The Final Word

‘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.

The poverty of the Gospel Evangelii Gaudium

Monday 17 March 2014
POPE Francis has released a beautiful and thought-provoking Lenten Message for 2014. Reading it, I have been struck by several close connections with his exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (‘The Joy of the Gospel’), which we have been studying; in particular, the relationship between the ‘very heart of the Gospel’ and the experience of poverty.