Iona Institute Videos

Fr Vincent Twomey: Church of Mercy, Church of Standards

Fr Vincent Twomey, emeritus professor of moral theology at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, gives his thoughts on the Extraordinary Synod on the Family and the topic, ‘Church of Mercy, Church of Standards’. The talk was given at an Iona Institute even in the Davenport Hotel, Dublin, on October 23, 2014.

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Church of Mercy, Church of Standards

David Quinn of The Iona Institute speaks about why it is important for Christianity to properly balance moral standards and mercy. The talk was delivered on October 23, 2014 in the Davenport hotel, Dublin.

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Aggressive Secularism: lessons from Scotland

Professor Tom Gallagher discusses aggressive secularism in Scotland and asks whether where are lessons for Ireland in the Scottish experience. The video of his talk can be found here and the Q & A session following his talk here.

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Our video explains the case for man/woman marriage

There is intense pressure in Ireland and other countries to redefine marriage. A new video from The Iona Insitute sets out the case for man/woman marriage and how marriage as presently defined is our most vital and child-centred social institution. We believe our video is one of the shortest (less than two minutes long!), most...

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Mr Henk Vos explains parental choice in education in the Netherlands

Mr Henk Vos, a member VGS an organisation which supports boards and directors of Christian schools in the Netherlands, spoke to the Iona Institute about the Dutch experience of faith schools.

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Fr Michael Drumm on the rights of denominational schools

The Chair of the Catholic schools Partnership, Fr Michael Drumm, speaks about the threats to denominational schools posed by certain proposals made by the Forum on Patronage and pluralism.

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George Weigel on “Renewing the Church”

George Weigel, author of ‘Witness to Hope’, the biography of John Paul II, and ‘The Courage to be Catholic’, addressed a packed meeting organised by The Iona Institute on the subject of ‘Renewing the Church’.  A link to a video of his talk, plus the Q & A session afterwards, can be found here. (The...

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John Waters on ‘Ireland the abolition of God’

In December 2012, columnist and author John Waters spoke to a packed meeting of the Iona Institute on the subject of ‘Ireland and the Abolition of God’. John told the meeting that Irish culture has created a situation in which it is almost impermissable to speak about God or transcendental truths in public. You can...

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Love, sex and marriage in liberal societies: A talk by Professor John Haldane

In September 2012, the Iona Institute hosted noted philosopher Professor John Haldane of St Andrew’s University, Scotland. His topic was ‘Love, sex and marriage in liberal societies’. It can be downloaded from here. The Q & A session following the talk is here.

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