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New Life comes from Christ

One of the most tragic stories in the whole of Christianity is the story of Judas Iscariot. He was one of the Lord’s closest disciples and the one who led the troops to arrest him in the garden. Judas was the one who pointed out Jesus in the dark of the evening. The great role of the apostle is to point the way to the Lord, Judas did it, but not in the way of a true disciple. 

God never violates our free will - Image of Bible lit by candle lightGod never violates our free will by Fr Eamonn Bourke

“God never violates our free will. It is up to us whether we want to receive God’s grace or not. It is up to us whether we will co-operate with it or waste it” (Diary 1107)

If there is a God, why so much evil? People often ask the question, ‘if there is a God then why is there so much evil and sadness in the world?’ 


Can we prove the existence of God

Because of the terrible scandals of individual human beings in the Church many people have not just stopped attending the sacraments, but they have turned their back on God. They have come to the conclusion there can’t be a God to allow these things to happen.

Scourging at the Pillar Loving Our Enemies by Fr. Adrian Farrelly

No matter who you are, where you are and what you do, it is always good to have friends. In life, we all want to get on well with everyone but that’s easier said than done! There are those who we find difficult and we tend to avoid, those who we don’t get on with or those who don’t like us. There are even people who are against us.

The Cross of ChristZacchaeus and the Obstacles of Life by Fr. Cornelius

I read an interesting quote by an unknown author many years ago which was “Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful”. I have been reflecting on this quotation, doing my best to put it within a realistic context. The more I try to unravel the philosophy behind this quotation, the more it eludes my imagination. Like every other thought provoking quotation and expression, different interpretations could be allocated to it. 

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Our institutional Church is struggling in a fierce storm of crises after crises

When we are sailing in the middle of a severe storm with fierce winds blowing us every which way, we need a safety rail to hold on to until such time as the storm abates, and the forces that cause it have diminished to the point of no longer having any undue influence on the path we wish to sail. 

 

The Banality of Evil and the Consequences of Foolish Ideas

Divine Mercy Image White LightThirty Years 
In 1963, Hannah Arendt published her fascinating book, “Eichmann in Jerusalem – A Report on the Banality of Evil.” In 1933, she was a Jewish woman who had fled Germany during Hitler's rise to power, but was now, thirty years later, reporting from Jerusalem, on Eichmann's trial for The New Yorker Magazine. 

by Fr. Eamonn Kelly

“Life rushes by...There is no stopping the clock...Every year seems to go by faster...Life is over in a flash…We are only passing through...Death is the only thing that we can be sure of”

Peace to People of Goodwill

Fr. Cornelius Nwaogwugwu CM

One of the observable outcomes of the pontificate of Pope Francis is the influence of authentic leadership. Pope Francis has sought to provide a humble but genuine example of a true priest and servant of Christ.

Jesus Knocking on DoorUnknown to me, as I travelled to my sister’s house, my sister and her son were having a great argument. He, in his nine years of wisdom, was demanding permission to go to his friend’s house. She, in her Motherly care, was trying to explain that he had been at the friend’s house yesterday.

St. Faustina and Blessed Fr. Sopocko ImageA notorious “lack of time” is a syndrome of the world we live in. Like a precious commodity, every minute in today’s world is scrupulously counted and faster cars or faster computers don’t seem to help us that much. 

We Can Be Transformed by Holy CommunionIn her Diary, St. Faustina wrote, “I find myself so weak that were it not for Holy Communion I would fall continually. One thing alone sustains me, and that is Holy Communion. From it I draw my strength; in it is all my comfort. ....."

Never Be Satisfied by Fr. John HarrisWe all need a New Year. We all need to begin again. That is why these first weeks of 2012 are so important. We can become cynical and say that in the past we have made many New Year’s resolutions and we have not kept them. But, as Christians, such thoughts must never fill our minds.

Saving a Soul May Depend on YouIn the message given to St. Faustina, Jesus emphasises many times the need to pray for sinners: "The loss of each soul plunges Me into mortal sadness. You always console Me when you pray for sinners. The prayer most pleasing to Me is prayer for the conversion of sinners" (Diary 1397). 

The Power of Prayer By Blessed Fr. Sopocko Our Lord showed the need for prayer when He said, "Without me, you can do nothing". (John 15:5) Then He assured us of the power of prayer, "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 

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Our Lady Untier of Knots

Our Lady Untier of Knots
Unfailing Novena to Our Lady Untier (Undoer) of Knots, a wonderful nine-day prayer to Our Lady. This is Pope Francis' favourite Novena. One of the fastest growing Marian Devotions in the world.

 

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