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See You Mate!(0)

April 1, 2020

On a stunningly beautiful day I took the train to Waikanae. As we passed a millpond-calm sea, sparkling in the sun, a young man and a senior citizen struck up a conversation. It seems they did not know each other, but the older man remarked on the lovely day and the younger one replied by saying that he was looking forward to walking home from the train.… More

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When Frailty Hits Home

We do enjoy our own and each other’s high achievements. In sport, artistic endeavours, economic benchmarks, scientific breakthroughs, newly-married love all provide us with delight, awe and wonder, and give us a sense that all is right with the world.

We’d love to think that these times of achievement and joy are available to everyone.… More

The Holiness of the Catholic Church

Symbols of hope

Some years ago I visited the new cathedral in downtown Los Angeles. I was struck by the multi-coloured woven banners, each about five metres high, decorating both side walls and depicting saints of all the Americas, north, south and central.… More

Suicide – Seven Ways to Help Grievers

When Kristen Clifford's husband - Steven Clifford, a police officer - wasn't responding to her text messages, she became alarmed and drove home, where she found notes, his police identification, his driver's licence. "Everything laid out very neatly, methodically", she recalled.More


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