The Word on the Week
May 6, 2023

Royal Vows

Royal Vows                      Word on the Week                     6th May 2023. A vow or oath is an instrument to put the one who makes it under stronger constraints to keep it than that person would have in its absence.    It emphasises the importance of following through with the task to its completion. It is used in Law […]

April 29, 2023

The Lord Reigns

The Lord Reigns                    Word on the Week                         29th April 2023. We live in a world inhabited by Lilliputians!   Little people who live to make a mess of God’s world and create a chaotic replica of their own.  Today let us affirm the great declaration first made by Moses in Miriam’s song, “The Lord […]

April 22, 2023

Abortion Law Review

Abortion Law Review            Word on the Week                         22nd April 2023. It came as a bit of a jolt to learn that on average 23 Irish babies are aborted every week.   That is a lot of funerals except that they are mostly dispensed with.    The child may not even get a name in this […]

April 16, 2023


Potus                      Word on the Week          15th April 2023. It’s not every week that we learn a new word but then it’s not every week the President Of The United States spends four days in Ireland!   It takes a moment or two for the penny to drop and then someone mentions the word ‘acronym’ and the […]

April 8, 2023

Christ Crucified and Risen

Christ Crucified and Risen        Word on the Week                    8th April 2023. Easter confronts us with a view of life that has at its centre a dead man’s cross and a living man’s empty tomb.  The death Jesus died was for our sins.   The life He now lives He lives to God (Romans 6 verse10). […]

April 1, 2023

The Turn of the Tide

The Turn of the Tide                  Word on the Week               1st April 2023. The tide turns sooner or later, it always happens.    There is a rhythm to it which is entirely predictable.   It is governed by the moon. The full moon exercises the strongest gravitational pull on the water.   This in turn produces the […]

March 25, 2023

Cannot See the Wood for the Trees

Cannot See the Wood for the Trees   Word on the Week     25th March 2023. There has been a major emphasis on tree planting in Ireland.   It seems we have fallen behind the rest of Europe and the Government is keen that we catch up.   There is much marginal land which could do well growing […]

March 18, 2023

St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day                 Word on the Week                       18th March 2023. One of the highlights of Dublin’s year is the commemoration of St Patrick’s Day on 17th March.  Like many today Patrick knew what it was to be a victim of war and to be cut off from his homeland.   He spent his enforced exile as […]

March 11, 2023

Paradise Now?

Paradise Now?                  Word on the Week                     11th March 2023. This week the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he is to make Ireland “a world leader on gender equality in all its forms”.   This is a subject in which he has a personal interest and it provides him with some relief from the dreadful housing crisis in […]

February 25, 2023

War – First Anniversary

War – First Anniversary              Word on the Week          25th February 2023. Nobody thought the Ukrainian War would last 12 long months. Now no one thinks it will be over soon!    It is much easier to start wars than to stop them!   Not that the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, shows any signs of wanting a ceasefire. […]

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