Sunday 22 April 2018

Simple truths that could save church

• In his letter, Philip O'Neill asserts that we have an "over-defined God leaving little to the imagination". This is an opinion which I totally agree with and is one based on my studies of the history of the Catholic Church.

Recent archaeological evidence points to an early Irish Catholic Church that pre-dated 432AD and also to the origin of the Christian faith coming from the Middle East but not necessarily Judaism.

Following the collapse of the Roman Empire, our neighbours and friends in Britain succumbed to "paganism". In an effort to help our neighbours, St Columba and others launched an Evangelical crusade both into Britain and further afield.

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