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The coming of Christ the ‘rebel’

DECLAN O'KEEFFE :: Songwriter Jackson Brown saw Jesus as a rebel and wondered how our celebrations of Christmas today would sit with the man whose anger cleared the temple of the moneychangers

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Balanced mood, balanced life

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: Conversations with a psychotherapist and a spiritual companion set the author on a journey to explore ways to maintain balanced mood for a balanced life.

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The ‘normalcy’ of homelessness

KEVIN HARGADEN :: The recent spate of harsh language around homelessness expresses a dangerous trend in our society. This is something Christians should be furious about.

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The greatest of these is charity, not clarity

DERMOT ROANTREE :: Fr Thomas G Weinandy's recent letter to the Pope was wrong on many counts. Not least it lays undue stress on clarity – at the expense of charity

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The death penalty and doctrine, Part 1

DERMOT ROANTREE :: To understand the accusations of heresy which traditionalists level at the Pope, it's necessary to examine the 'clash of mentalities'

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Stopping by to say ‘Hi’

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: Seeking a balanced lifestyle means grasping the many opportunities to apply the brakes, such as stopping to spend time with an elderly person. Saint Ignatius wants us to fortify ourselves.

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Tea and thoughts

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: World Mental Health Day on 10 October encouraged us to seek balance in our lives. This blog post looks at achieving that balance through Chinese tea and our thoughts.

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Called to do the impossible

DERMOT ROANTREE :: We have an infinite duty to other people – a duty we simply cannot fulfill. At least, though, we can refrain from acting as if some people have a greater value than others.

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The wonderful ordinary

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: Our holidays can be a great opportunity to turn away from fantasy and to turn towards the wonderful ordinary. Here a personal journey is shared.

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Heat of desire

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: Getting close to the heat of what you really want requires a long-lasting look at reality and some hard questioning, but the “joys that endure” are well worth it.

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