Christ the King
Christ the King

Christ the King

The fact of our limited time on earth brings a clarity to our vision helping us to keep the struggles of earthly existence in a broader, deeper, eternal and loving divine perspective.

a greater power

a greater power

If you are following the gospel readings this week you might find them a bit fearsome with their focus on the end of this earthly world. But something much better is being offered to us

Christ the King

Christ the King

the king, with the crown...of thorns. It’s the last Sunday of the Church year today. In recent weeks the readings of the liturgy have been preparing us for the end...

Xt. the Kg. prep.

Xt. the Kg. prep.

If you are preparing to preach this coming Sunday for the feast of Christ the King you might find these thoughts helpful. In 1925 Pope Pius XI spoke strongly against...

faces of faithfest

faces of faithfest

More Faithfest photos here from Peter Fleming. If you were there, the chances are you will see yourself in at least one of these pictures. The pics are a mix from...

more Faithfest photos

more Faithfest photos

Thanks to Peter Fleming for taking and contributing these Faithfest Mass photos. more to come...

Bishop’s Faithfest homily

Bishop’s Faithfest homily

Thanks to Bishop Barry Jones for providing "food for faith" with this copy of his homily delivered at yesterday at the Faithfest Mass in the CBS Arena, Christchurch....

ChCh Diocese Faithfest

ChCh Diocese Faithfest

Today the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch celebrated the end of the Year of Faith. These images from this morning's Mass celebrating the Feast of Christ the King speak...

soul by soul and silently

soul by soul and silently

There is a great Cecil Spring Rice poem that is better known for the Gustav Holst music it is often sung to. It is an appropriate anthem for today's feast of Christ the...

our maker is our monarch

our maker is our monarch

What image enters your mind when you think of Christ as King? I find it hard to get beyond the trappings of contemporary royalty: wealth, glamour, and image. I’d have...

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bridge building

bridge building

I first met Leonie when as a young priest I decided to use spare time in a small rural West Coast parish to study communication

seeding

seeding

Jesus help me to be more careful, more aware of the power of my words and actions…

a humble church

a humble church

The Church of Christ does not seek to dominate consciences and occupy spaces, but rather to be a “wellspring” of hope in people’s lives.

what wondrous love

what wondrous love

When words don’t come easily it could be that I (and maybe you too) don’t need more words.

standing by

standing by

When the night has come, and the way is dark… No I won’t be afraid… Just as long as you stand, stand by me.