Immaculate Conception
impossible? NOT!

impossible? NOT!

Perhaps we have never really understood that the stressed existence that most of us think is a normal part of life on earth is not the way things have to be.

a no & a yes

a no & a yes

When the angel left Mary the problems and challenges of this new stage of her life has just begun. She had to explain to her parents that she was pregnant

fully human

fully human

It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us

touching eternity

touching eternity

Many of you will read this on Friday morning 8 December, the feast of the Immaculate Conception. I am sitting down to write late in the evening of the 7th, the feast of...

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who or what ?

who or what ?

We know Peter’s response. But more importantly, how do you respond today?

signs please God

signs please God

It was the opening of today’s gospel that prompted me to seek signs: This is a wicked generation; it is asking for a sign.

Our Father

Our Father

a father taught his child to pray this prayer especially in the middle of the night when the child woke and felt sad or anxious.

just do it

just do it

I received a letter from the bishop of Christchurch (Denis Hanrahan) which began: Dear John, I am happy to inform you

tempted ?

tempted ?

Temptation is usually understood as an impulse to choose wrong over right, bad over evil, unhealthy over healthy