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Fifth Sunday of Easter: The passion to believe

Today’s readings: Acts 14, 21-27; Apocalypse 21, 1-5; John 13, 31-35. There are myths...

The three gifts of Easter

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem, during the time of King Herod, magi from the east came to pay homage to the...

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Quotes and news - May 19, 2019

‘Everything is deeply connected’ In his message for an event entitled ‘Economy of...

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Fourth Sunday of Easter: Tapping new ground

Today’s readings: Acts 13, 14.43-52; Apocalypse 7, 9.14-17; John 10, 27-30. The reading...

If Christ went into politics

What if Christ went into politics? What would his electoral programme be like? If he was addressing a mass...

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Quotes and news - May 12, 2019

The following quotes are taken from Pope Francis’s visit to Bulgaria last Sunday. God of...

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Third Sunday of Easter: New perspectives of mission

Today’s readings: Acts 5, 27-32.40-41; Apocalypse 5, 11-14; John 21, 1-19. The meaning of...

Recovering Emmaus

The story of ‘the two’ whom the risen Christ encounters on the jour­ney from Jerusalem to...

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Quotes and news - May 5, 2019

‘Soft totalitarianism’

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Second Sunday of Easter: Touching the pain

Today’s readings: Acts 5, 12-16; Apocalypse 1, 9-13.17-19; John 20, 19-31 For seven long...

Notre-Dame gutted, the bells rang

Holy Week in Paris started with the gutting by fire of the Notre-Dame Cathedral. For different reasons, many were...

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Quotes and news - April 28, 2019

Over the Holy Week period Pope Francis delivered several homilies with myriad points for pondering and...

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Easter Sunday: The Easter miracle

Today’s readings: Acts 10, 34.37-43; Colossians 3, 1-4; John 20, 1-9. It is an intriguing...

The relentlessness of joy

Easter blows us away with its surge of life, enthusiasm and joy. Coming with the shift from winter to spring in...

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Quotes and news - April 21, 2019

The temptation of triumphalism

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Passion Sunday: He’s a different God

Today’s readings; Isaiah 50, 4-7; Philippians 2, 6-11; Luke 22, 14 - 23, 56. Every time we...

‘I am about to do a new thing’

The trees, whose leaves had been stolen, are clothed again with flowers. All the earth is in blossom, proclaiming...

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Quotes and news - April 14, 2019

‘Sin no more’

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Fifth Sunday of Lent: The brighter future

Today’s readings: Isaiah 43, 16-21; Philippians 3, 8-14; John 8, 1-11. The important...

Protecting the voiceless

The social acceptance of abortion is a profound moral failure and pretends that such decisions can be relegated...