BODY AND MIND: Using meditation to lower blood pressure

People should try to meditate for around 45 minutes every day to cut stress-related high blood pressure, say new guidelines. At a recent meeting of the International Society of Hypertension several practices were endorsed to help lower blood pressure without the intervention of drugs. Obviously for some people taking drug therapy will be imperative but […]

Fr Gary Donegan gets Colombia peace invite

FR Gary Donegan, CP, the Newtownbutler-born member of the Passionist Order now based in Crossgar, County Down is packing his bags for a New Year ‘peace talks’ trip to Colombia in the New Year. He recently transferred from pastorship (parish priest) of Ardoyne where he made a name for himself shepherding children from Holy Cross […]