family
family

family

Healthy families have always been extended, not only biological relations but friends and those who are in need.

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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living abundantly

living abundantly

I’m in Auckland this week offering sessions for anyone who is interested. I hope to see you. Share the word and bring a friend.

moving ahead

moving ahead

The discipline of daily writing keeps me alert to the presence and action of Jesus in my life every day.

the seekers

the seekers

If the Magi had settled for seeking creature comforts, they would never have encountered the Lord.

truth seeking

truth seeking

A faith that is deeply rooted in friendship with Christ is adult and mature. It is this friendship that opens us up to all that is good

a conversation

a conversation

a podcast conversation between Siân Owen RSJ, Merv Duffy SM & John O’Connor