Despite the implosion of the Catholic Church’s power in society, there is reason to hope that the coming generation will not reject the Christian values of altruism and empathy

Despite the implosion of the Catholic Church’s power in society, there is reason to hope that the coming generation will not reject the Christian values of altruism and empathy

Having last year participated in the making of the Rome v Republic documentary broadcast by RTÉ last Thursday, I have reflected a lot on the themes raised in the film.

My first thought was whether it would be seen as evidence that Home Rule was indeed Rome Rule; my second was that, to a large extent, that unionist slogan had in fact turned out to be true. But the Catholic Church might not have dominated...

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