Organisers of Saturday’s Celebrate the 8th pro-life gathering in Dublin, which aimed to highlight the positive impact of the Eighth Amendment, said they were “thrilled and very encouraged” with the massive turnout of several thousands.Keynote speaker at the event was Melissa Ohden from the US, who in 1977 was born alive...

Pope offers support in call to Mayor of NiceIt has been revealed that Pope Francis made a surprise phone-call to authorities in Nice, France, following the truck rampage that left 84 people dead and more fighting for their lives. According to Vatican Radio, the Pontiff placed a call to the Mayor of Nice,...

A new documentary film on Knock and its apparition will open in Irish cinemas on August 26. Strange Occurrences in a Small Irish Village looks at all aspects of Knock, from the historic apparition of 1879 to the more than one million pilgrims who visit the shrine annually and the community welcoming the faithful visitors. The film takes...

Staff reporterA proposal to reduce the time dedicated to religious education in primary schools will further undermine the “distinctive ethos” of Catholic schools, Dr Tom Finegan of The Iona Institute has said.Speaking to The Irish Catholic this week, Dr Finegan criticised pressures being placed on Catholic schools to become ever...

The planned Citizens’ Assembly is intended to enable the Government to claim a spurious distance from the consequences of a referendum on repealing Ireland’s constitutional pro-life protections, Elphin’s Bishop Kevin Doran has said.Speaking at an event organised by Family & Life, Dr Doran, said that in his personal view, the...

He may be a lion in winter today, but under St Pope John Paul II no one had a more vital role than Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, who next week will be hosting an estimated 1.5 to 1.8 million young people in the city of Krakow for World Youth Day.If you want a window into how much the legacy and memory of St Pope John Paul II hangs over the 2016...

On July 18 violence broke out at Guatemala’s notorious Pavon prison as rival drug gangs engaged in a deadly clash for reasons as yet unknown but predictably nefarious. The outbreak would claim 13 lives, a number of them by horrendous means, before police re-secured the prison many hours later. And though the authorities would not be...

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