Men of God who were much maligned

by J. Anthony Gaughan Sometimes, especially at this time of the year, it is good to look back over the recent past, and perhaps to add a corrective note to what had been written and perhaps widely accepted. I have been reading lately a book that was given to me as present, but which was…

In Delgany to begin Advent

College Chapel Choir, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth’s annual trip to the Carmelite Monastery in Delgany to pray Evening Prayer I of the First Sunday of Advent. Front row: Stephen Wilson, Mykola Diachuk, John Gerard Acton, Rev. Kevin Connelly, Antun Pasalic, Jordan MacGabhann. Back row: Pio Hartnett, Mark Moriarty, David Hodnett, Brendan Marshall, Ronan Armstrong, Anthony…

Sudanese New Year for Kerry Bon Secours staff

A group of staff from Tralee’s Bon Secours Hospital are preparing to spend the aftermath of Christmas offering much needed healthcare in South Sudan. The group, which will include three doctors and 12 nurses, as well as support staff, will set out for the conflict-stricken African country on December 27, and will remain there till…

Bringing the youth back to God

Youth Space   Imelda Hartnett gives an insight into the life of ministry   Most days I would wake up not knowing what the day ahead would look like. Every couple of mornings I would wake up in a different bed, a different house, heading off to a school I’ve never been to before. I…

Appreciate what God has given us all

Fr Conor McDonough “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things” (Phil 4:8). This beloved passage often comes to mind when I’m struck by a…

Family News and Events

Marriage – An Unlikely Blessing Marriage’s benefits are hardly something The Irish Catholic has skimped on extolling in the past, but one thing perhaps neglected in these pages is how it may lower the risks of developing dementia. A study of worldwide studies suggests that single people are between 24% and 42% more likely to…