The Genocide of Christians in the Middle East: a talk

A joint meeting of The Iona Institute and Aid to the Church in Need heard a talk by John Pontifex of…


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Catholic hospitals

The nuns were dragged into a row this week over the future management of the National Maternity Hospital. In addition, there was much derogatory about Catholic healthcare in general. But as David Quinn writes in his Irish Independent column this...


There has been a minor kerfuffle about the religion question in the Census everyone was supposed to do last night. The question is a simple one; ‘what is your religion?’ The kerfuffle has centred mainly on how people should answer...

wedding rings

Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy Love”), earlier this month. It is a profound and lengthy document which addresses a vast array of subjects: from family stability to child trafficking, from the beauty of marital love to marital...

Maria 3

On Monday, Maria Steen (pictured) of The Iona Institute discussed the issue of abortion on the Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk. Among the specific issues discussed was the suspended sentence given to a woman in Belfast who terminated her pregnancy...

Designer baby

By David Quinn When the first ‘test tube baby’ was born in 1978, the world ‘oohed’ and ‘aahed’. That was understandable, but the widespread delight that an infertile couple had achieved their dream of having a baby tended to squash...

No Religion sign

State discrimination against religious views and bodies is becoming an issue. Recent reports indicate that Tusla (the Child and Family Agency) is set to withdraw public funding from the Boyle Family Life Centre, an ethos-based service provider of the Diocese...


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Petition: Ireland should recognise as genocide the persecution of Christians by ISIS
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