Sunday Gospel – To See as Jesus Sees
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Sunday Gospel – To See as Jesus Sees

In the Greek text of Mark, it says ‘That I may look up…’ The word ‘looking up’ had been used before by Mark to describe how Jesus blessed the loaves of the first multiplication of bread (6:41), and again when he healed the deafmute man (7:34). The translation used in the Mass gives ‘Let me…

Synodality – A Reflection by  Fr Guido Gockel MHM
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Synodality – A Reflection by Fr Guido Gockel MHM

THE ROAD TOGETHER On Oct. 10, 2021, Pope Francis formally opened the “Synod 2021-2023”.Some of you may well wonder what this is all about. What is a synod? The Church’s governing structure is pyramidal, which means that the Pope is the head, followed by the cardinals as the next rank, then the bishops, and priests….

‘Science should be for the Glory of God’ – Vatican Astronomer Guy Consalmagno SJ
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‘Science should be for the Glory of God’ – Vatican Astronomer Guy Consalmagno SJ

Br. Guy Consolmagno has an incredible job. He is the Pope’s astronomer at the Vatican Observatory. Most people do not even know that the Vatican has an official astronomical observatory with telescopes in Italy and the USA. The Vatican and astronomy have a long history dating all the way back to 1582 and the Gregorian…

October Month of the Rosary: Rosary Meditations
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October Month of the Rosary: Rosary Meditations

These meditations are designed to offer something to everyone! We hope to introduce people who are unfamiliar with the Rosary to this popular devotion, and offer those who regularly pray the Rosary a chance to experience something new.  Whether you learned to pray the Rosary as a child from family members, or later in life…

Francis of Assisi Universal Brother: Further Exploration of Fratelli Tutti
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Francis of Assisi Universal Brother: Further Exploration of Fratelli Tutti

What does universal love look like in practice? In Fratelli tutti, Pope Francis offers today’s gospel, the parable of the Good Samaritan, and the life of today’s saint, Francis of Assisi as examples … so today seems like a good day to study the encyclical again! Source: Thinkingfaith Continue reading

October Extraordinary Mission Month- World Mission Church!
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October Extraordinary Mission Month- World Mission Church!

Simply put, we are the world’s encounter with God. We are God’s gift to the world. And when we act otherwise, we are betraying our vocation. So, how should we act? Does being the incarnation of God’s mission today mean we should be God’s recruiting agents? No. Jesus did not proselytize. Usually when he healed…

October Mission Month: A personal Reflection
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October Mission Month: A personal Reflection

A DREAM EVER COMING TRUE, EVER TRUE!  Every now and then we go back to the blazing, compelling reason why we left everything or stopped wandering and began to follow Him.  The very reasons that make us now fools or nobodies or ministers or famous; why we chose the road less travelled for adventure or…

World Day of Migrants and Refugees – 26th September
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World Day of Migrants and Refugees – 26th September

The Gift of a Stranger Whether we want to acknowledge it or not, in the world today we are becoming more and more a depressed community.[1] The Dominican theologian Albert Nolan speaks of our times as the ‘age of despair’.[2] We look everywhere for people, things and experiences that might help us overcome this sense of hopelessness, but…

Pope Francis: ‘Old Age is not a Disease, but a Privilege’.
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Pope Francis: ‘Old Age is not a Disease, but a Privilege’.

Pope Francis told elderly priests from northern Italy that aging is a privilege because they have the chance to suffer like Jesus Christ. “You are experiencing a season, old age, which is not a disease but a privilege,” he said in a Sept. 16 letter to priests from the Lombardy region. “And even those of you who…