Dr Fergus

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Secularism “fails on the score of expectation: it offers no guidance on human values save personal aggrandisement”. Yet many millions of people who are not religious have admirable human values and are not overwhelmed by desires for aggrandisement. Photograph: iStock

Dr Fergus O’Ferrall, my old friend and valued colleague, passionately believes that the great religions of the world have much to offer as we wrestle (...)

Secularism has no anchor for ethics: you cannot develop a meaningful morality out of a meaningless universe.

It is becoming increasingly clear that secularism as a public creed in the western world has failed to answer the deepest needs of human beings and of(...)

University Hospital Waterford. Image: Google Maps

Dead bodies have been left lying on trolleys at University Hospital Waterford (UHW), leaking bodily fluids on to corridors and making closed-coffin fu(...)

Archbishop Eamon Martin: “We have elevated the right to personal choice above the fundamental right to life itself”

Ireland has “obliterated” the right to life of the unborn, and now stands on the brink of bringing in a liberal abortion regime, the Catholic primate (...)

Repeal mural. Photograph: Alan Betson

Many church leaders have chosen to oppose abortion in Ireland by defending the retention of article 40.3.3 in the Irish Constitution. This is a moral(...)

“The whole European co-operation project is at a ‘Kairos moment – a crucial moment of truth-telling’.” Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

Jacques Delors, speaking as European Commission president in 1990, made a historic appeal to the churches to contribute to giving Europe “a heart and (...)