Monthly Archives: March 2017

Annunciation — 2

I WANTED to continue the theme of the Annunciation because the words of Gabriel give us an insight into the mind of God and the meaning of eternity and infinity. Let us clear up one misunderstanding first. There are those … Continue reading

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Annunciation — 1

LIKE TOTAL eclipses or comets, this weekend provides us with the sort of rare event that it is worth a blog post all of its own. With Easter Sunday falling on April 16 (the next time will be in 11 … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Lent — 3

EVERY NOW AND again, I find myself having a difference of opinion with some of my fellow-Catholics over what constitutes “love”. Without wishing to judge their ability to understand the basics of their faith, it often seems that the modern … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Lent — 2

YESTERDAY’S atrocity in central London is one more reminder of the extent to which some people will go in furtherance of their beliefs. For us as Catholics such an action is a particular challenge for two different  but not unrelated … Continue reading

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On Guardian Angels

THERE IS A story about Group Captain Cheshire who took over command of the famous ‘Dam Busters’ squadron in 1943. For two days after he arrived his driver sat in the staff car with nothing to do, frequently watching him … Continue reading

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What about free will

I WAS TAKEN to task yesterday over my comment that Jesus could — in theory — have given in to Satan’s temptations. How could I suggest anything so outlandish? Well, for a start if we didn’t occasionally suggest outlandish things, … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Lent— 1

THE TEMPTATION of Our Lord raises a whole series of questions which very often we don’t bother to answer though looking below the surface can be quite rewarding. Let us have a look. The first question we perhaps ought to … Continue reading

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