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‘We are trapped in a hostility towards migrants that sees them only as a threat to be controlled’

June 28th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In the UK, people are incarcerated indefinitely, in prison-like conditions, for the purposes of immigration control. Many of these have come to the UK to seek safety, but fallen foul of a notoriously arbitrary asylum system, blighted by a culture of disbelief. Detention is a profoundly traumatic experience. Torture victims tell us it is like being tortured a second time. People who have worked hard to build a life in adverse circumstances speak of being torn from their families and communities and locked away out of sight. Something has gone badly wrong if we consider this a reasonable way ... continue reading.
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Politics is in trouble and as Christians this must concern us deeply

May 17th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Dr Robert Doherty says gifted Catholic women and men are needed to carry the leaven of Catholic social doctrine into the political sphere ... continue reading.


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Pope’s visit signals a new era in the Gulf

February 15th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Andrew McFadyen reflects on Pope Francis' visit to the United Arab Emirates.... continue reading.


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Is the pro-life movement in America too aligned with hypocritical politicians?

February 14th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Following January's March for Life in Washington, Ben Smith argues that embracing Donald Trump may be counterproductive to the pro-life cause. ... continue reading.


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Coorie in to beat the winter darkness

February 1st, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Clare M Fodey surveys an icy landscape to find the simple things that keep us warm at heart... continue reading.


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Teachers should be free to share Catholic theology

January 18th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pauline Gallagher, an RE teacher in Glasgow Archdiocese, argues that LGBT guidelines make it difficult to keep teaching true to the Gospel ... continue reading.


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Cromwell ordered priests to be clubbed to death and massacred the Irish—his statue has no place at Westminster

January 18th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Labour MP Stephen Pound writes following a heated debate surrounding a bust of Cromwell at the UK parliament.... continue reading.


A pro-immigration argument for Brexit

January 18th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Leaving the EU is good for trade, immigration and the poor, argues James Bundy... continue reading.


Time to be more positive about the joys of priesthood

December 21st, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Preaching at a friend’s silver jubilee, Fr Frank Dougan found himself counting the blessings of his vocation... continue reading.


The Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial holds a lesson for us all

December 7th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Peter Kearney says we must face up to the evils of religious persecution ... continue reading.



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