feebleness

June 21, 2019

It is the staff opinion that most of your nominees are lacking in background, education and vocational aptitude for the type of enterprise you are undertaking…

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Be Praised!

June 19, 2019

It is four years this week since Pope Francis published his encyclical on the environment Be Praised addressed to “every person living on this planet…

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following desire

June 17, 2019

In every moment, any human is motivated by attraction, or by resistance. Those who are beginners in life’s journey simply go with attraction and act against whatever they consider to be distasteful…

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Trinity

June 13, 2019

The Sign of the Cross is not simply a tidy way of beginning and ending times of prayer, but a full prayer in itself whenever prayed…

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a new harmony

June 10, 2019

There is always a temptation to build “nests”, to cling to our little group, to the things and people we like, to resist all contamination. It is only a small step from a nest to a sect…

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Pentecost prep

June 6, 2019

It’s Pentecost this weekend. The presence of the Holy Spirit with us in every breath gives us hope in every daily decision…

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how to lose power

June 3, 2019

“The real question is not about how to gain power, but how to lose power” says Jean Vanier in this 3.5 minute clip. Then take note too what he says about meetings…

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the wellbeing retreat

June 1, 2019

“Use your church for precisely what it is for, not as one more secular town venue among many, but as a sacred place, a prime place of encounter with Jesus Christ…

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Ascension

May 31, 2019

The disciples do not feel abandoned. They do not consider Jesus to have disappeared far away into an inaccessible heaven. They are obviously convinced of a new presence of Jesus…

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a good start

May 29, 2019

it is possible for an intelligent man, representing the people, to integrate faith and life in twenty-first century New Zealand…

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running

May 23, 2019

And this is a problem we share. We are all runners – running from God’s love, escaping the relationship in which we are most loved…

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a new church

May 21, 2019

Now that you have this beautiful church, use it! Use it for precisely what it is for, not as one more secular town venue among many, but as a sacred place, a prime place of encounter with Jesus Christ…

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faith & freedom

May 19, 2019

Last week’s sacking of Australian Rugby star Israel Folau probably might signal a change in our New Zealand position of diversity of freedom and lifestyle…

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abundance

May 13, 2019

I have noticed in recent years that regular First Communion preparation programmes do little to convey the beauty and vibrancy of Catholic faith…

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more human

May 7, 2019

I have met a few saints in my time and I have no doubt that Jean Vanier is one of them. It is with sadness today that we learnt of his death…

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