Category: Comment & Analysis

The family that eats together stays together

‘Decline of traditional family revealed,’ ran the headline in The Times of London last week, describing an official report on the structure of the modern family. The report, led by Dame Rachel de Souza, the English children’s commissioner, found that almost a quarter of British families are headed by a lone parent. And 44% of…

Click here to subscribe

Chaplaincy as a powerhouse for vocations

Shannon Campbell The View As I write, I’m in the midst of packing for another wedding. The summer season has been busy this year with weddings and ordinations. Many within my peer group have reached the stage of making lifelong commitments, having discerned how God is calling them to love and serve him. And it’s…

Click here to subscribe

Finding renewed meaning for religious life in a new world

Brian McKee Last month saw the Passionist Congregation celebrate the final profession of South Armagh native, Conor Quinn, in the beautiful surroundings of Holy Cross Church, Ardoyne in Belfast. It was in this historic church that Conor first entered the congregation in 2016 following a three-year period of prayer and reflection. Conor’s road to final…

Click here to subscribe

Keep up the pressure’ at the Dublin March for Life

There’s been no focus on supports for women in unplanned pregnancies, writes Eilís Mulroy On Saturday September 17, pro-life advocates will gather at St Stephen’s Green for the Dublin March for Life. This important event takes place during two major turning points in the campaign for the dignity of unborn children, both at home and…

Click here to subscribe

Handling celebrity conversions gracefully

Catholics sometimes lose their minds when a famous figure embraces Christ and that’s neither good for them nor for us, writes Jason Osborne Hollywood actor Shia LaBeouf’s recent interview with Word on Fire’s Bishop Robert Barron, in which he revealed his conversion to Catholicism and embrace of its traditional expression, caused quite a stir both…

Click here to subscribe