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God’s Wings…….Gives Hope

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Friday, June 23rd, 2017

An article in National Geographic several years ago provided a penetrating picture of God’s wings. After a forest fire in Yellowstone National Park, forest rangers began their trek up a mountain to assess the inferno’s damage. One ranger found a bird literally petrified in ashes, perched statuesquely on the ground at the base of a tree.

Somewhat sickened by the

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Gerard Manley Hopkins…..An Inspirational Christian Life.

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Friday, June 16th, 2017

2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the Hopkins Summer school, taking place in Newbridge College, from 21st-27th July. This is an occasion for many poetry lovers to gather and celebrate the remarkable inspiration offered by Hopkins. A poet, whose inner turmoil and spiritual hunger gave birth to some of humanities greatest poetic works.

Like many other poets,

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Change of Altitiude

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Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Helen had decided that her best chance of getting hired by a company doing geological survey work in the Alaskan wilderness was to earn a private license to fly twin-engine planes. A few days later she began taking lessons from a wise old bush pilot, highly respected throughout the region for his cool and collected ways of dealing with the

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Open Hands….. Open Heart….

Posted on
Friday, May 19th, 2017

Sometimes people you have never met face to face have an influence in your life that is hard to measure.

It might be a family member, maybe a great Grandma, who died before you were born but whose name and life has run bright as oral DNA through the thread of your family tree, always talked about, respected and held

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Catholicsm and the Census

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Friday, May 5th, 2017

So now we know. While commentators were avidly awaiting the results of the 2016 Census to see how Irish society had (or hadn’t) changed in the five years since Census 2011, my sense is that what kept many awake at night wasn’t the number of, say, Lithuanians as distinct from Romanians in the country. Rather, I suspect, it was the

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