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Hope for the Coming of the Kingdom(0)

July 30, 2021

It’s early autumn as I write. The dark, dank days will become even darker and danker as winter takes hold. With such short days wrapped in dull cloud-cover, it’s easy to become despondent and worry about things we cannot do much about.… More

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Bank Profits, Cheques and Balances

In Aotearoa New Zealand Westpac Bank made a profit of $583 million for the six months ended 31 March 2021. For the same period, BNZ made $660 million and ANZ, $930 million. Such gains are excessive. While their profits have skyrocketed, services provided by the banks to their ordinary customers have become fewer and fewer.… More

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

Sunday 6 June

Vincent Donovan was a missionary in Africa, among the Maasai people. A member of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, the Spiritans, he was ordained in 1952 and went to Tanzania in 1965. Part of his ministry was to go from village to village to celebrate the Eucharist.… More


It was a Saturday morning in early December 1991 in Samoa. I was moving furniture away from the louvre windows because cyclone-driven rain was blowing through them. Then there was a bit more noise, and the room suddenly became very bright.… More

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