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Wednesday 4 April – Octave of Easter

Acts 3:1-10; Ps 105; Luke 24:13-35 Jesus has risen from the dead Luke’s reading makes the resurrection ‘official’. There were doubts in the disciples minds about a resurrection. Now Jesus has walked with two disciples and celebrated the Eucharist. The two recounted this to the others. Their doubts are set aside. Jesus is risen – […]

Tuesday 5 August

Jeremiah 30: 1-2, 12-15, 18-22 Ps 102; Matthew 14: 22-36 Stay focussed It’s easy to relate to Peter. Bold, brash and impulsive, yet filled with doubts and fears like most of us. When Jesus beckoned him to walk to him on the stormy sea, Peter didn’t hesitate; if the Lord said it was ok, that […]

Sunday 13 July

fifteenth sunday in ordinary time Isaiah 55:10-11; Romans 8:18-23;Ps 65; Matthew 13:1-23 Good soil The parable of the sower – the seed that fell on good soil produced useful crops. The soil might have had stones and thorns but these did not hinder the growth. Does this refer to those who hear the word of […]

God, do You know that Your world is rapidly tilting?

A View from the Back Pew Mark Steele, the most ordinary of Catholics writes: I woke up an hour ago at 2.30 am here in New Zealand, which a friend in England used to refer to in terms of my writings as akin to a fresh breath from the antipodes! Well, if there was a […]

Sunday 7 April

Second Sunday of Easter Acts 5:12-16, Ps 118, Revelation 1:9-13,17-19, John 20:19-31 More about faith Is there is a little doubting Thomas in all of us? But Jesus calls on us to believe without having seen. There must come a time in our lives when we put those doubts aside and believe, or we will […]

Monday 15 October

Ps.113, Galatians 4:22-24, 26-27, 31-5:1, Luke 11:29-32 Faith The people witnessed all his miracles – and still wanted a “sign”! So too can we, despite so many blessings, prayers answered, graces received, still have nagging doubts about our faith. Not to worry! It’s natural for thinking beings like us to want to understand what we […]

Thursday 30 August

Ps145; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 Matthew 24:42-51 Death Jesus says – “Stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come”. It must be sad for those who have lost someone suddenly and maybe difficult for them to come to terms with. They may have doubts about their faith. How would we […]

Tuesday 3 July

St. Thomas, Apostle Ephesians 2:19-22, Ps.117, John 20:24-29 A loyal pessimist Thomas the doubter! I can’t help loving Thomas, with his honesty and sturdy determination not to be hoodwinked or swayed by emotion. In spite of his gloom and his doubts he never ceased loving and following Jesus, even when he was convinced no good […]


We are all assailed by doubts from time to time. They grow in my soul like weeds. At first I hardly notice them, and before you know they have grown to a size that they are hard to pull out. I know who puts them there – my black guardian imp! For example, the thought […]