A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Can You Bear It?

A married couple in their early 60's were celebrating their 40th Wedding Anniversary in a quiet, romantic little restaurant. Suddenly, a tiny fairy appeared on their table and said, "For being such a wonderful married couple and for being loving to each other for all this time, I will grant you each a wish."… More

New Words, Deeper Meaning

Liturgy And Security
By Fr Merv Duffy sm
The first document to come out of the Second Vatican Council was the one on the Liturgy; Sacrosanctum Concilium.… More

John’s Challenging Stories of Faith


In the time before the second Vatican Council, Lent was a time of prayer and fasting and alms giving.

Missing in those days was what for centuries had been a primary focus of Lent – the initiation of new members of the Church and a deepening of the grace of baptism in those already baptized.… More