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Exploring faith in the family

FAITH and the role of the family is a perennial hot topic but interest has been heightened by Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia as well as Ireland's role as host of next year's World Meeting of Families.

Martin Henry: Making sense of the Assumption

Martin Henry
THE Solemnity of the Assumption, celebrated every August 15, teaches that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was taken up, body and soul, into heaven, when her earthly life had ended; and what Mary now enjoys in heaven by the special grace of God, is what is promised by God at the end of the world to those who try to follow, however falteringly, in the wake of Jesus.

Why slavery is making a comeback

Andrew Watson
THE great English politician William Wilberforce devoted much of his life to ending the slave trade, writes Andrew Watson.

'What's the Christian view on Marx?,' asks leading economist Dr Esmond Birnie

Dr Esmond Birnie
IF you think contemporary politicians are strangers to the truth then the Labour MP John McDonnell, who is the shadow chancellor, should be commended for at least saying what he really thought when he argued in a pre-general election interview that there was a lot to learn from Karl Marx - particularly his magnum opus, the book Capital.

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