It’s a memory I’ll hold forever, it’s made me take an interest in our history. Continue reading
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An Extraordinary Family
let us look at a family that truly deserves the word ‘extraordinary’ Continue reading
The Opal and the Pearl by Mark Patrick Hederman OSB
With seven billion human beings on one planet we need a new ethics guiding us in our way of relating to one another sexually.
Casey, you’re the divil
In the eyes of many he ‘fell from grace’, but he maintained a silent dignity to his grave. Continue reading
Keneally tackles clerical abuse
this is a book that puts a human face on a serious and painful problem. Continue reading
Edna O’Brien on Compass
TV Programme Alert ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corp.) TV last night featured an interview by Gay Byrne with Edna O’Brien. It’s riveting watching, as they clearly like and trust one another. She speaks from the heart about a compliant childhood troubled by fear of the nuns and of her parents, and of her own attempt to get … Continue reading
Populated by Minnows and Whales in Effusion: Joyce’s Dublin 1904
A BOOK REVIEW by Frances Devlin-Glass Vivien Igoe: The Real People of Joyce’s Ulysses, a Biographical Guide, University College Dublin Press, Dublin, 2016 ISBN: 978-1-910820-06-03 RRP: €40 This is a book that few lovers of Joyce will be able to resist, and they should be urged not to resist. We’ve known since the Linati schema was … Continue reading
Dissonant Voices: Faith and the Irish Diaspora
‘I now believe that the spiritual life is deeply political’ p.175.
Vale, Sister Veronica Brady
There was nothing like stern conservative opposition to get Veronica Brady moving …. Continue reading
Child, Arise! The Courage To Stand
How do you interpret ‘My yoke is easy and my burden light’ from the perspective of someone whose burden in a post-abuse world is overwhelmingly desolate.