The Politics of Conflict and Transformation: Northern Ireland in Comparative Perspective, a conference celebrating the work of Prof Jennifer Todd – 23 Nov, Register Now

I’m excited to be part of a one-day event, “The Politics of Conflict and Transformation: Northern Ireland in Comparative Perspective, a conference celebrating the work of Prof Jennifer Todd,” on Friday 23 November, 9.00 am- 7.00 pm at the Royal … Read more...

Joram Tarusarira on Apology & Forgiveness: Reflecting on Lessons from Zimbabwe

There’s a new post on ‘The Religion Factor’ blog, ‘The Politics of Apology: Zimbabwe after the 2018 Elections,’ by Joram Tarusarira. It is well worth a read.

Tarusarira, director of the Centre for Religion, Conflict and Globalisation at the University … Read more...

Review of Aidan Donaldson’s The Beatitudes of Pope Francis: New Post on Slugger

I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog: Faith in the Shadow of the Abuse Crisis – Review of Aidan Donaldson’s The Beatitudes of Pope Francis.Read more...

Pope Francis Can’t Redeem Irish Catholicism: Article in Foreign Policy

I have an article in the American magazine ‘Foreign Policy’ about the Pope’s visit to Ireland: Pope Francis Can’t Redeem Irish Catholicism. Read more...

Voices Pope Francis will not Hear – 20 August at TCD

The Trinity College Dublin School of Religion will host the Wijngaards Institute for a panel discussion on the occasion of Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland, VOICES POPE FRANCIS WILL NOT HEAR, on Monday 20 August in the Trinity School of … Read more...

Has ‘The Quiet Revolution of Pope Francis’ Reached Ireland?: My review of Gerry O’Hanlon’s New Book on Slugger

Check out Slugger O’Toole for my review of the new book by Fr Gerry O’Hanlon, The Quiet Revolution of Pope Francis: A Synodal Catholic Church in Ireland?Read more...

The End of Catholic Ireland? Festival of Social Sciences Discussion 6 Nov

I will be speaking at an event at the ESRC Festival of Social Science, ‘The End of Catholic Ireland?’ on Tues 6 Nov at the Dark Horse in Belfast. The event is organised by the Slugger O’Toole blog. Historian Margaret … Read more...

Review of Archbishop Eames’ Unfinished Search: New Post on Slugger

I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, a review of Archbishop Robin Eames’ book Unfinished Search. I ask: Will another opportunity to address the past slip through our hands?… Read more...

Will we see the Liberalisation of Irish Catholicism? Comments in the Guardian

In continued coverage of the Republic of Ireland’s abortion referendum, I spoke with the Guardian about possible future directions for the Catholic Church in Ireland. 

Gladys Ganiel, author of Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland, said the result was not a fatal blow

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We are More than Orange & Green: My Contribution

The ‘We are More than Orange & Green’ Facebook page has been asking people from various walks of life and professions to answer four questions about contemporary Northern Ireland.

If you are on Facebook, like the page to make sure … Read more...