It was Fr. Robert Barron who set my homily thinking off this week in preparation for this Sunday's feast of the Holy Family. In his Word on Fire homily for the feast...
I have been privileged over the past couple of months to live and study with some of the young priests who feature in a brief new video called "Heroic Priesthood." Tap...
Since the release of the new movie "Noah" a few days ago, many Christian commentators have written negatively about the movie. It is encouraging therefore to read Fr....
R.E. Congress 2014
I am often inspired by the clarity, attractiveness and depth of Fr. Robert Barron's reflections. This weekend (13-16 March) he was a keynote speaker at the Archdiocese...
On this Food For Faith website I will soon be offering regular podcasts which you will be able to subscribe to and listen to on your phone while driving to work. I have...
a new year of faith
For the thirteen months of the Year of Faith, this Icon of Mary the Mother of the Church has travelled the parishes and schools of the diocese of Christchurch. The icon...
word on fire
It is Sunday evening and I have just arrived home after celebrating the last of the four Sunday Masses here in the Hurunui. I'm just about to pour a beer and have a...
Francis & Barron
TIME magazine's decision to name Pope Francis as the 2013 person of the year has met with widespread positive response. In this clip Fr Robert Barron offers a helpful...
I try not to repeat these daily Lenten posts year to year but there are times when the same scriptures pop up annually and I realise that I can’t write it better than I did last year. Today is one such day, not only because of the thought I share but even more in the comments that are added by FFF readers. Today I have left some of last year’s comments helping us to appreciate the power of today’s readings.
my word your home
The heart of the home in years past was the hearth.
It was at the hearth that the family gathered for the warmth and light of the flame and the food that was prepared there.
The fire was treated with respect since the same flame which provided energy for the home could just as easily destroy it.
stand up look up
The Israelites in their forty years in the desert were journeying from captivity to freedom, but the struggle of their desert years made them vulnerable to attack from every temptation as today’s first reading continues
confident in God
I’m not sure if children today are told the great story of the Emperor’s New Clothes, but if not let’s make sure that the parable is taught at all schools of higher learning.
A few years ago I discovered the wonderful way that God uses my imagination in my prayer.
Such openness to imagination when seeking God does not take us away from reality into fantasy but instead brings me into what is most real and inescapably personal and intimate.