Monthly Archives: May 2015

Lord Patten outlines reform of Vatican communications

Christopher Lord Patten, head of the review group appointed to reform Vatican communications, summarized its recommendations — which have been accepted by the Council of nine cardinals (C9) — in a lecture last night in London. News summaries here and here and … Continue reading

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Scotland rejects assisted suicide

[by Martin Conroy in Scotland] Members of the Scottish Parliament have voted down the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill for a second time by 82 votes to 36. In what amounts to a clear rejection of the principles of the Bill, first … Continue reading

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SSM referendum: birth of an Irish Manif Pour Tous?

The following statement was made by Senator Ronán Mullen, a leader of the campaign against amending the Irish referendum to allow same-sex marriage, following the decisive vote in favour of the amendment by 61 per cent to 38 per cent. It … Continue reading

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Ten myths about today’s Irish referendum on same-sex marriage

The Irish people go to the polls today to vote on the proposition that the following sentence should be added to the section of the Irish Constitution entitled “The Family”: Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two … Continue reading

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