Many so-called revolutionaries are cruel, ignorant and opportunistic men. They don’t have the heart and wit to do something creative with their lives. How much easier is it to tear down the hard work of others or shout some slogan to bolster their egos!
Fri, 12 Feb, 2016
THE brisk sales of copies of Time magazine, with Pope Francis on the cover as Person of the Year, is yet another indicator of the growing popularity of the pontiff from Argentina. Yet none of this can disguise the fact the Church over which he presides is, in the words of Hans Kung, “gravely ill”.
Tue, 14 Jan, 2014
Outspoken Redemptorist Fr Tony Flannery, who was threatened with excommunication under the reign of Pope Benedict, has paid tribute to the former pope for stepping down — because, whether he intended it or not, he had paved the way for open discussion within the Church.
Fri, 29 Mar, 2013
With a few words in Latin, Pope Benedict XVI did what no pope has done in more than half a millennium, stunning the world by announcing his resignation and leaving the already troubled Catholic Church to replace the leader of its one billion followers by Easter.
Tue, 12 Feb, 2013
It may just be too late to relax the licensing laws to allow pubs stay open longer to allow next week’s Eucharistic Congress be celebrated with a peculiar Irish gusto — as was done at the last congress held in Ireland 80 years ago.
Tue, 05 Jun, 2012
WHILE the performance of the Archbishop of Dublin Diarmaid Martin following the publication of the Murphy report was impressive, his interview on RTÉ yesterday left much to be desired, but this may well reflect a failing within the Church itself.
Mon, 30 Nov, 2009