mercy
another way

another way

It’s one of my favourite feasts today, that of Peter and Paul. The message for me every year in this feast is one of the extraordinary love of Jesus for sinners. Peter and Paul each did things that are considered objectively bad (to say the least).

indulging

indulging

I’m a great fan of indulgence and I know that in these lockdown days the temptation is to over-indulge in one or many of the good options available.

get up

get up

Today's gospel is one of Jesus' best known parables. The account, usually named the Prodigal Son, is really about the loving father. That change of name is an important...

the God of mercy

the God of mercy

Meeting the God of mercy in the Year of Mercy. It would be a great tragedy if all that we did during this Year of Mercy was to speak more about mercy and to be more...

God’s “I.D.”

God’s “I.D.”

"Mercy is God's identity card." A few hours ago in Rome Pope Francis new book was launched. It is entitled: "The Name of God is Mercy." Thanks be to God, and to the...

Jubilee of Mercy

Jubilee of Mercy

Food For Faith returns to YouTube this week with a five-minute video reflection to begin the Year of Mercy.

just do it

just do it

In a couple of hours I will celebrate the Vigil Mass for the Fourth Sunday of the season of Advent. Since last Tuesday evening when we priests of the diocese 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