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Pope’s book launched by Nuncio

Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, Papal Nuncio to Ireland, launched 'Sharing the wisdom of time', by Pope Francis and friends

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WMOF: Young people discern

Young people from all over Europe prepared for the World Meeting of Families with a special retreat in Manresa, Dublin

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The soft sound of praise

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: Enjoying life doesn’t always come with Hallelujah moments of acclamation. As can be found in the lives of three saints, it is often less obvious at first glance.

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Lent 2018: Week after Lent: The Displacement of Home

Read 1 Peter 2:4-12 When did secularity become ascendant in Ireland? Was it when pubs were allowed to be opened on Sunday in Northern Ireland, which only happened in 1989? Or was it when contraception was allowed to be sold in the Republic back in 1978? Was it when RTE’s first television broadcast began in 1961? Or was it the ...

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Lent 2018: Week 7 – The captive God

Read Matthew 27:11-26 Throughout Lent, we have considered the complex meaning of “home” in the Scriptures. Home is both a thing to be treasured – a destination longed for by the pilgrimaging people of Exodus – and a thing to be forsaken – as Abram is compelled to walk away from one home in search of another. Our collective mythical ...

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Lent 2018: Week 6 – The wandering God

Read: Luke 15:11-32 The parable we consider this week is perhaps, along with the Good Samaritan, the best-known and most-loved of all Jesus’ divine yarns. There is, of course, no mention of the word “prodigal” anywhere in the tale. In fact, the earliest existing report of such a title came in the commentaries of St. Jerome (347-420), who, perceptively, talks ...

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Lent 2018: Week 5 – The refugee God

Read: Matthew 2:13-18 How rare it is that in the midst of the crass consumerism and sentimental spirituality that is modern Christmas that we reflect on the first people invited to visit the Messiah? The shepherds, bearing the smell of their sheep and filthy from the mountains, were impoverished, illiterate, and disrespected in their society. They are the first to ...

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