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6 APRIL 2021, EASTER TUESDAY

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Leaders and those in authority regularly take to the podium in this time of pandemic to tell citizens about the latest directives concerning the distribution of vaccines and the imposition and lifting of restrictions about travel, lifestyle, family visits etc. Citizens continue to ask questions, ‘What can we do?’ ‘What will happen my business, my […]


31 MARCH 2021, WEDNESDAY IN HOLY WEEK

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An anonymous post on Facebook recently read, ‘The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from your enemies.’ A challenging question arises, ‘Will you still love even if you are hurt?’  Betrayal is probably one of the worst things that can happen in a relationship. Betrayal breaks trust and trust is not easy […]


30 MARCH 2021, TUESDAY IN HOLY WEEK

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In the calendar year, people set aside certain weeks to celebrate specific events. For instance, in schools children participate in Science Week, Maths Week, Friendship Week, Catholic Schools Week, Active Week etc. The world sets aside international days to include World Book Day, World Wildlife Day, World Water Day, World Poetry Day and many more. […]


29 MARCH 2021, MONDAY IN HOLY WEEK

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In spite of Covid restrictions, preparations take place for the Easter season. Easter eggs and Easter fare sell well in supermarkets and local shops. Advertisements on the media encourage people to buy all the essentials to celebrate the Easter feast. Nobody expected to be in this second season of lockdown. We hoped that Easter of […]


24 MARCH 2021, FIFTH WEEK IN LENT

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Some think, ‘it is just children who break boundaries that their parents/guardians set for them.’ A parent/guardian says, ‘don’t go to such and such a place’ or ‘you must be home at a certain time’ etc and the instruction falls on ears that choose not to hear. This time of pandemic, the authorities restrict play […]


22 MARCH 2021, MONDAY FIFTH WEEK IN LENT

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It is so easy to apportion blame or accusation on a person. This forms the plot in books and films. Sadly, it regularly happens in a person’s life and can have devastating consequences on mental health.  A person blames another in the wrong because perhaps, they are afraid to tell the truth about something. Maybe […]


16 MARCH 2021, TUESDAY FOURTH WEEK IN LENT

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Water is one of life’s necessities. It is a natural gift; sometimes a gift taken for granted. The experiences of Awut’s life story as told in the Trócaire Lenten Campaign (2021) reveals the difficulty of life without water. Awut took her grandchildren into her care because their parents died in the war in Sudan.  Awut […]


15 MARCH 2021, MONDAY FOURTH WEEK OF LENT

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The words ‘new’ and ‘hope’ have potential to fill the human mind and heart with peace, excitement and joy. We anticipate the ‘new’ being somewhat better than the present or the past. What new thing do you now wait for in your life? During this third time of lockdown, people are joyful because they hope […]