Breda O’Brien: The real headline is not the decline of Catholicism but the subtle and not-so-subtle ways our society is being shaped by the object of veneration that is replacing it - capitalism
Breda O'Brien columns
Breda O’Brien: There should be more to life than being manipulated by algorithms to consume more
Embarrassing as it is, research shows children want their parents to speak to them about pornography
A chatbot that can advise teenagers how to hide pot and lose their virginity? Nothing creepy about that at all
Breda O’Brien: Teenagers, not known for their extensive fact-checking or emotional balance, are expected to train Snapchat’s My AI monster for free
Breda O’Brien: Why is it so hard to believe anti-abortion people are just as motivated by human rights?
Let’s stop presuming bad faith. The gulf between those who are pro-choice and pro-life isn’t as wide as it sometimes appears
Women are being failed on systemic level, leading some to feel that their only, despairing choice is abortion
Breda O’Brien: Canada, the Netherlands and Belgium are troubling indicators of what could happen in Ireland
The expansion of critical thinking allows us to move beyond mysteries and explore our reality
Where people were raised by people with visible, sincere, practical faith, they were far less likely to lose their faith in God
Francis is earnestly trying to provide a moral compass, an antidote to the individualism and consumerism that is posing an undeniable threat to our shared, fragile planet
The Burke family are far from representative of the diverse homeschool movement, which in some cases can be far more effective than school
Church must offer an alterative to contemporary values if it wants to help teenagers grappling with anxiety and frightening levels of meaninglessness
Referendum is likely to devalue the work of mothers and fathers even more, by subsuming their specific roles into a generic caring role
Are women being informed about all their options - such as continuing a pregnancy or considering adoption - by State-provided services?
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