Family and Lifestyle

“Sometimes you come across a young girl or guy sitting in the street, unable to get up, and you think what if that was my son or daughter. I would not want someone mindlessly stepping over my child,” reflects the Coordinating Director of Street Pastors in Cork, David Hoey.For many, when out at night, the wellbeing of those we pass on...

St Joseph’s College, Lucan, is a CEIST school founded by the Presentation Sisters situated in South County Dublin. We are an all girls voluntary Catholic school with approximately 800 students. We are fortunate to have a very successful Transition Year programme which is co-ordinated by Ms Bligh.As well as the usual school subjects we also...

Holy Family Mission, working under the auspices of the Diocese of Waterford & Lismore, opened its doors officially on October 23, 2016, when 10 courageous young people from across the country committed a year of their lives to be formed in their faith, in order to share this with others. It is a response to the great hunger and desire that we...

I was at an anti-natal class where the mid-wife was discussing breastfeeding. She asked the room of expectant parents why they thought breastfeeding levels are so low in Ireland. Immediately one of the dads piped up with “because of the Catholic Church”. The midwife replied, “Ah now, the Catholic Church has its faults but we can...

The long summer school holidays are nearly upon us and it is time to start thinking of activities to keep children occupied. Summer camps and holidays away can only keep them busy for so long, and it’s far too easy to let children zone out in front of the TV or an electronic device. It is better for their health and creativity to fill their...

Grace Fitzgerald Last month 60 fourth year students from Laurel Hill Secondary School in Limerick, ventured over to Mayo to undertake one of Ireland’s highest mountain, Croagh Patrick. Tensions were high when we first spotted our initial glimpse of our hike to come, especially when the peak of the mountain was out of view. I had no...

Sr Mary Threadgold RSC As a child, the love of my life was my grandfather. From infancy, along with my father and brother, I had lived with extended family which included grandparents, uncles and an aunt. My mother had died shortly after I was born. Granda and I were besotted with one another; this was my first experience of unconditional...

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