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Ireland’s bishops are considering the way forward after the country voted two to one in favour of same-sex marriage
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Torrential rain on the eve of a holiday weekend may dampen our spirits in the UK, but in drought-stricken El Salvador, Friday’s downpour heralded an auspicious start to the biggest weekend in the country’s history.
I wasn't present in any polling station when the votes on the same-sex marriage referendum were being counted.
The world seems to be stunned by the rise of Islamic State, paralysed and unable to act in a coherent and effective fashion. ISIS is like a plague, spreading, infecting and destroying, yet the international community, including their leaders and organisations, is confused and helpless.
The first time I went to Peter’s flat, I was overwhelmed – the stench was horrendous in spite of the windows being open. My shoes stuck to the carpet. Peter was living in squalor.
Speaking to an international group of women and men religious last Saturday, Pope Francis said that the Church needed women’s voices, input, and experiences.
The new Tory Government plans to scrap the Human Rights Act of 1998, which incorporated the European Convention on Human Rights into British law. This is a move in exactly the wrong direction for it implies that British interests should and will replace those global concerns enshrined for us in the European Union.
The Irish bishops have pledged to fund all counselling needed by clients of a new support group for the children of Irish Catholic priests, Coping International. Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin added: “I pray that Coping will be able to find ways which will bring the children of priests and their natural parents together for the benefit of both.” David Weber, the son of a priest, says globally thousands of people are affected
Catholics have more reason than most to reflect on the tensions between Church and State. It was of a Catholic prelate that Henry II said “Who will rid me of this turbulent priest?” How many Catholics assumed - until they saw last Thursday’s exit poll - that the electorate would rid them of this turbulent government?
The Ontario Ministry of Education released its updated Health and Physical Education (HPE) Curriculum Guidelines in March, one for elementary schools and another for secondary schools, both replacing the curriculum that had last been updated in 1999.
The question on everyone’s lips today has been about the pollsters. “How did they get it so wrong?” people have been asking, ever since the first results were announced in the early hours of Friday which confirmed the surprising apparent implausibility of the exit poll.