Catholic Comment launched in time for last year’s International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin, with a mission to serve “both the Church and the media”: since then its speakers have taken part in over 90 radio and television interviews including on programmes such as Prime Time, The Frontline, Tonight with Vincent Browne, Ireland AM, Morning Edition,…

He’s the popular saint known to help people find lost items and his miracles have won him affectionate veneration among Christians and non-Christians alike.   This autumn, tens of thousands of St Anthony’s devotees in Ireland and Britain are expected to turn out to welcome his relics as they tour the two countries in October…

Bishops must take a more democratic approach to priestly appointments according to a leading expert who works with priests and religious who feel bullied in the Church.   Spiritan Fr Tony Byrne said that bishops and religious superiors who do not listen to priests’ concerns about appointments store up problems for the future. However, he…

Education is now available at first, second and third levels on the campus of St Michael’s College in Dublin.   Dublin has now joined Rome as only the second European country to host the overseas programme of Duquesne University, the United States only Spiritan university.   With the arrival of 12 students this month, St…

God writes straight with crooked lines. That axiom sounds clever, but is there real truth or depth to it? Can good ever really arise out of evil? Do love, truth, and justice ever work out through hatred, lies, and injustice? Do crooked lines really straighten?The answer to those questions will invariably be negative when we…

Welcome to the world of ‘life sciences’

Choosing the sex (or, as some say, the gender) of a child may have been an aspiration that parents have sometimes wished for, throughout history: think of a family with four girls wanting a son, or vice-versa. And now clinics in San Diego, California are offering this choice to men through a process of sperm…

Homelessness ‘out of control’ – charity

Homeless services are in a worse state now than ever before, according to the Peter McVerry Trust which launched its 2012 annual report this week.   After 30 years of working to eliminate homelessness, the trust said the problem is now worse than ever, perhaps even out of control.   According to its 2012 annual…