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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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Sun 29 May 16 @ 14:59
...a punchy sermon that touches on many contemporary themes, even if the language is a bit fruity at times. https://t.co/k5yxonkfLA

Sat 28 May 16 @ 14:53
THE General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has approved the joint Columba Declaration with the Church of England https://t.co/OtDZBo0t5t