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The Day For All Saints

November 1st – All Saints Day All Saints Day, celebrated on November 1st commemorates all the saints of the church, both known and unknown, who have attained Heaven.  For Catholics, it is a holy day of obligation.  The first evidence for the November 1st date of celebration occurred during the reign of Pope Gregory III (731-741)… Read More

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St Therese of Lisieux

St Therese, the ‘Little Flower’ of Lisieux St Therese of Lisieux, the ‘little flower’ is remembered especially in her feast day on October 1st.  One of the Catholic Church’s most popular Saints, Pope Pius X called her “the greatest saint of modern times.”  Thérèse is something of an enigma in that she died when she was… Read More

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Christian Persecution – Still Going On

Christian Persecution – Still Going On I was at a Mass recently where the Priest talked about how Christians are the most persecuted religion in the world today. I had heard about this before; back in 2012 the German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the same thing to a gathering of the Lutheran Church. It was… Read More

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Brexit – Love Thy Neighbour

Love Thy Neighbour As a country Ireland’s nearest neighbour is of course England, that other island just across the water.  Sadly love has seldom come into the relationship between the two countries, although in recent times, and especially since the Good Friday Agreement, relations have improved greatly.  Now however, to quote a speaker I heard… Read More