Fr Gerry Reynolds’ Anniversary & his 1994 Sermon on Forgiveness after the Ceasefires: New Post on Slugger

I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog: Fr Gerry Reynolds’ Anniversary and his 1994 Sermon on Forgiveness after the Ceasefires.

The sermon is produced in full and linked to the theme of the 2019 4 Corners Festival, Read more...

Launch of ‘That Justice and Peace might Embrace’ – a call for solidarity with Palestinian Christians, 29 November

‘That Justice and Peace might Embrace’ – a document that calls for solidarity with Palestinian Christians -will be launched on Thursday 29 November at 7 pm in the Duncairn Cultural and Community Centre, 174 Antrim Road.

‘That Justice and Peace … Read more...

Surveying the Papal Visit to Ireland: A Francis Effect? Survey results published today

The results of my survey on Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland have been published today on the Queen’s University policy engagement website.

Research suggests pope did not do enough to address abuse in Ireland – Queen’s University Belfast

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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...

Pope Francis in a Post-Catholic Ireland: Interview on Radio France Internationale

There has been plenty of speculation about what to expect from Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland. With the Pope now on Irish soil, I’m among those watching and waiting to see how it all unfolds.

Yesterday, I spoke with Radio … Read more...

Ireland between John Paul & Francis – Church has a very short window of opportunity to change

Yesterday’s BBC Radio 4 PM programme included a feature on Ireland between the visits of Popes John Paul II and Francis. Available at the 41.15 mark below, it is a six-minute segment which takes listeners from Dana’s Number One hit … Read more...

Only the People can now Save the Church in Ireland: Contribution in the Tablet

This week’s Tablet has a special focus on ‘Francis in Ireland,’ and I have contributed an article, ‘Only the People can now Save the Church in Ireland.’

The article can be read for free on the Tablet’s website after a Read more...

After Francis: What’s the Future for the Church in Ireland? On RTE Brainstorm

I have a new article on RTE’s Brainstorm, After Francis: What’s the Future for the Church in Ireland?

This is the first paragraph, but you can click here to read it in full:

Opinion: despite the changes since the 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...