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Why Ireland Quit Going to Church. A Few Thoughts.

Why Ireland Quit Going to Church. A Few Thoughts.

I have been reading the book, The Best Catholics in the World (2021) by Irish Times correspondent Derek Scally. It has been a compelling and thought-provoking read (I still have a few chapters remaining). An added layer of interest for me is that the author...
Irish Prosperity and the End of Oppressive Faith

Irish Prosperity and the End of Oppressive Faith

For the past couple of years, I have been thinking about how people in Ireland view faith. It has to do with Irish prosperity and the freedom they experienced from an oppressive faith. I went into a bit more detail here. (this article will make more sense if you read...
Coolio in Ireland

Coolio in Ireland

This, if true, is so Ireland. RIP Coolio. Never forget his appearance on Irish daytime chatshow Open House, who, legend has it, booked him by mistake. They hadn't arranged backing dancers, so he made the middle-age production crew dress up and do it instead. Best...
Ireland in the Top 10!

Ireland in the Top 10!

Along the Liffey River Over the past week, there have been headlines regarding Ireland’s ranking in the world or the EU. Some of it is good news…some of it—not so good. Here are the three big stories in the order they appeared over the past few weeks. First, the good...