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God judges no one, who am I to judge?

April 24th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Perhaps the single, most-often quoted line from Pope Francis is his response to a question he was asked vis-à-vis the morality of a same-sex marriage wherein the relationship exhibits faithful love. His, infamous-famous reply: Who am I to judge? Although this remark is often assumed to be flighty and less-than-serious; it is, in fact, on pretty safe ground. Jesus, it seems, says basically the same thing. For example, in his conversation with Nicodemus in John’s Gospel, he, in essence, says: I judge no one. If the Gospel of John is to be believed, then Jesus judges no one. God judges no ... continue reading.

Where can we find resurrection?

April 10th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Fr Ronald Rolhesier... continue reading.


We must keep the Faith in the family

April 10th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Be politically aware and active, but ultimately leave differences aside and listen to the Gospel as one, advises Cath Doherty ... continue reading.


Why we must try to see in a deeper way

March 20th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Fr Ronald Rolheiser... continue reading.

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God takes pleasure in all our actions

February 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Fr Ron Rolhesier... continue reading.

Saving the world was in Christ’s nature

February 20th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Fr Ronald Rolhesier... continue reading.

We need to talk about our young people and the future of parishes

February 13th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

This month, I had intended to write again about Pope Francis and the way in which he is reaching out to people, from the six million who gathered to greet him in the Philippines to the little girl, a rescued street child, who, reading a welcome to him, was overcome by emotion and ran to him for comfort. ... continue reading.

Our eyes as windows to our souls

February 6th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Fr Ronald Rolhesier... continue reading.

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  • SCO exclusive: Harrowing account of helping refugees at sea from the Order of Malta.
  • Bishop Stephen Robson confers of the Ministry at Mass on candidate for the permanent diaconate Kris Jablonski at St John’s Perth.
  • Vocations to the priesthood are precious, writes Deacon Henry McKenna ahead of World Day of Prayer for Vocations on Sunday, with guidance from Pope Francis and Archbishop Leo Cushley.
  • New series by Joe McGrath begins on what happened to the Church after the Resurrection.
  • Knights of St Columba put poppy from the Tower of London on first Supreme Knight’s grave.



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