confession

cats mice & grace

One of this morning's Press cartoons reminded me of a moment of grace I experienced last weekend. Tragically my moments of grace too often get ignored or quickly...

just do it!

just do it!

For every one of us the term Sacrament of Confession, Penance or Reconciliation brings up many different responses reactions or feelings.  Tragically there are many...

the God of mercy

the God of mercy

Meeting the God of mercy in the Year of Mercy. It would be a great tragedy if all that we did during this Year of Mercy was to speak more about mercy and to be more...

a liminal life

a liminal life

The life of a Christian is lived most fully when it is experienced as a "liminal" existence, on the threshold of heaven. That's a great word "liminal", "occupying a...

on our knees

on our knees

A few weeks ago I had a couple of hours' session with a dozen teachers in one of our Catholic High Schools. My brief was to present something of the beauty of the...

just do it

just do it

In a couple of hours I will celebrate the Vigil Mass for the Fourth Sunday of the season of Advent. Since last Tuesday evening when we priests of the diocese of...

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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