Reality TV has foisted a great number of ugly things on us – step forward, Big Brother and Jersey Shore – but it still remains the best way to journey into somebody else’s life in a totally new way. Thanks to reality TV, those of us who are a bit ‘curious’ (or nosey, as some [...]
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Being something of a weight lifting fanatic myself, it was with genuine consternation and confusion that I read the following article about a 35-year-old woman who wishes to compete in weight lifting competitions. Kulsoom is Muslim, and as such unwilling to bare her arms or legs. She is now pressing for a change to the [...]
T’was with great amusement I read the schedule for the ‘roses’ involved in the upcoming Rose of Tralee. You can take a look for yourself here if you wish. But for those of you who can’t be bothered clicking the link it was the following that caught my eye. Sunday 5th June 2011 All Roses [...]
Back in the late 1980′s, Madonna – the singer – wore crucifixes as fashion accessories. Within five minutes, teenage girls all over the world were aping her. Shane Lynch, of Boyzone, has been snapped wearing Rosary beads as have Christina Aguilera, Shakira, Rihanna and Kelly Osbourne. Catholics have registered their discomfort with symbols of their faith [...]
My daughter and her all-female class made their First Communions recently. The massed ranks in the church were quite a sight to see. Immaculately coiffed hairdos, amazingly stylish frocks, even a few fake tans. Yes, the mothers looked stunning. Of course all the little Communicants were beautiful, and they could never be overshadowed by their [...]
Like the vast majority of people in this country, I was born into a Catholic family and was brought up as a Catholic. However, as I have not considered myself a Catholic for many years, and putting down “liberal agnostic who sometimes attends services at the Unitarian church” doesn’t seem quite right, I’m going for [...]