Why Not? How to Bring the Liturgy Aboutby Turlough Baxter (Veritas, €8.99)This little book consists of thoughts on the liturgy that originally appeared in Intercom, the pastoral and liturgical resource magazine, over the last dozen years or so. Though aimed by Turlough Baxter at his fellow clergy, it will be read with by many lay people...

J. Anthony GaughanThis is the story of two almost forgotten figures from the troubled Twenties in Northern Ireland.Winifred (‘Winnie’) Carney was born in Bangor, Co Down, on December 4, 1887. Following her education in a Christian Brothers school in Belfast she graduated from a Commercial College.  James Connolly established the...

Do Chrstians, and especially Catholic Christians, really understand and appreciate the true nature of Judaism today? I ask this question, which has some importance to the world today, because I have been looking into a book I casually acquired but which has turned out to be quite fascinating. It is called A Treasury of Jewish Folklore (New...

Much as I admired La La Land I never like to see one film sweeping the boards at the Oscar ceremonies – as Damien Chazelle’s film seems set to do this year – any more than I like to see the Lotto being won by one person instead of a syndicate.At the time of writing it’s 1/6 to win Best Film and Chazelle an equally...

It was a dizzying week, with more drama on Oireachtas TV than on any mainstream channel.It had all the features of fictional drama – moral dilemmas, cliffhanging tension, heroes (short supply), villains (don’t ask), the rise and fall of interlocking story arcs. You didn’t know from breakfast through lunch whether you’d...

J. Anthony GaughanOn February 6, the result of the North Roscommon Bye-Election of 1917 was announced as follows:  Count Plunkett 3,022; Thomas J. Devine 1,708; Jasper Tully 687. While Count Plunkett went on to be an important figure in Irish affairs, Thomas J. Devine slipped back into relative obscurity. In this monograph, the author...

One has to feel some sympathy with the ghost of Enid Blyton if she were to return to see what has been done to her children’s books, or at least to their titles and covers.Last autumn a writer named Bruno Vincent (no, I don’t know who he is either) issued a series of books which pastiche her famous series with title such as Five Go...

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