Politics & SocietyNews
Michael Kelly - Catholic News Service
A coroner in Northern Ireland ruled that a priest and nine lay Catholics who were shot dead by British troops almost 50 years ago were “entirely innocent” and their deaths were unjustified.
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Catholic News Service
The Catholic bishop of Belfast urged politicians to be more careful about their language as the city was engulfed in nightly violence.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
The two most recent selections by the Catholic Book Club couldn't have been more different: A look at Thomas Jefferson's quixotic attempt to rewrite the Bible, and Niall Williams's richly evocative novel about a small village in the west of Ireland.
Arts & CultureBooks
Tom Deignan
Something has changed for the novelist John Banville in the last 15 years. In a twist worthy of his own byzantine fiction, Banville has adopted a new persona and writing style, and even—perhaps—a changed attitude toward “the Irish thing” he once derided.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Joseph McAuley
Americans with Irish ancestry have always balanced patriotism with an appreciation of their roots. And their identity should include solidarity with today’s immigrants.
Detail of the Irish Famine Memorial in Boston. (iStock/mtraveler)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Kristina Garvin
Victim-blaming and a worship of the free-market system made the Irish Famine much worse. The death toll from Covid-19 shows we have not fully learned from the past.