The Mob baying for Blood

“Pilate disappeared and a new feeling grew among those around us, the talking and muttering ceased and I felt something different coming in to the atmosphere as all of us stared in the direction of the balcony. I sensed a thirst for blood among the crowd. I could see it in people‚Äôs faces, how their jaws were set and their eyes bright with excitement. There was a dark vacancy in the faces of some, and they wanted that vacancy filled with cruelty, with pain and with the sound of someone crying out.

List of Upcoming talks on Church Reform

This is the updated list of talks that I have scheduled for the next few weeks: full details can be found by clicking ‘events’.

April 23rd: Station House, Clifden, Co. Galway. 8.00pm
April 26th: Triskel Arts Centre, Cork: 4.00pm. (Part of Cork World Book Festival)
April 29th: St. John’s Theatre, Listowel, Co. Kerry. 8.00pm.
May 7th: Hotel Kilkenny, Kilkenny City: 8.00pm
May 8th: Horse and Hound Inn Hotel, Ballinaboola, New Ross, Co.

John Paul II: tainted saint? Paddy Agnew

(For some considerable time I have been uneasy about the rapid canonisation of Pope John Paul II. I suppose I should say that I believe that the older custom of leaving a considerable period of years before a person would be declared a saint was much more wise. But particularly in relation to Pope John Paul, while he was clearly a good man, there are too many questions that may come back to haunt the Church, and discredit the canonisation.

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