An astonishing UN attack on religious freedom


A new U. N. report on freedom of religion is actually a headlong attack on that same freedom in the…

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By Dr Angelo Bottone

Almost one hundred priests including one bishop have died in Italy so far because of Covid-19, mostly in Italy. Many of them were infected while ministering the sick. In other words, they made the ultimate sacrifice while looking after their...

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The new abortion law that came into force in Northern Ireland on Tuesday is so extreme than it is even more permissive than the current legislation valid for the rest of the United Kingdom, or in the Republic. The horrible...

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During a medical crisis everyone should be focused on saving lives, particularly the Minister for Health. Still, some TDs have tried to use the emergency legislation recently discussed in the Oireachtas to expand access to abortion even further, while Minister...

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As we watch hospitals all over the world cope with coronavirus, their existence is something we completely take for granted. We assume that every culture, left to its own devices, will naturally develop hospital systems in the course of time....

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In a well-reasoned article in the Irish Times last Saturday, Maria Steen sets out what many would consider the self-evident truth that the feminist movement prioritises the empowerment of women in the workplace over motherhood. Hot-foot on the article’s heels...

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In the middle of the current crisis, it is easy to miss other stories. One is that we have had a bad few days for freedom of conscience, speech and association in various parts of Europe. For example, on March...

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Italian clergy bearing heavy cross for offering solace amid anguish


In Italy, dozens of priests have succumbed to the coronavirus as they tend to the dying, trying to offer comfort in the absence of loved ones, who are not allowed…

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Introducing The Iona Institute

Our new, 80-second video explains who we are, what we do, and the principles that we stand for. We invite…

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