Category: Feature

The council that is to come
Vatican II is only just beginning to bear fruit, Colm Fitzpatrick is told   No other event springs faster to mind when conversing about radical changes in the Church than the occasion of the Second Vatican Council; an event which continues to reverberate in the hearts and minds of Christians today. With well over 50…
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Responses to the Pope’s Christus Vivit exhortation
Ger Gallagher Pastoral Co-ordinator, Archdiocese of Dublin There are a few things that resonated. The whole thing that the Church needs the momentum of young people – the line, “And when you arrive where we have not yet reached, have the patience to wait for us” – that was fairly melancholic in saying that we…
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Brewing fraternity
A Cork coffee shop will be on the coalface of Catholic evangelism in the city, writes Greg Daly   “How good, how delightful it is for all to live together like brothers,” begins Psalm 132 in the traditional Vulgate numbering, while for those committed to Catholic hospitality, Hebrews 13:2 might seem even more to the…
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Getting the most from the Easter Triduum
If we enter fully into Holy Week our observance of Lent and our celebration of Easter will be deepened beyond measure, 
writes Fr Martin Browne OSB   I got a promotional email from a hotel during the week, trying to interest me in some of their seasonal special offers. It loudly proclaimed that “Easter is for…
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Limerick laughter in Dominican Youth Club
Dominican sisters tell Chai Brady about their new youth group   Young people are longing to be “known and loved” says a Dominican sister based in Limerick, and that’s exactly what her order intend to let them know. Coming from Nashville, Tennessee, Sr Mara Grace and her three fellow sisters have been organising events and…
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Exploring a pilgrim landscape

Pilgrimage Supplement 2019 – Pathways With Purpose Pilgrim paths follow many routes in Ireland and abroad, Greg Daly learns   Ireland’s religious landscape may have changed dramatically over recent decades, but according to Knock’s Fr Richard Gibbons, pilgrimage sites are still vibrant places. “I think that when people come to a religious site, it might…

Bringing the Camino home

Pilgrimage Supplement 2019 – Pathways With Purpose Learning to live the Camino in our everyday lives is the key lesson we need from Europe’s most famous pilgrimage, John Brierley tells Greg Daly   With the possible exception of Martin Sheen, the star of 2010’s The Way, there can be few people in the English-speaking world…

Lough Derg 
gets the TV treatment

Young pilgrims are the ‘lifeblood’ of an ancient Irish site, writes Colm Fitzpatrick   There aren’t many Irish historical events or places that elicit more of a reaction or moment of nostalgia than the Lough Derg pilgrimage; the mere mention of this 5th Century island usually evokes memories of fatigue and hunger, but also respite…