Spinning a bucket and learning about a force

Children’s Corner If a person was to say that you couldn’t get wet despite an upside-down bucket of water being above your head, you might think they have lost their mind. But what happens when the bucket is spinning quickly in a circular motion? This experiment examines something people may have already experienced in their…

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Pope Francis’ challenge: Is this the path you are meant to follow?

Vocational Supplement Ireland’s hostile media landscape can make promoting religious vocations difficult, Chai Brady hears The Church’s long history across the world has been punctuated with tremendous growth and decline, despite these swings and roundabouts there has always been those who felt a calling to enter religious life – even though the numbers sometimes dwindle.…

Call to dial down rhetoric as NI election approaches

A professor of human rights in the North has warned rhetoric in the run up to the election and at protests against the Northern Ireland Protocol are “very concerning”. Catholic academic Prof. Colin Harvey of Queen’s University Belfast, who suffered severe online abuse after he was targeted in a speech at an anti-protocol rally earlier…

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French sister becomes oldest person alive

Sr André of the Daughters of Charity, born Lucile Randon, has become the oldest person on Earth, aged 118. The blind sister lives at a nursing home in Toulon along the Mediterranean coast. She begins each day with breakfast, a morning Mass, and has a glass of wine every day. Sr André was born into…

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