follow

February 29, 2020

Take a moment to imagine Jesus pointing you out in the crowd, speaking to you and using your name, and calling you by name to follow…

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the beautiful beggar

February 28, 2020

We regularly hear of good and holy men and women falling from grace and we are shocked and surprised…

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choosing life

February 27, 2020

Our greatest human desire is not to be free of suffering and pain, but to live whatever reality is present in the great company…

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a favourable time

February 25, 2020

Lent is the time to free ourselves from the illusion of chasing after dust. We ask ourselves today: Where do I stand? Do I live for fire or for ash…

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Lourdes

February 11, 2020

Pilgrimages to significant holy places were once an essential part of the life of the Christian. In the early Christian centuries every Christian was encouraged (and even expected) to journey to Jerusalem…

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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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schools & education

January 28, 2020

As staff and students in New Zealand prepare to begin the 2020 school year here’s a thought on the purpose of education, and a reflection on prayer in schools…

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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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beauty

January 16, 2020

In gratitude to Roger Scruton for his work, and as a prayer for his eternal experience of the fulness of beauty, I share one of his best-known video teachings…

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a cathedral teaches

January 13, 2020

There is an old adage that we build our buildings and then our buildings build us. This is most true of a Catholic church…

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baptism

January 11, 2020

I told them that that was an even better answer, but still I was looking for another even more correct response. The children really had their thinking faces on at that point…

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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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