Jesus did not make the disciples into uniformed robots capable of satisfying little more than the letter or religious law
For many good and faith-filled people the Church is experienced as a room closed with the door locked.
There is always a temptation to build “nests”, to cling to our little group, to the things and people we like, to resist all contamination. It is only a small step from a nest to a sect
It’s Pentecost this weekend. The presence of the Holy Spirit with us in every breath gives us hope in every daily decision
Last weekend I was with a group in Sydney who are seeking to live with greater familiarity with Jesus Christ. "Familiarity with Christ" was a recurring mantra of the...
A powerful Pentecost image of peace (Pentecost Sunday evening Rome time) when, at the invitation of Pope Francis, the Palestinian and Israeli presidents met in the...
It is 70 years since D-Day. The anniversary commemorations are remarkable for their bringing together of people from all sides of the conflict. German chancellor...
You have heard me comment about Fr. Robert Barron’s wordonfire.com website, and his inspiring Youtube clips on a variety of contemporary topics. A few weeks ago I was...
With ears that are tuned to diverse frequencies I begin to delight in different dialects
If you saw a burning bush, would you (a) call 911, (b) get the hot dogs, or (c) recognise God?
Love casts out fear. But so do several other things — ignorance, alcohol, passion, presumption, and stupidity.
Miracles always happen – visible at times only to the trained eye and heart
By looking at the graves, before which countless memories return, we remember how they lived, what they loved