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Minding our Mental Health

Posted on
Friday, November 8th, 2019

Recent research shows that levels of mental illness, anxiety, and depression are at an all-time high, especially among younger people. I recently came across these Ten Tips for keeping balance and good Mental Health.

1. Life is tough and feelings can be the toughest things of all. Learn to befriend them, understand them and realise that you are much more

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SOUND ADVICE

Posted on
Friday, November 1st, 2019

I really like the following guidelines from the bosses desk!! If we can read them slowly and often it may well help us to implement them in our daily lives.

From Gods Desk 

Please be aware that there are changes you need to make in your life. These changes need to be completed in order that I may fulfil my

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November – A Time to Remember

Posted on
Friday, October 25th, 2019

Time moves by too quickly, where has this year gone!! This week we begin winter time. November is a time to remember all our loved ones who have gone before us. Death is that challenging confrontation that reminds us “We are only here for a short time”. Death points us to mystery. A Christian proclamation, “Christ has died, Christ is

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What will the Amazon Synod do for the Church?

Posted on
Friday, October 18th, 2019

The Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region was controversial long before this Autumn. Self-described orthodox Catholics have worried over its potential impact far from the Amazon. One of the issues to be discussed at the synod is the acute shortage of priests in the nine countries that make up Amazonia.

A proposal that has been kicked down the road

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Saint John Henry Newman…. A wonderful saint

Posted on
Friday, October 11th, 2019

This Sunday, October 13 2019, will be canonized on October 13 2019, in Rome. Pope Francis decreed that Newman and four other blesseds will be canonized together in St. Peter’s Square. Indian Sister Marian Thresia, founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family; Italian Sister Giuseppina Vannini; Brazilian Sister Dulce Lopes Pontes, and Marguerite Bays, a Swiss

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An “Extraordinary Mercy” – “I give you the power of the keys”

Posted on
Friday, October 4th, 2019

Pope Francis made a phone call to a leading theologian and priest who was suspended from active ministry in part over his LGBTQ-affirming work, and gave the theologian “the power of the keys,” a phrase indicating his restoration to active priesthood.

Francis placed the call two years ago to Fr. James Alison who only yesterday shared in The Tablet his

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God’s Coffee

Posted on
Friday, September 20th, 2019

A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups – porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some

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God is with us

Posted on
Friday, September 13th, 2019

A minister passing through his church in the middle of the day decided to pause by the altar and see who had come to pray. Just then the back door opened, a man came down the aisle, the minister frowned as he saw the man hadn’t shaved in a while. His shirt was shabby, old, and his coat was worn

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