Fr. Donncha O hAodha

About Fr. Donncha O hAodha

Fr. Donncha O hAodha is a native of County Galway in Ireland. After studying liberal arts at the National University of Ireland in Galway and Dublin, he worked as a secondary school teacher for a few years, before obtaining a doctorate in theology at Santa Croce University in Rome and being ordained for the Opus Dei Prelature in 2001. He lives and works in Dublin, Ireland.

Priests and Penance: Confession and Confessors

The Call to Confession “Let us place the Sacrament of Reconciliation at the center, once more, in such a way that it will enable people to touch the grandeur of God’s mercy with their own hands.”[1. Francis, Bull of Indiction of the … [Read more...]

“Nuclear fission in the…heart of being”: The Eucharist as the Sacrament of Transformations in the Teaching of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s use of the image of nuclear fission—...in a positive sense, in order to explain the Eucharistic mystery—is contemporary and striking, and apt to convey the quiet, but immense, power of the Mass. The … [Read more...]