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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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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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The Temple v Jesus of Nazareth —1

INTERVIEW  WITH OFFICER [REDACTED] IN RELATION TO THE APPREHENSION AND SUBSEQUENT EXECUTION OF JESUS BAR JOSEPH OF NAZARETH My name is [redacted] and at the material time I held the post of [redacted] in the [redacted] cohort of the Temple … 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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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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Going the extra mile

ONE PHRASE which annoys me is “go the extra mile”. My daughter is in full agreement on this since we have both at various times in our lives worked for the sort of company which uses management-speak as a substitute … 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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‘Twas the week before Christmas

WELL, HERE we are going into the last week before Christmas and the Church has started to get serious! For these last eight days, Lent rules apply! Memorias of saints are suppressed (only commemorations are permitted, just as in Lent) … Continue reading

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