Category: Family & Lifestyle

Faith in the Family

We are off to Rome this weekend – and I am so excited! Now Rome in the middle of August will probably be sweltering hot but Rome is always wonderful. My brother Niall and sister-in-law Fritzie are in Ireland from Chicago for a couple of weeks and had decided to visit Rome which prompted our…

Five sand science experiments for you to enjoy

Children’s Corner Davis Clark   As we move deeper into summer, you may find yourself heading to the beach to catch a few rays before the season ends. While the ocean is certainly an opportunity to have fun, it can also provide the opportunity for learning. Playing with sand has always been a favourite activity…

Managing God’s house

Personal Profile Matthew Carlson learns about the intricacies of parish life   Born in England, Glen Phillips says that there were two things that were enforced in his house growing up: soccer and Faith. “I grew up going to Mass. Growing up in our house there were two things, being Catholic and supporting Manchester United,”…

Family News and Events

Ketch-up with the festival Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable? This historic debate could easily be the topic of discussion at a festival which celebrates the mysterious food item. The Totally Terrific Tomato Festival will be paying homage to the ingredient vital for bolognese and pizza, with a series of exhibitions, talks, cookery…

Mirror mirror on the wall…
Obsessing about how we look is extremely destructive, writes Davis Clark   Our constant presence in the digital world leaves us open to the bombardments of advertising, and because we unconsciously, whether by nature or nurture, compare ourselves to those around us, it would seem especially cruel that unreachable and often fabricated ideals are constantly…
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Getting animated for Francis!

WMOF2018 Brenda Drumm   A new series of digital animations and a six-part television series has been launched as part of ongoing preparations for the World Meeting of Families 2018 and the visit of Pope Francis. Both of these new resources focus on Amoris Laetitia, the document written by Pope Francis on love in the family.…

Family News and Events

Walking through history If you’re looking for a chance to experience traditional Irish culture while having a blast, then check out Irish Heritage Week. A great opportunity to explore your background, it will be held at places all around the nation from August 18 to August 26. Many national and hundreds of local communities participate…