Category: Family & Lifestyle

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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Celebrating the full Easter season

With Easter Sunday come and gone, it’s important not to forget to continue celebrating what God has done for us, writes Jason Osborne If you’re in any way like me, you’ll be feeling like you’re nearly at the end of your spiritual-attention span, having weathered a long Lent and embraced the Triduum, with all of its…

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Astronomers discover new type of stellar explosion A newly-discovered kind of stellar explosion could be commonplace in the universe and may change people’s understanding of how eruptions in stars occur, astronomers have suggested. A micronova is a blast that lasts for just a few hours, which makes it very difficult to observe. These explosions take…

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Foggy thinking among confused undergraduates

Everyday Philosophy A friend who shares my fate of being a graduate student in philosophy was recently regaling me with tales of what teaching undergraduates was like. She informed me that an increasing number of them at her university were “both utilitarians and relativists”. She said it laughing, because this quite a mean feat. The…

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Faith in the family

Charlotte Vard Young people face many new challenges that some adults who are of a different generation are not aware of. From the daily broadcast of their every move on social media, to dealing with the heightened anxiety that stems from the need to ‘fit in’, young people live life online. TikTok is often their…

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Learning to love God through music

Personal Profile Ruth Hogan grew up in a family that was both musical and Catholic, but it took some time for both these childhood realities to find their home in her life. After spending time in the Holy Family Mission and giving retreats herself, she realised that music is a gift God gave her to…

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