My Favorite Irelander Máire Byrne…

And her views on the Catholic Church are discussed here.  Must reading.  Here’s a snippet to whet your appetite.

When most people think about making ‘peace in Ireland,’ it is likely that their thoughts turn to transforming the Troubles in the northeast part of the island. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been reviewing chapters in an Irish Peace Centres’publication, Studying Faith, Practising Peace, which re-enforce that perception.  The publication is a product of a conference which asked graduate students in theology to address the question, ‘Do theological studies make a tangible and practical contribution to peace on the island of Ireland?’  But, refreshingly, not every chapter in the publication deals with the Northern Irish Troubles. In my final instalment in my series of posts about this publication, I featureMáire Byrne’s contribution: ‘Catholic Identity – How can Irish Catholics Define themselves in Light of the Changing Views of the Catholic Church?’