Cultivating a democracy that deliberates
When Sean O'Callaghan joined the IRA, nationalism was his religion. Later he saw how it poisoned his soul.
It is hard to imagine a time or place more opposed to the gospel than fifth-century Ireland.
Calvary is a masterpiece of religious filmmaking. Its greatest achievement is to convey the impact of a community's near-collapse of faith.
For centuries Ireland was synonymous with staunch Catholic piety. Now it seems to be undergoing a process of secularization as rapid as any in history.