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The parish where I help out when I’m in England suffered a great loss this Easter. A young mother aged 28, a wonderful singer, died suddenly. Our faith in the Resurrection does not remove suffering from our lives, but transforms it. Christ’s wounds are real and the marks of His......


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As we live through the great “Fifty Days” of the Easter Season, we are filled with joy and hope. We sing alleluia constantly as an act of praise. Yet, so often, like the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, we fail to recognise Jesus, especially in His greatest gift,......


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A home is not the same as a house; home, the expression goes, is where the heart is. Our longing for home, and the reason we try to fill that longing with so many temporal things, is because we were made for somewhere else. Our loss of home, through sin,......


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Visiting Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial in Israel, St. John Paul II spoke of the “extreme need for silence.” That should be something of our attitude during these sacred days. Contemplating the Cross, and our part in it, and standing with Mary, we venerate God the Son hanging there because......


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We are about to enter Holy Week, the most sacred time in the liturgical year. Perhaps we’ve failed in much of what we hoped for during Lent? Now is the time to begin again! For Christians, all we celebrate during this time is not a past event, but a “making......


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