This week's opinions

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Advent is a time to pause and reflect

December 8th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

I’m just back from the cemetery: our end of November run of funerals has extended into the start of Advent. Once again, I’m in trouble with the housekeeper for bringing quite a bit of my work home with me, in the substantial amount of mud I have trailed back into the house. Muddy shoes are an occupational hazard for priests throughout the year, not just winter. I’ve noticed that more families are opting—weather conditions permitting—for music at the graveside after the committal. This morning we were treated to Dame Shirley Bassey belting out I am what I am over the ... continue reading.
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Putting Christ back in Christmas

December 8th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

HUGH DOUGHERTY reckons Christian denominations should play consumerism at its own game —By HUGH DOUGHERTY ... continue reading.


xTime to grieve

An oasis for those broken by abortion

December 1st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SR AMDREA FRAILE tells of a place where grief can be expressed —By SR ANDREA FRAILE ... continue reading.


CONFIRMATION

The Holy Spirit is with us always

December 1st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS praises Catholic education and the Faith-filled pupils in our schools —By FR JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


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Are priests the barbers of the Church?

November 24th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS on the surprising similarities between hairdressers and the clergy — By FR JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


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A parliament of promiscuity and sin

November 17th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Hugh Dougherty says politicians have done little to stop the flouting of God’s laws - By HUGH DOUGHERTY ... continue reading.


10-POPE-PHONES

Put down your phone and experience life

November 17th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

PAUL CUDDIHY looks at our need to disconnect from our smartphones and reconnect with life —By PAUL CUDDIHY ... continue reading.


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Weighing the scales at the year’s end

November 17th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

As the nights drawn in, THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS asks if we are doing our bit to support the Church —By FR JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


Christ’s mercy touches society’s untouchables

November 10th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In a letter from America, BRANDON MCGINLEY describes how he joined a prison retreat and found that the love of God transcended social justice —By BRANDON MCGINLEY ... continue reading.


Take time to remember and reflect

November 10th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Personal and historic events can give us a fresh outlook THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS explains —By FR JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


Our parish housekeepers are saints

November 3rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS praises the women who are far from the Mrs Doyle caricature —By FR JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.



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