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April 30, 2021

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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On Holy Saturday

On Holy Saturday

In the seminary, we students were encouraged to draw the curtains in our rooms on Holy Saturday. This was to remind us that Christ was in his dark grave, in the underworld, to give us a sense of solidarity with him and to indicate, in some small way, the significance and solemnity of the day.… More

Year of the Family

The Solemnity of St Joseph in 2021 marks five years since the publication of Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation* Amoris Laetitiae (The Joy of Love). The exhortation spoke of the joy and beauty of love in the family.

Pope Francis will inaugurate the Year ‘Amoris Laetitiae Family’ on St Joseph’s Solemnity this month, 19 March.… More

Focus on Lent

In his book The Moon’s a Balloon, David Niven recounts a delightful story from Herbert Mundin’s service in the British Navy during World War I.

As a stoker, Mundin spent his working days deep below deck shovelling coal into the boiler fires.… More


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