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The Lunar New Year. The Year of the Dog.

The Lunar New Year. The Year of the Dog. Wishing you all a Happy Lunar New Year  The dog is the eleventh in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. The Years of the Dog include 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030, 2042… A dog is person’s good friend who can understand the...

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Lent.   Lent is a time of fasting, moderation, and self-denial. It is a time of repentance and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection.                                                           It begins with Ash Wednesday and ends with Easter Sunday. The length of the Lenten fast was established in the 4th century as 46 days (40...

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St. Josephine Bakhita, a Survivor of Human Trafficking.

St. Josephine Bakhita. The First International Day of Prayer on Human Trafficking on February 8th, 2018. You may or may not be familiar with the story of St. Josephine Bakhita, a modern saint who died in 1947. She was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2000, and her story has become increasingly significant to...

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Reward Work, Not Wealth. Oxfam revelations.

Reward Work, not Wealth. Richest 1 percent made 82 percent of wealth created last year – poorest half of humanity got nothing.  Oxfam. This is an alarming reality that Oxfam has alerted us to just as the world’s elite prepared to mingle at the World Economic Forum last week, January 2018, Oxfam revealed that 82%...

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Refugee Crisis.

Bishop William Nolan laments Government response to refugee crisis.   Bishop William Nolan of Galloway, President of Justice and Peace Scotland has focused on the plight of forgotten migrants in his letter for Justice and Peace Sunday which was observed in Scotland on 7th January. In his letter, sent to every parish in the country,...

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Pope’s homily for New Year’s Day Mass, 2018.

Pope’s homily for New Year’s Day Mass, 2018.   Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis  Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God                                                                    ...

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Rosary on the Coast of Ireland.

Rosary on the Coast for Life and Faith in Ireland An unprecedented prayer gathering on the Irish coast last Sunday, the Feast of Christ the King  turned out to be the largest religious event of its kind in Ireland for almost 40 years. In 1946, Ireland became the first country in the world to be...

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Sr. Joanna Krupa’s Funeral Liturgy Reflection.

  Funeral Liturgy Reflection on the Missionary Life of Sister Joanna Krupa, SSC                                                                                      ...

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Homily at Sr. Carmel Mongey’s Funeral.

Homily at Sr. Carmel Mongey’s Funeral given by Sr. Ann Breen. This morning we are gathered to pray for and to say our last farewell to Sr. Carmel. As we thank God for her life, we experience also the pain of saying goodbye.  With Rose, I welcome all of you who have come today to...

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You Raise Me Up

   You Raise Me Up.   The state funeral of Sr. Dr. Ruth Pfau, a German doctor, 87 years old, who came to Pakistan more than 50 years ago, and devoted her life to battling leprosy was held on August 19th 2017 in Karachi. She was a member of the Daughters of the Heart of...

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