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This October, there will be a synod of 150 Bishops in Rome to review the Catholic Church’s teaching on family life. Yesterday, former president Mary McAleese described this plan by Pope Francis as ‘bonkers’ and that there was ‘just something profoundly wrong and skewed’ that male celibates should be involved in such a discussion. Joining Sean was David Quinn of the Iona Institute and columnist for the Irish Independent and theologian Gina Menzies whose name, along with that of the former president, was submitted to the Vatican as possible advisors for a synod in 2015 for Irish group We Are Church.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0617/624394-today-with-sean-o-rourke-tuesday-17-june-2014/?clipid=1603651
For all the gender equality that has been achieved in recent history, when a baby comes along, it is still primarily the mother who is faced with making difficult decisions on her professional future. To work or not to work is a question that torments many mothers as they try to balance what’s best for baby with their own aspirations. Sean was joined in studio now by a number of women with views on this – they are Roisin O’Hara, who juggles work with having four small children; Evanna Boyle, also a mum of four who gave up work as ...http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0401/605897-today-with-sean-o-rourke-tuesday-1-april-2014/?clipid=1522713
This week the media was gripped by the case of two children who were taken from the homes of Roma Families and placed in State care. Now Minister Shatter says reports on cases will be referred to Ombudsman for Children Emily Lowe…. Meanwhile the pressure is on Minister Reilly since it emerged that the cuts of €660 million announced for health in the budget may actually be increased to €1 billion…. Alex Ferguson savages former Man United captain Roy Keane in his explosive autobiography.... And Angela Merkel is said to be furious at reports that her personal mobile phone was tapped by ...http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/1025/482623-today-with-sean-o-rourke-friday-25-october-2013/?clipid=1341330
Giles Martin in conversation with Cathal Murray - Grammy Award winning record producer, musician, composer and ...