Thomas Merton

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How would Merton have responded to radical Islam? Above, a protest against the attack on Charlie Hebdo

Prayer or contemplation can seem like a very weak response to today’s social ills. In the wake of the Islamist terrorist attack on France, there’s (...)

Kate Colleary and journalist Olivia O’Leary at the funeral of Gordon Colleary, founder of USIT, in St Joseph’s Parish Church, Glasthule, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

American Catholic mystic Thomas Merton was quoted at the funeral of Gordon Colleary (73) whose funeral Mass took place at St Joseph’s church in Dublin(...)

People often ask me how I’m faring with this daily practice of mindfulness. Am I happier? Am I managing my life better? Am I on top of my game?Mindful(...)

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