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The Messenger | May 2020


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MAY 2020

As we combat coronavirus by cocooning or curtailing our activities, our May Messenger has arrived. In what now seems like a different world, our cover carries a striking image from the recent farmers’ protests over beef prices. Inside, Alan Hilliard writes a very pertinent article on Mental Wealth, urging us to open our soul, which ‘can bear the unbearable weight and the heightened temperature of turmoil’ and not seek answers to problems we cannot solve solely with our rational selves. Elsewhere Gerard Condon writes about the immense value that Deacons bring to Church Ministry. Our RE:LINK supplement runs an interview with a young climate ambassador for Ireland about his recent attendance at the UN Youth Climate Action Summit.

We continue our series on young people of faith, and of course, our regular articles on gardening, places of worship and masterpieces of Christian Art and our cooking columnist this month treats us to a delicious and healthy Salmon dish with twice-baked potatoes.

A pull-out supplement for teenagers and younger readers that addresses the subject and concerns of Catholicism today. RE:LINK supports the Junior Cert curriculum and is an educational resource for all teachers of Religion Studies.

Jack O’Neill is a sixth-year student in Colaiste Iosagain, Portarlington, Co. Laois. In September of last year, Jack had the opportunity to attend the UN Youth Climate Action Summit, which was held in New York. RE:LINK spoke to the 18-year-old, who is now a climate ambassador for Ireland, about his experience.