After a child’s funeral Mass

A reflection composed after concelebrating the Funeral Mass of a child. — I can’t take my eyes off his hand as he rests it on his wife’s shoulder. I don’t …

Referendum Postscript

The Referendum to Repeal the Eight Amendment to the Irish Constitution will change several aspects of life in Ireland but it will also leave several unchanged. The removal of the …

The ‘sin’ of ‘religious interference’

“The Minister for Health has said there must be “no question of religious interference” with the new National Maternity Hospital.  Simon Harris made the statement after a protest was held outside the Department …

‘They’ve taken the Lord’

The women who were the first witnesses to the empty tomb and the Resurrection of Jesus summarised the situation in this way for the Apostles. “They have taken the Lord …