Video: See With the Eyes of Faith (St. Mark: 8, 9, 10)

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe More Cool Stuff This sermon was delivered by Msgr. Clement J. Connolly on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at Holy Family Church. Born in Limerick, Ireland, the middle child in a family of two boys and three girls Msgr. Connolly was raised in Ireland and later, England. He attended Seminary and graduated from St. Patrick’s College in Thurles, Ireland. Ordained to the priesthood in 1964 he was missioned to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles where he served in parish ministry until 1968. Monsignor was Secretary for Cardinal James Francis McIntyre from 1968-1970.Subsequently he was assigned as secretary to Cardinal Timothy Manning until Manning’s retirement in 1985. From 1984 until June 2009 Monsignor Connolly was the pastor of Holy Family Church in South Pasadena. He officially retired in July of 2010 and is now Spiritual Director of Holy Family Parish. His hobbies include golf, reading and travel.Holy Family Church, 1527 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena, (626) 799-8908 or visit First Heatwave Expected Next Week 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Business News HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment Sermons and Lessons Video: See With the Eyes of Faith (St. Mark: 8, 9, 10) Delivered by MSGR. CLEMENT J. CONNOLLY, HOLY FAMILY CHURCH Published on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 | 2:15 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

Woman locked herself in bedroom during aggravated burglary

first_imgNewsWoman locked herself in bedroom during aggravated burglaryBy Staff Reporter – September 7, 2015 1103 WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleWoman rescued from bridge wallNext articleMurder accused found dead in city apartment Staff Reporter Email Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE victim of an aggravated burglary on the outskirts of Limerick city locked herself into her bedroom when a teenager armed with a knife broke into her home and searched for cash, a court has heard.Details of the burglary were heard during a bail application by Jamie Ryan (19) of Pineview Gardens, Moyross at Limerick District Court last week. He is charged with aggravated burglary at a house in Clonisle, Old Cratloe Road on May 3.Before being returned for trial to Limerick Circuit Court, defence solicitor Sarah Ryan renewed her client’s application for bail.Objecting to the application, Detective Garda Ronan O’Reilly said that if he was granted bail he would commit crime to feed a drug habit and repay debts.It was State’s case that Jamie Ryan broke into the house by smashing a back patio door with a rock from the garden. Armed with a knife, he went about the house searching for cash.When she heard the commotion downstairs, the woman who owned the house locked herself in her bedroom and called the Gardaí and threw the keys out the window to the detectives when they arrived.Ms Ryan solicitor said her client would abide by any condition set down by the court if he was granted bail but Judge Marian O’Leary said that she was not satisfied to grant bail and remanded the accused in continuing custody to the next sittings of the Circuit Criminal Court.center_img Linkedin Twitter Print Advertisementlast_img read more

Social Distancing to Social Connection – Limerick-Based Charity Plans Ambitious Expansion

first_imgLinkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostNarrative4 WhatsApp Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash LimerickNewsSocial Distancing to Social Connection – Limerick-Based Charity Plans Ambitious ExpansionBy Meghann Scully – July 4, 2020 341 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Print Previous articleDentist warns of Covid danger as patients diagnosed with mouth cancerNext articleLimerick shortlisted for #shoplocal VillagePod app launch Meghann Scully The organisation’s work with young people has attracted significant international attention and has been featured by the New York Times, the Guardian, the BBC, and the Irish Times.This has led to growing interest from educators and policymakers in the UK, France, Germany, Greece and elsewhere who are eager to learn from Narrative 4’s success in Limerick.Narrative 4 chairperson and co-founder Colum McCann says despite the obvious challenges presented by Covid-19, the time is right for the organisation to expand and that Limerick is the perfect place to lead the way.“Our work is global but Limerick is at the heart of it all. The city is rich in history, heritage, and culture and the passion of its people is evident to all. Exchanging stories is what we’re all about, and by exchanging our stories we know we can change the world for the better.“Look around at all that is happening right now. People are lonely, isolated, divided. By coming together and exchanging stories, we can bring folks together, to see the beauty in each other, to cultivate kindness, empathy, and humanity. Who better to lead this change than young people?” Colum said.The bestselling author of Let the Great World Spin and Apeirogon says his organisation is well placed to respond to current challenges and he is excited about the future.“We have tough times ahead, there’s no doubt about that, but Narrative 4 is poised to answer the call of our time. We’ve invested heavily in digital development and we now have the capacity to train over 1000 facilitators per year, which has the potential to positively impact the lives of 100,000s of young people.“We will also soon launch a Global Artists’ Network that will bring leading writers, poets and musicians from around the world to connect with young people in Limerick, and we’ll also be facilitating Limerick artists to connect with young people from around the world.” he added.Central to this work is Narrative 4’s iconic storytelling centre at 58 O’Connell Street, which opened its doors in 2016. This was developed in partnership with Limerick City and County Council and the JP McManus Benevolent Fund.Since then, Newcastle West native and Narrative 4 Regional Director Dr. James Lawlor has been at the fore of developing the centre and rolling out programmes that have reached over 7,000 young people.In addition to training hundreds of teachers and youth workers as Story Exchange facilitators, Narrative 4 has run a Boy’s Stories project on masculinity, a Girls’ Stories after-school project with migrant girls, an international project between young and old, a storytelling summer camp, and has hosted regular A Narrative for Limerick storytelling events.Partners and collaborators in this work include organisations such as Limerick Learning Hub, Southill Hub, Poetry Ireland, and Gaisce – the President’s Award.It is this work that led to the organisation being awarded a prestigious Youth Mental Health Award by the Social Innovation Fund in 2018. The award brought with it valuable national recognition and financial support.Other funders and supporters have included Limerick City and Council Council, Creative Ireland, the Lorna Byrne’s Children’s Foundation, the Ireland Funds, the Department of Justice, Regeneron, the Apple Blossom Fund and the Irish Youth Foundation.The organisation also generates revenue by delivering training and workshops to companies and organisations such as Amnesty International, Microsoft, and the Irish College of General Practitioners.Narrative 4 now has over 1000 applications for training from teachers, youth workers and community leaders and is seeking support to expand to the next level.The timing is right according to Dr. James Lawlor, who says the organisation’s recent transition into virtual training and programming means they can reach more people than ever regardless of school closures and other Covid-19 restrictions.“It’s been a challenging time for all of us, there’s no doubt about that,” said McCann. “Recent months have been difficult for colleagues in the education sector, and charitable  organisations are under serious pressure, especially around fundraising.We know too that the Covid-19 pandemic is taking a huge toll on people and recent studies suggest young people are particularly affected. There’s a lot of invisible suffering out there which is why this kind of work is so important.We’re all about bringing people together, fostering connection, creating spaces for people to see they are not alone and that we are stronger when we hear each other and stand by each other.” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook LIMERICK-based youth organisation Narrative 4 has announced plans to transform its Limerick base into a pioneering European hub for education and training on empathy.The non-profit organisation first opened its doors in Limerick in 2016 and since then has been blazing a trail both locally and nationally.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Its work focuses on fostering a kinder and more empathic society through an acclaimed programme known as the Story Exchange that is proven to challenge stereotypes, break down barriers, and foster a greater sense of wellbeing, connection and empathy among individuals and groups. 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Combined Maritime Forces train in the Gulf

View post tag: Arabian Gulf Combined Task Force 152 (CTF152), the Arabian Gulf security and cooperation branch of the Combined Maritime Forces, recently conducted Search and Rescue (SAR), Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), and First Aid training in the Gulf.The training consisted of both in port and at sea training. It was designed to enhance interoperability between Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations and wider maritime forces in the region, any of whom could be called upon to help should a SOLAS event occur for real.Assisted by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and United States Navy (USN), CTF152 delivered classroom training in Search Patterns and First Aid, and then undertook a series of realistic Man Overboard (MOB) exercises at sea. The exercise scenarios were deliberately left open to interpretation so that participants could put into practice the skills they had learnt in the classroom in a realistic environment.Lieutenant Jon Maumy, Royal Navy, who was responsible for planning the exercise, said: “I was highly impressed with the ability of all the participants to grasp the principles of the training and react in a swift and decisive manner. We trained with Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, all of whom coordinated with United States assets in order to achieve their mission.”Command and Control of CTF152 and regional Navies, often delivered by Battlewatch Captains tracking operations from their watch floors was also tested during the exercise.The exercise at sea involved participation from USS Ramage, USCGC Monomoy, Kuwait Navy Ship Ouha, Saudi Coast Guard Vessel Badr and Bahrain Navy Ship Abdul Rahman Al Fahdeel.[mappress mapid=”17610″] Back to overview,Home naval-today Combined Maritime Forces train in the Gulf View post tag: combined maritime forces Authorities January 21, 2016 View post tag: CTF-152 Combined Maritime Forces train in the Gulf Share this article read more

Speech: The World Order Today: Is it fit for purpose?

first_imgToday that optimism has gone. The world feels more insecure and less stable and we are all – rightly – concerned: about resurgent nationalism, about whether “America First” signals a US retreat from the liberal world order; China’s ambitions in the South China Sea, Russia’s invasion of Crimea, hostile states using cyber to interfere in other countries’ democracies. Terrorism, nuclear war, water security. Our collective failure to stop the devastating conflict in Syria. The worst migration crisis since the second world war; five famine alerts.All suggest that the world order is not equipped to deal with the problems of the modern age.But to assess whether that is really the case, we need to know what we mean by the world order.I take it to comprise of three things. First, the architecture of the international system. That is, international organisations with truly global representation: the UN, the WTO, the IMF, the World Bank; and also quasi-international organisations with sub-global representation: NATO, the EU, the Commonwealth, APEC; and so on.Second, the laws, and rules that govern international affairs, sometimes, but not always, enforced by international courts like the ICJ, the ICC, the Permanent Court of Arbitration.And third, but less easily defined, the shared values that underpin that international architecture and international law. They are, I suggest:- A shared commitment to reward cooperation and negotiation and to punish aggression and hostility; – A shared belief that human life should be protected and human dignity respected;- a recognition that our mutual prosperity depends on our mutual engagement and mutual trade;- AND a recognition that we live on a shared planet with finite, common resources that must be managed for the benefit of all.So: architecture, law, values. It is a system which emerged from the aftermath of the Second World War and the horror of genocide. It is designed to prevent a third global war, and to reduce bloodshed from international conflicts. But it is also directed at raising living standards and enhancing life chances globally.On those most basic indicators, it has been a resounding success.There are proportionately fewer violent deaths today than there have ever been in history.Levels of education are steadily increasing.More and more countries are becoming democratic, and global extreme poverty tumbled from 44% in 1981, to less than 10% in 2015. Every day, 137,000 people come out of extreme poverty. No one tweets that, but it’s an amazing statistic.And that is the success of the world order: international architecture; international law; and shared values all contrive to prevent a Hobbesian state of nature, and instead encourage dialogue and co-operation for the better.But that is – in large part – the success of the 20th century. What about the 21st?In some respects, the challenges for the World Order in 2018 are the same as those in the 20th century: greater democratisation, increasing globalisation, and a sense of universal values and rights that would and could be protected – even across borders. When I first met my husband, in 2002, I was doing my Masters in international relations at the London School of Economics. He came to my housewarming party, and his chat up line, his opening gambit, was about Francis Fukuyama and the end of history: had liberal democracy really won the battle of ideology? To be honest I didn’t know, I thought it quite odd as a chat up line – but I liked him anyway.And when I think back to that time, there was a real sense of optimism about the world order. It was after the UK’s successful intervention in Sierra Leone, after NATO’s intervention in Kosovo – and before the misadventure in Iraq. Humanitarian interventionism was riding high; the Responsibility to Protect principle was gaining traction.Yes – 9/11 had been a shock, a reminder of the threat posed by non-state actors – but there seemed to be a broad consensus amongst state actors on the direction of travel. And that was: Hostile and belligerent states such as DPRK remain a threat to peace and stability. And the Rohingya crisis shows us how hard it is to respond, internationally, to sudden and systematic ethnic cleansing. But there are also very real differences between the post-war world, and the world today.First, there are new and emerging threats to the world order: from non-state actors like ISIS; from climate change; water scarcity; mass migration; cyber.Secondly, the global balance of power is shifting. We are moving from a unipolar to a multipolar world: the singular dominance of the United States is diminishing; Russia is back as an assertive presence in what it considers its neighbourhood, including the Middle East; and China is gaining global reach in terms of economic and political influence, and is aiming at vastly increased military capability.And thirdly, ideas that we thought were shared and settled are once again up for grabs. For instance, resurgent nationalism and populism challenge the assumption that globalisation and free trade, and the multilateral institutions that support them are necessarily good: the Brexit vote and the vote for President Trump had multiple roots. But they were as much votes for the nation state as they were against anything else.And there are certainly signs to suggest that the World Order is no longer functioning as it should. – In the UN, Russia’s cynical use of the veto on Syria has undermined the most basic task of the UN system: the provision of humanitarian aid, and the investigation of the use of chemical weapons. – And on global trade, the Doha round beyond stalled; and the US has withdrawn from TPP and wants to renegotiate NAFTA.So is the world order broken?We need to be careful not to add 2 and 2 to get 5. Just as Fukuyama was wrong to believe in a global narrative which irresistibly led to liberal democracy, it is also wrong to tell a story of decline or collapse of the world order today.In addition to the peace and prosperity gains of the 20th century, there have been real, tangible successes of international co-operation of late.In the security field, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran has made the world a safer place; and co-operation on aviation security since 9/11 has denied terrorists the grand spectacle they crave.On climate change, the Paris Agreement has shown that the world’s nations can come together to tackle its most pressing challenge. Importantly, the US withdrawal did not spell the collapse of the agreement; if anything it emboldened others to meet their commitments and show leadership.So the world order is clearly not broken. But if it is to survive in an era of resurgent nationalism, and a shift in global power, it needs three things: reform of its architecture; an update to its law and rules; and a reinvigoration of the values that underpin it.First, reform the architecture. The international architecture is anachronistic – it reflects mid 20th century power structures, rather than the reality of the world today. So:(1) the UN needs reform. The Security Council should be expanded – the UK supports permanent seats for Germany, Brazil, India and Japan, as well as permanent representation for Africa. And the existing P5 must agree to exercise veto restraint if the integrity of the UN system is to survive..(2) NATO needs to reform. NATO members need to respond to President Trump’s challenge by meeting the 2% spending target of the Defence Investment Pledge. Decades of unprecedented peace in Europe is testament to NATO’s success; but it has also given rise to a complacency that the current security situation does not warrant.(3) The international system of globalised free trade must also reform, from the WTO down. Trade is a global good – and not just in economic terms; it also enhances bilateral relations and ensures a level of cooperation and interdependence that reduces the risk of conflict. But we must not ignore the rise in populist parties across the Western world, and elections which have broken the traditional centrist consensus. Many feel uncomfortable with the pace of change, they feel left behind. There is a perception that free trade, open borders, and multilateralism work for the elite but no-one else. So: free trade agreements of the future must champion progressive principles; ensure adequate worker and environmental protections; and reflect the continuing relevance and needs of the nation state.Other organisations also need to adapt and evolve. We need to reinvigorate the Commonwealth. And although the UK is leaving, I would argue that the EU, too, needs to reform. It needs to think carefully, reflecting on the Brexit vote, about how much more pooling of sovereignty its members and citizens will accept.Moving now to international law, we must ensure that it keeps pace with change in international affairs. Two areas in particular are in need of clearer international law:a. Cyber. The UK wants to see the full application of existing international law – including the UN Charter – to cyberspace;b. The environment. The impacts of climate change, marine pollution and other environmental hazards all require urgent and collective action: and international law has a key role to play.And, finally, our shared values.The principles of that we hold dear -democratisation, multilateralism, and human rights – are under threat in the global system: in the west and elsewhere.So we need to increase our efforts to make the case for the norms and values which underpin the international order. We should never assume consent.First, in the face of growing protectionism, we need to make the case for International Trade, emphasising that our mutual prosperity depends on it – while taking seriously the needs and concerns of those who feel left behind.Secondly, we need to reemphasize our belief in human dignity and the importance of protecting our shared resources. The global goods as we see them – human rights, tackling climate change, protecting the taonga of our wildlife and natural resources, gender rights, tackling poverty, tackling modern slavery – are not just good things to do in an altruistic, fluffy kind of way: they make sense in terms of the economics, and national self-interest of a country. If you don’t educate and empower women then – as Obama once said- you are leaving half your team on the bench. If we don’t tackle climate change now, it will cost us far more in life and treasure to respond to it later down the track.And finally, we need to reinvigorate a belief in multilateralism. International terrorism, climate change, nuclear proliferation, cyber attacks all require global multilateral solutions. But those solutions will only be achieved if we can base them on shared values: and if we can demonstrate the benefits of such co-operation to our citizens.To conclude: the international order has delivered peace and prosperity beyond the imaginings of my grandparents. But if it is to endure, it must adapt and evolve. And it is for countries like the UK and New Zealand – close friends with shared values, and a shared stake in the international system – to work together to make the case: for reform of the architecture, an updating of the law, and a reinvigoration of the values underpinning the world order.Thank you.last_img read more