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It’s said that Jesus uses the word “truth,” or a variation of it, more than 70 times in the Gospels. As we meditate again on our duty to be “truth-tellers,” we are inspired by a living witness to the truth, the great Cardinal Joseph Zen of Hong Kong.
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A picture, the old saying goes, paints a thousand words. This is certainly the case with the ‘Calling of St. Matthew,’ by Caravaggio. This beautiful homily in paint is the subject of this week’s nugget, as we consider what we must do to respond to the Lord’s call as St.......


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This week we introduce you to a giant of the Church, a “white martyr” who suffered for the Faith in living memory - Cardinal Joseph Mindszenty.  His witness to the truth, and his constant fidelity, should be an inspiration and his prayers are most certainly needed today.
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Humility, closeness to the earth, reminds us who we are and where we came from. It is nothing to do with self-image or self flagellation. Rather it reminds us we are created by God “from the dust of the earth,” so we must be who we were created to be.
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The words of the great hymn ‘He who would valiant be,’ adapted from the words of John Bunyan, are a great help on our Christian journey - our pilgrim’s progress. This week we see how those words help us negotiate the rocky path.
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