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Tips for Lent from Isaiah – Fr John McCarthy

In a recent Sunday Gospel Jesus tells us: ’You are the light of the world.’ The first reading from the prophet Isaiah in the Old Testament on that Sunday also tells us of seven ways in which we can be a light to others. There are seven practical things all of us can do – […]

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Pickled Cucumber, Cabbage and Meeting Jesus in the Fields of Mercy

This essay was written by Norma O’Leary, a 19-year-old young woman from Donoughmore parish. Norma is currently a First Year student in a Health Sciences (Radiography) course in UCD. Here, she writes about her experience of the World Youth Day pilgrimage to Krakow with her diocese in July 2016. What exactly is World Youth Day and what does […]

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The Healing Power of Confession – by Fr. Eamonn McCarthy, C.C. Macroom

Forgiveness is at the heart of the teaching and ministry of Our Divine Saviour, yet, as the song goes, ‘sorry seems to be the hardest word.’ Why is it that many people have such great difficulty going to confession when the TV and radio chat shows endlessly indulge audiences with the often less-than-edifying lives of […]

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