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Time to take our kids off the internet

October 21st, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE recent Good Child Report from the Children’s Society—an annual study of the wellbeing of children in the UK—shows increasing numbers of children are suffering from mental health problems, and the authors suggest ever increasing social media usage is a contributing factor. Here is a radical idea: the internet is not for children. Yet, schools let pupils use the internet—including social media—in and around the school, and many parents allow their children to be online entirely unsupervised. Is it really impossible to have friends without a phone? Is it really a necessary part of growing up to be plugged into social ... continue reading.

Let us pray, but let us also contemplate

October 14th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Ronald Rolheiser - Contemplative prayer is at times met with scepticism, but it is merely reaching out directly to God ... continue reading.


My own Year of Mercy is a year of tears

September 9th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

How weeping at my favourite films relates to the message that the Church has been trying to spread Sr Roseann Reddy... continue reading.


The confessions of a fundraising priest

August 19th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Four simple steps that got his church out of the red—without having to ask anyone for more money... continue reading.


Fear is the little death

August 12th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Ronald Rolheiser... continue reading.

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  • A powerful report from Missio’s work with disabled children in Kenya on Mission Sunday
  • The launch of new feature, the bow in the Heavens, a parish diary from Fr Joseph Bollan
  • Stunning Pictures from the re opening Mass of St Columbkille’s, Rutherglen after lengthy renovations
  • The story of a new charity that offers refuge to bereaved parents
  • More tributes to the late Bishop John Mone

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