fasting
holding fast

holding fast

An adult faith is not a faith that follows the trends of fashion and the latest novelty

fasting for freedom

fasting for freedom

Fasting is fashionable today, for fighting disease, enhancing heart health, boosting brain function, aiding weight loss, delaying ageing and helping concentration.   

TGIF

TGIF

Fasting has become a bit fashionable which is an encouragement for we who observe Lent. People who fast for reasons of health and fitness help us Christians to embrace...

just intolerable

just intolerable

It is clear from gospel evidence that the presence of Jesus on earth two thousand years ago was not a comfortable presence for many of those who encountered him. While...

a lenten lesson

a lenten lesson

In the peace of this Holy Saturday morning I have been thinking back over the past six weeks through the Lenten pilgrimage to Palm Sunday and the Holy Week liturgies....

Sunday celebration

Sunday celebration

Don't forget in the zeal of your Lenten fasting and abstinence that even in the more rigorous old rules of 1959 "There is no fasting or abstinence on Sundays" in Lent....

pancake feasting

pancake feasting

Happy Mardi Gras! No, I'm not encouraging you to dress in pink (or less) and parade in public. Mardi Gras has a more original significance, literally "Fat Tuesday"...

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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