Whilst leaving church recently, my attention was drawn to a publication. The document was in the nature of a promotional pamphlet intended to communicate the mission of a national charity and elicit donations, or continued financial support for its objectives. The declared purpose of the organisation is to provide financial support for those formerly serving in other denominations who have been received into the Catholic Church. The ambition is simple enough: insulating minis
Most people will agree that the message of Christ is a call to action. Whilst the form of response may vary from contemplative or intercessor prayer to public forms of apostolate and ministry, the call of Christ represents an invitation; one which demands a response. Within the Catholic tradition, the common or shared vocation comprises the universal call to holiness. It is a call which finds fulfilment in communion. The Conciliar teaching on the complex reality of the Churc
Commentaries upon the psalms invariably point to the wisdom of the psalmist and the comfort to be derived from the psalms in our current age. It may be thought incapable of contradiction that when penning the words of psalm 24, the psalmist did not have in mind the events which unfolded in the archdiocese of Sorocaba this week. Those bold enough to visit the facebook page of the parish of Sao Geraldo Magela will be greeted by the blessed sacrament placed within a monstrance.
Resurrexit sicut Dixit, Alleluia! At the risk of stating the obvious, the lenten weeks have not been a source of sustaining news: rumours around the selective portrayal of Pope Benedict's letter; a Bishop convicted of reserved delicts; and demands from secular politicians that the papal visit to Ireland by "fully inclusive" to all relationships. The ignorance of man, and the elevation of vanity as distinct from the wisdom of God, appeared to transport us to the celebratio