it’s not magic

July 27, 2019

There is a tendency to see prayer as an incantation recited in the hope of magically causing a response. But magic is not what we want. It’s relationship with God that we are seeking…

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grandparents

July 26, 2019

Thanks be to God for grandparents. You might like to share this post with grandparents who will appreciate some encouragement on this their feast day…

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two saints

July 22, 2019

Jesus certainly doesn’t intend to condemn the attitude of service but rather the breathlessness with which it is sometimes lived…

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two great lights

July 20, 2019

Fifty years on you can’t miss how these astronauts were moved by what they were experiencing, and we can’t help being moved by the same beauty…

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very near

July 14, 2019

Last week’s TIME magazine featured the architect Antoni Gaudi and his beautiful basilica of Sagrada Familia.  Gaudi was a holy man…

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fire

July 12, 2019

Late this afternoon we learned that the former Holy Name Seminary in Christchurch is engulfed in flames…

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sleeping alone

July 12, 2019

While loneliness is a painful reality, it is most often the result of grasping at and attaching to things, projects and people we mistakenly think will bring us happiness…

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listen

July 11, 2019

It’s no surprise that any of us when making a decision might struggle to separate the noise and clamour of others’ opinions from the voice of God…

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in pairs

July 7, 2019

The one who fears to be alone will never be anything but lonely, no matter how much they may surround themselves with people…

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mature faith

July 3, 2019

Thomas was not a doubter. Instead he was an adult seeking the verification that all adults need if we are to truly believe…

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yes but

July 1, 2019

We might even justify our resistance by suggesting that if we keep on with our current projects for a bit longer we will be able to give Him much more in the future…

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Vocations Awareness Week

July 1, 2019

National Vocations Awareness Week resources for Sunday Masses 4 August 2019 & the week following. prepared Fr. John O’Connor Acting Director, National Liturgy Office. Aotearoa, New Zealand. liturgy@nzcbc.org.nz”>liturgy@nzcbc.org.nz       www.nlo.org…

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under construction

June 27, 2019

St Bede’s College in Christchurch is building a new chapel and this morning at the College Mass Bishop Paul Martin SM used the image of a chapel under construction in this homily…

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opportunity

June 25, 2019

Food For Faith made it to the Press this morning offering a comment on the unprecedented opportunity Bishop Martin is giving Christchurch Catholics to be a part of springtime of faith in the diocese…

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the pointer

June 24, 2019

John the Baptiser is the patron of our Catholic diocese of Christchurch and today celebrate this feast of his birth…

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