Religious Freedom Also Means Freedom to Be Catholic


Ronnie O’Brien talks to DR. JOHN MURRAY of The Iona Institute about religious freedom.

Tanaiste Eamonn Gilmore’s speech has worried the Iona Institute, who feel that separation of Church and State in Ireland has gone far enough.

The Institute say that it is not wrong to have the Catholic ethos at the heart of Education and the Law. Why shouldn’t faith be allowed to influence public life? asks Dr John.

Dr John says that only 5 per cent of people claim to have no religion. The 16 per cent figure is nonsense, he claims.

Duration: 19'55" DATE: August 28, 2012
Interviewer:Ronnie O' Brien
Producer:Zandra Ball
Interviewee:Dr. John Murray
Themes:Irish Life & Culture
Keywords:Catholic, Iona Institute, Catholic Church, Religion, Religious
LocationNorth East Dublin Time Period:2012
Type:Sound Language:
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
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