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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just one thing

just one thing

they could have rushed back home to see the faces of their family and watch The Chase before dinner. 

open the gates

open the gates

For you are the living temple of God. Open up that temple, make it spacious, give it height.

be the first

be the first

With Christ we are freed from the trap of following every fad, fashion, celebrity or opinion.

so simple

so simple

These complications are very useful, and make the watch more… complicated.

get dressed

get dressed

This divine dressing is not a lengthy process needing skilled tailors and holy-wardrobe assistants.