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Calming kids on coronavirus

A great resource to show your children Most children will now have heard about the coronavirus. Some may even have expressed a lot of fear or woken up with nightmares — which is not surprising, given the amount of alarming coverage in the news and the...

Teaching Children Self-care

‘Self-care’ is so much more than a hot trend or phrase social media influencers talk about. Self-care is all about taking care of yourself and is one of the most important parts of managing your wellbeing. It involves not only necessary day-to-day activities but also...

Pope entrusts world to Mary amid pandemic

https://youtu.be/m7NO8peYh9Y Prayers as the anguish of Gethsemane is visible in Italy Pope Francis entrusted to Jesus' mother the suffering and anguish of millions of people affected by the coronavirus pandemic. In a video message broadcast on 11 March, the pope prayed before a portrait of Our Lady...

Pray and don’t panic urges diseases expert

Catholics should take care to limit virus spread and care for the vulnerable, says doctor.

Woman with Down syndrome fights abortion laws

A 24-year-old British woman with Down syndrome has launched a lawsuit against the UK government, seeking to change British laws that allow for babies with Down syndrome to be aborted up until birth. “At the moment in the UK, babies can be aborted right up to...

Catholic healthcare: there for everyone who’s sick

On 11 February the Church observed the 28th World Day of the Sick, an occasion to be in prayerful solidarity with those suffering ill health and those who care for them. It was also an occasion to reflect on the witness and meaning of...

Delectable delights

Easy lunchbox treats to brighten up your child's day. A new school year can quickly leave parents feeling tired, time poor and uninspired – especially when it comes to packing school lunches. It's great finding sneaky ways to pack more goodness and healthy alternatives into the...

Smart watches not clever

Wearable trackers like the Fitbit, Garmin, Moove, or even smart-watches are gaining significant market-share with children – and with Christmas so close, it’s likely that they’ll be in plenty of Santa stockings. Market research shows that sales of wearable trackers will have grown by 26...

Friendships that bridge the years

Hannah Topp is living every uni students “dream”. She pays no rent, never has to worry about noisy flatmates or waking up to somebody having used all the milk. However, on the downside she never knows if her 'neighbours' will remember her and she has...

Catholic and Orthodox unite

Catholic and Orthodox Christians united at St Mark's Coptic Catholic Church to highlight mental health.