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The table and the cross

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.

The call of the Shepherd

Tuesday 13 May 2014
OF Pope Francis’ many well-known sayings, one of the best known is from his first Chrism Mass homily last year, when he said that priests should be like ‘shepherds living with the smell of the sheep’.

Two popes, two saints

Wednesday 23 April 2014
ARCHBISHOP Denis Hart reflects on the lives of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II, who will be raised to the altars on the same day.

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