07Jan Have we the right to insist no woman can ever have an abortion in Ireland?

Jo O'Sullivan agonises over her stance on the deliberate ending of preganacies

07Jan Bishops investigating US nuns have poor records on sex abuse cases

Jason Berry investigates a charge of hypocrisy levelled against Vatican prelates investigating the US Religious (first published in the National Catholic Report on 5 January 2013.) See original report and comments here

07Jan Tenets of Catholicism are ideals not rules, says Irish bishop

Clare O'Sullivan conducted an end-of-year interview with Bishop John Buckley of Cork & Ross for the Irish Examiner, during which he stated that  the central tenets of Catholicism were not  rules of memberships but “ideals”.

07Jan 7 January, 2013. Monday after Epiphany

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