Tag: religion

The Protestant Reformation was a Revolution of the Rich against the Poor

To the average person, when asked what the Protestant Reformation was all about, they will usually give some answer about how the Catholic Church just became too powerful, or how it caused the religious wars of the 17th century. Which...

/ 24/11/2020

We Need Worship: Catholic Youth Campaign Group Launched Against Mass Ban

As a statewide level 5 lockdown reaches into its fourth consecutive week and some priests face legal sanction for hosting Mass a Catholic Youth organisation has launched to lobby for an easing of restrictions on ecclesiastical events.  Named ‘We Need...

/ 20/11/2020

Trinity CSC Takes Aim at Catholic Prayer Groups

Trinity College Dublin’s Central Societies Committee (CSC), the group in charge of managing campus societies, has taken aim at a Catholic prayer group held by the college’s Catholic Laurentian society. In a statement given to University Times, CSC Secretary Ultan...

/ 17/11/2020

Who is Behind Ireland’s Newest Mosque Development in Lucan?

Despite residential complaints and planning objections, An Bord Pleanála last week gave the rubber stamp on the development of a purpose built Islamic centre and mosque in the West Dublin town of Lucan.  A planned multi-storey development complete with a...

/ 10/11/2020

A Catholic and Traditional Conservative Critique of Neoliberalism

Recognizing the disastrous history of totalitarian regimes, R. Reagan and M. Thatcher minimized the government and promoted free market, thinking they would give more liberty to the individual and prevent the rise of totalitarianism. But evidently, they had 'forgotten' about...

/ 02/11/2020

Irish Paganism is a Farce, but it Shouldn’t Be

Over the past few months, this publication has been graced by a number of articles of the highest quality on Irish Catholicism. These articles, such as the one on Paul Cullen, illustrate in a beautiful manner the great philosophical and...

/ 21/09/2020

Protests and the Irish Right: A Harmful Indulgence

Protests and street-action have recently captured the imagination of many on the Irish Right. The desire to stage protests is not a new one, but an old one finally realised. The decimation of an effective left-wing opposition at a street...

/ 06/09/2020

The Desecration of Croke Park

The Eid al-Adha celebrations held at Croke Park made a lot of people very, very angry. The sight of some 200 traditionally clad muslims, praying in their traditional way, on the sacred soil of the Gaelic Athletic Association stung the...

/ 01/08/2020

Will the Soul Survive Covid-19

The former Chief of Staff for Barack Obama’s White House once chimed ‘You never let a serious crisis go to waste’. Such thought is apt for the current global COVID-19 virus.  The response from various countries has been similar in...

/ 07/06/2020

Floyd Riots: A Critique of Impotent Rage, and the Future of Black Nationalism

There have been two main responses to the recent demonstrations in Minneapolis and other US cities.  The first is that the rioting is justified to a greater or lesser extent. This stems usually from some argument that the destruction of...

/ 30/05/2020