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Silence: A Review

Martin Scorsese’s latest epic, Silence (based on the book by Shusaku Endo) centres on the character of Father Sebastião Rodrigues, a Portuguese Jesuit priest who travels to Japan along with his friend Father Francisco Garrpe, to find their former mentor Father Cristóvão Ferreira. Ferreira (played by Liam Neeson) is rumoured to have apostatised; to have…

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Christmastide

In the barren white of winter’s snow, With darkness all around, On wild paths where shepherds climb, And donkeys bear King David’s line, The Virgin humbly goes.   Wombed in warmth the Redeemer treads, Beneath the star that lights the land, For frozen palm and icy road, Or fallen rock and heavy load, Trouble not…

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The Lure of the Cafeteria: A Catholic Perspective on the “Culture Wars”

“Atop the bell tower of the modern church the progressive clergyman, instead of a cross, places a weathervane” – Nicolas Gomez-Davila Dear reader, it can be said that many significant legal rulings and legislative efforts which have characterized recent times, whether in Ireland’s referendum result on the legal sanctioning of same-sex relations as being equivalent…

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The Fool’s Love of Quotations

‘God is dead’, the atheist satisfactorily declares as he leans back to punctuate the concluding nature of his statement. Yet again he has triumphed over the irrationality of the religious believers; once again he swung a hit for the voice of reason. ‘I fail to understand how these religious clodpoles cannot grasp the indisputable nature…