There are two editorials: Peadar Laighléis deals with the legalisation of direct abortion in "A Black Day for Ireland"; David Manly reacts to The Irish Times handling of the alleged first legal abortion in "The 'Paper of Record' Fouls its Nest". "From the Editor's Desk" highlights Hungary and some of the parallels between Irish and Hungarian history. Mel Cormican deals with the position of politicians who "happen to be Catholic" in "Catholic Politicians, Communion and the Protection of Human Life During Pregnancy Bill"; Father Aidan McGing CM concludes his reflection on Darwin in Darwin Reconsidered - Part II; Rachael Hardiman addresses the tragedy of infertility in "Infertility and its Relevance to the Abortion Debate"; John Heneghan looks at the translation of the Bíobla Uí Fhiannnachta in "The First Catholic Bible in Irish"; Peadar Laighléis documents the post-war treatment of ethnic Germans in Eastern Europe in "Disorderly and Inhumane: Expulsion of Ethnic Germans from East 1945-1948"; Paul Fournier retells a Quebecois ghost story in "Le Cheval Noir"; and Joe Aston tackles the new situation in Ireland in "Meekness: Drawing Victory From Defeat". Hibernicus dissects "Fintan O'Toole's Rogueries"; there is a letter from Eric Conway and the Hurler on the Ditch has more political observations.
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