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Mary McAleese wins Europe’s richest theology prize for her study of canon law

Publisher of book form of thesis says Ms McAleese’s analysis charts a distinct and worrying sea change in the attitude of the Holy See to its obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

2019.08.27.

A celebration of the life of Jean Vanier

"If the contributions of people with intellectual disabilities were allowed to shine more, the quality of life for everybody would be better.”

2019.06.22.

McAleese commends “timely and hope-filled” book on Pope Francis

“If Vatican II opened the windows of the Vatican to let the air in, Pope Francis is tearing down its walls to allow the Church to move out and confront the suffering, exclusion and marginalisation of so many.”

2018.08.06.

Archbishop O’Reilly leads celebrations to mark Columbans’ centenary

The Columbans have left “an amazing legacy” and have made “an amazing investment in people” - Dr Mary McAleese.

2018.07.01.

Pilgrimage of hope and peace to Ulster and Irish war graves

“The pilgrimage will be a witness to hope and will enable us to forge even greater friendships and work yet harder for peace together in the future.”

2018.05.19.

Mary McAleese stands by her trenchant criticisms of the Church

"It is not part of the culture of the Church to turn a spotlight on itself.”

2018.03.13.

McAleese’s ‘misogynistic’ challenge deserves a hearing, says Archbishop of Dublin

The most significant negative factor that influences attitudes to the Church in today’s Ireland is the place of women in the Church – Diarmuid Martin.

2018.03.11.

Mary McAleese and a Jesuit Priest become Canons of Christ Church Cathedral

We need Lay Canons from the coal-face secular disciplines of politics and medicine; and Ecumenical Canons from the broad range of Christian and religious traditions.

2017.10.02.

Honour McGuinness legacy by finishing his work

Former US President calls on people of Northern Ireland to finish the work of peace “so we can all have a future together”.

2017.03.24.

St Patrick the migrant

Let us think about Patrick the ‘unlearned refugee’ (as he once described himself), the slave in exile, Patrick the undocumented migrant – Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2017.03.17.

Tipperary Peace Convention now accepting nominations

For the past 32 years, the Tipperary Peace Convention has worked to honour those who devote their lives to ending conflict and promoting human rights.

2016.12.18.

Ireland can be proud of its role in world peacekeeping says US Secretary of State

“It is a lot harder to make peace that pursue war” – John Kerry.

2016.11.06.

Mary McAleese to address Daniel O’Connell summer school

“Unlike some of the other summer schools, the Daniel O’Connell School does not have a specific theme. Instead, we offer a mix of lectures on local, county, national and international history.”

2016.08.06.

Mary McAleese begins role at UK Catholic college

Former president will teach on the MA Irish Studies programme at St Mary’s University, specifically on its ‘New Perspectives on Irish History’ seminar series.

2016.01.24.

Documentary explores Columbanus’ vision for Europe

Former president, Mary McAleese, presents “the story of a great Irish monk” who “literally changed the fate and faith of Europe” in the dark ages.

2015.11.04.

Ban Ki Moon’s role as a bridge builder praised

“Ireland has always been one of the strongest supporters of the United Nations and some 90 Irish soldiers have lost their lives in the quest for worldwide peace.”

2015.05.26.

Pope criticised over his comment on smacking

Clerical abuse survivor, Marie Collins, and former president, Dr Mary McAleese, reject Pontiff's stance on corporal punishment for children.

2015.02.08.

Mary McAleese appointed professor at UK university

“A huge honour for us to appoint such a distinguished and respected public figure to our staff at St Mary's.”

2014.12.16.

McAleese dismisses Pope’s Synod on the Family

Critical of males celibates who have no adult experience of family life advising on the family.

2014.06.17.

New role for Mary McAleese at theology Institute

Former president appointed patron of Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology in Cambridge.

2014.03.15.

Mary McAleese stirs up debate on Catholicism and gays

Former president draws comparisons between the Church's view of homosexuality and its past attitude towards the Jews.

2014.01.09.

We Are Church nominate two women for Synod on Family

WACI challenges Synod to include lay participants such as Mary McAleese and Gina Menzies.

2013.11.29.

Bishop prays for those locked in conflict at Fr Alec’s funeral

Describing Fr Alec as an "artisan of peace", Bishop pleads with minority still in thrall to violence.

2013.11.28.

Reports claim Pope poised to appoint female cardinals

Media speculation focuses on Irish theologian from TCD.

2013.11.04.
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