“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and he who fears is not perfected in love.” (1 John 4:18) This present world is full to the brim with fear, and this truth is presented to us in a million different ways every day…
The art of debate and conversation have certainly been in better places. Rarely, at least in my own experience, are people persuaded through dialogue. In my own case, I find I’m all too ready to adopt defensive positions when I encounter a new or opposing perspective. Too often, our speech doesn’t say what we think..
If you’re at all like me you’ve suffered setback after setback, on every level, over the past month or so. You’ve seen your plans for your relationship, career, social life, exercise, travel, and whatever else, disrupted along with everyone else’s as the pandemic swept over us and the lockdown descended. But the upset didn’t end..
The past couple of weeks have seen life move from the exterior to the interior for the majority of us. And at least in my case, that has been a largely uncomfortable process. No matter how good our intentions, as humans we find ourselves repeatedly falling into ruts and predictable patterns of behaviour, and this..
I recently completed Saint Augustine’s Confessions and one defining feature of his work, and of the saint, was the ability to ask questions. He asked questions about everything, from the experience of being a baby, to the nature of time and eternity, all the way through to the obviously “saintly” questions concerning God and His..
Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, we will not be holding the Thursday weekly prayer meetings at 23 Merrion Square until further notice. We will have a Live Prayer meeting each Thursday instead, where we will pray the rosary and listen to a short talk based on the faith. If you would like to..
Life has changed radically in the space of weeks, Lent being forced upon us this year. With our lives dominated by these unorthodox circumstances it would be easy to lose sight of the goal, and I have already seen this playing out in my own life. I have been reading too much news, partaking in..
Practical Tips to live out chastity When we are striving to live out chastity in the modern secular world, it can be quite challenging, so here are 5 practical tips to help you live out chastity. Pray – it may seem like the obvious one, but it is one that can be overlooked. God..
You may think this topic has more to do with a fashion magazine than theology, but St Pope John Paul II took the feminine body very seriously. This mystery, as he explains in his Apostolic Letter, ‘Mulieris Dignitatem’, involves ‘a special openness’ to the new person, on the part of woman, through which she discovers..
As Catholics, we understand the necessity of loving God above all else, and of loving our neighbour as ourselves. While these duties reign supreme in our spiritual lives, it is vital that we recognise the importance of letting ourselves be loved. Quite often, we work ourselves up into a frenzy in an attempt to love..