Internet: Global Prison?

Internet: Global Prison?

Little Dorrit, one of Dickens’s late and truly great novels, centres on the theme of captivity. Drawing as it did on the author’s own childhood experience of the Marshalsea prison for debtors (where his own father had spent time) it tells the story of the Dorrit...
Is Archbishop Diarmuid Martin failing Dublin?

Is Archbishop Diarmuid Martin failing Dublin?

“I could spend all my time being concerned about the people who come to church, but they’re — you know I don’t want to be nasty — but they’re a dying breed. … The situation is changing, but Irish Catholicism hasn’t changed with it.” Attributed to Archbishop...
The Scandal of the 2011 Missal

The Scandal of the 2011 Missal

Why exactly did we find ourselves in 2011 suddenly obliged to declare that Jesus as Son of God is ‘consubstantial’ with the Father?  Why had it been supposed that this would clarify what had been meant by ‘of one being with’ the Father –...

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