Humanity's search for the ultimate meaning of life begins with a realisation of oneís capacity for God and continues with coming to know Him.Created in God's image and called to know and love Him, the person who seeks God discovers certain ways of coming to know Him. These are also called proofs for the existence of God, not in the sense...

Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh is as busy now in retirement as he ever was during his time as Ireland’s most loved sports broadcaster, and at the age of 83 he shows no signs of slowing down.Mícheál is based in Co. Meath with his wife Helen, and still spends most of his time travelling not only all over the country to watch GAA games or...

Belfast-born Sr Geraldine Smyth OP, noted theologian, former prioress general of the worldwide Irish Dominican Sisters and pioneering director of the Irish School of Ecumenics (ISE) is one of those exceptionally gifted persons who barring accidents would always have risen to the top of any organisation and left a legacy of achievement.  ...

‘O People of the Scripture, come to a word that is equitable between us and you.”Responding to this call – taken from the Koran - scholars linked with the three Abrahamic faiths came together in Dublin in December for a conference on A Common Word and the Future of Muslim-Christian Dialogue.Prompted by the issuing, in 2007 of A...

It may seem like a very business-like way to acknowledge your own mortality, but making a will is a grim task that everyone should face up to. The failure to make a clear and valid will can leave a legacy of confusion, discord and uncertainty for your loved ones.A County Kildare solicitor who specialises in wills and probate told The Irish...

Under the 30 year rule governing the release of official documents, the National Archives has made files relating to 1983 available to the general public.The year 1983 opened with the reported tapping of the telephones of noted journalists Bruce Arnold and Geraldine Kennedy, which resulted in the resignation of several senior Garda officers...

Christmas is a busy time of year for the Palestrina Boys Choir of St Mary’s Pro-cathedral in Dublin. Already committed to three weekly rehearsals of about three hours each and singing at Sunday Mass, during the Christmas seasons rehearsals are almost daily as they prepare for concerts, charity performances, carol services and Christmas...

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