- Jan 22, 2020
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin said on Sunday that the upcoming visit by Pope Francis for an international Catholic family gathering “has brought with it an examination of the failings of the Irish Church.”
Catholics in Northern Ireland are disappointed that Pope Francis will not cross the border when he visits Ireland for the 2018 World Meeting of Families.
Young Catholics in Europe live in a culture where religious affiliation, church attendance, and regular prayer are generally at low levels, according to a sociological study of their demographic across most of the continent.
Scottish authorities’ move to allow at-home administration of abortion drugs violates the law and will allow more pressure on women to have abortions, critics said.
A bill in the British Parliament would clarify the rights of conscientious objection for medical professionals, protecting them from participating in medical procedures to which their beliefs are opposed.
Scottish Cardinal Keith O’Brien, the former Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh who resigned in 2013 after allegations of sexual misconduct were leveled against him, died on Monday at the age of 80.