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good vs evil

Life in relationship with Jesus Christ is not a life of comfort. Life with Jesus is an adventure. This is because we humans are not made not for comfort but for abundant life. We are made for adventure. This is why healthy people seek adventure by climbing mountains and crossing icy continents, by embracing extreme…(Read More)

papal apps

One of the Apps on my phone is a Pope Francis daily encouragement. You might guess that I’m a Francis fan, but before you get too excited, I became a papal fan and facebook friend with Benedict and now this duo of daily encouragements are enough to refocus me in the midst of difficult…(Read More)

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

May he, and all who sleep in Christ  find in his presence light, happiness, and peace.  Eucharistic Prayer I, Funeral Mass At the world mourns the death of Nelson Mandela, Pope Francis has sent the following message to the president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, and the people of South Africa: “It was with sadness…(Read More)

Advent encouragement

This is Pope Francis’ first Advent so we have not yet heard much from him about the mission of these pre-Christmas days. This gives us the opportunity to savour some of the Advent reflections of Pope Benedict. This, from the First Vespers of Advent, 2009. …the Apostle Paul invites us to prepare for “the…(Read More)

Trent – 450 years later

It’s 450 years today since the closing of the Council of Trent. Most people who have heard of Trent, consider the name synonymous with a defensive Church fighting the attacks of the Reformation. A few blogs and websites are today offering some useful reflections to mark the anniversary. I’ll leave you to read…(Read More)

Media broadcasts in recent days have carried news of the publication of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation “The Joy of the Gospel”. It is significant and unusual for a papal document to make secular news headlines, and is undoubted evidence that eight months after his surprise election, Pope Francis is an attractive and formidable world presence…(Read More)

A welcome opportunity from Radio NZ’s Morning Report this morning to reflect on “the Joy of the Gospel.” Tap here to listen to the five-minute interview: Radio New Zealand National Morning Report 28 November 2013 Complete text of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation “The Joy of the Gospel” (Evangelii Gaudium) is available at this…(Read More)