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...
If you are ready for a broader faith perspective you might appreciate this offering – something a little different
In every encounter, local and afar, with people of every age and at every stage of life, the struggles and joys of people are remarkably similar.
Humans too often make the fatal mistake of separating body and soul, yet our deep desire is for unity of body and soul.
Both readings are personal favourites and every time I hear them and ponder them these texts speak to me in new and powerful ways.
Too often we settle for an existence of lurching from one satisfaction to the next.