Tag: Ireland

Irish bishops urge Catholics to ‘resist’ country’s new abortion law

Irish bishops urge Catholics to ‘resist’ country’s new abortion law

| Michael Kelly | January 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

The primate of All-Ireland insisted that the country’s new abortion law that took effect Jan. 1 has “no moral force” and it “must be resisted” by Catholics.

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Pope acknowledges ‘repugnant crimes’ of abuse in Ireland

Pope acknowledges ‘repugnant crimes’ of abuse in Ireland

| Cindy Wooden | August 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Acknowledging the failures “of bishops, religious superiors, priests and others” in the Catholic Church to protect children from the “repugnant crimes” of physical and sexual abuse, Pope Francis began his two-day visit to Ireland.

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Vatican confirms pope will meet abuse survivors in Ireland

Vatican confirms pope will meet abuse survivors in Ireland

| Cindy Wooden | August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will meet survivors of sexual abuse during his trip to Ireland Aug. 25-26, but it will be up to the survivors to decide whether any information about the meeting will be released, said the director of the Vatican press office.

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Pope’s August visit to Ireland will include quick trip to Knock

Pope’s August visit to Ireland will include quick trip to Knock

| June 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ brief visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families Aug. 25-26 will include a quick trip to the Marian shrine at Knock and a special meeting with homeless families.

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Voters in Ireland pave way for abortion on demand

Voters in Ireland pave way for abortion on demand

| Michael Kelly | May 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Voters in Ireland have opted to remove the right to life of the unborn from the country’s constitution, paving the way for abortion on demand up to 12 weeks.

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On Pentecost, Irish bishops urge a ‘no’ vote on abortion referendum

On Pentecost, Irish bishops urge a ‘no’ vote on abortion referendum

| Michael Kelly | May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Irish bishops used Pentecost Sunday Masses to make a final appeal for people to reject a government proposal to remove the right to life of unborn children from the country’s constitution and pave the way for abortion up to 12 weeks’ gestation.

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Irish pro-life campaigners criticize Google decision to ban campaign ads

Irish pro-life campaigners criticize Google decision to ban campaign ads

Irish pro-life campaigners have criticized a decision by tech giant Google to ban campaign advertisements before the May 25 referendum on whether the right to life of the unborn should continue to be enshrined in the constitution.

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Despite new law, some Irish pubs will remain closed on Good Friday

Despite new law, some Irish pubs will remain closed on Good Friday

| Michael Kelly | March 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

While Irish pubs will be allowed to open and serve alcohol on Good Friday, March 30, for the first time in 91 years, some pub owners have vowed to remain shut and observe the tradition.

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Irish association to offer sessions for priests falsely accused of abuse

Irish association to offer sessions for priests falsely accused of abuse

| Nick Bramhill | November 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Irish priests who have been falsely accused of sexually abusing children are being offered group therapy sessions in a bid to improve their mental health.

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Grandparents say their role has never been more crucial than today

Grandparents say their role has never been more crucial than today

| Sarah Mac Donald | September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catherine Wiley, 71-year-old grandmother of 10, believes the role of grandparents has never been more crucial than today.

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Irish commission finds human remains at former Church-run home

Irish commission finds human remains at former Church-run home

| Michael Kelly | March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

The commission set up to investigate the treatment of unmarried mothers and their babies in Irish care homes during the 20th century says it has found “significant” human remains at the site of a former home in western Ireland.

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Author explores meaning of Irish heritage in new book

Author explores meaning of Irish heritage in new book

| March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

There are the “Irish” who emerge once a year to embrace St. Patrick’s Day festivities, and then there are the Irish who can trace their lineage to the Emerald Isle. James Rogers is one of the latter. Regrettably, though, he’s one generation shy of claiming Irish citizenship.

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