Reflections

OUR CHOICE FOR LIFE

I recently received an email from Uplift asking me to fill in a questionnaire on my views on abortion in the lead up to the referendum in Ireland this year.  …

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PRINCE OF PEACE IN A VIOLENT WORLD

On the first January this year, Pope Francis delivered his usual message of peace to the world.  He urged us to remember the 250 million migrants worldwide of whom 22.5 …

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No Room at the Inn

“While they were there the time came for the baby to be born and she gave birth to her firstborn a son.  She wrapped him in cloths and placed him …

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Reflection on Sundays in Advent, Year B

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT   “Prepare a way for the Lord. Make his paths straight.”       Mark 1:3   Mark 1: 1-8 REFLECTION: The Gospel of Mark is the shortest of the four Gospels. Reading Mark’s first words, …

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Reflections on Sundays in Advent, Year B

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT   “Be on your guard, stay awake…” Mark 13: 33-37 REFLECTION: It may seem surprising that the reading selected for the First Sunday of Advent is not taken from the earlier …

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