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”.
Andrea Bocelli credits Tolstoy in helping him refind his faith
“Over the years I have come to believe that faith cannot be acquired effortlessly: just as any other discipline, it requires commitment, perseverance and sacrifice.”
Focus Ireland rejects “normal” homelessness label
“We believe homelessness is not something that is happening to someone over there that we can ignore. It is completely bound up with the high rents that people are facing, it is the young people not being able to buy or rent homes, it’s the people in mortgage arrears” – Mike Allen, Focus Ireland
Abuse survivor fears February summit won’t deliver concrete action plans
Marie Collins tells We Are Church gathering, “If there is no consistent agreement across the Church as to what is sexual abuse of a minor, then how can we have any hope of consistent handling of the issue?”
Young Irish Catholics travel to Panama for WYD2019
Group of 30 young people from Dublin will arrive in Panama this Friday (18 January) and will stay with families in a host parish, where they will take part in a social justice programme with local parishioners.
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