Tag Archives: prayer

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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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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Re: Amoris Laetitia — 2

LET US RESUME where we left off. Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation has gone nowhere near as far as many people expected. But for ‘expected’ read ‘chose to believe’ and once again it is impossible not to compare the reaction among … Continue reading

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Lent 4 — Penance

AS WE embark on the climax of Lent — Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem followed swiftly by His Passion and death — it is time to look at the third strand in our journey through this time of self-denial: Penance. … Continue reading

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Lent 2 – Mortification

LENT IS a time of penance, fasting and mortification. I want to talk about all three but today let me concentrate on mortification because it is a subject which is often misunderstood. When we speak of mortification two things come … Continue reading

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Lent — 1. “The favourable time”

THE SECOND reading for the Mass of Ash Wednesday is from St Paul’s second epistle to the Corinthians where he quotes from Isaiah (ch 49): At the favourable time I have listened to you; on the day of salvation I … Continue reading

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A prayer for all reasons

THE OLDIE magazine is not the most likely place to look for inspiration for a post on a Catholic blog but one takes what is on offer! The magazine runs two regular articles on the same page: “God”, which used … Continue reading

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