A whiff of schism: when different Catholics hold radically different beliefs

At a Catholic parish in Athy, Ireland, a lesbian couple who resigned from parish ministry after entering a legal marriage has returned to active participation—and to loud applause. So now everyone is welcome in St. Michael’s parish, right? Wrong. Anthony Murphy, the editor of Catholic Voice—the man who objected to the lesbian couple’s prominent role…

Suicide and the Church

News broke yesterday of the murder of a family in Ballyjamesduff in County Cavan and the suicide of the murderer. It is certainly an horrible event which hardly bears thinking about. Alan Hawe killed his wife and three sons and then killed himself. He may have been suffering from mental illness, he was certainly suffering…