Brave New Ireland

For the last forty years we have been forming a generation to…

A Professor of Modern Languages and Doctor in Canon Law, as well as a civil lawyer and member of the Irish Bar, Cormac Burke was ordained a priest of the Opus Dei Prelature in 1955. He worked as Judge of the Roman Rota. He has written widely on marriage and related matters. Among his best known books are: Man and Values (Scepter, 2007), The Lawless People of God? (Scepter Kenya, 2nd Edition, 2009) and Covenanted Happiness (Scepter, 3rd Edition, 2009). His works have been translated into many languages. Much of his work can be consulted at:

In 1999, after retirement from the Rota, he returned to Africa where he has been teaching at Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya. He continues to lecture worldwide.

Book review:
 Defending Marriage: Twelve Arguments for Sanity

Anthony Esolen’s Defending Marriage: Twelve Arguments for Sanity (St. Benedict Press, 2014)…

Rev C. John McCloskey III is a Catholic priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei and member of the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross. He is the former director of the Catholic Information Center of the Archdiocese of Washington. Website: This review first appeared on The National Catholic Register in May, 2015.