Tag Archives: Catholicism

Where Are All The “Je Suis” People?

It is now eighteen months since the horrible incident in Paris, when several journalists on the French satirical magazine “Charlie Hebdo” were murdered by Islamist terrorists. The great and the good of Belfast society…ie journalists and Bloggers gathered at Belfast … Continue reading

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Pope Resigns!

I’m pretty sure that if you check the Creative Ambiguity in the Good Friday Agreement….a resignation by the Pope …automatically leads to the abdication of the Queen of England. I feel verity detached over here. I COULD watch analysis on … Continue reading

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Danny Boy?

Now here is an odd coincidence. Two days ago, I blogged “Wanted: One Catholic…No Experience Necessary”. It was a reference to the inevitability that one day Peter Robinson will call a news conference to unveil the DUP;s first Catholic member. … Continue reading

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“Feck It!…Enjoy It!”

A very interesting documentary on Father Brian D’Arcy tonight. Father Brian is a 67 year old priest……attached to the Passionist Order in County Fermanagh. Thru appearances on TV, his radio show and his weekly column in “The Sunday World” (a … Continue reading

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Abortion Debate…1983

There is something curious about being a Catholic that means Catholics always seem to be on the wrong side of History. The Crusades, the Reformation, the “Glorious Revolution”, Jacobitism, the French Revolution, Democracy, Feminism. For “liberal” Catholics there is always … Continue reading

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International Eucharistic Congress

 My views on the International Eucharistic Congress are somewhat mixed and although I was in Dublin three times last week…I feel my original opinions somewhat refined (distorted?) by last nights excellent RTE “Would You Believe” Special presented by the peerless … Continue reading

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Married Priests? Women Priests?

The darkest day in the History of the English Catholic Church was in 1993 when Ann Widdecombe and John Selwyn Gummer left the Anglican Church and became Catholics…..mostly over the ordination of women. Neither …..as Ministers in Thatchers Government struck … Continue reading

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Cardinal Brady

I dont have much doubt that Cardinal Seán Brady will retire sooner rather than later. He will not of course want to be seen to give into pressure but his demeanour when he encountered Darragh McIntyre on BBCs documentary last … Continue reading

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Any Taig Will Do?

Interesting comment on Slugger O’Toole-Stratagem noting that so many are not well disposed to Fr Brian D’arcy. But is it all that surprisin? There is a belief crudely masquerading as “liberal” that every Catholic priest is bad and that every practising Catholic … Continue reading

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Catholic Education In Norn Iron

Discussing the 1960s Civil Rights movement in “Northern Ireland” with American Civil Rights activists, it is never long before the question of Education arises. Put simply, Education was a key “black” demand in Alabama and Mississippi in the early 1960s … Continue reading

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