Category: Culture & Arts

Agallamh le Clann Éirí Gréine

An Burcach: I gcúpla fhocal, mínigh dom cad é an grúpa atá agaibh?Chlann Éirí Gréine: ‘S muid sluagh (grúpa) athbheochán cúltur 's teanga na n-Gaedheal abhaile 'gus trasna na domhain eadar muinntear Ghaedhealach ann fosta. Ba mhaith linn do thosaidh...

/ 06/05/2021

When Wilhelm Reich Inspired Solar Cults in Roscommon

"Deformity in Conformity, I Found This, I Found This" “Sorel […] reproached Maurras for being too democratic, a reproach which, at first glance, can appear paradoxical. In reality, what Sorel wanted to say is that Maurras, positivist and intellectualist, had...

/ 02/05/2021

James “Lugs” Branigan: Lessons from An Era of Paternal Policing

At his retirement dinner in 1973, Chief Superintendent of the Gardaí Patrick Malone — a man not known for exaggerated statements — described Branigan as “one of those people who become a legend in their own time”. Born in 1910...

/ 08/04/2021

Reflections on the Resurrection: An Easter Musing-Michael Sonne

I recently had a Zoom meeting with a Dominican priest who serves the parishioners of St Saviour’s in Dominick street. We touched upon the events leading up to Christ’s imprisonment, in which the proposed God of the universe commands his...

/ 05/04/2021

St Patrick’s Confessio

The following is a 2004 translation of our national saint’s autobiographical Confessions by Pádraig McCarthy — Beannachtaí Lá Fhéile Phádraig daoibh go léir! My name is Patrick. I am a sinner, a simple country person, and the least of all...

/ 17/03/2021

Being Easily Offended is a Form of Status-Signaling

There is a common notion among people about how someone being easily offended is an indication that they just can’t control their emotions. While this is true, another dynamic is being overlooked. When someone gets offended about something you said,...

/ 25/01/2021

Why does it Matter that the Nativity Scene at the Vatican is Ugly?

In the spirit of a modern artist, the Vatican’s nativity scene might turn to the traditional defense of those who seek to defend the ugly, ‘I say it’s art, who’s to say it’s not art?’. In doing so, one is...

/ 24/12/2020

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

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

The Lough Sheelin Evictions and Emergence of Ribbonism: Dr. Thomas Nulty

An economic scholar in his own right Dr Thomas Nulty was a 19th century Bishop and academic noted for his contributions to economic school of Georgism, early on in his career however he served as a parish priest in the...

/ 07/11/2020