Columns

  • The blessing of coming clean with God

    Mar 04, 2022

    Jesus’ promise is awesome: The clean of heart (sometimes translated as the “pure” of heart) “will see God.”

  • Trying not to make God look bad

    Mar 04, 2022

    Nothing is as important in our teaching, preaching, and pastoral activities as is the notion we convey of the God who underwrites it all.

  • A time to renew your contemplative journey this Lent

    Mar 04, 2022

    Contemplation invites us to a new way of seeing, of knowing, that is rooted in the indwelling of Divine Love.

  • The blinding allure of greed

    Feb 26, 2022

    In today’s world, we see greed all over and how it has widened disparities and degraded ecosystems while driving corruption.

  • Unexpected blessings at every level of life

    Feb 26, 2022

    Unexpected blessings are like the power-ups that rejuvenate a video game character as it perseveres through the challenges of each level.

  • Finding dessert in the desert

    Feb 26, 2022

    God does not draw us into the desert simply to make us suffer or feel miserable. Far from it, He invites us to make space in our lives and hearts in order to pay attention to the uncomfortable areas of our lives that do not bring us life.

  • May cooler heads and peaceful hearts soon prevail!

    Feb 26, 2022

    The Catholic global peace organisation Pax Christi International issued this statement: “We call for peace, diplomacy, and international action. Generations are at risk, the time to act nonviolently is now”

  • The perfect ritual

    Feb 26, 2022

    Jesus left us two things: his Word and the Eucharist. Various churches have taken different approaches as to which of these to give priory.

  • The death of chastity in our culture

    Feb 18, 2022

    Chastity is often seen as grounded in a religious fundamentalism, which our culture today either disdains or pities (“Chastity for Jesus”).

  • Maturing of Christian faith and mindfulness

    Feb 18, 2022

    Challenges to the relevance of faith claims occur when events, movements, or the coherence of our understanding push us or are pushed by us beyond the limits we have been satisfied to live within till a crisis happens and the limits are dispensed with.