sinners
the beautiful beggar

the beautiful beggar

We regularly hear of good and holy men and women falling from grace and we are shocked and surprised.

self-esteem & sin

self-esteem & sin

It is perhaps surprising that in a time when fewer people have a sense of sin, more people seem to suffer from a lack of self esteem. Could it be that a deep awareness...

saint & sinner

saint & sinner

I am always saddened when well-known people are pushed into the headlines for inappropriate behaviour. Fifty years ago no one would have known, but today every word and...

skype & sun & rain

skype & sun & rain

Many readers will remember Pope John Paul’s visit to New Zealand in November 1986. I had been ordained as a priest just twelve months earlier, and because our...

priests are sinners

priests are sinners

In 1984 as a seminarian I spent three months on pastoral placement in the parish of Pukekohe, South Auckland. It was a very good experience for me. I recall attending a...

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sense-able ?

sense-able ?

With ears that are tuned to diverse frequencies I begin to delight in different dialects

tuning in

tuning in

If you saw a burning bush, would you (a) call 911, (b) get the hot dogs, or (c) recognise God?

Christ the King

Christ the King

Love casts out fear. But so do several other things — ignorance, alcohol, passion, presumption, and stupidity.

what do you want

what do you want

Miracles always happen – visible at times only to the trained eye and heart

All Souls

All Souls

By looking at the graves, before which countless memories return, we remember how they lived, what they loved