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Earth Day 2018

Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution  Countdown to April 22 Plastic pollution is poisoning our oceans and land, injuring marine life, and affecting our health!  Help End Plastic Pollution by finding out how many plastic items you consume every year and make a PLEDGE to reduce the amount. Earth Day 2018 is dedicated to providing the information...

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Good Friday

Isaiah 52:13-53:12 See, my servant shall prosper; he shall be exalted and lifted up, and shall be very high. Just as there were many who were astonished at him –so marred was his appearance, beyond human semblance, and his form beyond that of mortals– so he shall startle many nations; kings shall shut their mouths...

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#MyFreedomDay

#MyFreedomDay March 14 is #MyFreedomDay – a CNN day-long Freedom Project which is a student-driven event to raise awareness of Modern Slavery. CNN Freedom Project for #MyFreedomDay is being held on March 14, 2018. Throughout this day, students around the world will take part in activities within their schools and communities, to raise awareness about...

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Arise My Love.

Arise, My Love! This was the homily given at the Funeral of Sr. Mary Neylon in Magheramore, Wicklow, by Sr. Maura Lyden, on February 21st, 2018.     We are gathered here this morning to express our love and sadness at the death of our loving Sister Mary. Sunday, 11th of February was the feast...

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World Day of Social Justice and remembering Asma Jehangir

World Day of Social Justice 2018 Theme: Workers on the Move: The Quest for Social Justice, and remembering Asma Jehangir.    The Social Justice theme for this year is: Workers on the Move: The Quest for Social Justice.   Social Justice is about upholding the principles of social justice which promotes gender equality or the...

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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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