The ethics of a lockdown


Ireland has gone into lockdown to try and minimise the number of deaths caused by Covid-19. In coming to this…

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By Dr Angelo Bottone

In both Germany and France, judges have ruled that a ban on public worship in response to the pandemic is disproportionate and a violation of rights. The judges were aware of the need to protect public health, but believed this...

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While Ireland plans to keep the ban on public religious ceremonies until July 20th, other European countries are allowing public worship again much sooner. In fact, we seem to be one of the last countries to restore public worship. In...

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This is the full stranscript of an interview given by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on Today with Sarah McInerney (RTE Radio 1), on 13th May.   SMcI: What churches will look like in the new normal?  Archbishop, thank you very much...

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On Tuesday, we celebrated International Nurses Day, which coincides with the birthday of Florence Nightingale. She is regarded as a founder of modern nursing after she became famous for her work during the Crimean War of the 1850s. What has...

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A new study from Harvard University has found that the frequent attendance of religious services dramatically reduces so-called ‘deaths from despair’, such as suicide, and drug or alcohol abuse. This finding seems more relevant than ever given the current pandemic...

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This week, the final parts of the Children and Relationship Act 2015 have come into operation. This legislation has changed profoundly the legal arrangement of family relationships but in a way that downgrades the importance of the natural ties. Part...

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In The News

Catholic and Lutheran churches in Minnesota to open ahead of Government schedule


In the US state of Minnesota, Catholic and Lutheran leaders have told the Governor they are reopening their churches for services ahead of his published schedule. Governor Tim Walz had…

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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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