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The world reshaped

The end of the population pyramid

For all of history, humans have lived in societies dominated (in numbers at least) by children. By 2060 children will be barely more numerous than any other age group up to 65. And looking after parents and grandparents will be as big a, or a bigger, social requirement ­as bringing up children and grandchildren. The year 2015 is, roughly, the halfway point in this astounding transformation.

Graphs behind cut


Pentecost, May 27, 2012

Lá na Cincíse, 27ú lá Mí na Bealtaine 2012

This past Sunday was Pentecost. At St. Mary’s, as I have seen elsewhere, a tradition is to read one one of the lessons in multiple languages. I volunteered to read in Irish. We read the Gospel, after our Deacon introduced it. The Irish translation is from An Bíobla Naofa.
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