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Life after Covid19

Life after covid19

This week we saw the beginning of what is referred to as the opening up of our country. Hand in hand with this is the notion of ‘the new normal’, a phrase which strikes fear in the hearts of some, intimating that things have changed irrevocably. I am still getting used to the idea of… Read More

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The Pope has a Dream

St Pope John Paul II- cardinal

Pope St John Paul II was born one hundred years ago last Monday.  When future historians look back on the most influential personalities of the 20th century, his name will undoubtedly loom large in their accounts.  Even his critics would agree that few individuals have had a greater impact-not just in the field of religion-but… Read More

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From Anti-Semitism to Auschwitz

holocaust camp

On January 27, 1945 the notorious Nazi death camp at Auschwitz was liberated by Soviet forces.  On Monday this week, hundreds of Holocaust survivors joined delegates from world governments, (including our own President Michael D. Higgins) at the site where more than one million people were murdered when the Nazis occupied Poland during World War… Read More

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Christianity and Buddhism

Budhism and Christianity

This Sunday sees the celebration of the birthday of Buddha according to the Gregorian calendar.  The only thing I knew about the Buddhist religion was their respect for all forms of life so I decided to compare it with Christianity and learn a bit more in the process! Buddhism originated in North-East India sometime between… Read More