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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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June Editorial – The heart has its reasons…

‘And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.’ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince Download editorial .pdf   Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus was, and remains, one of the most widespread and

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Featured Article: The Price of Meat

In our May issue of Intercom, leading eco-theologian, Father Sean McDonagh SSC, wrote the first in his series of articles exploring issues raised in Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’. ‘The Price of Meat’ can be read in full in the link below. Keep an eye out for part two of the series, ‘A Second Chance

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May Editorial – Mother of Mercy

Learn from Mary that tenderness which allows us  to be witnesses of the maternity of the Church.’  – Pope Francis   Download Editorial .pdf   Pope Francis’ long-awaited apostolic exhortation on the family Amoris Laetitia (‘The Joy of Love’), on love in the family, underlines the pivotal role of the family at the heart of

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Featured Article: The Sacrament of Confirmation

With confirmations currently taking place all across Ireland, in this month’s Intercom, Father John Paul Sheridan asks what the sacrament of confirmation means in today’s Ireland. Read the full article here: May 2016-sacrament of confirmation.

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Featured Article: Remembering 1916

Ahead of this Sunday, 24 April, the centenary date of the 1916 Easter Rising, Intercom invited Noelle Dowling, archivist of the Archdiocese of Dublin, to share with us the stories of the Dublin priests of 1916. Click here to read the full article: April 2016-Remembering 1916  

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