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Soldiers, doctors and the 8th

EDMOND GRACE SJ :: Abortion, like warfare, is killing sanctioned by law. Those who take part in either have to overcome the fundamental human resistance to killing others.

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Positive mental health in Clongowes

ANNE MARIE DOLAN :: Clongowes Wood College is committed to building a culture of positive mental health through a number of education and awareness events.

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The ironies of Catholic traditionalism

DERMOT ROANTREE :: There are some disconcerting ironies in the attitude of Catholic traditionalism, not least that it has come to resemble the very thing it opposes

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The flowing magis

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: The author introduces the psycho-spiritual concept of 'the flowing magis' using Saint Alphonsus Rodriguez as a classic example.

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Singing ‘We are the Church’

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: An experience at the once Jesuit church in Ballymun triggered the author to follow a path of inclusivity which will not stop at the World Meeting of Families in August.

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The Dead of Winter

DECLAN O'KEEFFE :: Snow is much more likely to arrive during Lent and to coincide with our remembrance of His 40 days in the desert.

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Getting under the skin of racism in Ireland

KEVIN HARGADEN :: We Irish have no right to imagine that racism is a problem just for other countries, particularly given the way we treat the Travelling Community

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The Church and #metoo

KEVIN HARGADEN :: In the last year a remarkable shift has begun in attitudes around sexual abuse that, while very difficult, demand the attention of Christians

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Relating inward and outward

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: Strengthening our relationships requires us to look within ourselves and outside of ourselves. Can we learn anything new from a mystic or a psychologist?

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Leaning in and letting go

ANNE MARIE DOLAN :: A new year can be looked at as leaning into a new season of life and may be viewed as going through a season of change like a trapeze artist.

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