Category: Family & Lifestyle

Tips for successful springtime studying

Studying is difficult at the best of times, but especially as the weather turns for the better, writes Jason Osborne A  number of friends of mine have been settling down to study recently as one test or another reared its head. The studies range from college to exams for work, but the fundamentals remain the same. In ordinary…

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Dreaming big after a long journey

Personal Profile Vocations Sunday 2021 marked the culmination of ten years hard work for Brother – now Father – Damian Casey OFM, as he was ordained to priesthood by Archbishop of Dublin Dr Dermot Farrell. It was a joyous day for Fr Damian, whose path to the priesthood was a long one, he says. “It’s…

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A vaccine that outweighs the risks

Medical Matters Over one billion people globally have now received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine. While this may sound encouraging, it only represents about 14% of the world’s population with notable differences in vaccine roll out by country. Israel now takes the place at the top of league table with over 50%…

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Dad’s Diary

Like many parents, thanks to the lockdown, I’ve been moonlighting as a hairdresser. With the actual hairdressers being closed these last months, we’ve had no choice but to take matters into our own hands. My wife even ordered a proper hairdressers’ scissors and combs online, to give us an undeserved air of professionalism. With these…

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Family News

Disney brings fantasy film to Ireland The production company working with Disney to bring a new film to life has set up in Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. A large film set for the movie Disenchanted – sequel to Disney’s blockbuster Enchanted – is being built in the centre of Enniskerry village, with filming expected to begin…

Sustainability in the home

Implementing sustainable practices at home is tricky, but the increased time we spend there now is an incentive, writes Jason Osborne It’s interesting that caring for the environment is such a contentious issue in many Catholic circles these days – although I think it’s often the condescending manner in which the message is sometimes communicated…

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Faith in the Family

It is probably the dread of every Catholic parent that some day their child will say: “I do not believe what you believe.” As a result, we may be reluctant to get into conversations about faith because at some level we feel it is better not to enquire too deeply, to open up too challenging…

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Leading the full life of a Pioneer

Personal Profile Lockdown has left many people, businesses and organisations struggling and the Pioneer Association – a Catholic movement against alcohol abuse – is no different. Knowing this, for life-long member and activist Mary Brady it was a no-brainer to put her recovery from a hip operation to good use. She has raised more than…

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