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good vs evil

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...

papal apps

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...

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

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...

Advent encouragement

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...

Trent – 450 years later

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...

Francis: new face of Benedict

Francis: new face of Benedict

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...

the Joy of the Gospel – interview

the Joy of the Gospel – interview

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...

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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