The Faith Formation Crisis

Long accustomed to a situation in which the formation of Catholic faith in Ireland was supposed to be ‘taken care of’ by Irish Catholic schools, most Irish Catholics are now well aware that this supposition is no longer reliable. In 2011 it seemed that...
RTE Apologizes for New Year Breach of Standards

RTE Apologizes for New Year Breach of Standards

 “We accept the findings of the Editorial Standards Board that this [New Year’s Day] sketch was not compliant with our own guidelines or with our obligations under the relevant codes. On behalf of RTÉ, I fully apologise for that. We will now review the processes...
Epiphany? The Point of the Creeds?

Epiphany? The Point of the Creeds?

  What is the point of the Creeds?   So asks Tony Flannery in From the Outside, his latest book. Given the apparent inability of Irish clergy generally to discuss that – or indeed any – important question, freely, it becomes by far the most important...

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