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February Editorial – A New Conversation about Creation

On 2nd and 3rd December last year, a unique gathering took place in the Vatican when TIME and Fortune magazine brought a large group of private-sector leaders, scholars, foundation heads and social reformers together with Pope Francis to explore the momentous challenge he has presented to the Church and the world in his encyclical Laudato

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Feast of Feasts – Saint Francis and the Crib

“The crib is our common home in miniature, a place where God, tiny and poor, dwells with creation in love, harmony and peace. How powerfully that truth was rediscovered and shared in Greccio that night Saint Francis made the worlds’ first Christmas crib.”  In our Christmas issue of Intercom, Father Liam Kelly OFM told us

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December/January Editorial – Let the Walls Fall

Click here to access, download and print a PDF of our December/January editorial. As parish choirs rehearse ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’ and other sleepy carols to comfort and warm the heart at Christmas time, the sad, modern-day reality of Christ’s birthplace and its present-day inhabitants, who now live in the shadow of a giant

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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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