This week's opinions

8-PARLIAMENT

A parliament of promiscuity and sin

November 17th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

It’s not been a good time for politicians, as resignations mount, reputations are ruined and careers falter over what the tabloids call ‘sleaze’ but we’d be far better to label as old-fashioned breaking of the Seventh Commandment. For this is adultery, the flouting of God’s laws on sexual morality and conduct, and, although it would be wrong to say that all politicians are equally guilty, it has to be said that most have done little or nothing to change a culture in which the denigration of others, of both genders, for sexual pleasure, seems to be a given. But we should ... continue reading.
10-POPE-PHONES

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.


11-SCALES

Weighing the scales at the year’s end

November 17th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

As the nights drawn in, THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS asks if we are doing our bit to support the Church —By FR JOHN BOLLAN ... 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.


Bollan

Take time to remember and reflect

November 10th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Personal and historic events can give us a fresh outlook THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS explains —By FR JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


10-MRS-DOYLE

Our parish housekeepers are saints

November 3rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS praises the women who are far from the Mrs Doyle caricature —By FR JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


11-ABUSE

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.


Schools must also nurture children

October 27th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS says Catholic pupils need to be made aware of the comfort God brings —By FR JOHN BOLLAN ... 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.


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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