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Philip Joyce

Liturgical Calendar for Ireland 2020

Easter Sunday Anno Domini 2021 will fall on April 4th.  This information – and much, much more – is included in the 2019/20 Liturgical...

Living with Covid-19

Coronavirus emanated from China in December 2019. Its rapid escalation was reminiscent of the seed-distribution of a dandelion, and it had somehow travelled the...

A ‘dreamer’ is celebrated on the first day of May – Saint Joseph the Worker

As Saint Matthew describes in his Gospel, Saint Joseph received an angelic message in a dream-state as he lay pondering the breaking of his...

From the peace of Palm Sunday to the cruelty of the Crucifixion and beyond

How wonderful it would have been to have walked into the palm-strewn streets of Jerusalem alongside Jesus, with His exuberant followers 2000 years ago....

Saint Teresa of Los Andes, Chile – Centenary Feastday, April 12th

In this season of Irish State centenary  commemorations – many of them proving to be quite contentious – spare a thought for the Catholics...

The Ideas of March

There is something about the month of March - named after the Roman god of war - that definitely indicates change. Momentous change did...

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Religious Persecution – UK Report should be a wake-up call to Ireland

The Anglican Bishop of Truro, Rev Philip Mountstephen, recently...

Insidious

Andrew Doyle, writing in The Spectator (August 8th), asks...