We must be Spiritual Overseers to overcome the trials of life...

We must be Spiritual Overseers to overcome the trials of life...

When you stop and think about it, parents are a sort of “bishop” – an overseer of the family unit entrusted to them by God.

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All in the Same Boat!

All in the Same Boat!

We know that the ship (bark or barque, barchetta) was an ancient Christian symbol. It is symbolic of the Church, and to some extent the individual soul, tossed on the sea of disbelief, worldliness, and persecution but finally reaching safe harbour with its cargo of human souls. 

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Be not afraid!

Be not afraid!

"Be not afraid" were the very first words from the great pope of the family, St. John Paul II, as he stepped out on to the balcony at St. Peter's Rome to greet the awaiting crowds as the newly elected pontiff. 

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God comes to the rescue of marriage!

A first in the history of the Church: canonization of a married couple.
Blessed Louis and Zélie, parents of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus (of Lisieux), will be the first couple ever to be canonized together, as a married couple, this Sunday October 18th, 2015.

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The Spirit of Assisi

The Spirit of Assisi

Now that I am back from the World Meeting of Families event in Philadelphia there is a plethora of new ideas, resources, initiatives, and pastoral programs I have come back with which I hope in good time to review and share with you, as well apply to my day to day work.

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Making oneself understood!

Making oneself understood!

Together with some colleagues this week I experienced some in-service training on “Managing Difficult People.” (We even got a certificate for it!) 

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Ascension Greetings!

Ascension Greetings!

The Irish have a great saying: ‘If you don’t go away, you can’t come back!’ which I think is a perfect way to describe how Christ’s ascension to heaven, after spending 40 intimate risen and glorified days with his Mother and close friends, must have felt and should still feel for us today.

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