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Devotion overcoming doubt

Lourdes: 160 years of healing Greg Daly writes of how Lourdes surprised two famous Catholic writers   At Lourdes in May 1936, just a few weeks before his death, G.K. Chesterton commented of the crowds at the torchlight procession: “This is the only real League of Nations.” The English author had in fact been reluctant…

Battling the elements in 19th Century Dakota

Cometh the man, cometh the moment. Ever since Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated for an Oscar for his touching portrayal of Johnny Depp’s mentally-handicapped brother in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape in 1993 I’ve been wondering when the erstwhile Boy Wonder of cinema would slough off that bothersome tag. He’s threatened to do so in a raft…

Ireland’s religious culture is now in flux

There’s no doubt that the report on the Archdiocese of Dublin showing a dramatic decline in the number of priests and the number of Catholics attending Mass regularly makes for sobering reading. Over the past number of years, The Irish Catholic has published several similar statistical analyses and projections – the findings have all been…