Richard Moore on Forgiveness and the Launch of the 4 Corners Festival: New Post on Slugger O’Toole

I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, ‘Richard Moore on Forgiveness and the Launch of the 2019 4 Corners Festival.’ 

The Festival runs 30 Jan-10 Feb and the full programme can be found here.Read more...

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...

Catherine Maignant Review of Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: ‘indispensable reading’

I have just become aware of Catherine Maignant’s review of my latest book, Transforming Post-Catholic Irelandpublished in 2016 in the French-language academic journal, Etudes Irlandaises (Irish Studies).

Maignant is Professor of Irish Studies at the University of Lille.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...

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...

New Post on RTE Brainstorm – How Northern Ireland’s Future is in the Past

I have a new post on RTE’s Brainstorm website, ‘How Northern Ireland’s Future is in the Past.’ It picks up on themes of religion and reconciliation, in light of the upcoming consultation on dealing with the past.… Read more...

The Apocalypse for Religion – at Peter Rollins’ Wake Festival

Today I had the privilege of participating in Wake, an annual boutique festival in Belfast, which is curated by Peter Rollins. It’s always a treat to catch up on Pete’s latest work, and to meet the people who come … Read more...

How Churches are Missing their Opportunity – New Post on the Conversation

There is a new post on the Conversation, written by Prof John Brewer and me, ‘How Churches are Missing their Opportunity to help build Peace in Northern Ireland.’

The reflections are framed around tomorrow’s 20th anniversary of the Good Friday … Read more...