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Martin Henry: Making sense of faith and fear

Martin Henry
Fear is a very real emotion, and Christianity doesn't seek to deny its reality, says Martin Henry. But nor does it claim that fear can create or give rise to true faith

A different view of the Magdalene laundries

J. Anthony Gaughan
The story of the Our Lady of Charity Refuges, better known as Magdalene laundries, is a complex one. The sisters who ran them were, more than most, the target of so-called 'fake news', says J. Anthony Gaughan

Pope Francis: The soothing remedy of Lent

PERHAPS we see, deep within ourselves and all about us, the signs of a lack of love in the world: selfishness and spiritual sloth, sterile pessimism, the temptation to self-absorption, constant warring among ourselves, and the worldly mentality that makes us concerned only for appearances, and thus lessens our missionary zeal.

An ecumenical spring is coming

Rev Dr Lesley Carroll
A recent prayer service hosted by the Catholic church in Donaghmore was an example of the sort of hope that Vatican II brought to the ecumenical world - but there is still much to be done, says the Rev Dr Lesley Carroll, who spoke at it 

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