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EAMON MAHER, in The Church and its Spire: John McGahern and the Catholic question, looks at the life and work of a controversial figure in the Irish RC Church. McGahern's second novel was banned, and he was also sacked from a teaching post because of his ambivalent relationship with his Church. The author explores how, though he abhorred the institutional aspects of the Church in which he was brought up, he also found much in its awe-inspiring mystery and worship (The Columba Press, ...

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Thu 20 Oct 16 @ 19:09
RT @malcolmguitejust been sent the pdf of my comment piece on #Dylan and the #Nobel prize for the @ChurchTimes - look forward to the ensuing discussion!

Thu 20 Oct 16 @ 18:05
In tomorrow's Church Times: clowning with the Holy Fools, #OpusAnglicanum at the @V_and_A & we interview @PeteGreig