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The Baptism of the Lord: Passion for justice

Isaiah 42, 1-4.6-7; Acts 10, 34-38; Luke 3, 15-16.21-22. Scripture throughout inspires a...

Robotics and all that

The debate is on about robotics and artificial intelligence (AI). A number of conferences around the world are...

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Quotes and news - January 13, 2019

The star of Jesus

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The Epiphany of the Lord: Inner guidance

Today’s readings: Isaiah 60, 1-6; Ephesians 3, 2-3.5-6; Matthew 2, 1-12. There is a common...

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New Year resolutions

Some people still make New Year resolutions, although most, knowing that chances are that they would not keep...

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Quotes and news - January 6, 2019

‘You are the presence of Jesus’

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The Holy Family: Bedrock of ordinary virtues

Today’s readings: Ecclesiasticus 3, 2-6.12-14; Colossians 3, 12-21; Luke 2, 41-52. The...

Science and faith

One of the myths peddled around ad nauseam is that the advances in science are slowly but surely discrediting...

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Quotes and news - December 30, 2018

On Tuesday, the Church will celebrate the 52nd World Day of Peace. These are excerpts from Pope Francis’s...

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Fourth Sunday of Advent: Hope in a new humanity

Today’s readings: Micah 5, 1-4; Hebrews 10, 5-10; Luke 1, 39-44. There is deep inspiration...

A time to give life or to kill it?

It’s Christmas: a time to rejoice and make merry; a time to stop and think. The Christmas story...

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Quotes and news - December 23, 2018

‘A great reasonfor joy’ – Pope

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Third Sunday of Advent: The source of our joy

Today’s readings: Zephaniah 3, 14-18; Philippians 4, 4-7; Luke 3, 10-18. This third Sunday...

Come, all ye faithful!

These are the days when we will frequently hear the carol O Come, All Ye Faithful, a translation of the Latin...

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Quotes and news - December 16, 2018

Ambitious action needed

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Second Sunday of Advent: The voice of hope

Baruch 5, 1-9; Philippians 1, 4-6.8-11; Luke 3, 1-6. We are approaching yet another Christmas...

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A family is born

In his homily at Santa Marta last week, Pope Francis insisted that Advent demands three attitudes: purification...

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Quotes and news - December 9, 2018

Candles forpeace in Syria

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First Sunday of Advent: Becoming divine

Today’s readings: Jeremiah 33, 14-16; 1 Thessalonians 3, 12 - 4, 2; Luke 21,...

Advent: The gift of genuine hope

Observe a child these days. Chocolate Advent calendars are opened diligently day by day, with mounting...