children
simple & sense-able

simple & sense-able

The wise and learned character in this ancient tale is not any of the sycophantic subjects of the ruler, but the child

first things first

first things first

In my class with the seminarians this morning I reflected on the importance of keeping perspective. Then I left the class and lost perspective completely.

maturing faith

maturing faith

"...This is different. This isn’t the same as the Easter bunny. This is mature. This is chilling. This is important. This isn’t something that is trivial, and is not...

bye, bye, lully, lullay

bye, bye, lully, lullay

Surrounded by presents and tinsel, peaceful nativity scenes and Christmas goodwill, it is easy to forget the full reality of the Christmas event. December 28, the feast...

kids or cats & dogs

kids or cats & dogs

At his early morning Mass (for Vatican workers & others) Pope Francis often uses vivid images in his preaching. Here's an example from his encouragement yesterday...

bye bye, lully lullay

bye bye, lully lullay

Surrounded by presents and tinsel, peaceful nativity scenes and Christmas goodwill, it is easy to forget the full reality of the Christmas event. Today's feast of the...

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follow

follow

Take a moment to imagine Jesus pointing you out in the crowd, calling you by name, and inviting you to follow.

feasting the cross

feasting the cross

The cross is not just a difficulty or an obstacle, but when carried through suffering to death, IS the pathway to life.

maturation

maturation

only by recognising one is loved do we at last enter into a truly mature, familial and free relationship with God.

Fathers’ Day

Fathers’ Day

It’s Fathers’ Day today in New Zealand and Australia

to be wise

to be wise

In my unloveliness I plunged into the lovely things which you created. You were with me, but I was not with you