Former Taoiseach gives a wide-ranging interview discussing the fallout of the repeal of the Eighth Amendment, church–state relations, and conscience and the party whip.
Clonmel parish priest told Leo Varadkar that he personally found the comment “extremely offensive and derogatory” and he urged him to retract it.
In Limerick address, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin questions the lack of progress in developing a new covenant between Church and State and also calls for “a radical new look at the formation of future priests”.
“I would ask this question: we are only seven or eight weeks from the proposed date of exit. I wonder are we really thinking enough about the impact on people on the ground?”
John Bruton tells Irish Catholic Doctors’ Learning Network, “A law that forces someone to take part in, or to facilitate, an action that that person believes is contrary to a deeply held religious conviction could be in conflict with Article 44.2.1.”
“In accordance with Article 46 of the Constitution, President Higgins today signed the Thirty-Sixth Amendment of the Constitution Bill 2018, and it has accordingly become law.”
Bishop of Derry tells pilgrims at National Padre Pio Pilgrimage in Knock, “It is a dangerous form of Christianity that believes we have to be a strong and influential organisation giving the lying impression of being pure and perfect.”
Greater recognition must be given in Ireland's welfare system and tax codes to the cost of rearing children, former Taoiseach says.
“I cannot fail to acknowledge the grave scandal caused in Ireland by the abuse of young people by members of the Church charged with responsibility for their protection and education.” - Pope Francis
“In the coming weeks, it will become clear that the government’s proposal would lead to abortion on demand if voted for in the referendum” – Dr Ruth Cullen.
“He has his own ideas as to why he wants to come to Ireland – he looks on it as a contribution he wishes to make to the renewal of the Church in Ireland and also to the renewal of family life in Ireland” – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.
Decade of Commemorations presents a vital opportunity for every part of the Church on this island, not only to remember the past, but to create and shape the future.