Monthly Archives: July 2016

22 07, 2016

False Gods

2019-10-16T14:01:03+00:00July 22nd, 2016|

Paganism is on the rise in England and also in Europe. This neo-paganism is not simply a rejection of Christian faith, but a distinct and professed religion, a religion generally involving the worship of nature and its elements: trees, rocks, rainbows, fire, water, crystals, and associated magical practices. It is estimated that in this country there are currently some one [...]

16 07, 2016

Ora et Labora

2019-10-16T14:01:03+00:00July 16th, 2016|

While journeying to His Passion in Jerusalem, Christ passes through Bethany where Mary and Martha lived. Martha has come to be a symbol of the active Christian life, while Mary represents the contemplative life. Most Christians are called to sanctify ourselves amidst the things of this world, so action and contemplation should not be seen as mutually exclusive ways of [...]

9 07, 2016

Who is My Neighbour?

2019-10-16T14:01:03+00:00July 9th, 2016|

The lawyer who asked the question would have been aware of the  nit-picking rabbinical debates over which categories of people could lawfully be excluded from being the ‘neighbours’ that they were commanded to love. In the parable of the Good Samaritan, Christ replies to the question with a parable. His sublime reply is part of general public revelation. The road [...]

1 07, 2016

Blessed be His Most Precious Blood

2019-10-16T14:01:03+00:00July 1st, 2016|

Dysfunctional and fragmented as our world is, it has one enduring integrity. It is for ever the privileged place where the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ was shed for the redemption of mankind, the redemption of each and every single human person ever born, ever to be born. This means that spiritually speaking nowhere in our world can be considered [...]