Brendan Gleeson stars as Father James Lavelle in "Calvary." (CNS photo/Patrick Redmond, Twentieth Century Fox)
Film
Ronan McCoy
Stark reality meets gentle whimsy. I’d like to think this is a characterization of the Irish temperament and the arts that flow from it; but whether or not that idea has any wider validity, it fits Calvary perfectly.Another offering from John Michael McDonagh, the writer-director who brought u
Young people during the closing Mass of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin, June 18, 2012.
In All Things
Ronan McCoy
As a European, my stock response to overt American patriotism is to cringe.
Woman who worked in a Magdalen laundries wipes tear during news conference in Dublin, Feb. 2013.
In All Things
Ronan McCoy
It rsquo s always a strange experience to read about home while abroad mdash seeing my own country scrutinized from the outside and recognizing my pride and shame compete as my sense of self is shaped by that scrutiny As an Irishman I travelled to the United States with a sense of entitlement to t