This weeks columns


Getting to the heart of human nature

August 28th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

An American humourist was once asked what he loved most in life. This was his reply: “I love women best; whiskey next; my neighbour a little; and God hardly at all!” This flashed in my mind recently when—while giving a lecture—a woman asked this question: Why did God build us in one way and then almost all of the time expect us to act in a way contrary to our instincts? I knew what she meant. Our natural instincts and spontaneous desires generally seem at odds with that towards which they are supposedly directed, namely, God and eternal life. A religious ... continue reading.

Praying over an awakening world

August 14th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Ronald Rolheiser... continue reading.


Silence can offer us a healing space

July 24th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A recent book, by Robyn Cadwallander, The Anchoress, tells the story of young woman, Sarah, who chooses to shut herself off from the world and lives as an Anchoress—like Julian of Norwich.... continue reading.

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  • Archbishop Cushley’s homily during Mass to mark the annual Edinburgh International Festival highlighted the plight of those fleeing conflict in the Middle East and Africa.
  • Glasgow pilgrims report from diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes.
  • Ecumenical memorial service for Fr Gerard W Hughes SJ.
  • Essex parish appeals for aid for Calais refugees.
  • The Knights of St Columba pray for and with young Catholics this month.

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