Arguing some issues with God
Every year on 29 June we honour St Peter and St Paul, two ‘Founding Fathers’ of the Church. Tradition tells us that on this day, the two met and embraced before marching off toward their deaths. As we honour them now, we ask for a little of their faith and their courage
In these two apostles, we see how the faith can spread through the life of generous, faithful hearts. We get a glimpse of each of them in turn, in prison for the faith, prepared for martyrdom for the Gospel of Christ; followed by the famous declaration of faith, for which Jesus gives Peter (“Rock”) the…
Saint Irenaeus, bishop and martyr. Irenaeus (c. 130-202) from Asia Minor was bishop of Lugdunum (now Lyons, France). He was an apologist whose major work, “Against Heresies” was influential in the development of western theology. In his boyhood he had heard Polycarp of Smyrna, who in turn was a disciple of Saint John the Evangelist….
1) Deuteronomy 7:6-11 (God is faithful to his chosen people, who are dear to his heart.) You are a people holy to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on earth to be his people, his treasured possession. It was not because you were more numerous…
The sound, well-tested tree
1) Isaiah 49:1-6 (The Lord called me before I was born; in my mother’s womb he named me.) Listen to me, O coastlands, pay attention, you peoples from far away! The Lord called me before I was born, while I was in my mother’s womb he named me. He made my mouth like a sharp…
Learning Humility from Experience
Today’s liturgy invites us to reflect on God’s care for the family of faith, especially through the gift of divine nourishment on our pilgrimage through life.
His Real Presence Among US
Forgot the base degrees by which he did ascend
These were dozens of Irish people who were killed for their Catholic faith between 1537 and 1714 in Ireland. Their names include Oliver Plunkett, John Carey, Patrick Salmon, Charles Meehan, Margaret Bermingham Ball, Patrick Cavanagh, Dominic Collins, Francis Taylor, William Tirry and many others, all of whom resisted the imposition of the Anglican (Protestant) church…
Seeing others in the best light
Cheers for the Cheerful Giver
1) 1 Kings 21:17-29 (Elijah warns Ahab he will die for murdering Naboth; but offers hope of repentance.) Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying: Go down to meet King Ahab of Israel, who rules in Samaria; he is now in the vineyard of Naboth, where he has gone to…
We are invited to reflect on the mystery of God on this Trinity Sunday, as we gather to worship the One who creates, redeems and sanctifies, three persons, one God, without end.
The mysterious merits of three-in-one
Keeping pornography our of our monitors