exposed to continued attack.