Category: Opinion

If you want to win a war, use words…

There’s an old saying that “the pen is mightier than the sword”, and it is as strikingly true today as it ever has been – if “pen” embraces the use of words in general. People are often judged more by what they say than by what they do. Or even by what other people say…

The Christian response to globalisation

While we can’t build walls between people, unrestricted immigration is not an answer either, writes David Quinn   Globalisation refers to the free movement of both people and goods across borders. Some people are for both types of freedom while others are for either the free movement of goods or the free movement of peoples.…

God’s power is at its best in weakness

Dear Editor, Like many people, I am heartbroken by the news that the wonderful Dolores O’Riordan has died. She was a wonderful artist, but above all a daughter, a mother and a sister. She loved Limerick, and Limerick loved her. We live in a culture where strength is prized above all else. A world dominated…

Hollywood, sex and ‘dressing like trollops’

The Hollywood actresses – sometimes they prefer to be called ‘female actors’ – made a global impact, surely, by dressing in (very chic) black for the Golden Globe awards. As did Oprah Winefrey’s electrifying speech vowing that the sexual harassment and even routine rape which has been part of Hollywood culture since Joan Crawford was…