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leadership

leadership

The ONE who brings us together is Jesus Christ, risen, present and active among us.

prophetic hope

prophetic hope

We feel bound to disagree with these prophets of misfortune who are forever forecasting calamity

a new era

a new era

Perhaps we are closer today in our smaller church to the heart of the mission of Jesus, no longer filling large institutions but like the first disciples living relationship with Jesus Christ with two or three faithful companions?

sixty years today

sixty years today

The decision to hold an ecumenical council came to us in the first instance in a sudden flash of inspiration. We communicated this decision, without elaboration, to the Sacred College of Cardinals on that memorable January 25, 1959, the feast of St. Paul’s Conversion.

Happy Birthday S.C.

Happy Birthday S.C.

A friend has just posted a "Happy Birthday Sacrosanctum Concilium" message on Facebook. Fifty years ago this week the Second Vatican Council's Constitution on the...

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follow

follow

Take a moment to imagine Jesus pointing you out in the crowd, calling you by name, and inviting you to follow.

feasting the cross

feasting the cross

The cross is not just a difficulty or an obstacle, but when carried through suffering to death, IS the pathway to life.

maturation

maturation

only by recognising one is loved do we at last enter into a truly mature, familial and free relationship with God.

Fathers’ Day

Fathers’ Day

It’s Fathers’ Day today in New Zealand and Australia

to be wise

to be wise

In my unloveliness I plunged into the lovely things which you created. You were with me, but I was not with you