Posts Tagged ‘Ireland’

Irish voters should reject abortion says former PM Comments 0

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Ireland’s former Prime Minister, John Bruton, says Irish voters should reject the repeal of the Eighth Amendment which protects the unborn. He says Ireland should be “proud” that it protects the unborn in its constitution. Read more Related Posts:Voting on abortion law referendum set for MayAbortion is Amnesty’s top priorityTens of Thousands of pro-life supporters Read more

The uncertain future of Catholic Ireland Comments 0

Thursday, March 8th, 2018
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The College Chapel at St. Patrick’s College of Maynooth, Ireland, has 454 carved oak stalls for seminarians and priests. They run in serried ranks down the length of its nave, making it the largest choir chapel in the world. The church itself is a masterpiece of Gothic Revival, and the ceiling of the church offers Read more

Religion slipping off Irish schools agenda Comments 0

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Religion is slipping off the agenda in Irish schools. In a meeting with the Education and Training Ireland, concerned Church representatives said some community colleges were not spending enough time teaching religion. This was despite agreements and deeds of trust which stipulate that these schools should spend up to two hours teaching pupils religion each Read more

Ireland’s Catholics collection for papal visit Comments 0

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Ireland’s Catholics are being asked to dig into their pockets to help pay for this year’s papal visit. The Church is trying to persuade wealthy followers to donate millions of euro to cover the costs of the visit. The World Meeting of Families, which will take place from August 21 to 26, is estimated to Read more

Criminal investigation into Amnesty Ireland illegal abortion cash Comments 1

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Amnesty International Ireland is likely to face a criminal investigation over money donated by a fund backed by George Soros. The money was donated to help Amnesty’s “My Body My Rights” campaign to overturn the Eighth Amendment that protects the unborn child’s right to life. Ireland’s Standards in Public Office Commission (Sipo) has ordered Amnesty Read more

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