Monday, December 18, 2017
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Saturday, December 16, 2017
Last year a new Irish company, Food Cloud, prevented 23 million meals in Ireland and the UK being lost.
Friday, December 15, 2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Unfortunately there is an aggressive tone to the piece, which most likely will bring none of us closer to the goodness and kindness of God.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Monday, December 11, 2017
When a nation's pride is damaged, history shows that the genie is let out of the bottle.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
He was in luck as I had one copy. We got chatting. Maybe during our chats in the next day or so I discovered he was a Redemptorist priest, or maybe it was a nurse or doctor who said it to me. During the following days and weeks we built up a friendship.
And guess what, after 14 months in the job I'm inclined to think there are degrees of 'amazement' in every human being.
And then the silent ones too, who hide behind anonymity. Maybe it has something to do with my DNA, but that's simply the sort of person I am. I think I understand why the institutional church is where it is today.
Friday, December 8, 2017
The man is dead but how lovely it is to read about a Dominican who lived this sort of life.
It's another world to prancing about in perfectly tailored habits, talking about angels and waking up thinking of the Immaculate Conception.
This man seems to have been a real, kind human being, who had no time for piosity, codology, humbug.
It's profoundly sad to observe what's happening the Dominican Order in some provinces.
It seems as if the Order in some countries is being influenced by a right-wing fundamentalism, which has its origins in the Unied States. Trump-style Christianity. Bizarre.
A chapter in international solidarity with Brazil’s embattled rural poor closed on Sunday 26 November with the death of Dominican priest and lawyer, Henri des Roziers.
Henri had worked in Brazil since 1978, using his skills as a lawyer to defend rural workers’ unions and to bring to justice the landowners who ordered the killing of so many of their leaders.
The tributes paid to Henri at his funeral in Paris on 1 December put his commitment into a broader context.
Born into what the French call a family of the haute-bourgeoisie, Henri showed very early that he wanted to follow a different path by visiting poor families in Paris slums, an example of what was later called the ‘option for the poor’.
He studied philosophy and law at the Sorbonne and later in Cambridge. In Cambridge, he met a French Dominican theologian, Yves Congar, who had been banned from speaking by the Vatican and was in a kind of exile in Britain.
Congar’s influence made Henri decide that the Dominican order would enable him to develop his Christian commitment to justice; His first post was as a chaplain to students at the Centre Saint-Yves in Paris, the only student centre that did not close during the student revolts of the 1960s.
He later became a priest worker, a lorry-driver and a worker in a chemical factory in Besançon.
Later, in Annecy, he had a job inspecting and closing the squalid accommodation to which North African migrants were condemned, using his legal skill
She was mocked for losing the beauty that defined her; Christine Keeler looking rough became a tabloid staple, for what else was she for?
She was mocked, too, for seeking to profit from the scandal with her memoirs; but if men can benefit from her story, why not she? The answer is simple, and eternal. She was the woman, and the woman bears the guilt.” https://gu.com/p/7ya5a/sbl
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Note the refernce to 'post-truth' in this piece in today's Guardian.
The world seems edgy.
"In London, the Jewish Board of Deputies president, Jonathan Arkush, welcomed Trump’s decision, saying it was bizarre that it should be seen as remarkable.
“Jerusalem has been the spiritual centre of Jewish life for 3,000 years, since the time of King David,” he said. “Given that Jerusalem is in fact historically, presently and legally Israel’s capital, the decision by many countries not to formally recognise this has been an act of post-truth petulance.”
Nasser Qudwa, a senior Palestinian official, said unilaterally recognising Jerusalem as the capital would be in breach of international law, and that the Palestinians would seek to challenge the move at the UN security council.” https://gu.com/p/7y996/sbl
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
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Thursday, November 16, 2017
If this be true then the President of the United States of America is in the hands of The Russian Federation.
The performance that Mr Trump gave yesterday from the White House was embarrassing. It was 'cringe' material.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
I can remember when Tom Darby set up the National Busmen’s Union in 1963, which later expanded to include rail workers and is now the National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU).
On Monday, November 6 on a return service from Connolly to Dunboyne I found myself losing some of my sympathy for the NBRU.