Wednesday August 12, 2020

Off Message

Who are the new priests in our society? They’re our writers, our therapists, or maybe even the stranger on the train

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

4th February, 2018
Leonard Cohen: singer, poet, and perhaps the closest thing we had to a secular pope

I never thought I’d say this, but sometimes I miss having priests in my life. Or, to be more specific, I miss getting the occasional nuggets of truth contained in the sermons given by priests.

It’s a strange thing for me to admit, because I’m not religious, and I never have been. As a child, I spent my time in Mass daydreaming and fantasising about swinging from the chandeliers until I could propel...

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