Christmas
love in diversity

love in diversity

The central question is not about who is in, who is out, who is right or who is wrong, but Is there love?

grace

grace

A Grace before Dinner that you may find useful this Christmas

no place for them

no place for them

With yesterday's celebration of Christmas we began the eight days (the Octave) of Christmas, and we conclude our December retreat with a relaxed journey through the...

where is love ?

where is love ?

Christmas Greetings to you all. There are many things that I could share in this Christmas day clip, but the image that keeps coming to mind is the Christmas dinner...

Christmas on radio

Christmas on radio

A few days ago I had a call from Tim Wilson of Newstalk ZB asking for a Christmas interview with a country pastor. I was happy to share a thought or two and this...

Christmas reality

Christmas reality

Take a moment in the midst of this pre-Christmas busyness to focus again on the heart of the feast. You might find this brief video clip helpful.

a few more sleeps

a few more sleeps

It's only a few more sleeps until Christmas. You might find this three minute Food For Faith Youtube clip encouraging in the midst of pre-Christmas busyness.

how unexpected

how unexpected

The Christian community often struggles to be an effective communicator of the heart of the life of Faith. Thanks to St. Paul's Anglican Church in Auckland who in...

what about now?

what about now?

Pope Francis never ceases to amaze us. Speaking at the December 17 General Audience, he said, “The Incarnation of the Son of God opens a new beginning in the universal...

God is with us

God is with us

I have just arrived home after celebrating the first three Masses of Christmas: Amberley 5.00pm, Culverden 7.00pm and Hanmer Springs 9.00pm. In the past 30 hours I have...

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sorrowful

sorrowful

. Every time I pick up Rosary Beads I notice the crucifix. Sometimes in the middle of the night, even without waking, I feel the cross with the figure, the dead Christ, and remember that I fell asleep after only a few Hail Marys, perhaps thumbing through the Joyful,...

cafe protagonist

cafe protagonist

Last year I suggested that people might like to take the initiative to organise gatherings at cafes and bar

Last Supper

Last Supper

“If the Eucharist is just a symbol, then to hell with it.”

Transfiguration

Transfiguration

This Mystery of the Rosary opens the door between earthly routines and ordinariness and divine eternity and life.

walking together

walking together

Recent popes don’t speak much about the “kingdom” of God. Instead their language is new, fresh and relevant.