Family and Lifestyle

Communion and Liberation is an ecclesial movement whose purpose is the education to Christian maturity of its adherents and collaboration in the mission of the Church in all the spheres of contemporary life. It began in Italy in 1954 when Fr Luigi Giussani established a Christian presence in Berchet high school in Milan with a group called Student...

"What is the purpose of a pilgrimage?” “Someone who goes on a pilgrimage ‘prays with his feet’ and experiences with all his sense that his entire life is one long journey to God.” YOUCAT 266 During the summer months, many people take some time to recharge the batteries. Some people plan family time. Some young people decide to ‘holiday’ post exams...

O nce again, as thousands of students are sitting examinations, and the academic year draws to a close, the topic of education is a popular one. However, what constitutes true education? Reviewing and articulating our understanding of the term is a skill we all need to refine, practise and commit to regularly. Why? Because ‘education’ is integral...

Depending on your age you may have a fondness for a particular Pope. There are now some young people who can compare their opinions on their favourite Pope. During my life time I have witnessed four very different Popes. There was also the curious year of three Popes in 1978. Young people now have an opportunity to compare three Pope’s most likely...

Last week, the Irish Medicines Board commissioned a survey looking at how and where Irish adults get information about medicines that they take. Apparently, less than two thirds of us read the product information materials (leaflets and boxes) that go with prescribed medicines, and only half of us read the...

Give Up Clothes for Good, Ireland’s biggest clothes drive, has returned for the fourth time, aiming to raise funds for Enable Ireland’s vital services for children with disabilities across the country, in association with designer brands-for-less retailer TK Maxx. Give Up Clothes for Good asks the public to drop their bags of unwanted quality...

Halloween is a busy night for the emergency services. In just 12 hours last Halloween night, Dublin city fire brigade and ambulance services answered 727 emergency calls. Sometimes, they had stones thrown at them as they tried to put out fires. The extra call outs cost €1 million in Dublin alone. The next morning, Dublin’s clean up bill comes to a...

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