The Confession Box – Episode 22

Episode 22: Is a smartphone free childhood possible? https://open.spotify.com/episode/3sY0woVtL6bi6RjXesfgKi The overwhelming evidence on the impact of digital devices on children’s mental health and development continues to mount. But is it possible to get the genie back in the bottle? In this episode of The Confession Box, Wendy Grace talks to one of the founders of…

The Greatest Catholic Jokes of all Time

With Pope Francis meeting Comedian’s from around the world tomorrow, we thought it was a good time, to dust off the old joke books, tickle the funny bones and present our list of ten of the greatest Catholic jokes of all time. Jesus asked God, “Where have you been these past 4 years?” God replied,…

Irish Comedians to Meet Pope

Ardal O’Hanlon, Tommy Tiernan, and Patrick Kielty are part of an international delegation of comedians who will meet Pope Francis on Friday. But will they be eating their words in the Vatican? Have you heard the one about the three Irish comedians who walked into the Vatican? As part of the Holy See’s efforts to…

Three Queens and a self-made socialist

We often hear rallying calls to get more women into politics – and I’m all for supporting such encouragement. Indeed, plenty of impressive women emerged in last week’s local elections. In the context of the EU, it’s now predicted that three women are seen as the ‘queens of Europe’ – and likely to dominate the…

Pride month, cultural Christianity and workplace tolerance

Recently, well-known and outspoken atheist Richard Dawkins publicly declared himself to be a ‘cultural Christian’, as he defined England as ‘culturally Christian country.’ This perhaps unexpected admission from the hardened atheist who famously wrote The God Delusion was made during an interview regarding the city of London’s decision to celebrate the Muslim feast of Ramadan…

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Parish falls out of harmony with Gay Men’s Chorus

Matt Letourneau Dublin’s St Andrew’s Church in the Westland Row Parish has had to cancel a performance by the Dublin Gay Men’s Chorus, titled ‘Pride In The Name Of Love’ which was to be held in the church. The parish was originally slated to host the chorus on June 23 during the Dublin Pride celebration.…