Word In Progress

  • Some gave all

    Nov 10, 2023

    Many people do not understand that priests make more death bed visits than most doctors, and spend more hours counselling than the average psychologist. Those professionals are protected by labour laws and perhaps unions or associations. Our priests have only God.

  • Context is everything

    Oct 13, 2023

    The Church is universal, and so is stupidity. Being a member of one automatically co-opts me into the other.

  • The God of little things

    Sep 08, 2023

    God loves us now. He does not withhold His love and approval until we achieve something. Created in His likeness and being, we are already worthy and loveable in His eyes.

  • Who will bury you?

    Aug 11, 2023

    As a Catholic, I will have recourse to a faith community I can call on for help, a parish with a funeral parlour where my parents can rest, and a priest to commend them as they leave the mortal world.

  • The gift of acceptance

    Jul 07, 2023

    The Bible is full of assurances of God’s acceptance of us, flawed and broken as we are. This heavenly acceptance should flow into our daily lives and allow us to accept our own limitations and situations.

  • The lessons of imperfection

    Jun 09, 2023

    Having received entry into the Catholic Church as an adult, I was adamant that any child I had would be born Catholic and raised Catholic, by a parent who was not only a Sunday Catholic, but one who spoke of the faith, tried to live it in all ways possible, and who testified to it when appropriate.

  • The motive behind the intent

    May 12, 2023

    The money finishing did not end the project. One of the twelve happened to tell her different Lenten story to a friend who was a gynaecologist.

  • Cool and uncompromised

    Apr 08, 2023

    The need for validation is the strongest it has ever been now, more than at any other time in human history. Blame it on the explosion of social media, and media sharing networks like Tik Tok and Instagram.

  • The WE is as important as the ME

    Mar 10, 2023

    We have existential conversations about God, faith, outward signs of piety, inner conversions, and the struggle to find truth in a polarised world.

  • The God of consolation

    Jan 06, 2023

    A good relationship with God is what has sustained me in the dark times of this year. I have never had in my imagination the punishing God that many Catholics secretly worship and try to appease.