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    Sharing God's Embrace: Pediatric Chaplaincy

        ‘Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”’(Mt 19.14) It is an enormous privilege to enable a child to encounter God in the midst of their sufferi...

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    Inside the Hospice: Being lifted up

    by Fr Peter-Michael Scott  When Bishop Paul McAleenan visited the hospice one of the patients thought I had brought my dad to work. Admittedly they were short-sighted and not wearing their glasses but they said I had obviously inherited Bishop P...

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    Expect support and understanding from the Church, Bishop Paul tells bereaved parents

    At a Mass for bereaved parents, Bishop Paul McAleenan acknowledged the pain these parents experienced at the loss of a child and said they had a ‘right to expect support and understanding’ from the Church. Placing their suffering in the con...

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    Inside the Hospice: The Good Samaritan and the Royal Family

    Being ignored can be horrible. Recently someone I had been taught to respect overlooked me, and I was left feeling somewhat secondary and unimportant, almost as if I was left by the roadside, in the gutter. Hospice is a place where everyone is imp...

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    The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

    On Saturday 11th February Westminster Cathedral was packed for the celebration of Mass in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes. We sang the praises of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, and asked for her help in our lives. Many people present were infirm or had...

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    Mass in Honour of Lady of Lourdes

    On Saturday 11 The Mass marked the start of 'Called to Serve the Sick', a season of focus on the sick and the obligation to care for them and their families. It is intended to be a time to become more aware of the Christian attitude to sickness...

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    Inside the Hospice: The Good Samaritan

    I am not really conscious of how I enter a patient’s room in the hospice. I just breeze in and instinctively absorb lots of clues to help me understand who the patient is. Religious statues or rosaries on the bedside cabinet tell me the patient ...

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    Called to Serve the Sick

    It has been rightly observed that, even though the Year of Mercy has ended, mercy never will: forever it will be an essential component of our Christian attitude and life. The Year of Mercy did however generate an enthusiasm and moved this virtue ...

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