- Mar 7, 2021
A new documentary in Ireland has detailed a series of illegal adoptions facilitated by religious orders in the country, which involved the creation of false birth certificates.
Loyalist paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland say they are “withdrawing support” from the 1998 Good Friday Agreement that brought an end to “The Troubles” – a 30-year conflict that left over 3,500 people dead.
Ireland’s top prelate has called on political parties in Ireland to “recognize very differing perspectives” as the island marks the centenary of partition and the establishment of Northern Ireland.
Ireland’s bishops say proposed “Dying with Dignity” legislation would “not only encourage the acceptance of assisted suicide but significantly weaken the protections against the non-consensual killing of particularly vulnerable classes of persons.”
As the Catholic Church in Ireland is mired in a historical scandal on the behavior of Catholic religious orders in the running of homes for unwed mothers, Dublin’s new archbishop has praised the role of religious sisters and brothers in Irish society.
One of the Catholic Church’s most visible nuns has said the push for women’s priestly ordination in the Catholic Church points to a deeper question that needs to be asked and stressed the need to separate ordained ministry from decision-making.
A Northern Ireland member of parliament stands by his remarks about the “Catholic IRA” while the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee at the UK Parliament was questioning Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis on Wednesday.
Ireland’s Catholic primate is feels “embarrassed and guilty” about a report on religiously-affiliated Mother and Baby homes in Northern Ireland.