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On family life and on the Assumption

On family life There is no perfect family. We do not have perfect parents, we are not perfect, we do not marry a perfect person or have perfect children. We have complaints from each other. We  disappoint each other. So there is no healthy marriage or healthy family without the exercise of forgiveness. Forgiveness is […]

Tuesday 19 September

1Timothy 3:1-13, Psalm 101, Luke 7:11-17 Catholic character All the qualities that St Paul lists must be part of my Christian character. Even though I may not be called to be a leader in the community, I have a family and my family life is helpful in forming my Christian character. Jesus knows how important […]

Wednesday 1 February

Week 4 in Ordinary Time Hebrews 12:4-7,11-15; Psalm 103; Mark 6:1-6 Leaving home There is a sadness and an excitement when it is time for one of the family to leave home for a new college or a new career or a new life experience. It is sad because family life is left behind. It […]

Marriage Forever – Part II

Contemplating The Truth About Marriage For Life In the light of the recent Synod about Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the context of Evangelisation, it is good for all of us to reflect on married peoples’ call to mission and holiness and how that fits into the big picture of Catholic faith life. The […]

Wednesday 11 June

St. Barnabas, Apostle Acts 11:21-26,13:1-3, Ps. 98, Matthew 10:7-13 So little is needed The austerity demanded here of an apostle does not seem to fit married discipleship lived through family life. Yet children should be taught about the hardships of following Jesus Christ and be able to see some manifestation of these hardships in everyday […]

The Mother of God / Crisis in family life

Venerating the Mother of God Means Learning to Become a Community of Prayer  14/3/2012 The Pope focused his remarks today on the figure of Mary as she appears in the Acts, when with the Apostles she awaits the coming of the Holy Spirit. Benedict XVI told the more than 10,000 pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s […]