Dublin’s Gonzaga College might seem an unlikely place for the launch of an evangelical video series produced by the historically Protestant and highly dynamic Scripture Union (SU) group, but according to Jonny Somerville, presenter of NUA, it made perfect sense. “I’ve had a relationship with Gonzaga for a while, mainly...

Fr Paddy Moran CSSpAs a missionary I had the great privilege to work for 11 years in Ethiopia. I spent a number of those years working with prisoners in Arba Minch prison. Arba Minch is a town 500 kilometres south west of Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. Recently reassigned to work in Ireland, I still have the opportunity to go back to...

Even those who do not belong to the Church understand that Pope Francis wishes to set in place a real renewal of the Church and they wish him well.What inspires Pope Francis in his desire for renewal? There is a danger that each person would try to impose their own idea which may well be other than the Pope’s vision of authentic renewal.In...

Originally from Manila, 37-year-old Dandin Espina had always thought he’d be a minister in his Church, the Pentecostal Church of God, but God, he says, had other plans.“I was in seminary,” he says. “I had thought I’d be a pastor, but realised God called me to do social action, rather than to do theology,...

Sr Marianne O’Connor“I feel relaxed, and comfortable with the process…why? –my answer is this because the guilt, blame, confusion, was wearing me down, so with support and guidance, I want to let go, and thus try to move on with my life, being more connected with myself, family, the world and most of all God”. These...

Fresh from a public debate at Trinity College Dublin, where 600 students overflowed from the college’s largest lecture theatre and filled three overflow rooms while a further 1,100 people watched online, philosopher and theologian William Lane Craig is adamant that Christian faith is a reasonable thing.“As I went through my graduate...

Timidity, a lack of clarity and confidence, fragmentation, consciousness of a damaged brand. These were just some of the challenges articulated by a group of school principals, teachers, members of Boards of Management and local clergy at a recent conference in Letterkenny. ‘Catholic schools – opportunities and challenges in a...

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