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British Social Attitudes report signals decline in religion

According to the report, two non religious parents pass on their lack of religion, while religious parents have a 50:50 chance of passing on their beliefs.


The yam helps food security in Nigeria

Sr Nora McNamara and Professor Stephen Morse have produced a book “about advocacy and food security and minding our planet. We are telling that story through the yam, which was an endangered crop”.


Life of faith in a post-Hawking era is not easy: CofI Primate

“People of faith cannot escape, nor should we want to escape, the expansion of perspective on the cosmos that he has given us."


You can’t destroy one human being in the hope of saving another

“Human beings that are vulnerable and unable to consent should not be exposed to research which involves significant risk to themselves,” says Chairman of Irish bishops’ consultative group on bioethics.


Cloyne ordination is one of five this weekend

Priests ordained for Armagh, Cashel & Emly, Clogher and Cloyne.


Theologian calls for synod to discuss new encyclical

Three years would give people an opportunity to address Laudato Si’s recommendations in the local church in the first year, nationally in the second year and globally in the third year.


Big Bang compatible with divine Creator: Pope

"God created human beings and let them develop according to the internal laws that He gave to each one so they would reach fulfilment.”


Church thought it was defending science in Galileo trial

Vatican spokesman discusses notorious trial of Pisan scientist.


Famous Catholic apologist to address Dublin conference

Two-day seminar led by Jesuit to discuss science, Dark Energy and God.


Benedict XVI breaks public silence for the first time

Papal message addressed to prominent Italian non-believer.


Top botanist deconstructs dogmas of science

Christian scientist sees Holy Spirit at work in creative evolution


Technological innovations at Vatican TV

On 27 June in the Holy See Press Office, there was a presentation of the agreement between Vatican Television and Canal 21 (the television channel of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires, Argentina) as well as of the new Master Control Room that will make digital archiving possible.


Ex DPP proposes AG as advocate for unborn

A former Director of Public Prosecutions has asserted that the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 may be inconsistent with the Constitutional clause which recognises the right to life of the unborn and the equal right to life of the mother and promises to “defend and vindicate that [...]


Celebrating the Miracle of Life – William Reville

William Reville describes how scientific consideration raises certain questions about our philosophical understanding of the meaning and purpose of the world.


From Big Bang to Big Mystery – Fr Brendan Purcell

Rev Dr Brendan Purcell explores ‘the Big Mystery’ of human origins and reflects on the Eucharist and its place at the heart of cosmic, evolutionary and human history.


Written in the stars

Can a scientist believe in God? Chris Moss, Jesuit priest and astronomer, says yes. From the very beginning, some might say, Chris Moss’ future was ‘in the stars’. Growing up in Preston, the only town in England with its own research observatory, he rubbed shoulders with astronomers before he even [...]

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