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  • Anger, irritability and aggression in Children

    Sep 30, 2022

    Anger that derives from frustration seems to be the most common issue that has been identified by psychologists. This happens for example, when a child does not get what he/she wants or if asked to do something and the child is not in the mood for it.

  • Being jealous of God’s generosity

    Sep 30, 2022

    The joys of heaven will not include seeing Hitler suffer. Indeed, the natural itch we have for strict justice (“An eye for an eye”) is exactly that, a natural itch, something the Gospels invite us beyond.

  • Seeking God through imaginative prayer

    Sep 30, 2022

    Take a few moments to experiment with imaginative prayer. Choose your favourite Gospel story. Read through it a few times to reacquaint yourself with the details.

  • Preserving – not squandering – national resources

    Sep 23, 2022

    The economy is opening up, the judiciary is asserting its independence as leaders, while former leaders face trials for corruption in our post-kleptocracy era, and the nation is peaceful.

  • Our real demons

    Sep 23, 2022

    Today if you close your eyes and try to picture the Last Supper, that image will spontaneously come to mind, even though scholars assure us that this is not how Jesus and his disciples would have been seated at that meal. Such is the power of art.

  • No back to school fun for child labourers

    Sep 23, 2022

    It’s that special time of the year for kids in many countries as they start heading back to school. And for those who have discovered the fun of learning, school is an adventure!

  • Mental health in married life

    Sep 17, 2022

    Marriage is considered to be an important stage in life, the truth is it might not always fulfil its promise of happiness, love, and harmony and may sometimes trigger mental health issues.

  • A biblical formula for forgiveness

    Sep 17, 2022

    Nothing is as important as forgiveness. It is the key to happiness and the most important spiritual imperative in our lives.

  • Want to be happier? Go to confession

    Sep 17, 2022

    As a confessor, I am aware of my regular penitents, even those behind the screen, so I do vary my words and the penance imposed, because I do not want to sound repetitive, but typically it is not in response to what I’ve heard. Not even this line: “I’m so embarrassed to repeat the same sin.”

  • The Simple Life

    Sep 10, 2022

    Created by Dr Steven Selvaraju, this is a comic strip that wishes to tell simple stories of life and faith.