Monthly Archives: May 2015

Fr. Tobias Haller, BSG, on Marriage – Civil and Religious

IN A GODWARD DIRECTION THE SERIOUS AND SOMETIMES SATIRICAL REFLECTIONS OF A PRIEST, POET, AND PILGRIM — WHO KNOWING HE HAS NOT OBTAINED THE GOAL, PRESSES ON IN A GODWARD DIRECTION. MAY 30, 2015 Being and Doing: A Response to … Continue reading

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An American Catholic View of the Irish Referendum

Ireland’s ‘Social Revolution’ – An Updated Brand of Traditionalism? J. Dionne Jr. May 28, 2015 – Commonweal Catholic magazine BOSTON — Consider the stunned disbelief, perhaps of a somewhat aggressive sort, that would have greeted anyone who might have told … Continue reading

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Role of Youth in Irish Decision on Same-Sex Marriage

LGBT youth action has helped pull down ‘architecture of homophobia’ Fifty per cent of LGBT young people still consider suicide owing to stigma and homophobic bullying and one in five LGBT pupils avoid school ‘Slowly, but surely, we have been … Continue reading

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Public Purity versus Private Reality in the U.S. Frontline

BY SARAH POSNER MAY 21, 2015 (Religion Dispatches) JOSH DUGGAR AND THE PURITY LIE Josh Duggar, the oldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, stars of “reality” TV and the real life conservative movement, has resigned his position as … Continue reading

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Irish Electorate Affirms Equal Marriage for Same-sex Couples

Irish people vote Yes in referendum on marriage equality Results received at the Central Count Centre for the referendum on the Thirty-fourth Amendment of the Constitution (Marriage Equality) Bill 2015. Turnout 60.52 Yes/Tá 62.07% No/Níl 37.93% Latest Summary – national … Continue reading

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Overdue Beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero

300,000 expected for beatification of Oscar Romero in San Salvador 22 May 2015 06:00 by Francis McDonagh Some 300,000 people are expected to witness Saturday’s beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero, whose elevation to the altars has been pushed by Pope Francis. … Continue reading

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Pope Francis in Favour of Women’s Voices in The Catholic Church

Women deacons could solve Pope’s conundrum 22 May 2015 by Michael Phelan Speaking to an international group of women and men religious last Saturday, Pope Francis said that the Church needed women’s voices, input, and experiences. He went on to … Continue reading

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