Anti-Catholicism in Ireland


David Quinn of the Iona Institute discusses anti-Catholicism in Ireland. He asks if it exists and how we would recognise…

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By Dr Angelo Bottone

On average one abortion is carried out every day at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin, one of the country’s leading maternity hospitals, in 2019, the first full year of operation of Ireland’s new abortion law. Master of the Rotunda, Fergal Malone...

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Lyrical, beautiful, profound, meditative. These are only some of the words that come to mind after watching ‘A Hidden Life‘, the new movie from Terrence Malick, which tells the tale of Franz Jägerstätter, an Austrian farmer who refused to swear...

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Over the New Year, the BBC ran a new three-part version of Dracula. It was unusual to say the least. Dracula was played as ironic, post-modern, cynical and smart-alecky. Van Helsing, his nemesis, was no longer a man but (wait...

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Human rights arose because of Christianity. No, they arose despite Christianity. This debate has been given added impetus with the publication last year of ‘Dominion’, by the historian Tom Holland. Holland is a non-believer, but a sympathetic one. His book...

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Minister for Health Simon Harris has attacked a parish in Tullamore for a stating that IVF is incompatible with the Catholic faith. In doing so, he has stepped far outside his role as a Government Minister. He needs to mind...

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Christmas comes around and our political leaders issue their Christmas messages and every Christmas they fail to mention the specifically religious and Christian meaning of the season.  It is very peculiar, and childish. It is indicative of the stunted nature...

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In The News

UK Labour leadership candidate speaks of her Catholic faith


The leading candidate to become head of the UK Labour Party has spoken positively of her Catholic faith. Shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey who has been chosen by the Labour…

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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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