Posts Tagged ‘Intellectuals’

Irish Catholicism being abandoned to extremists: Priest Comments 1

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Catholicism in Ireland is being abandoned to obsessive extremists, a leading priest has said. Fr Brendan Hoban also criticised a “religious media more anxious to protect its pockets than engage with the realities of faith in the world”. Fr Hoban is the co-founder of the Association of Catholic Priests in Ireland. He made these criticisms Read more

Prelate bemoans lack of Catholic intellectuals in Ireland Comments 0

Friday, June 10th, 2016

The Catholic Church in Ireland is “very lacking” in people of intellect who, educated in faith, can address issues of our times, the Archbishop of Dublin says. The Church needs “competent lay men and women educated in their faith”, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said, according to a report in the Irish Times. The archbishop referred to Read more

Call for Catholic intellectuals to enter the public debate Comments 2

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Australian Catholic University vice-chancellor Professor Greg Craven has called for a renewed age of Catholic public intellectualism to promote and defend Church values and teaching. Catholic intellectuals should weigh into public debate, along with the bishops, he said. “If you send an aircraft carrier out without a destroyer flotilla, you deserve everything you get,” he Read more