What Christians must do when they are a minority


Rod Dreher, author of ‘The Benedict Option’, addressed a meeting co-hosted by The Iona Institute and the Notre Dame Centre…

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By Margaret Hickey

Senator Ivana Bacik (Irish Times 11/9) has taken serious issue with Archbishop Eamon Martin who recently said that Christians are obliged to bring their faith to their politics. Senator Bacik regards this as an unacceptable attack on the separation of...

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Atheists and theists typically debate the existence of God, but it is almost as relevant and pertinent to debate the nature of morality and that is what Atheist Ireland’s Michael Nugent and I have been doing lately in a number...

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The Irish Medical Council has produced an updated version of the Guide to Professional Conduct and Ethics for Registered Medical Practitioners.  The most relevant changes follow the Ireland’s new abortion law. Let’s consider them in detail. Section 48 of the...

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In a recent blog, the head of Atheist Ireland, Michael Nugent writes: “I believe we should treat every individual person with the same respect and dignity and love.” Well, yes, and an atheist is perfectly entitled to believe this if...

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In the Netherlands, a doctor has appeared in court after having performed euthanasia on a woman suffering from dementia. She had made a living will in the past and, according to her daughter, she wanted to die. Nonetheless, the 74-year...

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Maria Steen had a column in The Irish Times on Saturday which caused a big online response. The topic of her article is crucial; are liberals as liberal and tolerant as they purport to be? Increasingly, many liberals seek to...

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Mother’s happiness makes nearly twice as much difference to family life


New research suggests distinct but complementary roles for mothers and fathers in married and family life. According to the research, a mother’s happiness is nearly twice as important as a…

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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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