Women affected by rape are due to share their stories at public meetings next week, to explain why they believe abortion is not the answer when a child is conceived in rape. Unbroken Ireland, an initiative which gives a voice to those impacted by pregnancy after rape, is hosting the events in Dublin and Cork.“Our voices are never heard...

60 years of faithful serviceFr Michael Reaume of the Society of Mary (Marianists) celebrated his 60th jubilee from his first profession in Dayton, Ohio.Fr Reaume was born in Illinois and raised in Ohio, he has spent decades serving the Church in Dublin in roles such as: vocations and formations director; religious instructor, chaplain and IT...

Staff ReporterIreland has enough Catholic schools and doesn’t need more, the head of Ireland’s largest teaching union has said. Mr John Boyle, president of the INTO, later said he was referring only to Catholic primary schools.Mr Boyle also said that despite what the Archbishop of Dublin has said about divestment he doesn’t...

Belgium’s Brothers of Charity Group, which runs 15 centres for psychiatric patients, has rejected a Vatican order to stop offering euthanasia.The organisation said that it “always took into account shifts and evolutions within society”, and “emphatically believed” its euthanasia program was consistent with the...

The UK’s Labour party are creating a new group in order to reach out to the country’s Catholics.Nine MPs are launching a ‘Catholics for Labour’ group this Sunday which will focus on social justice and will be guided by Catholic social teaching.Labour politician Mike Kane MP, currently shadow schools minister, said there are...

The Irish Capuchins’ Year of Vocation, launched last weekend at Knock, is a “natural progression” from how the order was in the national spotlight last year in connection with their 400th anniversary in Ireland and the centenary of the Easter Rising, the order’s vocations promoter has said.“It’s a year to...

Vatican diplomat embroiled in child pornography caseA member of the Vatican diplomatic corps serving in Washington has been recalled to the Vatican as he is involved in a criminal investigation regarding child pornography, the Vatican said. The Vatican was informed by the US State Department “of a possible violation of laws relating to child...

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