Category: Family & Lifestyle

Healthy eating for one to four-year olds

What you need to know about the recently launched healthy eating guidelines for toddlers, writes Ruadhán Jones At the start of October, the Government launched their first-ever healthy eating guidelines for one to four-year olds. The Health Department told us, the guidelines were “developed by nutrition experts in Ireland, the guidelines are based on Irish…

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Where your love is revealed

Mindful Living In this article I want to continue to explore the depth of meaning in the John Main prayer which we say before meditation. “Heavenly Father, open our hearts to the silent presence of the Spirit of your Son. Lead us into that mysterious silence where your love is revealed to all who call.”…

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Faith in the Family

My mother-in-law Agnes used to hate the dark nights drawing in, the changing of the clocks, the prospect of winter. I can understand that many people may feel like that and that this year may feel even more challenging. Perhaps that is why the timing of Pope Francis’ new encyclical seems to me to be…

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Family News & Events

The Northern Ireland Mixed Marriage Association welcome Irish funding The chairman of NIMMA has welcomed “well-timed funding” from the Irish Government, one of the Associations most consistent funders. The Irish Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs has pledged a total of €5000 to help cover some of NIMMA’s running costs. Chairman Ken Dunn said, “We are…

Signs and symptoms of mouth cancer

Diagnoses of mouth and neck cancer to increase 30% in 25 years, writes Ruadhán Jones Here’s something that may have slipped by you – September 16 was Mouth Cancer Awareness day. I don’t think you would be alone, of course, and a possible explanation for this is that mouth and neck cancers are not as…

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Charity at a time of chaos

A Parent’s Perspective The line from the poem Easter 1916 by William Butler Yeats “all changed, changed utterly: a terrible beauty is born” has been in my head a lot recently. Queen Elizabeth famously referred to 1992 as her annus horribilis, a Latin phrase meaning horrible year. Like many other families all over Ireland and…

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The spiritual support: bringing Christ’s light to young minds

Personal Profile New Pastoral Manager at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) Chaplaincy, Shannon Campbell is rooted in both Catholicism and ecumenism. Having attended QUB to study post-primary education and having been actively involved in the chaplaincy’s pastoral team during her years there, time has shown Shannon its circular face. Speaking to The Irish Catholic, she attributed…

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Dad’s Diary

All the fun has gone out of the pandemic. It’s not that I mean to be flippant about something which has cost a million lives globally, and which continues to cause economic devastation. Yet most people acknowledge that there were real positives to the sudden interruption to normal life imposed by the spring lockdown. This…

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