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CRYING MORE FOR THE CORGIS

NOTE : In this month of November when we pray for our beloved dead sometimes hard questions come up. Yes, big questions like, where are they now? Are they in Purgatory? What is Heaven like? And so on. However sometimes these hard questions are more personal: Did he know how much I loved him? Did…

ME AND THE GHOSTS

‘Tell us this Father, do you believe in ghosts?’ It was an interesting question and drew me back years ago to two encounters I had with ghosts, one very real, the other not so much. The first of these happened about forty years ago on a small back road outside Ballycastle in North Antrim. My brother and…

SHOULD THE POPE APOLOGISE?

The truth is the Church has apologised on a number of occasions. They have been significant apologies and have indeed been offered by successive pontiffs. Many would find it hard to believe that John Paul II made over a hundred apologies to a whole range of people. The groups that he said sorry to included the Jewish community,…

THE REALITY OF FAMILY

‘Oh Father, I couldn’t begin to tell you. Where do I start?’ This is not an uncommon line from someone speaking about their family. Often when I hear this comment it makes me smile and think of my own family. I especially think of a few years before my Mum died and I told her…

JOEMS AND THE BUNKER 28.01.2017

EAVESDROPPING ON A BANK HOLIDAY How tired he is Minding children that are not his own And his as well Clearly he loves her as he admires the great mother she is Yet he yearns for ‘quality time’ with her Beer has loosened his tongue He tells them way more than he should More than…