killing, with the tongue…

September 3, 2013

Pope Francis certainly doesn’t mince his words when preaching the gospel. Yesterday, after his vacation, he returned to his early morning celebration of the Mass at Casa Santa Marta where he lives.  In his homily he drew a parallel…

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working for survival, or for fun

September 1, 2013

“swimming is a strange sport because sometimes you do it for fun, and sometimes you do it to not die.Work is somewhat similar”At the beginning of a new work week, and a new month, I was encouraged by…

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a heart full of desire

August 25, 2013

A couple of weeks ago I referred to one of Pope Francis’ Angelus addresses. It is the summer vacation in Rome and everything there operates a bit more slowly so this English translation has just come through.Here it is…

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benevolent glancing

August 25, 2013

Take a moment to look at each of the two photos below. Which do you consider to be the more beautiful? Both of the pictures were taken by me in the last few days. The first is a group of…

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a bunch of feasts

September 30, 2010

This Sunday (the 27th in Ordinary Time) is surrounded by significant feasts: Jerome 340-420AD (Sept. 30), Therese of the Child Jesus 1873-1897 (Friday 1 Oct), the Guardian Angels (Saturday 2nd) and Francis of Assisi 1181-1226 (Monday 4th…

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