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  • A living memorial for the Year of Mercy in every diocese

    Apr 08, 2016

    Today’s Gospel reading contains a wonderful resurrection scene at the conclusion of the Gospel of John.

  • A shirt of flame

    Apr 08, 2016

    They say that the book you most need to read finds you when you most need to read it.

  • The Triumph of Goodness

    Apr 01, 2016

    The stone which rolled away from the tomb of Jesus continues to roll away from every sort of grave.

  • Cracks in the system

    Apr 01, 2016

    Imagine the scene. The disciples of Jesus huddled in secret. In despair, moping, their hopes shattered.

  • The power of fear

    Mar 23, 2016

    Fear is the heartbeat of the powerless. So writes Cor de Jonghe. That’s true. We can deal with most everything, except fear.

  • Cross and Resurrection: From desolation to hope

    Mar 23, 2016

    What does Easter mean to us? Today, as we look around us, we don’t seem to have much cause to cheer.

  • How the soul matures

    Mar 18, 2016

    In a deeply insightful book, The Grace of Dying, Kathleen Dowling Singh shares insights she has gleaned as a health professional from being present to hundreds of people while they are dying.

  • The price of living up to what you believe in

    Mar 18, 2016

    As we prepare to observe Good Friday and celebrate Easter, it might be appropriate to reflect on the price of speaking the truth.

  • The cries of finitude

    Mar 11, 2016

    It might be an unemployed man, down on his luck, unable to find work, the odd man out when everyone else seems to be doing great. It might be a little

  • Citizens’ Declaration a sign that all is not well

    Mar 10, 2016

    The recent signing of the Citizens’ Declaration expressing concern about the state of the nation, including the rising cost of living, and the need for institutional reforms has been a major talking point.