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8 Year Old’s Explanation of God

Posted on
Friday, January 17th, 2020

A second class student in primary school recently wrote the following wisdom………

One of God’s main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the ones that die, so there will be enough people to take care of things on earth. He doesn’t make grown-ups, just babies. I think that is because they are smaller and easier to make.

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The Two Popes………..An inspirational movie

Posted on
Friday, January 10th, 2020

Belief is central to identity, and we live our lives based on our systems of beliefs. Faith, particularly organised religion, demands a faith that requires adherence to certain rules, requirements, etc. When you get into the Catholic Church, you’re dealing with not only 1.2 billion followers, but also two millennia of doctrine, dogma, history, and conflict that continues to this

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HAPPY 2020

Posted on
Friday, January 3rd, 2020

It’s hard to believe we are almost ready to begin another new year, the rituals of celebrating a new year is an ancient one. It’s been for centuries that the New Year’s Day is observed on January 1st. However, we don’t exactly know when this date was chosen as the first day of the New Year. While we

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CHRISTMAS IS A TIME TO GET REAL

Posted on
Friday, December 20th, 2019

I was struck by a headline on a national newspaper recently that read, “A nation yearns for meaning at Christmas”. It noted that 86% of Irish people, questioned in a survey, believe that Christmas, the celebration of the birth of Christ, has become too commercial, while at the same time it found that the amount spent commercially this Christmas has

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Let the light shine

Posted on
Friday, December 13th, 2019

“Once upon a time there was a man who looked upon Christmas as a lot of humbug. He wasn’t a Scrooge. He was a kind and decent person, generous to his family, upright in all his dealings with other people. But he didn’t believe all that stuff about Incarnation which churches proclaim at Christmas. And he was too honest to

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THE GIFT OF GENEROSITY THIS CHRISTMAS

Posted on
Friday, December 6th, 2019

Generosity is a wonderful gift. To have a big heart is a blessing that is to be open and compassionate in love to the needs of others. Generosity is contagious and beneficial. Fact…The more we give the more we receive. Generosity is measured in our ability to engage and be present to the needs of others. It is also very

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ADVENT – A TIME TO OPEN DOORS

Posted on
Friday, November 29th, 2019

This week we begin the liturgical season of advent. A hope filled few weeks, when we prepare to welcome, yet again, the light and peace that is felt at the Lords birth. Jesus is the reason for the season. One of the images that Pope Francis often uses is that of the door. He is calling on us to keep

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