Category: Features

Life or death

When disaster strikes it can be difficult not to freeze, to become motionless in a moment when action is needed immediately to save a life. It’s one thing overcoming this fear or anxiety, it’s another to know what to do in a situation in which a person’s life is on the line. Whether this is…

Encouraging courageous Mothers of the Church

Personal Profile The subject of women’s role in the Church has been a hot topic in recent years. In Kilmore diocese, one talented individual has been key in organising a group of women who are keen to learn more about modern human and spiritual formation. Originally from Chicago and of Irish parentage, Kathryn Clarke is…

Morals and movies: lessons from the silver screen

Towards the end of Sam Raimi’s first Spider-Man film (released 15 years ago now, so I hope the statute of limitations has passed on spoilers), the villainous Green Goblin confronts our titular hero with a moral dilemma. He engineers a situation where Spidey’s beloved Mary Jane Watson and a cable car full of schoolchildren are…

Dealing with difficult bosses

As the weather heats up so can the office as tensions intensify or disputes go downhill, but all is not lost, there are a few tactics that can help improve the work atmosphere even when dealing with an exasperating manager. Support them This may sound counterintuitive, but being supportive and helping your boss become more…

Meditation from the mind of a child

Mindful living Dr Noel Keating In this article I present an account of what it can be like for a child to experience meditation, based on what children have told me. I want to stress that this is not the experience of any one child. Although written in the first person, the description is a…

Family News and Events

Never fail to hail the wooded trail Ever wanted to play in the forest? Have you ever wanted to bring your family to try orienteering? Mountain biking? Hiking? Now is your chance. Kicking off at Ballyhoura Trail Head in Glenosheen woods, Ardpatrick, Co. Limerick, a Family Adventure Day will take place on Sunday, July 21, from…

Feel the burn

Chai Brady discusses six precautions needed for having fun in the sun Summer is a time many of us take to the outdoors, perhaps a trip abroad or just to a local park, but there are several precautions to take and dangers to keep in mind when deciding to bask in the sun. Although Ireland…

De-stress to impress

Students’ exam stress can be conquered if addressed, writes Hannah Harn   Summer holidays are fast approaching, but students across the country are gearing up for their final exams, projects and leaving certs. For many, this means long days and late nights in libraries and at study sessions with their eyes locked on textbooks, computer…

Plan your summer fun

Hannah Harn discusses summer holiday options for kids of all ages   Now that young people are at the cusp of surviving another school year, they’ll have three months off to relax and recharge before kicking back into gear in autumn. However, nobody wants to run out of things to do after a week, and…