23Apr The Politics of Saint-Making


With the forthcoming canonisations of two Popes, John XXIII and John Paul II, is it time to look again at the purpose saints are meant to serve. Is the whole process of 'canonisation' in need of radical overhaul?

23Apr Is Catholicism now deemed to be old-fashioned, irrational, and unacceptable? Brendan Hoban asks in his weekly Western People column.

In rejecting a version of Catholicism that diminished human freedom, led to outrageous scandal and that in retrospect is now seen to have diminished people and Church, Irish society seems intent on categorising religion and spirituality as unacceptable, irrelevant, even dangerous in a civilised society.

23Apr 23rd April. Easter Wednesday

Lives changed, by encountering him

22Apr 22nd April. Easter Tuesday

Coming to recognise the Lord

21Apr 21st April. Easter Monday

Different understandings of the resurrection

20Apr Easter Day 2014

A Mystery Beyond Words

19Apr 19th April, 2014. Holy Saturday. Easter Vigil

A homily by Melito of Sardis

18Apr 18th April, 2014. Good Friday

All Done, Completed, Fulfilled

17Apr Comment on Irish Times Cartoon

The leadership of the ACP protests in the strongest possible terms at a cartoon in the Irish Times that they perceive to be gratuitously insulting to Irish Catholic priests

17Apr 17th April, 2014. Holy Thursday

Can we join in the Last Supper?

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