Posts Tagged ‘Ireland’

Irish influence at Vatican growing Comments 0

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Bishop Paul Tighe has been appointed secretary to the Vatican’s Council for Culture. This is considered one of the more senior posts at the Vatican. Tighe moved to the Vatican from Dublin in 20017 when he appointed secretary to the Council for Communications. The Irish Times says he joins “a growing coterie of influential Irishmen Read more

Abortion is Amnesty’s top priority Comments 1

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Amnesty International spent €275,463 in Ireland promoting abortion in 2016. It is the top priority for the human rights charity and accounts for more than half of Amnesty’s war chest. The Irish Sun reports that by contrast, the human rights group spent €89,370 on stopping torture, €55,537 on anti-discrimination, €34,983 on the abolition of the death Read more

Bishop’s cervical cancer vaccine comments expose girls to risk Comments 1

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

An Irish bishop’s comments about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine that prevents cervical cancer are “completely irresponsible” and could put girls’ health at risk, the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) has said. Bishop Phonsie Cullinan told a news outlet he has “serious concerns” about the vaccine. He claims it offers “no absolute guarantee” of “full Read more

Women with vocation to Catholic priesthood meet US delegation Comments 0

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Five women  have contacted a US delegation visiting Ireland this month because they believe they have a vocation to the Catholic priesthood. The delegation is led by Irish-born Bishop Mary Bridget Meehan, who is visiting Ireland to recruit female priests. Meehan, who leads the US-based Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests (ARCWP), says the women seeking Read more

The baptism barrier to go from Irish Catholic schools Comments 0

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

The baptism barrier will be removed from the admission criteria to Irish Catholic schools according to plans announced by Ireland’s Minister for Education. Minority faiths like the Church of Ireland will be able to continue to select students on the basis of religion, however. Read more Related Posts:Church of Scientology recruiting in IrelandAustralian Catholic schools Read more

Ireland may legalise abortion as Pope visits Comments 0

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

A visit to Ireland next year for the World Meeting of Families may see Pope Francis arriving in Dublin at about the same time as abortion is legalised. Read more   Related Posts:Ireland 2018 – Pope’s agenda suggests plans to…Pope set to visit Ireland in 2018, Dublin archbishop saysIrish Catholic schools urged to ban Amnesty Read more

Ireland’s peace process shouldn’t be taken for granted Comments 0

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Ireland’s peace process shouldn’t be taken for granted, church leaders say. Ireland’s Catholic, Church of Ireland, Methodist and Presbyterian leaders are determined Northern Ireland’s peace process achievements should be protected. In a joint statement they said not everything in the vision for peace has been achieved yet. However, they said”the current circumstances provide an opportunity Read more

Hundreds of dead infants found at Irish convent Comments 1

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Hundreds of dead infants’ remains have been found buried in sewers at an Irish convent. The was used as a home for unmarried mothers in Tuam, Ireland for several decades. It was closed in the early 1980s. The find has backed up a historian’s claim that up to 800 children may lie in an unmarked Read more

Suicide and depression rising among Irish priests Comments 0

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Suicide and depression and being turned into “sacrament dispensing machines” are part of an ongoing struggle for many Irish priests. Diocesan priests in Ireland are ““often pitied, patronised, reviled, insulted, disrespected, ignored and resented.” These words came from Fr Brendan Hoban at last week’s annual meeting of the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP). Abuse scandals  Read more

Ireland 2018 – Pope’s agenda suggests plans to attend World Meeting of Families Comments 0

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Ireland 2018 is likely to be the latest addition to the international visits on Pope Francis’s agenda, says the Irish Head of Government (Taoiseach) Enda Kenny. Kenny says Francis has timed his visit to coincide with the 22-26 August World Meeting of Families in Dublin. The World Meeting of Families will focus on Pope Francis’s Read more