The Final Word

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.

‘I have given you an example’: the rite of foot washing

Monday 14 April 2014
'THE power of liturgical action is that it often speaks without words, and by this act our new Pope showed the world his intention to carry out the ministry of St Peter through acts of humble service. In the year since, Pope Francis has become a model for all of us of such humility, in his words but even more powerfully in his actions,' Archbishop Denis Hart writes.