family
family

family

People of faith will be able to live with the ambiguity of imperfection in our families

a big family

a big family

In this new era biological connection is not the central definition of family

redefining family

redefining family

Our definitions of family are often too narrow, certainly more restrictive than the beautifully diverse reality that is family life in 2019. Listen to my 3 minute homily at this link

belonging

belonging

What is family? Most people hope that their family will be a place of belonging and growth. The reality is that our biological families exist only for a time. I am the...

family & friends

family & friends

In today's gospel Jesus really blurs any clear distinction between family and friends when he asks "who is my mother? Who are my brothers?" We often have unrealistic...

a single goal

a single goal

One of the most inspiring sights at Christmas Masses is to see families gathered from all over for one purpose, to be together for Christmas. I use the term "families"...

couples @ synod

couples @ synod

Earlier this week I was asked about who speaks at the Synod, "is it just bishops?"  While the majority of participants are bishops, here is a brief interview with...

family

family

For most of the history of human civilization the term family has been used to speak of a community of love, parents and children, and a complex and diverse range of...

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a towering witness

a towering witness

I was especially happy yesterday to, along with other priests, receive an email from scriptures scholar Kath Rushton

John on sabbatical

John on sabbatical

a podcast conversation with Triona Doocey asking some challenging questions about my sabbatical weeks.

sabbatical update

sabbatical update

I’m like Thomas. I need to experience Christ. Happy Feast Day to all of us who seek greater maturity of faith

growing up

growing up

Thomas was not doubting as much as seeking; he was expressing the desire of one who truly yearns for adult faith.

another way

another way

Surely the real mortality in our sin is not any particular action or omission itself, but what we do after we realise our sin