tempted?

March 5, 2017

In the Gospel reading for today, the First Sunday of Lent, we hear of Jesus being tempted. His response to the temptation seems remarkably calm; he simply gives one sentence put-downs to Satan. What is it that enables him to reject these attractive temptations of power, wealth and glory…

letter from the bishop

September 12, 2010

Bishop Barry has written a letter read at all Masses in the diocese today (12…

the Sunday after

September 12, 2010

It is evening on the Sunday after the week before. Today at the three OLV…

Praise Be

September 8, 2010

We continue to live in instability and uncertainty here in Christchurch. The after-shocks have…

the divine agent

September 7, 2010

Since arriving back on Sunday I have been very aware of the deep vulnerability that…