Tina Beattie reflects on Irish Abortion Referendum

Tina Beattie reflects on Irish Abortion Referendum May 27th, 2018 Abortion, Ireland, Tina Beattie Dr Tina Beattie, Professor of Catholic Studies at the University of Roehampton in London and Director of the Digby Stuart Research Centre for Religion, Society and Human Flourishing writes: Many people today – particularly Catholics – might feel a profound sense of distress and pessimism about the likelihood of an overwhelming majority for the “yes” vote to liberalising abortion laws in Ireland. I want to share why I feel sad but deeply thankful for the result. With some...
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Sharon Tighe-Mooney What About Me? Women and the Catholic Church

I have just finished reading Sharon Tighe-Mooney’s What About Me? Women and the Catholic Church with a Foreword written by Mary Malone whom many of you will remember from her time teaching at the Toronto School of Theology and St. Jerome’s University before she returned to Ireland. I have many fond memories of Mary who presented on two occasions at Forum. The book was just published in 2018 and it was the first time I was aware of the name Sharon Tighe-Mooney. Sharon teaches at Maynooth University,The National University of Ireland in the Centre for Teaching and Learning. Once I had picked up her book...
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