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...
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
Just as the earthquake shook the land at the moment of Jesus’ death, it was an earthquake that helped to bring our diocese to its knees nine years ago. This places us firmly with the first disciples of Jesus
“Out of the depths I cry to you O Lord”. We know that our loving God has not caused this pain, but the freedom God gives us as a mark of his great love has been tragically misused and abused.
And it is Christ who brings us together tonight, Anglican and Catholic with friends, to focus again on what is essential. We are united by the challenges we face here in this place. We are at a spring-time of faith in our dioceses, with citizens hungry for mature and adult faith.
The Christian community of Christchurch rejoices today with the Episcopal Ordination and Installation of The Reverend Doctor Peter Carrell as the ninth bishop of the...
“if we want to find the God who appeared as a child, then we must dismount from the high horse of our “enlightened” reason. We must set aside our false certainties, our intellectual pride, which prevents us from recognising God’s closeness…
From today's gospel for the Third Sunday of Advent: When all the people asked John [the Baptist], ‘What must we do?’ he answered, ‘If anyone has two tunics he must...
You might be feeling the hype of pre-Christmas parties. You could be busy tying up loose ends at work. Some families are flat out trying to get all the gift shopping done, preparing for relatives to visit, or trying to organise a trip away.
This week in Christchurch the annual Rochester lecture is presented by Bishop Paul Martin SM, the new(ish) Catholic bishop of Christchurch. This is an opportunity to...
Healthy doubt develops faith that is rooted in God and grounded
The ONE who brings us together is Jesus Christ, risen, present and active among us.
His question gives them a chance to express their feeling at their lack of success.
Note the physicality of today’s gospel: hearts, hands, feet, mouth, eyes, and human feelings: peace, alarm, fright, agitation, doubt
FFF gatherings in cafes and bars have begun, following the disciples talking together on the road