Irish National Caucus Praise for Congressman Engel

Posted By: January 05, 2019

CAPITOL HILL. Friday, January 4, 2019— The president of the Capitol Hill-based Irish National Caucus has welcomed Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY) becoming the Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Fr. Sean Mc Manus said:”Congressman Engel has shown a deep and consistent interest in justice, equality, and peace in Ireland. He carried on the tradition of his predecessor, the great Congressman Mario Biaggi. And, now, […]

Catholics have peak clout in the new U.S. Congress

Posted By: January 04, 2019

Robert David Sullivan. America Magazine. January 12, 2017Catholics will enjoy peak clout in Congress in 2017. Almost one-third of the membership is Catholic, as are the leaders of both parties in the House, Republican Paul Ryan and Democrat Nancy Pelosi. Even the House chaplain is Catholic; Patrick J. Conroy, S.J. In the Senate, two Catholic women—Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska—are […]

1969 student march was important step on road to equality

Posted By: January 04, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus 50th ANNIVERSARY OF BELFAST TO DERRY MARCH “This was one of the pivotal moments in the non-violent struggle for civil rights. And it is indisputable proof that the British Police  State of Northern Ireland implemented the absolute policy of violently crushing the non-violent Civil Rights […]

How many members of the new Congress are Catholic?

Posted By: January 04, 2019

Michael J. O’Loughlin. America Magazine.January 3, 2019Hours before being sworn in, many senators and representatives of the 116th Congress gathered inside St. Peter’s Catholic Church, just steps from the U.S. Capitol, for a multi-faith, bipartisan prayer meeting Thursday morning. Patrick Conroy, S.J., the chaplain to the House of Representatives, offered an opening prayer, which was followed by a number of spiritual readings from new and returning […]

Jeremy Corbyn fails to back second Brexit referendum despite party member support

Posted By: January 03, 2019

 Alain Tolhurst and David Hughes, Press Association Political Staff. Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, January 3, 2019Jeremy Corbyn has failed to back a second EU referendum despite a poll suggesting almost three-quarters of Labour members want one.A survey of more than 1,000 party members found that 72 percent would like to see their leader throw his weight behind a so-called People’s Vote.But […]

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