Reflections

Facing my own mortality

Facing my own mortality

Volume 17, Issue 14 

I had not been feeling well for quite some time. My internal workings were constantly out of order, but true to my identification with the male of the species, I somehow imagined that things would right themselves. Eventually my situation reached crisis point, and I decided that I could not simply put up with the pain and discomfort any longer.

Don’t take God for granted

Volume 17, Issue 13 

You might well have noticed, as I have done, something that commonly occurs in times of crisis: those who have any sense of God being involved in their lives are often described in ‘storming heaven’ for a favourable answer.

Living out the priesthood

Volume 17, Issue 12 

Ever since I can remember I wanted to be a priest. Later, as I progressed along my journey of life, I perceived that the Lord also wanted me to be one. Through our combined resources, with invaluable contributions from countless interested people along the way, I eventually saw my much cherished dream come true. On a cold Sunday morning on 27 July, 1958 Archbishop Justin Daniel Simonds laid hands on me and on my class mates, and we were given a share in the Priesthood of Jesus Christ.

What are we to believe?

Volume 17, Issue 11

NOW THAT ALL THE BALLYHOO surrounding the launch of The Da Vinci Code film is well behind us, there are some pertinent questions that need to be answered. For one, “Why all the fuss by some in Church about one author’s mishmash of “theology” (if it merits that title) proposing the theory that Jesus married Mary Magdalene?” At base, there’s another question that demands clarification – “How do we know what to believe anyway?”

Coming to terms with the mystery of God

Volume 17, Issue 10

AS FAR BACK AS MY DAYS IN primary school, I was taught that there were two principal mysteries in our Catholic faith – the Blessed Trinity and the Incarnation. To my youthful mind, however, that teaching was a source of no great concern.

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