Gunman turned statesman

For some, he has blood on his hands. But, any objective judgement of Martin McGuinness reveals a remarkable man, writes Martin O’Brien Martin McGuinness, genial and ruthless guerrilla leader turned statesman, now fighting serious illness, has been one of the most significant figures in the history of these islands over the past five decades. From…

Digital evangeliser

Martin O’Brien discovers that Pope Francis has taken evangelisation to a new level Edward Sri, husband of Elizabeth, father of seven (another child is on the way) teacher, theologian, bestselling author and EWTN broadcaster is one of the most accomplished communicators of the Catholic faith in the world today. Articulate and compelling he is one…

‘Faith is part of my DNA’

Seán Rogers MLA talks faith, family and politics with Martin O’Brien You are not in the company of Seán Rogers MLA, husband, father, ACCORD facilitator, Eucharistic Minister, Minister of the Word, cancer survivor, before you are touched by the strength of his faith, his steadfast belief in the power of prayer and his conviction that…

There’s something about Mary…

  Four years, almost to the day, since she retired after 14 momentous years as eighth President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, devout and questioning Catholic, stateswoman, peacemaker, Pope Francis admirer, qualified Canon lawyer, wife, mother and grandmother, is relishing the freedom that comes from being a private citizen again while being forever grateful for the…