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World Day Of The Poor

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Sunday, 19 November Extracts from the message of Pope Francis and a reflection by Fr Sean Healy SMA ‘Let us love, not with words, but with deeds.’ ‘This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him’ (Ps 34:6). The Church has always understood the importance of this cry. We possess an outstanding testimony to this in […]


Act justly, love tenderly, walk humbly

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Today, 24 October, we celebrate the seventy-second anniversary of the United Nations. The United Nations evolved out of the aftermath of two horrendous world wars that brought untold suffering and loss of life. The purpose of the UN was to save ‘succeeding generations from the scourge of war’, to ‘reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights’, to ‘establish […]


Welcoming Autumn

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The autumn equinox on 22 September is one of two days in the year when almost the whole planet experiences a roughly equal day and night. It brings us into that beautiful transitional season of autumn. There is a noticeable shift in the weather. The nights get longer and the air begins to cool. The leaves change […]


Light from darkness

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This week begins on a date that is etched in our memories, 11 September. It was on this day that the word ‘terror’ took on a whole new meaning and came knocking on everyone’s doors. Today, we are accustomed to breaking news announcing yet another terror attack. People’s lives have changed forever because of that […]


A Blessing

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Let us start this year conscious of the presence of God in each one of us, in everyone and everything around us, in all that we say and do and in all that will happen throughout the coming year. Let the reassuring words of God, ‘Do not fear, for I am with you’ (Is 41:10), […]


Welcome the stranger

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We begin this week by remembering those who lost their lives in fires at the Grenfell Tower, London and in Pedrógão Grande, Portugal. We also remember the victims of the terror attack on the Muslim community in Finsbury Park, London. Our hearts and prayers go out to everyone affected by these devastating incidents. Today we […]