A Pattern of Challenge

“The practice of faith within the community of the Catholic Church may not be among those priorities”- Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales A few days ago, the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW) released a document...

Novena to St Joseph

In this holy year dedicated to Saint Joseph, the Marriage and Family Life Office of the Diocese of Motherwell has produced a wonderful and very beautiful little book dedicated to the Saint. The intention of the book is specifically for the praying of a novena in...

Francis – Homily on Mercy

HOLY MASS ON THE LITURGICAL FEAST OF DIVINE MERCY HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS Church of Santo Spirito in SassiaSecond Sunday of Easter, 11 April 2021   “The risen Jesus appeared to the disciples on several occasions. He patiently soothed their...

Before The Lord

I read some reports earlier today that the Holy Father had been contacted by a Catholic group in Argentina, who had found a record of his participation as a ‘Eucharistic adorer’ in the Basilica there during the 1950s. This adoration had begun in the...

A Daily Joy

For a very long time now, I have had a desire which has gathered strength in my heart and which – finally – is coming to fruition; I have long wanted to be able to become a daily communicant. Although I would go to weekday Masses whenever I could, these...

An Everlasting Seal

“Jesus came and stood among them..and showed them His hands and His side.”John 20:19-20 Giving his ‘Urbi Et Orbi’ blessing in the Vatican this morning, our Holy Father Pope Francis reminded us that – “The witnesses report an...

Day Of The Mother

“Today it will do us good to stop a little and think about the pain and sorrows of Our Lady. She is our Mother.” – Pope Francis   Italians are in the habit of referring to the time after the Crucifixion on Good Friday as “l’ora della...

Meditation On The Crucifix

A Meditation On The Crucifixion of Jesus by Ignatius Cardinal Kung    “My dear brothers and sisters in Christ: Our Lord Jesus is on the Cross. His whole body is covered with wounds, His hands and feet are nailed to the Cross; His head is crowned with...

Keep Awake With Me

“My soul is sorrowful to the point of death.Wait here and keep awake with Me.” – Matthew 26:38 Lent has concluded and we have now entered into Holy Week. On this Maundy Thursday, we consider the institution of the Eucharist; and we pause and keep...