The Final Word

50th anniversary of the Decree on Eastern Catholic Churches

Monday 14 July 2014
ON 21 November 1964 Venerable Pope Paul VI promulgated three decrees of the Second Vatican Council. These were the Constitution on the Church, the Decree on Ecumenism  and the Decree on the Catholic Churches of the Eastern Rites. All three had to do with the nature and understanding of the Church.

The table and the cross

Tuesday 24 June 2014
THINK about when you were last at a dinner party or wedding reception. How was the room decorated? In particular, how were the tables decorated? Was there a crisp white tablecloth? Were there beautiful flowers? Were there candles? Was there a crucifix on the table?

The power of the Spirit in Confirmation

Wednesday 11June 2014

AS we approach the end of the ‘Week of Weeks’, the seven weeks of Easter, we turn our hearts and minds towards the celebration of Pentecost, the great festival of the Holy Spirit. And as Pentecost approaches, so too does the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation in many parish communities.