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The wonder and awe of traditional worship

December 15th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

When we walked into the church for the Feast of Christ the King, the air was already so thick with incense that you could see the sunbeams coming through the stained glass windows above. I found myself unconsciously mouthing ‘wow’ as my family issued into our pew. We are often told by those who style themselves ecclesial professionals that many if not most modern people, even and especially Catholics, do not find such experiences elevating and majestic, but rather stultifying and remote. This is, of course, utter nonsense. It’s true that I have met people who claim to be put off ... continue reading.

Putting Christ back in Christmas

December 8th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

HUGH DOUGHERTY reckons Christian denominations should play consumerism at its own game —By HUGH DOUGHERTY ... continue reading.

xTime to grieve

An oasis for those broken by abortion

December 1st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SR AMDREA FRAILE tells of a place where grief can be expressed —By SR ANDREA FRAILE ... continue reading.


A parliament of promiscuity and sin

November 17th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Hugh Dougherty says politicians have done little to stop the flouting of God’s laws - By HUGH DOUGHERTY ... continue reading.


Put down your phone and experience life

November 17th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

PAUL CUDDIHY looks at our need to disconnect from our smartphones and reconnect with life —By PAUL CUDDIHY ... continue reading.

Bishop Edward J. Weisenburger of Salina, Kan., confirms seven men during a June 9 Mass at the Ellsworth Correctional Facility. (CNS photo/Karen Bonar, The Register) See PRISONERS-MINISTRY July 11, 2016.

Christ’s mercy touches society’s untouchables

November 10th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In a letter from America, BRANDON MCGINLEY describes how he joined a prison retreat and found that the love of God transcended social justice —By BRANDON MCGINLEY ... continue reading.


Shedding light on the dark world of abuse

November 3rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A personal story of grooming highlights a need to strive for healing —By SALLY FRASER ... continue reading.

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Pro-life cause needs to engage in debate

October 27th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Abortion Act 1967, the heat on the debate around the right to life of unborn children continues to be turned up —By ANTHONY HORAN ... continue reading.

The laity must make life easier for the clergy

October 20th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

HUGH DOUGHERTY on a busy parish with a shortage of priest power — By HUGH DOUGHERTY ... continue reading.

Aggressive secularism is on the rise in Ireland

October 13th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

DAVID QUINN takes stock as upcoming referendum on abortion looms ... continue reading.

Race is not irrelevant in the Catholic Church

October 6th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In a letter from America, BRANDON MCGINLEY looks a segregation —BY BRANDON MCGINLEY ... continue reading.

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