Category: Comment & Analysis

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…

In his deeply insightful book, Violence Unveiled, Gil Bailie takes us through a remarkable section of the diaries of Captain James Cook, the famed British scientist and explorer. Visiting the Island of Tahiti in 1777, Cook was taken one day by a local tribal chief to witness a ritual where a man was sacrificed as…