let go the net

April 28, 2020

It is commonly wrongly thought that the call of God is at odds with our deepest human longings. But when we do set out on the paths that God has revealed, we discover that we are truly ourselves…

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pray to sleep

April 27, 2020

You might use this “PRAY TO SLEEP” audio when you are ready for sleep. Just press play and with any luck you’ll be asleep before the end of it…

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practising

April 26, 2020

Why is it that a Catholic who is baptised, prays regularly and insists that their children are baptised doesn’t feel able to call themselves “practising…

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all day long

April 24, 2020

The most effective witness of faith is rarely the one who preaches on the street corner or even the church preacher, but the one who lives…

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ring the bells

April 23, 2020

“To the person of faith, it’s a moment of grace; to the person without faith, it’s a moment of peace. What’s not to like…

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only in God

April 22, 2020

I was out for a walk last night soon after sunset, clear sky, Southern Cross above, and the International Space Station passing – a human presence in the skies…

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dear friends

April 21, 2020

…not the restoration of a familiar world order, but a new world where human achievements, personal successes and health are signs that point us beyond…

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lighting darkness

April 20, 2020

Returning to the way things were is the “recession” of which we should have the most fear…

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adult faith

April 19, 2020

Healthy doubt leads to robust questioning and searching. It is this process that develops faith that is rooted in God and rooted in reality…

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no longer lay

April 18, 2020

One of the most unhelpful terms in the life of the church is the word “lay” as applied to Christians who are not clergy…

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gone fishing

April 17, 2020

Jesus asks them about fishing, something they knew about, their ordinary, everyday, practical human reality…

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getting physical

April 16, 2020

We have filled the space left by the lack of availability of the sacraments with live-streamed liturgies. But because we humans are physical creatures a virtual connection is always inadequate…

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talking together

April 15, 2020

Many of us began 2020 with hope-filled goals for the year. Perhaps we were still tracking well through February into early March but then the virus threat became lockdown…

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