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Nineteenth Sunday in ordinary time: Desert wisdom

1 Kings 19, 4-8; Ephesians 4, 30 - 5,2; John 6, 41-51. The concept of desert wisdom is a very...

Nipping it in the bud

The problem of refugees – whether one sticks to legal or other parameters – will be with us for a...

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Pope’s August prayer intention

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18th Sunday in ordinary time: Liberating faith

Ex. 16, 2-4.12-15; Eph. 4, 17.20-24; Jn 6, 24-35. The Book of Exodus is not only the key to the...

Acedia: the noonday devil

What happens at noon? Nothing. There’s just the sun’s bright white light and its searing heat. And...

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Be contemplatives in action – Pope

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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Nourishing the soul

Today’s readings: 2 Kings 4, 42-44; Ephesians 4, 1-6; John 6, 1-15 The feeding of the...

Night in the heat of summer

I recently had a very disturbing dream. Images from my past, present and future flashed before my eyes in that...

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Church in Nicaragua: persecuted and vilified The persecution and vilification of the Catholic Church in...

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16th Sunday in ordinary time: Keeping hope alive

Today’s readings: Jeremiah 23, 1-6; Ephesians 2, 13-18; Mark 6, 30-34. For quite some time...

Travel light

For many of us, the desire to travel peaks when summer rolls around. The scorching heat and the less hectic...

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Nicaragua: bishop attacked; church besieged

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15th Sunday in ordinary time: Back to the roots

Today’s readings: Amos 7, 12-15; Ephesians 1, 3-14; Mark 6, 7-13. The narrative in...

Don’t be afraid. Just believe!

The events of last week can be aptly described by the first line of Charles Dickens’ novel A Tale of Two...

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‘Our common home is on brink of ruin’

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14th Sunday in ordinary time: Time of discontinuity

Very seldom in the gospels do we read about Jesus preaching in a synagogue. We can easily imagine the...

Three challenges of the Church

In his first visit to the province of Spain, Fr Arturo Sosa SJ, Father General of the Society of Jesus,...

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Vatican criticises ‘fragile agreement’ Giuseppe Fiorentino, deputy editor of the Vatican...

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13th Sunday in ordinary time: Healing the real wounds

Wis 1, 13-15; 2, 23-24; 2 Cor. 8, 7.9.13-15; Mk 5, 21-43. The Jesus narratives in the gospels...

Money must serve, not rule

Money must serve not rule has become Pope Francis’s mantra whenever he addresses the state of society...