- Jul 12, 2020
Ireland’s bishops have lamented the “staggering” number of abortions in the country in 2019, the first year it was legal in the country.
Ireland’s national seminary in Rome will not accept new seminarians this fall, and its future as a college seminary for the island’s trainee priests is “under review.”
Ireland’s bishops are calling for “appropriate inquiries” into why nursing homes and care facilities were disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Ireland’s two Catholic primates have issued statements on the path to the resumption of public Masses on the Emerald Isle, both in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland.
As Ireland went into lockdown, many families struggled to deal with their problems, both new and long-simmering.
Northern Ireland’s Catholic bishops have called for members of the Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly to take steps to reform the “unjust” abortion laws which went into effect on March 31.