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Third Sunday of Lent: Don't be an Orc; let God's love make you great

Sunday, February 28, 2016

There’s an all-too-common line of thought that says, ‘I’m not a bad person; I try not do others any harm’ as if that’s the extent of the moral life. I overheard it in a conversation only the other day. There are two things that bother me when I hear this and they’re really two sides of the same coin. The first is that the person has too high self-regard and the second is that they have too little self-concern. This attitude relies on the common misconception that sin is primarily about doing other people harm. Read more

Fourth Sunday of Advent: St. Joseph

Sunday, December 22, 2013
Readings: Isaiah 7:10-14; Psalm 23:1-6; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-24 Read more

Pope Benedict XVI's abdication

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The sudden abdication of Pope Benedict XVI yesterday, to come into effect on 28 February at 7pm GMT, was greeted with sadness by many Catholics around the world. Shock and sadness were predominant themes on the social media. Although the Pope has not died, thank God, our response to the news – and that of the media – quite naturally thinks of the Holy Father's departure in such terms. The Church is, as it were, 'losing' a great and holy leader. The Pope's bold announcement was another great sign of his deeply humble and loving service in the vineyard of the Lord. And that is why we will miss him. Read more

The Pope's First Tweet and the End of the World

Saturday, December 22, 2012
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