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“And they were filled …”

YOU ARE A delegate to an international conference being held in Beijing. You and a couple of dozen others have just been escorted from your hotel to the conference centre and are waiting outside. As well as yourself there are … Continue reading

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Ascension Day

THE APOSTLES got short shrift from the angel that appeared to them after Our Lord’s Ascension. “What are you lot doing hanging around here gawping at the sky? He’ll be back eventually, just the way you’ve seen him go today. … Continue reading

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An Easter Reading

I’VE BEEN quiet for the last few weeks, quietly celebrating the joy of Easter and hoping that my readers have been doing the same. But time for some fresh thoughts. The focus in the readings at Mass is on the … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts for Today

THE RELATIONSHIP between Jesus and Mary of Magdala has been the subject of speculation (most of it scurrilous) for centuries. As Christians, let alone Catholics, we can be sure that nothing untoward took place between them though the temptation may … Continue reading

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The Temple v Jesus of Nazareth – 3

Int          You told us yesterday that you were no longer concerned in investigating Jesus bar Joseph  and his followers but that you were instructed to monitor the situation. Can you explain what it is you were being commanded to do? … Continue reading

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The Temple v Jesus of Nazareth – 2

Int        You said in your replies yesterday that the activities of Jesus bar Joseph and his followers had  — if I may put it this way — “crossed a line” as far as the Sanhedrin was concerned and that simply … Continue reading

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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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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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Thoughts on faith

FRANK SHEED’S book Theology and Sanity has long been a favourite of mine and one I return to frequently for inspiration. His premise is simple: the more you can learn about God, the better you come to know Him, the … Continue reading

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The humanity of Jesus

THE MAIN “EVENT” of this week has, of course, been the Feast of the Ascension which has inevitably overshadowed another feast, namely that of Ss Philip and James. Philip is an interesting character because, though he doesn’t have the profile … Continue reading

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