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Pope renews ecumenical commitment on anniversary of Ut unum sint

Posted By: May 26, 2020

 In a letter marking the 25th anniversary of Saint John Paul II’s landmark encyclical “Ut unum sint”[That they may be one], Pope Francis calls for a renewed commitment to ecumenism. By Christopher Wells.Vatican News.May 25, 2020Pope Francis has recalled the Church’s “irrevocable” commitment to the task of ecumenism on the 25th anniversary of Saint John Paul II’s encyclical Ut unum sint.In […]

 Ireland is again collateral damage in Britain’s self-harm

Posted By: May 23, 2020

The attitudes behind Brexit resurface in Boris Johnson’s tragic failure of leadership Fintan O’Toole. Irish Times. Dublin. Saturday, May 23, 2020 Even as Ireland dips its toes in the shallow end of escape from lockdown, there is a problem looming on the farther shore. It is Britain.We exist on an archipelago, most of whose population lives on the eastern island. We share […]

REMEMBERING MARIO BIAGGI, AN IRISH CHAMPION

Posted By: May 19, 2020

By Gil Kapen

PRAISE FOR MEMOIRS AND FOR FR. McMANUS’ Work

Posted By: May 19, 2020

  “Thus, McManus became Britain’s nemesis in America, the driving force that would eventually erode Britain’s influence within the U.S. government.”—Joseph E. Thompson. American Policy and Northern Ireland: A Saga of Peacebuilding. 2001. “The Mac Bride Principles—a corporate code of conduct for American companies doing business in Northern Ireland—were launched by the Irish National Caucus […]

After coronavirus fiasco, Britain’s international reputation is in tatters

Posted By: May 17, 2020

Patrick Murphy.Irish News. Belfast.Saturday, May 16, 2020  If the 1918 Spanish flu marked the beginning of the end of the British Empire (with help from Ireland’s War for Independence), the coronavirus appears likely to mark the end of Britain as a major international player.Indeed as the Irish, Scots and Welsh distance themselves from England’s chaotic pandemic management, it may even mark the end […]

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