When Will Irish Bishops Get Serious About Synodality?

When Will Irish Bishops Get Serious About Synodality?

In 1964, just three years short of ordination to the priesthood, the Jesuit scholastic Ken McCabe spent a week in Daingean reformatory, Co Offaly. Shocked at what he saw as the under-resourcing of the institution and the consequent impact on the staff and the boys...
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...
Too Many Steps Too Far

Too Many Steps Too Far

It is impossible to watch the first episode of the fourth Netflix ‘season’ of The Crown without being appalled at the prospect of going further. That episode alone, especially for those who have lived through those same years, is both moving and horrifying. It relates...

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