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Saturday 6 April

Acts 4:13-21, Ps 118, Mark 16:9-15 About faith Mark’s version of post-resurrection events shows how much difficulty Jesus’ friends had in believing he had risen. We, on the other hand, have scripture and tradition to call upon. We were given the gift of faith at our baptism. So we should believe. Yet I sometimes doubt. […]

Wednesday 20 February

Jonah 3:1-10, Ps.51, Luke 11:29-32 True repentance The call which runs like an unbroken thread all through Lent is the call to repentance. Why do I find true repentance so difficult? I am well aware of my own sinfulness, so that is not the problem. If repentance was merely a matter of regret, of being […]

Sunday 17 February

FIRST Sunday in LENT Deuteronomy 26:4-10, Ps.91, Romans 10:8-13, Luke 4:1-13 In the shelter of the Most High Today’s psalm must be one of the most beautiful and reassuring in all scripture. Certainly we shall have troubles, we shall have to face temptations, Jesus did and so shall we, his followers, but we have God’s […]

Vatican II and the Proclaiming of Scripture

The first document to emerge from the Second Vatican Council was the constitution on the Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium. Of the assembled Bishops 2,147 voted for it and 4 voted against it. It was to have a huge impact on the Church. Consider the effect of one instruction contained in the document: 51. The treasures of […]