Survivors of sexual abuse have called for the resignation of the Primate of All Ireland, Cardinal Seán Brady, after a new book revealed details of his role in the cover-up concerning a priest who abused an altar server, writes Sarah Mac Donald.

Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill, which would allow doctors in England and Wales to administer a lethal dose of drugs to sound-of-mind terminally ill patients with less than six months to live, had its second reading in the Lords on Friday, write Ruth Gledhill and Hannah Roberts.

24 July 2014 | by Liz Dodd

Riposte to discrimination ruling Premium

THE HEADMASTER of a prominent Catholic secondary school has hit back at a government body’s ruling that its admissions policy favoured white middle-class pupils, writes Liz Dodd.

Writer and broadcaster Mary Colwell has criticised the church hierarchy for failing to speak out more forcefully on the environment.

PARISHIONERS OF an Edinburgh church threatened with closure over mounting debts have petitioned the Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh to save what they describe as a “community hub”, writes Brian Morton.

THE ASSOCIATION of Catholic Priests (ACP) in Ireland has criticised the decision to appoint Judge Yvonne Murphy to oversee the Commission of Investigation into church-run mother and baby homes.

The nine bishops of the greater Paris region condemned anti-Semitic violence that occurred during pro-Palestinian protests last weekend against Israel’s military offensive in Gaza.

Pope Francis has called for the perpetrators of a bomb attack on a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires to be brought to justice.

The Russian Orthodox Church has said it was “alarmed and disappointed” by the Church of England’s decision to allow women to be ordained bishops, writes Tom Heneghan.

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has ruled that a state’s refusal to legalise same-sex marriage does not violate Europe’s rights convention, writes Tom Heneghan.


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