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15 May 2015 by David Weber 2

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

14 May 2015 by Mark Hoban 0

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?

08 May 2015 by Shelagh Peterson 1

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.

08 May 2015 by Julia Langdon 2

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.

07 May 2015 by John Quinn 2

When Francis travels to the US in September he will canonise a Spanish Franciscan friar, Fr Junipero Serra (1713-1784), who founded the first missions in California that converted native Americans to Catholicism.

06 May 2015 by Chris McDonnell 0

We have reached the eve of the General Election, a time of choice for the people of our country in the political make up of the next government. The outcome is still unclear as the final opinion polls show a gap in voting intentions and it’s too close to call.

01 May 2015 by Sr Cathy Jones 1

In the past few days many people have been asking why there has been a rise in the number of women entering religious life in England and Wales.

01 May 2015 by Paul Donovan6

One of the most shocking statistics of recent weeks has been that 1,084,000 people have visited food banks over the past year.

29 April 2015 by David Bainbridge 0

We all knew the earthquake would come eventually. Nepal is in a seismically active area and experts have been warning of a major seismic shock for many years.

27 April 2015 by Tom Gallagher 5

The continuing nationalist surge in Scotland means Britain may face constitutional turmoil that is unparalleled since the unrest that led most of Ireland to depart the Union in 1922 and which engulfed Northern Ireland for a generation after 1969.