Gerry O'Shea

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O'SHEA: The Hollowed Out Middle Class
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O'SHEA: The Hollowed Out Middle Class
In the celebratory atmosphere that followed victory over the Nazis in World War II, many scholars and commentators believed that America was best d...
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I recall a fine priest who ministered when I was young in my home parish in Kenmare, Co. Kerry. In response to perennial questions about God’s role...
O'SHEA: Unionist Unease Amid Stormont Return
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O'SHEA: Unionist Unease Amid Stormont Return
The concept of losers’ consent is central to American politics since Donald Trump refused to acknowledge the legitimacy of Joe Biden’s victory in t...
O'SHEA: Playing God and Pulling Rightward
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O'SHEA: Playing God and Pulling Rightward
In her recent erudite book, "Playing God: American Catholic Bishops and the Far Right," Mary Jo McConahay describes in detail how the American Cath...
O'SHEA; The Unending Banality of Evil
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O'SHEA; The Unending Banality of Evil
Can one do evil acts without being evil? This was the deep and puzzling question raised by the philosopher Hannah Arendt when she reported for The ...
O'SHEA: A War With No End in Sight
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O'SHEA: A War With No End in Sight
The two sides are so far apart in the war in Ukraine that there is no end in sight. President Volodymyr Zelensky has stated repeatedly that they wi...
O'SHEA:  Some Perspectives on a United Ireland
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O'SHEA: Some Perspectives on a United Ireland
A few months ago, my son-in-law, Jimmy Frawley, who lives in Dublin, brought two of his children, aged 10 and 15, on a weekend trip to Belfast. He ...
O'SHEA: Widespread Poverty Amid Vast Riches
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O'SHEA: Widespread Poverty Amid Vast Riches
I recall a philosophy professor from County Mayo, Fr. Brian Dunleavy, teaching a class on the subject of mistakes in reasoning, more formally calle...
O'SHEA: Irish Catholicism — the Old and the New
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O'SHEA: Irish Catholicism — the Old and the New
I was an altar boy in the community where I grew up in the 1950s. I recall well the opening prayers at Mass. Priest: Introibo ad altare Dei (Transl...

 

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