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Day 33: Meeting Benedict on the train to Dublin

Rev. Paul Murphy, 29, is deacon of the Archdiocese of Armagh.  He will be ordained to the priesthood in June. When Cardinal Ratzinger was elected to the papacy I was an Art History student at Trinity College, Dublin. I had come across the Cardinal’s name in newspaper articles and knew precious little else about him. […]

Day 29: The Professor Pope

Dr Andrew O’Connell is Communications Director for the Presentation Brothers in Ireland, where a key part of his work is the promotion of vocations.  “Oh no!” It’s rare to find oneself speaking out loud in an empty room. But that’s what I did and those were my words on that April evening in 2005 when Cardinal […]