This week's opinions

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The laity must make life easier for the clergy

October 20th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

I found myself in the Co Donegal, Atlantic coast resort of Bundoran recently, for the first time in many years, having been invited to speak at the town’s railway heritage festival. The event marked the closure of the town’s railway and the end of the famous ‘Bundoran Express’ on September 30, 1957. That was when the unionist Stormont government forced the closure of the cross-border railway, cutting off the town from its main trade—holidaymakers from Glasgow, Belfast and Dublin—and seeing off, too, the trains which took thousands of pilgrims to Pettigo Station, where they transferred for buses to St Patrick’s ... continue reading.
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Building up the Kingdom at home and abroad

October 20th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

On its one year anniversary, THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS looks at the difficulty of returning to a parish — By FR JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


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Coaxing parents back into the Church

October 13th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr John Bollan sees in childhood Sacraments an opportunity to reach mothers and fathers ... continue reading.


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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.


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Journeys into the past and future

October 6th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A road trip to Dundee and a reflective week has THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS in a nostalgic mood — BY FR JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


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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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The challenge of uniting the generations at Mass

September 29th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

How can we ensure the young and old get involved in Church life? —By SALLY FRASER ... continue reading.


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Our new priests are top of the class

September 29th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS takes a trip to a high school awards ceremony with a fellow graduate — By FR JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


The insights of an exorcist priest

September 22nd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS gives us a rare look at Church investigations of the supernatural — By FR JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


Mass is no place for axe-grinding

September 15th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS appreciates the Latin Mass, but is less keen on the politics around it. - BY FR JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


Could this be our first Catholic Prime Minister?

September 15th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

ANOTHONY HORAN assesses the ambitions of Jacob Rees-Mogg. - BY ANOTHONY HORAN ... continue reading.



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