About the Iona Institute
The Iona Institute promotes the place of marriage and religion in society. We defend the continued existence of publicly-funded denominational schools. We also promote freedom of conscience and religion.
The Iona Institute is headed by religious and social affairs commentator, David Quinn.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops are being sued by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) for teaching Catholic hospitals not to perform direct abortions. The ACLU filed a federal lawsuit against the bishops on behalf of a Michigan woman named Tamesha Means, the Catholic News Agency reports.
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The Iona Blog
John Waters has written an excellent piece in the Irish Times about the disturbing case of an Italian woman who was forced to undergo a Caesarian section and had her child forcibly removed and given up for adoption against her will. He writes: “A pregnant woman, who travels from one European country to another to undertake a training course, seeks help for a medical difficulty and wakes up in a hospital bed to find her baby girl has been removed by Caesarean section and taken into care.
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Recent and Upcoming Events
John McCarthy is retired professor of Irish history at Fordham University, New York, and lives part of the year in Ireland. In his talk he will give his view on the past, present and future of Irish Catholicism.
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Our new video explains the case for man/woman marriage
Our new video sets out the case for man/woman marriage and how marriage as presently defined is our most vital and child-centred social institution.