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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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The Problem of Direct Provision

Posted on
Friday, November 15th, 2019

Fintan O’ Toole (Irish Times) recently wrote  ………. “In 1992, the concept of limbo – a place for the souls of infants who died before they could be baptised and who therefore merited neither Heaven nor hell, was dropped from the Catholic catechism.

Eight years later the concept was given new life in Ireland. It was renamed “direct provision”. Direct

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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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