My Vocation Story

By Sr. Faustina (Poor Clares Cork) In my teenage years I drifted away from the Church. I had no understanding of God’s personal love for me.  I wanted to break free from all rules which I thought restricted me. I loved going to Pubs, Clubs, Parties, Rock Concerts...

From Satanism to the Rosary

By Fr Damian Polly In September I was privileged to be able to visit the spectacular Dominican Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary in Pompeii while leading a pilgrimage through some of the shrines of Italy. The first thing that strikes you when you enter this...

Marian Devotion In Early Christian Ireland

By Dr Gillian Doherty Devotion to Mary is an ancient and cherished feature of Catholicism in Ireland. From the first proclamation of the Gospel by St Patrick, St Declan and other missionaries in the 5th century, the Blessed Virgin was beloved by the Irish as the...

The Baptism of Jesus

By Fr Seán Maguire The Church celebrates the Feast of the Baptism of Jesus on the 13th of January this year. The feast brings the Christmas season to a close and marks the beginning of ‘Ordinary Time’. The Sacrament of Baptism has been explored in detail in recent...

Leszek Kolakowski and the Devil

By Fr Tomás Walsh Philosopher, Leszek Kolakowski, (1927-2009), who witnessed unimaginable Nazi, and then Soviet terror, was one of Poland’s leading intellectuals of the 20th Century. Originally, a leading Marxist philosopher, Kolakowski was expelled from the Communist...