Br Conor McDonough

Br Conor McDonough

Br Conor McDonough OP is a student in the Irish Province of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans). Some of his posts were first published at http://dominicansinteractive.com/ They are re-posted here with permission.

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Youth 2000 Summer Festivals coming up in Ireland and the UK

Filed in News by on August 13, 2014 0 Comments
Youth 2000 Summer Festivals coming up in Ireland and the UK

Take a look at this video about the Youth 2000 experience. It’s made by the Irish team, but it represents the spirit of Youth 2000 wherever you are in the world. If you are a […]

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How to enter into the Passion and Resurrection of Christ

Filed in Arts by on April 10, 2014 1 Comment
How to enter into the Passion and Resurrection of Christ

Lent is passing so quickly and we are in the final days before Holy Week. I don’t know about you, but I always find the emotion of Holy Week quite hard to take. Perhaps it […]

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Where is Ireland going? What would St Patrick say and do today?

Filed in Catholic by on March 17, 2014 1 Comment
Where is Ireland going? What would St Patrick say and do today?

The video above, produced by Fáilte Ireland (the Irish tourist board) has been doing the rounds recently. It was produced in honour of St Patrick’s Day, and its central message is, ‘Ireland Inspires’. It celebrates the […]

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The Scent of Lemons: the non-neutrality of new media and emerging technologies

Filed in Media by on March 6, 2014 1 Comment
The Scent of Lemons: the non-neutrality of new media and emerging technologies

In the last 20 years or so, the revolution in communications technology has radically changed the lives of billions of ordinary people. In many ways, this technology has made our lives easier: communication is speedier, […]

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The wisdom and continuing relevance of St Thomas Aquinas

Filed in Spirituality by on February 5, 2014 2 Comments
The wisdom and continuing relevance of St Thomas Aquinas

The feastday of St Thomas Aquinas passed by unnoticed to most of the world last week, but for those who have come to know him as a steady guide in thinking about the biggest questions […]

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Horcruxes, technology addiction, and the search for personal wholeness

Filed in Media by on November 25, 2013 6 Comments
Horcruxes, technology addiction, and the search for personal wholeness

Just in case you don’t know what a Horcrux is: Slughorn: “Well, well, it can’t hurt to give you an overview, of course. Just so that you understand the term. A Horcrux is the word […]

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The ‘Catholics and youth culture’ problem: how to use the culture without dumbing down the faith

Filed in Arts by on November 1, 2013 2 Comments
The ‘Catholics and youth culture’ problem: how to use the culture without dumbing down the faith

There is an ongoing debate about how much the Catholic Church should embrace youth culture in its quest to reach out to young people. What happens when the Catholic faith meets contemporary culture? What are […]

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Religion, celibacy and ‘Game of Thrones’

Filed in Arts by on October 14, 2013 6 Comments
Religion, celibacy and ‘Game of Thrones’

‘Celibacy and Game of Thrones’. Now there’s a phrase you probably won’t find anywhere else on the Internet. ‘Game of Thrones’ is the most successful show on television at the moment and, like a lot […]

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What kind of loyalty do we owe to political authority?

Filed in Ethics by on September 24, 2013 0 Comments
What kind of loyalty do we owe to political authority?

If you haven’t seen the picture of Manu Tuilagi giving ‘bunny ears’ to David Cameron you’re not spending enough time online. Was it a puerile gesture? Certainly. But it was pretty hilarious too, in my […]

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