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When It’s Time – The Trouble with Waiting

The season of Advent marks the beginning of the Catholic year. It is a time when we wait and prepare for the coming of the Lord at Christmas. In our November issue of Intercom, Father Bernard Kennedy reflected on the challenge of Advent and ‘the trouble with waiting’. You can download and print a PDF of the article

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November Editorial – Love’s Greatest Gift – Remembrance

Download Intercom Editorial pdf   In my own parish of Tallanstown in Co Louth, there are six cemeteries where people gather throughout the summer months to remember those buried there. Even in a secularised, social-media-driven age, the popularity of such ceremonies and the faithfulness of those attending bear witness to the power and significance of

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Featured Article: Martin Luther – Medicine for the Church?

Today, October 31, Pope Francis visits Sweden to mark the 500th anniversary of the beginnings of Protestant Reformation inspired by Martin Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses and to celebrate 50 years of dialogue between Lutherans and Catholics. Salvador Ryan, Professor of Ecclesiastical History at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, told us the story of Martin Luther in our October issue

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Featured Article: ‘Shure what good can they do?’ – Mary Anne Stokes, Vincentian Lay Missionaries

This Sunday, 23 October, is Mission Sunday. In our October issue of Intercom, Mary Anne Stokes, Projects Coordinator with Vincentian Lay Missionaries, wrote on the value of immersion programmes from Irish schools in the developing world and answered the question ‘Shure what good can they do?’ You can read, download or print the full article here.  

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October Editorial – The love of Christ compels me…

Download editorial PDF here   ‘Love is repaid by love alone,’ wrote the Patroness of the Missions, St Thérèse of Lisieux (Feastday, 1 October), in her journal which became The Story of a Soul. In a sentence, she had encapsulated both the motive and meaning of mission, the impulse to respond with gratitude to the

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Featured Article: Ignoring the Prophets of Doom

“To those called to this way of life, today or yesterday, it is a pure gift: a gift to the person called and to the Church. For those called, treasuring the wonder of it is the work of a lifetime. Growing into ever deeper gratitude is the only appropriate response.”  Sr Mary T O’Brien PBVM, former

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September Editorial – Come and See

Download Intercom Editorial pdf   ‘Joy comes from total surrender, loving trust, and cheerfulness.’  – Mother Teresa   It’s been said that if you want to be a martyr then live with a saint. I’m sure I have often, and for the most part unknowingly, been in the company of saints. But on one particular occasion

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July/August Editorial – The Restless Heart

Download Intercom Editorial.pdf The Restless Heart Many people venture on a journey at this time of the year, so it seems apt to recall that worn but still potent line of T.S. Eliot’s that ‘We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and

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Featured article: A Second Chance for some Endangered Species

Pope Francis’ papal encyclical Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home was released one year ago on 18 June. Fr Sean McDonagh SSC continued his series inspired by this influential encyclical in our June issue with ‘A Second Chance for some Endangered Species’. Click on the link below to read the full article.  June 2016 –

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Featured Article: Cumann na Sagart Centenary

The centenary of the foundation of Cumann na Sagart was marked by Mass celebrated by Archbishop Eamon Martin in St Patrick’s College Maynooth yesterday, 6 June. An tAth Oilibhéar Ó Croiligh featured in our May issue of Intercom detailing the history of the group from it’s foundation in June 1916. Read the full article free here: May

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