I’m looking at my jar of Organic Chocolate Spread and asking – ‘Can I really give this up for Lent?’ Organic Chocolate Spread, I might explain, is the nearest thing to ambrosia – that Greek notion of the food of the gods – that I have ever tasted in my life. There was a time…

I spent a lovely couple of days last week in Killarney, where I was asked to address the priests, and a couple of bishops, in the Diocese of Kerry. Kerry people are always welcoming and Killarney itself really does live up to its reputation of outstanding beauty, so it was a pleasing interlude indeed. Sometimes…