Posts Tagged ‘Alcohol’

Students call for cheaper beer Comments 0

Monday, May 13th, 2019

Dunedin students want cheaper beer. But more than that, they want the Dunedin City Council (DCC) to help them lobby the government to make it happen. Otago University Students’ Association (OUSA) president James Heath speaking for thousands of students across the city, said OUSA wanted to encourage students to drink alcohol in licenced venues. Continue Read more

Booze banned at school fundraisers Comments 0

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Selling alcohol at some school fundraising events may violate the right of children in the eyes of the United Nations. That is the view of Hawke’s Bay District Health Board. It will now oppose applications for alcohol sales at school functions where children are present. The board is concerned at the presence and promotion of Read more

Irish pubs can now serve alcohol on Good Friday Comments 0

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

After 90 years of banning the sale of alcohol in pubs on Good Friday, Ireland will now be able to serve liquor on this religious holiday. This was made possible following a 2017 liquor bill passed in the Dáil and will now be in place before Good Friday, which this year falls on March 30. Read more

Feeling guilty about drinking alcohol? Ask the saints Comments 0

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Each year the holidays bring with them an increase in both the consumption of alcohol and concern about drinking’s harmful effects. Alcohol abuse is no laughing matter, but is it sinful to drink and make merry, moderately and responsibly, during a holy season or at any other time? As a historical theologian, I researched the role that pious Christians played in Read more

The Catholic attitude to drinking alcohol – OK? Comments 0

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

“Sometimes when I share my Catholic faith with people, they mention to me that Catholics like to drink alcohol and how wrong that is. How do I respond to this?” Scripture gives strong testament to the fact that merely drinking alcohol is not a sin, but getting drunk on alcohol is. Continue reading Related Posts:One Read more

Bishop says official inaction contributed to alcohol linked deaths in Papua Comments 0

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

An Indonesian bishop has accused local authorities in Papua of ignoring an alcohol ban, saying their inaction has contributed to a spate of deaths linked to the consumption of bootleg liquor. According to Papua police, 86 people have died, 264 have been seriously injured and 839 injured slightly since 2013 in alcohol-related incidents. Papua governor Read more

One in four 15 to 17-year-olds often drink a risky amount of alcohol Comments 0

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

An alcohol watchdog hopes a survey that shows more than one in four teens aged between 15 and 17 often drink a risky amount of alcohol serves as a sharp wake-up call. Alcohol Healthwatch director Rebecca Williams said more needed to be done to reduce the availability and cost of liquor, and the marketing of Read more

What it’s like to stop drinking alcohol Comments 0

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Brits’ relationship with alcohol has come under the spotlight, with experts calling for warnings on all alcohol – and saying that men in particular refuse to believe the risks. This comes as data shows that millions of middle-aged men drink more than is recommended in new government guidelines – the limit was lowered in January Read more

The sinner’s guide to a holy happy hour Comments 0

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Drinking with the Saints: The Sinner’s Guide to a Holy Happy Hour is a best selling book by Michael P. Foley. He invites his readers to pub crawl their way through the sacred seasons with and useful collection of cocktail recipes, distilled spirits, beer, and wine for virtually every occasion on the Catholic liturgical calendar. Read more

Doctors call for stricter alcohol laws Comments 0

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

New Zealand’s top medical body had called for a clampdown on our rampant boozing, including banning advertising, raising the drinking age, and increasing taxes. In a “briefing” published last week, the New Zealand Medical Association says the Government needs to intervene more heavily in the liquor industry for the nation’s collective health. “We consider it Read more