Iona Institute Videos

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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The radical abortion law our Government favours

The Government wants Ireland to introduce an abortion law that goes even further than the British one. The British law results in one pregnancy in five ending in abortion each year. Watch our new video to learn more.

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Sweden: the model secular society?

Pastor and theologian, Mattias Nordstrom, discusses why his native Sweden is so secular and what this means for religious believers.  

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David Quinn discussing funding of Church run schools

David Quinn appeared on Claire Byrne Live on RTE on March 13, 2017, to discuss Church/State separation. In this short clip he says that public funding of Church schools exists in countries where Church and State are separated.

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Speech by Maria Steen to the Citizens’ Assembly

Maria Steen of The Iona Institute addressed the Citizens’ Assembly on March 5, 2017 as it continued its deliberations on the issue of abortion.

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American Christians in the Age of Trump: a talk by R.R. Reno

R.R Reno, Editor of First Things, discusses the topic, ‘American Christians in the Age of Trump’ and considers what Donald Trump’s election victory signifies. The talk was hosted by The Iona Institute and took place on January 26, 2017 in the Davenport Hotel, Dublin 2.

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Why surrogacy is against human rights

Jennifer Lahl of the Centre for Bioethics explains why surrogacy and the use of donor eggs and sperm are against human rights.

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Introducing The Iona Institute

Our 80-second video explains who we are, what we do, and the principles that we stand for.

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