family
family

family

Healthy families have always been “extended” and include 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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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