WHENEVER I think about the topic of speaking in the public square, I find myself returning for inspiration to the story from Acts 17 and its account of St Paul in the 'agora' of ancient Athens - that great meeting place of government, commerce and ideas.
IF you think contemporary politicians are strangers to the truth then the Labour MP John McDonnell, who is the shadow chancellor, should be commended for at least saying what he really thought when he argued in a pre-general election interview that there was a lot to learn from Karl Marx - particularly his magnum opus, the book Capital.
The former president and ex-treasurer of the Vatican-run children's hospital have been indicted for allegedly diverting money from the hospital's foundation to pay for renovations on a top cardinal's apartment.
Fr Michael Brehl is impressed. The leader of the world's Redemptorists, coming towards the end of his first Clonard Novena, has enjoyed the experience of being one of the resident preachers at the annual celebration of faith