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...

Into The Valley

It is the strangest of weeks. A week like no other in the liturgical year. It begins on such a high with the triumphant entry of Christ into Jerusalem, annointed with nard by Mary of Bethany to signify His role as the Messiah, and met with such jubilation by the...

The Church and the Judge

It is a very great blessing that here in Scotland, the Churches have now re-opened, even if it is still with much reduced numbers. Although the re-opening was already planned for 26th March, a judicial review whose findings were published a few days ago directly...