Category: Feature

From the World to the Charterhouse

«Why are we in the Charterhouse? With steps specific to each, we all followed the same path. We took the risk of giving up everything: family, friends, a profession, leisure, various commitments… Why? For a life we find pleasant, thanks be to God. But at the same time, we feel a thirst. And little by little, we discover that prayer…

Communities grappling with diseases old and new

Covid-19 has further pushed leprosy communities to the back of the queue and out of mind, writes Jason Osborne Leprosy, or Hansen’s disease, is a disease our Faith is well acquainted with, God himself healing both the disease and the social stigma around it during his embodied time among us on earth. Unfortunately, the disease…

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Nourishing audiences with the greatest story of hope

‘Resurrection’ is a film bringing light during dark times and showcasing high quality Biblical drama, Derry’s Roma Downey tells Chai Brady Set during the period between Christ’s crucifixion and his resurrection, a new film with Irish links focuses on the trials and uncertainty faced by the apostles in Jerusalem as they debate whether to flee,…

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The Risen Lord is with us

The Sunday Gospel Fr Silvester O’Flynn OFM Cap. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to enter a time machine and go back to Galilee or Jerusalem and spend a day in the company of Jesus? To see his face, to hear his voice, to touch his garment, maybe to see a miracle…

Listening to the youthful Church

If the Church is to capture the attention of a new generation, it has to catch up with and invest in its faithful youth, Jason Osborne hears The announcement of a national synod from the Irish bishops has piqued the interest of the Irish Catholic world, with more than a few people expressing deeply held…

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Woke and the modern Pharisees

I long for the day when the self-serving, virtue-signallers who jump on bandwagons will be exposed, writes Fr Nicholas Grace To be a social media pariah, or frowned upon by your peers, abused by your enemies, cancelled by your favourite platform, even fired by your employer, are a few of the punishments meted out directly…

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