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The Catholic Comment Board

Maura Murphy

Maura Murphy is from Ennistymon, Co Clare and studied Theology and Business Studies in St Patricks College, Maynooth.  She has been actively engaged in ministry since her mid teens and is extremely passionate about youth evangelisation in the Irish Church and currently works at Holy Family Mission.

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Frank Hurl

Frank is married to Eleanor and they have three adult children. Originally from Newry, Co Down, Frank now lives in Dublin where he is a teacher in Blackrock College. He also works with graduate students of education in the areas of Religion and Catechetics. He holds degrees in Philosophy and Theology as well as a PhD in Education..

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Paul Bourke

Paul is from Dublin and now lives in Co. Meath with his wife and their two young children. He is a lecturer of Computer Science and Information Technology Law in Dublin. He has worked abroad in England, USA and Australia at various times in his career and enjoys walking, cycling, fishing and exploring historical and archaeological sites.

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Our Team

Petra Conroy (Co-ordinator)

Petra is the Project Coordinator for Catholic Comment. Prior to her work with Catholic Comment she worked as a film-maker and trainer and has a masters in catechesis. 

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New Co-ordinators

Jason, Maria and Niall have recentl joined our co-ordinating team, bringing a wealth of new energy and talent. We'll be sharing more about them in the coming months. 

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Fr Terence Crotty OP (Chaplain)

Fr Terence, originally from Cork, is a priest of the Dominican Order and lives in Dublin. Ordained in 2001, Fr Terence is the current Master of Studies for the Irish Dominican Province. He holds a Doctorate in Sacred Scripture from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland and was a former Prior of San Clemente, Rome.

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Fr Robert McCabe (Chaplain)

Fr Rob hails from Kinnegad, County Westmeath, and was ordained a priest in 1994. He worked with the Defence Forces as chaplain and served with UN missions in Tchad, Lebanon, Kosovo and Liberia. He is currently posted in Navan, Co Meath. 

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