Ireland’s Metamorphosis: the Marriage Equality Referendum

I’m very happy with the outcome of the marriage equality referendum! I watched a wonderful documentary last night on BBC2 Television on Metamorphosis: The Science of Change. Metamorphosis: the Science of Change Filmmaker David Malone explores the science behind metamorphosis – the astonishing transformation of one creature into a totally different being. The programme asks…

Atheist Priests/’Oh Me of Little Faith’

Atheist Priests Here is the essence of my article about atheist priests and clergy that was published 3 March 2013 in The Sunday Times: ‘Oh Me of Little Faith’  (http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/ireland/article1223820.ece) Joe Armstrong talks to the priests who feel trapped in their ministries – because they dare not tell their flocks they have become atheists While…

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

I watched Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God and attended a Q&A session with its director Alex Gibney at the Lighthouse cinema in Dublin last Friday. The documentary about clerical sex abuse in the USA and Ireland  is powerful, well-made and persuasive, as you might expect from the Oscar-winning director. It made…

TV3 interview

If you liked my documentary on my journey from belief to unbelief you might also be interested in the  TV3 interview which was broadcast today in which myself (Joe Armstrong) and my pal (John O’Sullivan) were interviewed on Irish television.

‘From Belief to Unbelief’ documentary on RTE Radio 1, Sat. 13 October, 2012.

I’ve spent more than six months working, with Nicoline Greer from the Documentary on One team at RTE Radio 1, on making a 40-minute documentary called ‘From Belief to Unbelief’. It charts the story of my journey from belief to unbelief, and also that of two fellow novices, John O’Sullivan and Declan Wynne, who entered…