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Sunday 4 December 2016

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Fr Brian McKevitt talks Joe Duffy, suppressing dirty thoughts and the fiery pits of hell, writes Niamh Horan

Published 17/04/2016 | 02:30

MORTAL SINS: Reporter Niamh Horan spoke to Fr Brian McKevitt, editor of the controversial Catholic newspaper ‘Alive!’, about his views on society. Photo: Steve Humphreys
MORTAL SINS: Reporter Niamh Horan spoke to Fr Brian McKevitt, editor of the controversial Catholic newspaper ‘Alive!’, about his views on society. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Fr Brian McKevitt sticks out like a sore thumb when I spot him across the concord of The Square shopping centre in Tallaght, Dublin on Friday morning.

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Dressed in long ivory robes, with a white beard, the Dominican priest appears a world away from the young mothers pushing prams and worn-out shoppers hurrying home to their family for the weekend.

But the editor of the conservative Alive! newspaper is an influential man.

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