Sharing the Wisdom of Time

Posted on 22. Nov, 2018 in Book review, Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Older People, Young people

Sharing the wisdom of time, published by Messenger Publications is a book specially commissioned by Pope Francis highlighting the wisdom of older people.   In the preface to the book, written by Pope Francis, he calls for an alliance between the young and the old to help counter our culture of waste. The launch took place in Rome […]

The Grieving Journey

Posted on 28. Aug, 2018 in Book review, Death

We return to our archived pieces for this week and will return to further analysis of the impact of the Pope’s visit next week. In this piece from 2006, we look at “The Grieving Journey” There’s no sure route through grieving  –  Jerusha Hull McCormack says “we are all amateurs at grief  –  it comes […]

Making Good Decisions

Posted on 28. Jan, 2016 in Book review, Book Reviews, Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Gospel Values, Spirituality

Brian Grogan SJ’s latest book, Making Good Decisions – A Beginners Guide, is a fresh and interactive approach to good decision-making. The author says it’s a  dynamic approach where theory is illustrated with case studies, stories and real-life experiences, including his own. The book is aimed at anyone (Christian or other) interested in making wise […]

Fr. Browne’s Donegal

Posted on 11. Jun, 2015 in Art, Book review, Christian Values, Education

A book of Donegal photos by the renowned Fr Browne was launched at Donegal County Museum in association with Messenger Publications on Thursday June 11. Jesuit photographer Father Frank Browne, famous for his photos of the Titanic, was a regular visitor to Donegal between 1920s to late 1940s, where he gave missions in parishes around the […]

Professor Michael Higgins on Merton

Posted on 16. Jan, 2014 in Book review, Church Teachings, Spirituality

  ‘Thomas Merton: A monk for all seasons’ was the theme of a talk hosted by The Irish Catholic newspaper this week. Given by US-based Prof. Michael W. Higgins whilst visiting Ireland. Professor Higgins has written several books on Merton, and the talk explored the ongoing relevance of the spiritual master in the modern world. In this interview […]

The Road Home

Posted on 12. Oct, 2011 in Book review

Sr. Stan has written a book on her life and work with people on the margins of society. Next week we continue her story and hear about the research she did in UCD, which became the foundation for her work with the homeless.

Environmental Books Reviewed

Posted on 04. Apr, 2007 in Book review, Book Reviews, Church Teachings, Environment

What does our religion have to say about the current environmental crisis?  Rachel Keirse reviewed two books, looking at the subject of the Church’s teachings on environment and how we as Christians can become more proactive.  The first book, “Why are we Deaf to the Cry of the Earth” is by well-known environmental spokesperson Sean […]

The New Maeve Binchy Novel

Posted on 20. Sep, 2006 in Book review, Book Reviews, Church Teachings, Environment, Saints

One of the striking things in Maeve Binchy’s new book, “White Thorn Woods” is the portrayal of a parish priest.  She gives an insightful and sympathetic account of some of the stress and loneliness that a Priest’s life can involve.  Here Peter O’Connor reviews the book.