How surrogacy harms human dignity: a talk


Hear a fascinating and in-depth talk by Jennifer Lahl on the history of surrogacy, the industry that services it, and…

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By Dr Angelo Bottone

The recent case of Archie Battersbee, who had his life support machine turned off after a long legal battle and against the wishes of his parents, raises questions on whether and when it is morally permissible to do this, and...

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Over 10,000 Canadians died by euthanasia in 2021, 32pc more than in the previous year, according to a new official report. It shows once more that when you open the door to euthanasia and assisted suicide, the numbers availing of...

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During the recent row over the planned relocation of the National Maternity Hospital, the very strong impression was given that Ireland would be far better off if the Catholic Church had no involvement in the country’s hospitals at all. A...

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“Pornography to be studied in class”, said the front page of the Irish Independent last week, which is alarming at first glance, but much depends on how this is done because some HSE-backed researchers believe porn can be both ‘ethical’...

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Remarks by David Quinn delivered at the Irish Lawyers Christian Fellowship, July 20, 2022.   In his letter from Birmingham jail, Martin Luther King asked the question, “How does one determine whether a law is just or unjust?” He answered:...

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Abortion will be “safe, legal and rare”, was the aspiration of the Government before the 2018 referendum to repeal the 8th amendment. The reality is that abortion in Ireland is far from rare and we now have reached 7,000 terminations...

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Nicaragua has ‘declared war on the church’, says activist


Nicaragua’s crack-down on political, business, and media figures has finally caught up with the only remaining opposition: the Catholic Church. Vocal defender of human rights in the Central American country,…

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The Atheist’s Bluff

Atheism present itself as a ‘rational’, ‘tolerant’ alternative to religion. But is that true in theory or in practice? Philosopher,…

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