Why go to Santiago?

It’s all in your head anyway! The Camino is more than just a physical trail, writes Colm Fitzpatrick   As I walked through the town of Arzúa on a blistering hot day, a message engraved into a wooden post stopped me in my tracks. It read: ‘Why go to Santiago – it’s all in your…

Why do Catholics call priests ‘Father’?

While for Catholics, calling a priest ‘Father’ seems like a non-issue, for many other Christian denominations, this practice is seen as unbiblical. The accusation is an understandable and thought-provoking one, given that Jesus says: “Call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven” (Matt. 23:9). These words couldn’t…

God’s champion of the world

After gaining the title of undisputed lightweight women’s champion over the weekend, it seems Bray-native Katie Taylor is thankful not only to her family and fans, but also to God. The famous Irish boxer defeated Belgian fighter Delfine Persoon in Madison Square Gardens over the weekend, securing the WBC green belt. In the lead up…

Did Moses 
have horns?

Questions of Faith   There are plenty of religious artefacts, statues and artistic pieces which elicit intrigue, wonder and sometimes confusion. One object that fits into this category is the Moses – a sculpture by the famous Italian artist Michelangelo Buonarroti – which is housed in the church of San Pietro in Vincoli in Rome.…