This week's opinions


Faith and forgiveness in the Democratic Republic of Congo

April 17th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In January this year, I embarked on my first ever SCIAF press trip. My colleagues past and present had always spoken highly of such trips, having shared with me their personal stories from the various countries they had visited with the charity. Despite building up a fair bit of knowledge based on what my peers had told me, I really didn’t know what to expect. While I’m sure most of our readers will be well-aware of SCIAF, every year the charity hosts its Wee Box Big Change Lenten appeal, with a different focus pictured on the wee boxes each year. This year’s appeal ... continue reading.
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The virtue of patience will see us all through

March 30th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

James Bundy finds lessons from the saints for the present crisis.... continue reading.


Rich lessons to be learned from an unsought sabbatical

March 30th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Ronald Rolheiser explains why we must show love to others throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.... continue reading.

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We must remember the victory of Easter

March 30th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Jim Clarke says it is important that we remember the message and victory of Easter, despite the difficult circumstances the world finds itself in.... continue reading.

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Why you should say a prayer with me now

March 30th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Mary McGinty discovers a shared rosary has the power to make the current crisis seem almost manageable.... continue reading.

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Finding new ways to be as we enter tough times

March 30th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

As priests celebrate Mass alone in empty churches, new ways of being the Church are certain to emerge in uncertain times just like they have done before... continue reading.

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Sometimes being ‘hands off’ can show that you care

March 20th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Stephen Reilly explains how Jesus’ example relates to our response to the coronavirus.... continue reading.

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It’s going to get worse before it gets better but hope and Faith endure

March 20th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

With challenging times upon us, Ian Dunn says it is important to remember the Faith and courage of others as the coronavirus spreads around the world.... continue reading.

A time to look out for one another

March 20th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Coronavirus calls on us to remember the importance of community and caring for the vulnerable, Fr Michael Kane says.... continue reading.

Scrambling for words? Put it in a letter

March 13th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

How we communicate, or more particularly, the care and attention we give it, can help change lives, Fr Jamie McMorrin writes.... continue reading.

Shining a flashlight into the darkest of places

March 13th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

None of us likes to reflect on our failures, mistakes and misdeeds, but meditating on our sins can have surprising consequences, as Susan Mansfield finds as the Ignatian Lent Retreat progresses... continue reading.

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