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In Advance of the Synod, Global Network of Rainbow Catholics Launches In Rome

This post is the third in Bondings 2.0’s reports from the Synod on Marriage and Family in Rome.  New Ways Ministry’s Executive Director Francis DeBernardo will continue to send news and commentary from this meeting. 1,242 more words


2015: The Year of Marriage Equality

On 29th August – Friday last – Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland (and an adopted and much loved son of Galway) signed the Marriage Equality Act, passed by referendum on May 22nd, into law, officially making it a part of Ireland’s constitution. 1,172 more words


Role Models.

A few months ago I was asked who my female role models were. I think role models of any kind are important, taking inspiration from the words or work of people you admire and incorporating it into your own life, and I’ll often look to others for help when I feel lost and in need of motivation. 664 more words


Mary McAleese

This lady, our former President has her birthday today.  Having spent 2 terms in the Aras this woman has left her mark on Irish society without a doubt. 270 more words


June 27 in history

1358  Republic of Dubrovnik was founded.

1709  Peter the Great defeated Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava.

1743  War of the Austrian Succession: … 493 more words

Marriage Equality, Pope Francis and Mary McAleese

The resounding ‘yes’ to marriage equality that resulted from Ireland’s referendum on the subject has provoked a great deal of comment, much of it on the implications for Catholic Church authority in Ireland. 1,755 more words

The Personal Dimension of Ireland's Marriage Equality Victory

Continuing our coverage on the Irish referendum on marriage equality, we turn today from the political to the personal.  Many people commenting on the vote have noted that the effects of this social change in Ireland will be felt beyond the new political reality of gay and lesbian couples marrying. 1,056 more words