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Churches Who Won't Commit

Secularism and Religion are both all about your personal performance. The Gospel is the performance of another applied to you” Timothy Keller

I have spent a lot of time trying to figure out what exactly is going wrong with churches today, why people feel lost, and why there is so much turn-over. 1,087 more words

Churches Who Won't Commit

by MK Bashlor

“Secularism and Religion are both all about your personal performance. The Gospel is the performance of another applied to you” Timothy Keller… 1,117 more words

Politics

The popular accusation of neglecting to meet together

A few months ago, a pastor called me and found out that I had left my former church. The first thing he told me was that a believer cannot survive on their own and if I don’t join another church, I will be destroyed by the devil. 621 more words

Church

'I went to my own mother's funeral not knowing it was her'

By Patricia Devlin

THERE are not many in this world who have faced the depths of disappointment that Tony Kelly has, and managed to persevere on with a smile. 971 more words

'You are holding your baby and you are being told you are a filthy, selfish whore'

By Patricia Devlin

WHEN Terri Harrison discovered her period was late in February 1973, she knew she had to leave Catholic Ireland.

“The plan was if I discovered I wasn’t pregnant I’d have a ball for about a month and then come home,” said Terri.  1,038 more words

Child number 1629 - David's story

By Patricia Devlin

This month I spoke to a number of survivors of Ireland’s horrific mother and baby institutions.

One of those was David Kinsella, a Dublin man who was born in the notorious St Patrick’s facility on the Navan Road. 1,241 more words

Branded a fallen woman, but Mary was just another victim of Catholic Ireland.

By Patricia Devlin

WHEN Francis Timmons held his dying mother’s hand, he felt like the luckiest man on earth.
For not many children who survived the horrors of the 1970’s Irish care system were as fortunate to be with their mothers. 784 more words