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The temptations you face when working in finance

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The temptations you face when working in finance

Michael Lewis writes about the occupational hazards of working on Wall Street. He wonders why so many bright graduates still go into finance and what temptations they face when they arrive there. The question I’ve […]

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Vocation to Love, part 7: Job, Career or Vocation?

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Vocation to Love, part 7: Job, Career or Vocation?

My great-nephew Aidan is five. He knows what he wants to do when he grows up. ‘I’m going to be a floor-layer,’ he says. I made a suggestion about a hobby he might enjoy. ‘No,’ […]

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Training and formation for Catholics involved in healthcare chaplaincy

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Training and formation for Catholics involved in healthcare chaplaincy

St Mary’s University, Twickenham, is recruiting students to begin its successful Foundation Degree in Healthcare Chaplaincy. This part-time two year course provides Priests, Religious and lay people with a recognised NHS qualification to be appointed as a Roman Catholic Hospital Chaplain. Supported by […]

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A Lenten weekend for lecturers: Boarbank Hall, Cumbria, 21-23 March 2014

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A Lenten weekend for lecturers: Boarbank Hall, Cumbria, 21-23 March 2014

As Christians we are committed to understanding education in the context of the picture of God and humanity that our faith teaches. The pressures of today’s Higher Education can tempt us to forget this. The weekend […]

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The vocation to love, part 2: the baptismal call to be priests, prophets and kings

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The vocation to love, part 2: the baptismal call to be priests, prophets and kings

From time to time you hear a Christian of another denomination say, ‘He’s going into the Church’. That means, ‘He is training to become a priest.’ It wouldn’t fit very well as a Catholic turn […]

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How to discover your vocation

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How to discover your vocation

Practical thoughts about how to discover your vocation, how to be open to God’s call in your life, and what you can do in your prayer life to help you on the journey. A homily […]

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The common philosophy of Mark Zuckerberg and Pope Francis

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The common philosophy of Mark Zuckerberg and Pope Francis

I gave a talk about Pope Francis on Monday evening, and in I spent a lot of time commenting on the magnificent paragraph 49 of Evangelii Gaudium: Let us go forth, then, let us go forth […]

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Catholic Parliamentary and Public Policy Internships

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Catholic Parliamentary and Public Policy Internships

Now in its eleventh year, the Catholic Parliamentary and Public Policy Internship scheme provides eight recently graduated Catholics with an intensive experience of political and social action in a spiritual context. Four interns will be […]

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The spiritual art of planning

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The spiritual art of planning

Nowadays, a lot of my life involves scheduling, planning, organising, juggling. Doodle polls are becoming a very dear friend in the uphill struggle of conquering multiple jam-packed diaries to schedule a meeting. Maybe (although I’m […]

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Vocation as exodus and transformation: message of Pope Francis for World Day of Prayer for Vocations

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Vocation as exodus and transformation: message of Pope Francis for World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Some beautiful passages from Pope Francis about the radical call at the heart of every Christian vocation. You can read the full text of his recent message here. It is Christ, therefore, who continually summons […]

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What is the single most important predictor of a group’s effectiveness?

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What is the single most important predictor of a group’s effectiveness?

If a group is going to work well together – any group at all – what is the single most important factor that will influence its effectiveness? You might be surprised. I was intrigued by […]

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Leadership and a sacred heart

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Leadership and a sacred heart

Earlier in the summer, The Times newspaper carried a photo of the Labour Party leader, Ed Miliband, carrying a pile of books. His holiday reading. One of the books was Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive through the […]

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On getting out of your head and learning to be unserious for a while

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On getting out of your head and learning to be unserious for a while

Henry Porter writes a lovely reflection about the importance of being unserious every now and then. There is no case of seriousness in the adult male that cannot be treated by a fortnight with a magnifying glass, […]

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Pope Francis calls for just wage, deplores ‘slave labour’

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Pope Francis calls for just wage, deplores ‘slave labour’

A society that “does not pay a just wage”, that “does not give work” to people and that “only looks to its balance books, that only seeks profit” is unjust and goes against God, Pope […]

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Ten Top Tips for Managing Your Class

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OK, readers. These come from someone who has zero training as a teacher. But they are what I have picked up and learned (often the hard way) from giving catechesis myself. It is hard to […]

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