FamilyLifestyle

Downsizing: how to cope when the children leave home

(3 minute read)
Mary McGinty explains how moving house once her children had grown up and departed made her shed tears of both sadness and joy.

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COVID-19Social Issues

Life – and death – in the world’s Coronavirus capital

(5 minute read)
Barbara Zappa, a high school teacher from Bergamo, offers a searing insight into life inside the world’s most severe hotspot of coronavirus

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COVID-19Social Issues

A Hymn to Italy in time of plague

(4 minute read)
The city of Florence has traditionally celebrated March 25, feast of the Annunciation, as its own New Year day. An Irish writer staying in the city marks the day with a pain-filled, yet beautiful homage to the spirit of Italy.

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HistorySocial Issues

Do international courts of human rights promote or curb our freedom? One of Europe’s top judges replies.

(12 minute read)
Never afraid to express his views when his conscience demanded it, Judge De Gaetano talks about some of his experiences answering questions from our correspondent José Young.

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COVID-19HistorySocial Issues

Three lessons from a city under siege

(3 minute read)
Ronnie Convery draws lessons from his parents on how to confront coronavirus.

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COVID-19Lifestyle

Creating new kinds of contact

(5 minute read)
Richard Bauckham sees the positive side of his Covid 19 self-isolation.

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Lifestyle

Five ways to lose weight in Lent

(3 minute read)
Joseph Evans argues that Lent has a meaning for believers and non-believers alike.

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Social IssuesThought-provoking

Asking the wrong question: how we are putting the Amazon and the world at risk

(11 minute read)
The future of the Amazon raises fundamental ethical and spiritual questions which we should all consider, even – perhaps especially – in the West, Joseph Evans argues.

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HistoryThought-provoking

A man of surprises: Pope Francis seven years on

(5 minute read)
Ronnie Convery remembers the election of Pope Francis and considers what that dramatic evening has to teach us about his whole papacy.

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Editorial

Editorial: Viruses worse than corona

(2 minute read)
Viruses are everywhere. Some viruses kill. We need to protect ourselves from viruses. We have a responsibility to each other as members of the same human family …

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