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ad multos annos

ad multos annos

A great day of meeting and celebration today (and tomorrow) for priests of the Christchurch diocese with our first clergy AGM with Bishop Paul Martin. Our priests'...

God’s Dwelling

God’s Dwelling

This week Bishop Barry Jones of the diocese of Christchurch New Zealand has published a substantial document God's Dwelling Place to help parishioners of the diocese to...

ordinations

ordinations

Today is a day of great celebration for our Catholic Diocese of Christchurch as three young men are ordained deacons at 11.am in St. Mary's pro-Cathedral. Everyone is...

the pointer

the pointer

My paternal grandfather knew his way around the night sky. In New Zealand, the Southern Cross is the most sought-after constellation.  I remember my grandfather showing...

a life of value

a life of value

When did you last encourage someone to consider that God might be calling them to serve as a priest? This Sunday (“Good Shepherd Sunday”, Fourth Sunday of Easter) is...

Inform

Inform

As it nears 100 issues the Inform magazine of the Catholic diocese of Christchurch continues to be popular. Last Sunday Hurunui parishioners were happy to collect the...

Inform (Dec ’13)

Inform (Dec ’13)

The December issues of the Christchurch Diocesan magazine "Inform" arrived this afternoon, so I made a coffee and sat in the garden to savour the Faithfest photos. You...

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...

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stormy weather

stormy weather

I often hear people comment that their faith is weak, or that they have little faith. I often feel the same way.

Ignatius of Loyola

Ignatius of Loyola

We ignore our feelings at our peril. However the feelings that are uppermost in human consciousness are simply a starting point for discernment.

those dead days

those dead days

There are moments many days, and minutes and even hours and sometimes days every week when we feel a bit dead.

face to face

face to face

Jesus is not God-far-from-us-up-in-the-heavens, but Jesus is God WITH us.

grandparents

grandparents

You might like to share this post with grandparents who will appreciate some encouragement on this their feast day.

remembering

remembering

I was privileged to be asked to give the homily at the Mass of Thanksgiving of Fr. Isaac Fransen