Category Archives: Catholic

ROLL-CALL: Thomas Merton

      Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was an American Trappist monk, poet, author, social activist and pioneer of interfaith understanding  You can read an account of his life here but it was the strange manner of his death (stepping out of … Continue reading

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Making the Mosaic (Eph 4)

A Practical Instruction Imagine, if you will, that Ephesians 4  is a practical instruction given to all the churches in one town as a way of understanding just how they might work together. And then consider that that might be pretty … Continue reading

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The Miraculous Moment

There are moments that are pivotal, world-changing, astonishing. You fall in love. You discover a new continent. You step on to the moon. The letter arrives. Nothing can be the same again. In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God … Continue reading

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Ireland abandons religion – About time too?

The Irish commitment to the Catholic religion is fast draining away, according to a new poll which points to a dramatic plunge in those who regard themselves as religious. Worldwide, only Vietnam experienced a greater drop in those describing themselves … Continue reading

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Irish Catholics want priests to marry

Irish Catholics want priests to marry  The vast majority of Irish Catholics think priests should be allowed to marry, according to a survey conducted by an organisation representing more than 800 Catholic priests in Ireland. A survey by the Association of … Continue reading

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Working towards a new, diverse Ireland

Ireland’s government is moving forward with plans to end the Catholic Church’s monopoly of the nation’s primary school system. More diversity in institutions and ideas will be good for students. The change should promote healing in a country traumatized by … Continue reading

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Horrobin: Life, Marriage & Death

The Sanctity of Life, Marriage and Death From the desk of Peter Horrobin We are living in days when the secular governments of our western nations are trying to rewrite the statute books in order to eliminate the ideas of … Continue reading

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