‘You might argue that it was somewhat tasteless to mock a Catholic sacrament during Holy Week. You might even wince a bit at the satire of “singing priests”, given that the best known singing priests are humble men who raise phenomenal amounts of money for charity.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Opinion: Tiny percentage of religious involved in abuse

‘Ruairí Quinn said the vital skills will be the ability to find, use and re-use knowledge.’  Photograph: Frank Miller

Opinion: Junior Cert history helps students make sense of State visit

In an article on Goop, the website of Gwyneth Paltrow (above), Dr Habib Sadeghi and Dr Sherry Sami explain that in their opinion the concept of lifelong marriage is impossible given that we now live so long. Photograph: Craig Barritt/Getty Images

Opinion: Paltrow and Martin’s public separation is a personal tragedy

Pope Francis: “The cases of abuse are terrible because they leave very profound wounds. Benedict XVI was very courageous and opened the way”. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

Opinion: Complacency and constant condemnation are key problems

‘No one wishes to leave children stateless or parent-less, people understandably desperate to have a baby will seize on any such loophole.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Opinion: Proposed legislation silent on those who use foreign commercial surrogates

‘Pope Francis  does not want to be admired. This “son of the Church” wants people to look again at the figure who inspires him, and take seriously the challenge of following that lead.’ Pope Francis  Photograph:  Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images

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