marriage
not too tight…

not too tight…

New Zealander’s were ingenious in making good use of old 44 gallon steel drums turning them into everything from outdoor ovens to boundary fences and chairs…you name it. I often think of these drums when I remember

kids or cats & dogs

kids or cats & dogs

At his early morning Mass (for Vatican workers & others) Pope Francis often uses vivid images in his preaching. Here's an example from his encouragement yesterday...

beauty made flesh

beauty made flesh

It was a privilege to celebrate today the marriage of Cheryl & Gabriel in Cebu, Philippines. On the back of the missal booklet that they had prepared for their...

flying plates

flying plates

If you are married, don't miss this: the pope gave some remarkably realistic and practical advice to married couples in his Wednesday Audience a few hours ago. If you...

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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