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Our name is important. We are recognized by name, by God and by our fellow human beings. Jesus addressed people by name and His name is the name which brings salvation. Imagine what a difference it would make if we did as St. Paul directed: to do everything in the......


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Staying with friends who have dogs, alerts me to the need, with one of them, for a leash or muzzle. Ralph Martin in his new book describes the risk of “leashing the Gospel.”  Manipulating or controlling the proclamation of the Faith is always a feature of totalitarian regimes. We must be......


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Scripture may not intentionally be amusing, but sometimes it can be very funny. The account of the battle of wills, in the First Book of Kings, between the prophets of the false god Baal and the prophet Elijah, is one such story. The false prophets “dance and hobble” before their......


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The writer Douglas Murray, an agnostic, was recently interviewed, describing the move of some of his friends towards Catholicism. He made the telling point that they were not attracted to a “watered down” version of the Faith. As our world becomes more controlled, forgets God and becomes more lonely, people......


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For all the saints, the encounter with Jesus moved from a personal experience of faith in Him, into a life changing experience. When faith remains personal it appears more like a hobby than the faith of the apostles. In the encyclical ‘Lumen Fidei’ the......


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