Posts Tagged ‘Denis O”Hagan’

CathNews editor celebrates 50 years of priesthood

Monday, July 1st, 2019

CathNews editor, Fr Denis O’Hagan SM, celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination this last weekend. At a social occasion on Saturday night, Denis O’Hagan said he didn’t remember much of his ordination day. One thing he however remembered was his cousin, at one point an undertaker, saying, “Just let me know if you need Read more

Neither hair nor there

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

I don’t care how long a person’s hair is. As one of my favourite TV characters once said, “Sit, stand, burn to the ground for all I care.” But I am wondering why this skirmish between Lucan Battison and St John’s College over hair length caused such a stir? Why is it that a disagreement Read more

Maybe “girls can do anything” – this bloke can’t

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

I applaud the sentiment behind the much-quoted phrase, “girls can do anything” but I am startled when I come across people who think it is literally true. Girls cannot do anything, and neither can boys. Our biological nature ensures that great and all as our human potential might be, there are limits to what is Read more

Fiji given a Hail Mary Pass by Britain

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Perhaps we should not be surprised that Fiji dropped the democratic ball after the Hail Mary pass that their Colonial masters gave them at independence: a nation divided by tribal and ethnic barriers. In the course of Britain’s colonial rule so many Indians were imported to work in the cane fields, that by the time Read more