"Voters have a duty to inform themselves on the position of election candidates in respect of their willingness to support and cherish equally the lives of mothers and their unborn children" – bishops in Northern Ireland.
“These values are defended by the Church precisely because they are human even before they are Christian; they are rooted in the natural law and accessible to reason.”
“We see this as a human rights issue. Trócaire have been calling for a ban on Irish trade in Israeli settlement goods since 2012 and we are delighted that Senator Black has put forward this bill.”
Trócaire and Christian aid support women parliamentarians from Myanmar, Pakistan and Sierre Leone attending recent International Congress of Women’s Caucuses in Dublin.
Our faith has a lot to say about the nihilism and despair of a throwaway culture that has driven young people to self-destruction. Our Church’s teachings would seriously question such a limited view of individual rights that would dispute the equality of life of a mother and her unborn baby.
"The vote said 'You have been doing it wrong for so many years and now change your ways'. Somehow in our priorities as politicians we have failed the people," says UK peer.
In the current climate of mistrust, Focolare's message of dialogue and unity has a vital role to play in forging "bonds of understanding" between people says Focolare Co-director.
The conference brings together leaders from the media, education, politics, the arts, business, social sector and the Churches to learn from one another.
‘Limerick: What is our Mission?’ will bring together people from the world of business, the arts, sport, politics, the heads of third level colleges and city councillors.
“Science & technology have placed in our hands unprecedented power: it is our duty towards humanity, the poor and future generations, to use it for the common good.”
Martina Purdy and former family lawyer Elaine Kelly embark on the next stage of their journey into religious life, as Adoration Sisters welcome new postulant.
Crisis of leadership and income inequalities are among key issues under discussion at this year’s gathering of the world’s political and business elite.