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One Church In Prayer

“All these devoted themselves with one accord to prayer with.. Mary, the Mother of Jesus..” (Acts 1:14)   The Holy Father had asked the Church to pray the Rosary throughout the month of May for an end to the pandemic and to ask the intercession of the...

A Tenacious God

Pope Francis recently reminded us that – “being Christian is not first of all a doctrine or a moral ideal; it is a living relationship with the Risen Lord”. And he is right. We can be the best of theologians and know all about God and yet still not...

The Pope of Mercy

Eight years ago this evening we first met the new Holy Father, Pope Francis, when he stepped out onto the loggia of Saint Peter’s Basilica. Although we didn’t know him at that moment, our first clue to his pontificate was the name he had just chosen...

His Word To Us

“Prior to every word of ours about God, there is His word to us, His Word who continues to tell us: ‘Do not be afraid, I am with you. I am at your side and I will always be there’.” – Pope Francis   The Father is revealed to us most...

Love With Madness

From time to time, I read something – a line here  or there, as much as anything longer than this – which really sticks with me. This turned out to be one of those days. After reading the news this morning, I decided to catch up with what friends were...

Pope Francis on the Psalms

Prayer is the connection between God and man, the channel of communication and the bridge which allows and facilitates that communication. It is in prayer, where we come before the Lord in all our littleness, that we truly open ourselves to Him and to the action of...

With A Father’s Heart

Yesterday was the 15oth anniversary of the dedication of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Catholic Church. To celebrate this anniversary, our Holy Father Pope Francis unexpectedly announced the commencement of a Holy Year – the Year of Saint Joseph. Pope...

Keeping Faith

Faith is not really Faith until it is tested – until then, the danger is that it is mere habit; sometimes it is only when Faith is tested in a crucible of fire that it really comes into it’s own, and we begin to properly appreciate it’s true...

Fraternity and Brotherhood

“We need to develop the awareness that nowadays we are either all saved together or no one is saved” – ‘Fratelli Tutti’ (Pope Francis) In his recent Encyclical Letter ‘Fratelli Tutti’, on the call to fraternity and brotherhood, our Holy...
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