Tag: religion

Youth2000 and the Irish Right

Last weekend the annual Youth2000 main conference took place in Clongowes Wood College in Kildare. The Burkean went along and spoke to two attendees of a right leaning mindset to get their take on the weekend and the way ahead...

/ 17/08/2022

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

Stormont Elections: Sinn Féin Takes the Wheel

Stormont looks set to be getting a lick of green paint with Sinn Féin now officially overtaking the DUP as the statelet’s premier party. Riding on the back of demographic shift and a political crisis within unionism, the Shinners romped...

/ 07/05/2022

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

Bloody Sunday: Why Mere Civil Rights Were Never Enough

“I yearn for hammerblows on clinkered planks, the uncompromised report of driven thole-pins, to know there is one among us who never swerved from all his instincts told him was right action, who stood his ground in the indicative, whose...

/ 30/01/2022

Lucy Michael Finds God? Diversity Lobby Comes for Irish Anglicanism

Is God a white man? How many frumpy Fingal feminists can dance on the head of a pin? Such theological questions and more may be meditated upon by Dr Lucy Michael as she is tasked by the Anglican Church in...

/ 14/01/2022

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

A Tale of Two Bishops: Eamonn Casey and Irish Modernism

Nothing encapsulates the regime change that occurred in the Irish hierarchy during the 20th century more than the transfer of the Galway bishopric from Michael Browne to Eamonn Casey in 1976. The parishioners of Galway had to say goodbye to...

/ 05/09/2021