The government is failing to protect children from sexual predators by not having a comprehensive vetting system or a proper sex offender's register. By Emma Browne
Adrian Hardiman (pictured), a judge of the Supreme Court, recently delivered the main judgment in an appeal on the issue of damages taken by Donegal nightclub owner, Frank Shortt, arising from his wrongful conviction on drug charges in 1995. Adrian Hardiman had been the presiding judge on the Court of Criminal Appeal in July 2002 when that court deemed Shortt's conviction a miscarriage of justice.
Vacuous pre-election debates ignore the really important social issues: inequality, healthcare, child poverty, education. By Vincent Browne
Did St Patrick do Ireland such a favour by brining Christianity here? Vincent Browne asks if Ireland would have been better off without it?
The Vatican has censored two books on Christology by a liberation theologian on the grounds that they “may cause harm to the faithful.” Among the “flaws” identified by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in the works by Jesuit Fr. Jon Sobrino, a former theological adviser to Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, is an insufficient emphasis on the divinity of Christ.
David Quinn of the Iona Institute was interviewed by Zenith, the international Catholic website, which reflects the Vatican view on all public issues. The Iona Institute is arguing that marriage and religious practice are vital contributors to a healthy, well-functioning civil society.
A magazine article by Robin Henig has been the most emailed article on the New York Times web site since Sunday, 4 March, when the article was first published.
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International Women's Day (IWD) will be marked today by thousands of events 'to inspire women and celebrate their achievements', but also to address remaining challenges to gender equality, particularly in the developing world.
The retired Archbishop of Bologna, Cardinal Giacomo Biffi, says the Antichrist presents himself as a “pacifist, ecologist, and ecumenist.” He said this in the Lenten Retreat he finished preaching on 3 March to Benedict XVI and the leaders of the Roman Curia. After the final session, the Pope praised the cardinal, saying he had delivered a “very accurate and precise diagnosis of our situation today.” What can this mean?
THE Government is facing the embarrassing scenario of seeing one of the killers of Detective Garda Jerry McCabe's released on the eve of the General Election, according to The Irish Examiner today (6 March).