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Death of world's oldest IVF mother sparks new controversy

The world’s oldest mother, who conceived at 66 through anonymous sperm and egg donations has died, leaving her twin sons orphaned, according to a report in the London Times. The news has sparked fresh controversy over fertility treatment for older women.

17/07/09
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Britain now "cold place for Christians": bishop

Mounting equality laws have made Britain a “cold place for Christians”, according to a senior Bishop.

16/07/09
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Religion not important in political decision making: Minister

Minister Dermot Ahern has said that he doesn't “bring whatever religion I have to the table” when he is legislating.

16/07/09
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UK teens told that "sex keeps you healthy"

Teenagers should be told “an orgasm a day keeps the doctor away”, according to a new booklet produced by the British health service, the NHS.

14/07/09
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Increase in Biblical ignorance: report

Knowledge of the Bible in England and Wales is declining, with many ignorant of its most significant characters and events, according to a new survey.

15/07/09
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"Cooling off period" for divorcing couples proposed

UK couples thinking about a divorce should be required by law to have a three month "cooling off" period to get more information as to what divorce involves financially and emotionally according to a new family law report.

14/07/09
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Failed adoptions in UK double, new figures show

The number of adopted children in the UK who have been returned to care homes because their new parents cannot cope with them has doubled in the past five years, according to a report in the London Times.

14/07/09
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Massachusetts sues US Government over Defence of Marriage Act

The US state of Massachusetts, which has legalised same-sex marriage, is suing the federal government over the Defence of Marriage Act.

10/07/09
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Government publishes first part of major study on children

The first results from the National Longitudinal Study of Children, a major study of Ireland's children, was launched today.

10/07/09
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House of Lords votes against ‘anti-hate’ law

An attempt to repeal a law protecting the right of Britons to criticise homosexuality has been defeated in the House of Lords.

10/07/09
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Governments must promote marriage, says new encyclical

Promoting marriage is a “social and economic necessity,” Pope Benedict says in his latest encyclical, Caritas in Veritate.

09/07/09
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"Artificial sperm" created in UK lab

Scientists in Newcastle have created artificial sperm in a laboratory for the first time, sparking major ethical concerns.

07/07/09
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Government teen pregnancy campaign backfires

A UK Government-backed project designed to curb teenage pregnancies has seen them rise instead, according to new figures.

09/07/09
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Catholic school in Quebec denied right to teach Catholic religion course

A Canadian Catholic school has been refused permission to to continue teaching its own Catholic-centered religion course.

07/07/09
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Only one in four want all schools to be state-run: new poll

Just a quarter of people want all publicly funded schools to be run by the State, according to a new poll commissioned by the Iona Institute.

07/07/09
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Education Minister uncertain about Church position on schools

Education Minister Batt O’Keefe has said he “is not certain” whether Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and Bishop Leo O’Reilly, the Chair of the Hierarchy’s Education Commission, are “in unison” on the issue of the future of Catholic schools.

03/07/09
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ISPCC want enhanced powers for social workers

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) have again called for children to be allowed to access child support and child protection services without their parents consent.

01/07/09
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Only 12 per cent of British children baptised: Bishop

Only 12 per cent of children in the UK are now baptised, and there has also been a collapse in the number of Church weddings, a leading Church of England bishop has warned.

01/07/09
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UK education minister praises faith schools

Catholic schools in England and Wales have displayed “a commitment to standards but also a commitment to wellbeing, to supporting the wider cultural and spiritual and moral development of children,” the UK's Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families has said.

1/07/09
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Rise in number of children born outside marriage “alarming”

The continuing rise in the number of children being born outside marriage has been described as “alarming” by The Iona Institute.

30/06/09
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