This weeks columns

10-JESUS

The search to find the face of the Lord

April 21st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

I’M not a huge fan of ‘religious’ movies. I remember being very disgruntled when my Mum got her friends from the Union of Catholic Mothers round to watch Franco Zeffirelli’s Jesus of Nazareth on Palm Sunday 1977, and I was made to watch that instead of a documentary on Doctor Who which was airing on BBC2 at the same time. The fact I can still remember the date, April 3, should give you an idea of the mark it left on me. As the titles rolled and with tears in her eyes, I can still hear Mum say, ‘That makes ... continue reading.
10-CHRISM

Priests should ‘live with the smell of the sheep’

April 14th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

This week, THE THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS reflects on the Chrism Mass, the Easter Triduum and the Pope’s advice to the priesthood — By Fr JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


9-LEARNING

The great joy of learning something new

March 31st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS is not afraid to admit ignorance—nor to get excited at seeing things in a different light — by Fr JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


10-BOLLAN

The little exchanges, good and bad, of priestly life

March 17th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS reflects on two very different encounters with children, and on the comfort of St Joseph — Fr JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


10-BOLLAN

Brushing away the dirt unveils hidden treasure

March 10th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A curious discovery in the garden has THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS reflecting on the beauty in us that only God can see — Fr JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


10-BOLLAN-DR-WHO

Like the Tardis, the heart of a Christian is bigger on the inside

February 24th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS juggles Doctor Who, popes, and ecumenalism - by Fr John Bollan... continue reading.


10-TRAINING-PRIEST

Fr John dabs for no one, but a little exercise won’t hurt

February 17th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A school trend is a little daft, THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS says, but priests could benefit from looking after their health — Fr JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


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Many Catholics are unclear on Church teaching

February 10th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

This week, THE THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS says we can often flounder when put on the spot over what the Church teaches and why — By Fr JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


The parallel duties of priests and presidents

February 3rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

This week, THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS looks at the tricky ‘executive orders’ priests have to make in their parishes — BY Fr JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


The 2,000 year-long sermon

January 27th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS defends the ‘moral high ground’... continue reading.


A break is not a luxury, it’s a necessity

January 20th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS looks at how important it is for parish priests to be able to take time away from work - by Fr John Bollan... continue reading.



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