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Danish artist takes the money and runs A Danish museum loaned an artist 534,000 kroner (over €71,800) in cash to recreate old artworks of his using the banknotes, but he ended up pocketing the money and sending blank canvasses with a new title: “Take the Money and Run”. Jens Haaning, a Danish artist, was commissioned…

Perfecting public speaking

The return to offices, colleges and schools means more presentations, so it’s a good idea to practice public speaking, writes Jason Osborne Whether it’s in front of a large audience or before a small team of colleagues, most of us have to speak before groups of people at some time or other. The pandemic mitigated this…

Is it bigoted to be sure we’re right?

Everyday Philosophy How open-minded should a Christian be? On the one hand, open-mindedness is generally a good thing. Being open to the possibility of learning new things, and to the possibility that one is mistaken, is a mark of a healthy mind. It’s also a sign of humility. Openness to being wrong is an acknowledgement…

Faith in the Family

Gerard Gallagher Without a doubt, restrictions and measures employed during the Covid-19 pandemic have had a lasting impact on our parishes and our families. For 18 months we were unable to physically gather in our parishes. It was the same with families, many were unable to meet during this period. Clearly the Church missed the…

Combining new and old experiences

Personal Profile Fr Sean Coyle and Fr Donal O’Hanlon are retired Columban missionaries who are now based in Dalgan Park, Co. Meath. Both spent the vast majority of their ministry in the Philippines, where they encountered both tragedy and fulfilment in the turbulent state. The two priests were involved in the Legion of Mary before…

Family News

Minority pupils more likely to have negative school experience Pupils from Muslim minority backgrounds are more likely to have a negative relationship with their teacher, new research from Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) shows. The study, lasting three years and involving more than 3,000 students, showed that 94.5% of majority students experienced positive or moderately positive…

Building up your bones

The cooler weather will soon enough be instilling a chill in our bones, but there’s no reason why we can’t strengthen them before then, writes Jason Osborne Brittle bones, or ‘osteoporosis’, is the most common bone disorder to occur. It’s most common in older, post-menopausal females, but it can affect adults of any age or…