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  • Pro-Abortion Notre Dame Event Bashes Pro-Lifers

    02/10/2019 6:13:45 PM PST · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 2/8/19 | David Nussman
    Panel of Notre Dame professors ridicule pro-life movement as 'white supremacist'SOUTH BEND, Ind. (ChurchMilitant.com) - A panel of professors at Notre Dame recently promoted abortion and disregarded pro-lifers as racist. On Jan. 22, a showing of the Netflix documentary Overturning Roe was put on by the Notre Dame Gender Studies Department, the St. Mary's College Gender Studies Department and Irish 4 Reproductive Health — a student group that distributes condoms on campus. Accompanying the viewing was a panel discussion by professors — as reported by independent student publication The Irish Rover. During that discussion, professor of Africana studies and political...
  • Chimps use branches to build ladder in daring zoo escape

    02/10/2019 12:14:58 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 10, 2019 | Associated Press
    Zookeepers say a group of chimpanzees used branches weakened by a storm to make a ladder and escape from their enclosure at the Belfast Zoo. Video filmed Saturday by visitors to the Northern Ireland zoo showed several primates scaling a wall and perching atop it, with one walking down a path outside the enclosure. Zookeeper Alyn Cairns said trees in the chimps’ enclosure had been weakened by recent storms, allowing the animals to break them and fashion a ladder to escape.
  • Liam Neeson insists he’s not racist after saying he once wanted to kill a (random) black man

    02/06/2019 8:54:12 AM PST · by Cubs Fan · 41 replies
    Neeson explained that he made the initial comments to The Independent after the journalist asked how he tapped into vengeful feelings for his new movie, Cold Pursuit. “The topic of our film is revenge, it’s a dark comedy too, but its base is revenge. The lady journalist was asking me, how do you tap into that? “I remembered an incident nearly 40 years ago when a very dear friend of mine was brutally raped and I was out of the country and when I came back she told me about this. “I had never felt this feeling before, which was...
  • Germany's Merkel drops hint of a 'creative' Brexit compromise

    02/04/2019 10:44:44 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 54 replies
    reuters.com ^ | FEBRUARY 4, 2019 | Andreas Rinke
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday offered a way to break the deadlock over the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, calling for a “creative” compromise to allay concerns over the future of Irish border arrangements.
  • Stop the nonsense, Ireland!

    02/04/2019 6:00:43 AM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | February 2, 2019 | JÜRGEN BÜHLER
    I cannot help but think these Irish do-gooders are taking us straight back to the racist laws of the 1930s in Germany. Kauft nicht bei Juden! (Don’t buy Jewish!) The bill now making its way through the Irish parliament that aims to criminalize the trading of goods from Israeli settlements could not be more scandalous! As a native German and citizen of the European Union, I find this proposed law totally misguided, extremely unfair, wholly counterproductive to peace, and – most of all – morally outrageous. On its face, the bill would impose a fine of up to €250,000 or...
  • Testing of The Lampstands[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/02/2019 7:16:11 AM PST · by Jedediah
    I AM testing the Lamp stands for The Menorah of My Love in that as I release to My vineyard's Messengers reguardless of the message, will there be love or ridicule? For Truly as My Spirit sees all they do even behind closed doors, My Light reveals their True Hearts for My Sheep and so in this manner I shall Bless or remove their Lampstands in this Valley of decision for I AM Lord alone and all those that lord over My messengers shall meet My all consuming Fire . . .🔥 "An Unshakable Kingdom" Hebrews 12:26 At that time...
  • EU says hard Irish border 'obvious' under 'no-deal' Brexit as split emerges with Dublin

    01/22/2019 2:27:29 PM PST · by fruser1 · 17 replies
    Sky News ^ | 1/22/2019 | Greg Heffer
    Brussels, Dublin and London have all stated they do no want a hard border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland after Brexit. But the EU has given apparent confirmation they would enforce such a scenario should the UK leave the bloc without a withdrawal agreement, known as a no-deal outcome. The comments prompted Ireland's deputy prime minister Simon Coveney, also his country's foreign minister, to repeat Dublin's position that it is not planning for a hard border, even with the possibility of a no-deal Brexit. "The Irish government will not support the re-emergence of border security on this...
  • Brexit: May goes back to Brussels but EU says nothing has changed

    01/29/2019 9:59:18 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | January 29, 2019 | Heather Stewart and Daniel Boffey
    Theresa May was handed a two-week deadline to resuscitate her Brexit deal last night after she caved to Tory Eurosceptics and pledged to go back to Brussels to demand changes to the Irish backstop. With just 59 days to go until exit day, MPs narrowly passed a government-backed amendment, tabled by the senior Tory Graham Brady, promising to replace the Irish backstop with unspecified “alternative arrangements”. But within minutes of the Commons result the European council president, Donald Tusk, announced that the EU was not prepared to reopen the deal. “The withdrawal agreement is, and remains, the best and only...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pro-choice TD Troy is denied holy communion

    01/28/2019 10:31:36 AM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    The Times ^ | January 27, 2019 | Justine McCarthy
    Pro-choice TD Troy is denied holy communion A Catholic priest refused to give communion to Fianna Fail TD Robert Troy at a recent funeral mass because the politician supported the introduction of legalised abortion services.Fr John Hogan, parish priest of Multyfarnham in Co Westmeath, withheld the host from Troy on January 4 during a requiem mass at St Nicholas’s parish church in the diocese of Meath.Troy, who had been regarded as “anti-choice”, revealed last month in an interview with Hot Press magazine that he voted yes in the referendum to repeal the eighth amendment last May. Last week the TD...
  • Israel excoriates Irish ambassador over 'anti-Semitic' bill

    01/25/2019 8:06:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | 01/25/19 13:22 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Israeli foreign ministry officials excoriated Ireland’s backing for a bill banning business ties with Jews in Judea, Samaria, and parts of Jerusalem, delivering a sharp reprimand to the Irish ambassador to Israel. “It was made clear to the ambassador that this hypocritical and anti-Semitic legislation will have serious consequences for Israeli-Irish relations and [Ireland’s] standing in the region if [the bill] is advanced,” the Israeli Foreign Ministry said Friday. “It would be better if Ireland confronted dictators and evil terrorist groups instead of [attacking] Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East.” …
  • Muslim Doctors May Upset [Irish] Government Abortion Plans

    01/25/2019 6:24:32 PM PST · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    The Irish Catholic ^ | 1/24/19 | Greg Daly
    Ireland’s reliance on Muslim doctors in hospitals around the country may derail Government plans to roll out a national abortion service, a leading obstetrician has said. Large numbers of non-consultant hospital doctors (NCHDs) working in maternity units outside Dublin are Muslims from abroad, according to Dr Trevor Hayes of Kilkenny’s St Luke’s Hospital, who says he had been personally told that they have serious religious qualms about performing abortions. “A lot of the NCHDs – a lot of the registrars and senior registrars and SHOs (senior house officers), so the front line – would be from Egypt, Sudan, and generally...
  • Meat consumption must drop by 90% to avert climate crisis, report warns

    01/22/2019 10:53:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Thu, Jan 17, 2019, 13:12
    Meat consumption in western countries such as Ireland may need to drop by 90 percent to avert a climate catastrophe and reverse the current obesity epidemic, a new study has warned. The research by 20 influential food scientists, published in the Lancet Medical Journal, suggests the global food system is unsustainable and driving the planet towards environmental destruction while simultaneously leaving billions of people either underfed or overweight. […] To get the required daily intake of calories, people would be expected to eat almost 18 times as much dry beans, soy and nuts. … To promote the shift to a...
  • A great shaking[charismatic caucus]

    01/20/2019 1:34:13 PM PST · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    A GREAT SHAKING IS ABOUT TO OCCUR TO OPEN ALL EYES I see The Lord Jesus standing in the courts with a Scroll in His left hand and a standard or sceptor in His right hand , and I hear Him saying " What I AM about to do will shake the hearts of all mankind and open their eyes to their True Lord God And Savior for The Earth is about to shudder as its Axis is altered changing it's coarse and balance . So watch now as even your days and nights shall be adjusted from where they...
  • BREXIT TRIUMPH: Brussels 'will GIVE IN' on THIS UK demand after EU economy WOBBLES

    01/05/2019 9:16:47 AM PST · by Monrose72 · 18 replies
    NN ^ | 2019-01-05 21:00 | OLI SMITH
    BRUSSELS are likely to buckle to Britain’s key Brexit demands, due to uproar among EU countries over fears of an economic decline in the case of a no deal departure. The EU27 will give in to Prime Minister Theresa May’s demands to make the Irish border backstop a legally temporary measure. The key British demand is the only obstacle holding up Mrs May’s deal from passing in Parliament. The DUP and dozens of Brexiteers have vowed to vote down the deal this month unless changes are made to the backstop.
  • Most people don't support changing hospital names to remove religious references [Ireland]

    01/13/2019 11:03:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    TheJournal.ie ^ | 01/13/2019 | Órla Ryan
    Most people don’t support changing the names of hospitals to remove religious references. In a Claire Byrne Live/TheJournal.ie opinion poll conducted by Amárach Research, 52% of people said they are against such a move, while 34% are in favor and 14% are unsure. Last weekend, hundreds of people marched through Drogheda to protest a proposal to change the name of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in the town. A petition calling for the name to be retained has been signed by over 8,000 people to date. […] It is understood that staff members were given the option to vote for...
  • Right to protest doesn’t allow you intimidate others (pro-abortion thrash)

    01/12/2019 2:24:45 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 28 replies
    Press Reader ^ | 12 January 2019 | Martina Devlin
    Imagine having to pass protesters on your way into court, where a judge is ready to deal with your divorce application, because some people believe marriage ought to be "till death us do part". Or how about having to make your way past a blockade to access a family planning clinic? What if you had to face down people with reproving placards beside a chemist's shop stocking emergency contraception? How about trying to get by pickets outside a hospital which does sterilisations or gender reassignment? How would you feel about demonstrations outside venues conducting same-sex marriages? There will always be...
  • 'Yellow vest' protesters call for Taoiseach's resignation [Ireland]

    01/12/2019 9:07:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    RTE News ^ | Saturday, 12 Jan 2019 15:28 | Laura Hogan, Multi-Media Journalist
    Dozens of protesters have gathered outside Dublin’s Custom House in the latest “yellow vest” protest in the city. This is the fifth weekend such a protest has taken place in Dublin, sparked by similar demonstrations which started in France last year. In a Facebook post, the group Yellow Vest Ireland listed a number of issues it is calling for action on, including citizen-initiated referendums, the resignation of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, and an end to evictions. …
  • Taoiseach says he's saddened that nurses decided to strike on a weekday [Ireland]

    01/10/2019 10:52:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheJournal.ie ^ | 01/09/2019 | Gareth MacNamee
    Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he was “saddened” to hear that nurses had decided to strike during the week rather than at the weekend. Speaking during his trip to Africa, Varadkar said that the knock-on effect from the midweek industrial action will be greater than if nurses decided to strike at the weekend. Yesterday it emerged that nurses and midwives will hold a strike on Wednesday 30 January, with further days of action planned in February if their issues are not addressed. […] Student nurses and midwives earn €14,243 a year under the current public sector pay deal; staff nurses earn...
  • Ancient Fermanagh cure gets modern makeover

    01/08/2019 8:54:17 PM PST · by Theoria · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 29 Dec 2018 | Julian Fowler
    An ancient folk remedy from County Fermanagh could help scientists in the fight against drug-resistant bacteria. According to local belief, the soil from a churchyard in Boho can cure infections. A microbiologist who took samples to see if there was any scientific basis for the cure has made an astonishing discovery. Dr Gerry Quinn found a unique strain of streptomyces, a microorganism used to produce antibiotics. It was found to kill the top three pathogens (organisms that cause disease) identified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a major threat to human health. "When we brought the soil back to...
  • Irish (Catholic) archbishop criticizes pro-lifers fighting abortion

    01/08/2019 8:34:57 PM PST · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 7, 2019 | Martin M. Barillas
    Irish archbishop criticizes pro-lifers fighting abortion DUBLIN, Ireland, January 7, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – An Irish archbishop criticized pro-life activists’ peaceful efforts to save unborn babies under the country’s new abortion regime. “I’m not a person personally for protest, what the Church should be doing is strengthening its resolve to help women in crisis and to educate people,” Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin said in an RTE Radio One interview on Sunday. “I would be particularly cautious about protesting against GPs (general practitioners) because everybody is going there, and people go there for all sorts of reasons,” he said. As for...