Poetic Tribute to Our Silver Jubilarians
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Poetic Tribute to Our Silver Jubilarians

25 FOR THE LUO DUO AND THE IRISH MINI-STAR A SILVER CELEBRATION OF FORTITUDE AND FRAGILITY, OF FAST AND FURY, OF CONCORD AND DISCORD! (With no regular rhyme and rhythm in this poem, other literary devices colour it: assonance, allusions, inclusion, pun, paradox, contrast, irony, hyperbole and rhetorical question)  Twenty Five Years of touching and…

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Mission in Ministry 2021: Towards a Theology of Safeguarding

Reflection on a Presentation given by Fr Jim Corkery SJ “Towards a Theology of Safeguarding “, July 2021 “Does there now need to be a re-examination of the theology of salvation, in the light of the experience of survivors of sexual abuse who did not sin but who were sinned against”? The NBSCCCI (National Board…

Mission in Ministry: Towards a Theology of Safeguarding
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Mission in Ministry: Towards a Theology of Safeguarding

Reflection on Presentation given by Dr Jessie Rogers “Towards a Theology of Safeguarding” June 2021  “Jesus puts a child in their midst and tells the disciples to welcome children as a way of welcoming him”. How can the Church take that seriously today? The NBSCCCI (National Board for Safeguarding Children Catholic Church Ireland) continues to…

Mission in Ministry: Reflection on Presentation by Una Allen, Coordinator of Towards Peace
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Mission in Ministry: Reflection on Presentation by Una Allen, Coordinator of Towards Peace

Towards a Theology of Safeguarding: How can (an understanding of) Pastoral Theology inform action to heal the spiritual damage caused by clerical abuse? The NBSCCCI (National Board for Safeguarding Children Catholic Church Ireland) continues to explore a Theology of Safeguarding through a series of presentations by various theologians, scripture scholars and ethicists. Una Allen is…

Ireland: Knock Shrine reopens
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Ireland: Knock Shrine reopens

Mission in Ministry 2021: Spiritual Dawn Chorus at Knock Shrine The sun is shining, the birds are singing, a dawn chorus of spiritual excitement has arrived with the lifting of lockdown restrictions and the opening of the International Eucharistic and Marian Shrine at Knock. Pilgrims emerge from the nothing of nothingness of Covid restrictions, from…

Mission in Ministry 2021: Between the Virtual and the Physical
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Mission in Ministry 2021: Between the Virtual and the Physical

 “A bifurcated ministry, between virtual and physical” Knock Shrine-Ireland At this time of our unfolding human history we are experiencing a bifurcated reality. We live within the constraints of a worldwide pandemic. Our lives are influenced to varying degrees by social distancing, sanitizing and isolation. We are situated between a virtual and a physical realm….