Iona Institute Videos

In Defence of Catholic Healthcare

Recently in Ireland Catholic healthcare has been attacked as ‘dangerous’. The accusation arose in the context of a row over the relocation of the National Maternity Hospital. In this video, David Quinn of The Iona Institute interviews Dr Christopher Kazcor, a professor of philosophy at Loyola Marymount University in California, about Catholic healthcare. They discuss...

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Anti-Christian persecution. A talk by Mgr Michael Nazir-Ali

Mgr Michael Nazir-Ali is one of the leading international advocates on behalf of persecuted Christians worldwide. He addressed a meeting of The Iona Institute on the topic in Booterstown parish centre, Dublin. He discussed the various forms anti-Christian persecution takes, and why it is largely ignored in the West. The talk took place on May...

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‘Taking Stock’: a talk by David Quinn

David Quinn spoke last week in University Church on the topic, ‘Taking Stock: assessing the last two years and the road ahead’. You can now watch the talk by clicking here. In the first part of the talk,  David addressed how the pandemic impacted the Churches. He then discussed the review of the operation of Ireland’s...

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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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