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The Pope has a Dream

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Pope St John Paul II was born one hundred years ago last Monday.  When future historians look back on the most influential personalities of the 20th century, his name will undoubtedly loom large in their accounts.  Even his critics would agree that few individuals have had a greater impact-not just in the field of religion-but… Read More

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The Two Popes

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This week I went to see the film The Two Popes showing at the IFI in Eustace Street.  The stars are Anthony Hopkins as Pope Benedict and Jonathon Pryce taking the part of Pope Francis, when he was Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio. The occasion is a series of secret meetings which took place between the two… Read More

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St Therese of Lisieux

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St Therese, the ‘Little Flower’ of Lisieux St Therese of Lisieux, the ‘little flower’ is remembered especially in her feast day on October 1st.  One of the Catholic Church’s most popular Saints, Pope Pius X called her “the greatest saint of modern times.”  Thérèse is something of an enigma in that she died when she was… Read More