A Dose of Reality
Fr Peter McVerry SJ speaks with Pat Coyle about his latest book entitled A Dose of Reality, published by Redemptorist Communications. The book contains a selection of articles from Fr Peter’s monthly column in Reality magazine. They offer a reflection on issues from homelessness and drugs to justice and faith, as seen from the perspective of the poor. In this interview, the social justice campaigner also gives an account of Irish society and the Church over the last 30 years and examines from his experience what has got better and worse.
He is very encouraged by Pope Francis, claiming that he is in touch with the “God of compassion” as recorded in the Gospels. He says that social justice needs to be at the centre of the Church’s mission and to ensure the dignity of every human person as a child of God.