I refer to the criticism levelled at The Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Alphonsus Cullinan concerning the practice of yoga in Catholic schools. A Roman Catholic bishop is a successor of the apostles; he is indeed shepherd of his flock, and carries a staff as a visible symbol of this role. As bishop, he has a sacred duty of pastoral care.
Sat, 16 Nov, 2019
Videos and photos of Jeff Olsen and his new bride Anna Lisa Van Bloem, who were wed during the Summer Solstice on the Hill of Tara in Co Meath, were stolen from Anna Lisa's brother's car while he stopped to visit the Hill of Slane on the way back to the airport.
Mon, 15 Jul, 2019
Fianna Fáil TD and Ireland South MEP election candidate Billy Kelleher has been accused of "selling out" traditional pro-life party support over his decision to back the removal of the eighth amendment.
Thu, 16 May, 2019
Ireland South MEP candidates will battle it out for crucial European election votes tonight at an Irish Examiner town hall debate with just a week to go before the national ballot.
Thu, 16 May, 2019
I WAS a religious child, convinced the devil was watching my every move, eager to entice me into the greatest sin I could conceive of at that time — stealing penny sweets. (I never did, by the way. A jelly snake didn’t seem worth spending an eternity hanging out with Satan.)
Fri, 22 Feb, 2019
The My Lai massacre — the worst American atrocity of the Vietnam War — took place 50 years ago next month on March 16, 1968, although US citizens did not become aware of it until 20 months later when freelance journalist Seymour Hersh provided the first substantial account.
Sat, 17 Feb, 2018
From studies of history and geology, it is clear that what we now call Ireland experienced cycles of climate change. We have rocks that formed under tropical seas and others formed in hot deserts. We are not a million years away from what we call the Ice Age. Most of our present-day soils were formed from rock debris laid down during and after that period. Over the last 2,000 years, there have been warm periods and mini ice ages.
Fri, 15 Dec, 2017
Many believed nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi had the qualities of which greatness are made. Perhaps, in hindsight, it is now clear Mammmy Suu only had the qualities of which power is made, argues
Thu, 14 Sep, 2017
THE announcement that the Sisters of Charity will not be involved in a new national maternity hospital must have been a bitter pill to swallow for the order, the Catholic hierarchy and the wider tradition of Irish Catholicism.
Tue, 30 May, 2017