Tag: Catholicism

Latin Mass Suppressed in Cork Under Bishop’s Orders

Long a rumour but recently actualised, Leeside tradcaths awoke to news that the traditional Latin Rite is to be suppressed per orders from the Bishop’s Palace this week. A buoyant faith community built up between Saint Mary’s Dominican Priory and...

/ 19/09/2022

An Alternative Hate Speech Submission

The following was submitted two years ago as part of the Department of Justice's consultation process on the implementation of hate speech laws and is syndicated with the permission of the author. I would like to make a submission to...

/ 23/07/2022

Young Catholics Object to Irish Synod Findings

The ongoing Irish Synod is presenting itself as an opening for liberal lobbies within and without the Church to gain traction for long-envisioned ecclesiastical and catechetical reforms. The Irish wing of a worldwide consultation of the faithful, as well as...

/ 15/07/2022

The Greasy Till: DP Moran, Yeats and Ireland’s Emergent Catholic Bourgeoisie

Introduction “As regards Ireland, our feelings were curious… We intended as good Protestants and Loyalists to keep the papists under our feet. We impoverished them, though we loved them, and their religion by its doctrine of submission and obedience unintentionally...

/ 01/07/2022

St. Teresa’s: What Led to a Dublin Church Flying the LGBT Flag

Last year The Burkean covered the flying of and the subsequent controversy around the raising of a LGBT flag to mark the month of Pride at a Ballyfermot church. Contravening stipulations allowing only the tricolour and Vatican flag to be...

/ 27/06/2022

Ancient Order of Hibernians Returns to Armagh

Armagh for those not familiar is a quaint town (no urban area with a population of 10,000 should be described as a city), the reported burial place of Brian Boru. The seat of the Primate of All Ireland, the county...

/ 21/04/2022

Whatever Happened to National Catholicism?

Though the recent death of Carmelite nun Sr Mary Kevin O'Higgins ends another living link to the revolutionary period, it does help us underscore still-relevant networking patterns. Maev O'Higgins was born in Government Buildings (now the Department of the Taoiseach),...

/ 15/04/2022

RTÉ’s Holy Show: Has the Church Dropped the Ball on Evangelisation?

A caller to a Catholic apologetics show recently asked for some advice on how to evangelise his dear old mother who had somewhat of a checkered attitude to religion, particularly Catholicism.  The apologists reply came back swiftly and without reservation....

/ 27/12/2021

The Shepherd Leads His Flock Astray

Is the Pope Catholic? Is Ireland Catholic?  A picture is worth a thousand words, they say. An idiom, a rhetorical question, and an adage have been used to demonstrate the power of language. It is the power of language which...

/ 04/11/2021

The Praesidium Triumphant: Lessons from the Legion of Mary

“In short, in every circumstance of special difficulty, or in face of danger, the legionary should remind himself: “A war is on”!  This phrase that nerves a war-ridden people to sacrifice, should steel the legionary in his warfare for souls...

/ 16/09/2021