More on Flags Protest

Posted By: November 26, 2013

The Unionist/Loyalist/Protestant” flags protest” lumbers on … and on. It is costing millions of dollars and causing a PR nightmare for unionism.Ordinary people in England are totally confused. In England the Union Jack is used sparingly and soberly — like the Stars and Stripes in the United States — as befits the National Flags. But […]

Law of Unintended Consequences

Posted By: November 25, 2013

The Belfast columnist casts a weary eye over the Wee North. LEARNING TO LIVE WITH UNEXPECTED OUTCOMES Patrick Murphy. Irish News ( Belfast). Saturday,November 23, 2013 SHOULD paramilitary murals carry a health warning? You might think of including a phrase such as “Sectarianism kills”, “What about social and economic issues?” or even “Catch yourselves on”. Any of these […]

An Old Sore

Posted By: November 22, 2013

Fifty years ago, the flagrant decision to deny Derry a university became the perfect symbol of Unionist anti-Catholic bigotry… And the issue still rankles this Derry columnist. ANCIENT SEAT OF LEARNING STILL FIGHTING STUBBORN RESISTANCE Denis Bradley, Irish News ( Belfast). Friday, November 22, 2013 ISN’T it strange that I have become reluctant to mention Derry […]

Civic Forum?

Posted By: November 22, 2013

  Should the Civic Forum be revived in Northern Ireland. The Belfast columnist gives a resounding “NO.”   TALKING SHOP A ROUNDABOUT WAY TO CREATE AN OPPOSITION   Brian Feeney. Irish News ( Belfast). Wednesday, November 20, 2013 YOU might be forgiven for thinking that the reference to the forgotten and unlamented Civic Forum in Alasdair […]

The Prophet of Seoul Fulfills Vision of Pope John XXIII

Posted By: November 14, 2013

It is now generally accepted that the Encyclical by Blessed Pope John XXIII, Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth) helped to change the world — making it more aware of the fundamental importance of human rights, justice and peace.   Released in 1963, Pacem in Terris likened peace to a house built on four pillars: Truth, Justice, […]

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