Iona Institute Videos

The Cross and the Dragon : The Future of China|Vatican Relations

David Quinn of The Iona Institute interviews the former Canadian ambassador to China, David Mulroney about Vatican/China relations. In the first part of the interview, they discuss the fast-rising power of China and how the world should respond to this. They then move on (at 16 minutes 36 seconds in) to the recent agreement between...

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The Church and the Pandemic: David Quinn interviews Bishop Kevin Doran

Public worship has been banned in Ireland for most of the last 12 months, What is the impact on the Catholic Church? This is one of the issues discussed by Bishop Kevin Doran in a new interview with David Quinn of The Iona Institute. They also discuss moves to legalise assisted suicide in Ireland.  

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Do Christian ethics say we have a moral duty to take a Covid vaccine?

Maria Steen leads a discussion about whether or not we have a moral duty to take one of the Covid vaccines and whether the State should be allowed to compel us to do so. Joining the discussion; moral theologian, John Murray, philosophers Catherine Kavanagh and David Thunder, and columnist and head of The Iona Institute,...

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A pro-life take on the Covid-19 vaccines

Maria Steen discusses with Iona Institute Director, David Quinn, and theologians John Murray and Tom Finegan, the morality of the Covid-19 vaccines from a pro-life point of view. Also, is there is a moral duty to take one of the vaccines or not?

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Defending Thomas More

Professor Richard Rex of Queen’s College,. Cambridge, discusses ‘The Two Thomases’, More and Cromwell with particular reference to the depiction of both in Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. The talk took place in the University Church in Dublin on June 25, 2019. It was hosted by the Newman/Notre Dame Centre for Faith and Culture and...

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David Quinn discusses anti-Catholicism in Ireland

Iona Institute Director, David Quinn, discusses anti-Catholicism in Ireland. He asks if it exists and how we would recognise if it does. He also speaks about the hero priests, religious and lay-people we have forgotten in the rush to condemn the Catholic Church’s past. He looks back at the visit by Pope Francis to Ireland...

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Ireland and the Benedict Option: a talk by Rod Dreher

‘Benedict Option’ author, Rod Dreher, discusses how Irish Christians should respond now that they are in a minority situation in an often hostile environment. He spoke at the University Church, Dublin, in January 2019 at a meeting hosted by The Iona Institute and the Notre Dame Centre for Faith and Reason.

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Sr. Sara Butler – The debate about women priests

At a recent conference in Dublin on women and the Church which was co-hosted by Notre Dame-Newman Centre for Faith and Reason and The Iona Institute, Sr Sara Butler addressed the arguments around women’s ordination and explained why the Church ordains only men to the priesthood. Sister Butler, M.S.B.T., S.T.L., Ph.D., is professor emerita of...

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The abortion referendum and its aftermath: A talk by Maria Steen

At a meeting of the Iona Institute on September 20, 2018, Maria Steen discussed the May abortion referendum, the new legislative framework, and the future of the pro-life movement in Ireland.

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Finola Bruton on upcoming abortion referendum

Finola Bruton addressed a meeting of the Iona Institute on April 10, 2018, and explained why she is against repealing the 8th amendment.

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