culture & faith

February 6, 2020

Today we mark 180 years since the first signatures were put to the Treaty of Waitangi on Thursday 6 February 1840…

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Aquinas

January 28, 2020

Today, let’s pray for students who are returning to school for the new year, especially those who might be worried by a lack of academic ability…

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Australia Day

January 26, 2020

I’m a New Zealander living in New Zealand writing an Australia Day reflection. Our two nations are united by generations of friendship through good times and bad…

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Epiphany

January 4, 2020

We are not those who seek as much as we are those who have been found. And this central fact of our faith makes all the difference…

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two men

December 28, 2019

The scriptures given for today’s feast of the Holy Innocents presents us with two men, one a photocopy, the other an original…

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how sense-able

December 27, 2019

“The greatest joy in life is to feel Jesus Christ alive and beating in the flesh of your own thought and your own heart. All the rest is a swift illusion or dung…

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grace

December 23, 2019

A Grace before Dinner that you may find useful this Christmas…

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the messengers

December 23, 2019

In more recent years I have had to accept that God often uses people I don’t like too much as messengers…

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visiting

December 21, 2019

Most often our days are filled with business catch-ups, or networking over a 50 minute coffee with the aim of building our earthly kingdoms…

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new appointment

December 20, 2019

Even when we don’t feel we are close to God the fact is that God remains present and active, even when life takes a new and unexpected turn as it is for me…

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timing

December 19, 2019

I’m encouraged by the fact that these two good people had waited all their lives to see the action of God, and now, as an elderly couple, it happens. It is never too late for God…

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a new way

December 18, 2019

While we may still search for God, the new divine method is about a God who not only searches for us, but who comes to us in flesh and blood in the here and now…

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a big family

December 17, 2019

We understand this in our own experience when we know our need to be with others who share our faith – this is our healthy desire for brothers and sisters who will with us form a new form of family…

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NLO @ work

December 16, 2019

Something a bit different today. Earlier in the year I was appointed to work with the National Liturgy Office of Aotearoa New Zealand…

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detective at work

December 15, 2019

Jesus invites us to look into our own lives and the lives of others for evidence of his presence and action. It might take a bit of detective work…

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