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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who or what ?

who or what ?

We know Peter’s response. But more importantly, how do you respond today?

signs please God

signs please God

It was the opening of today’s gospel that prompted me to seek signs: This is a wicked generation; it is asking for a sign.

Our Father

Our Father

a father taught his child to pray this prayer especially in the middle of the night when the child woke and felt sad or anxious.

just do it

just do it

I received a letter from the bishop of Christchurch (Denis Hanrahan) which began: Dear John, I am happy to inform you

tempted ?

tempted ?

Temptation is usually understood as an impulse to choose wrong over right, bad over evil, unhealthy over healthy