Fr Tim Finigan, Author at Catholic Herald

Fr Tim Finigan

Catholic Dilemmas

Our parish newsletter advertises the Sunday after Easter as “Divine Mercy Sunday”, with the chaplet asking the Father’s mercy for the sake of Christ’s...

Catholic Dilemmas

I go to Confession twice a year, at Easter and Christmas, because I feel I should. But I find it difficult to know what...

Catholic Dilemmas

Our church has a garish Sacred Heart statue. It makes me wonder why we are supposed to worship parts of the body of Jesus....

Catholic Dilemmas

Watching some of a recent fight on television, I wondered about the morality of boxing as a sport. Should Christians be involved in this...

Catholic dilemmas

I enjoy the kind of fast food that is decried as unhealthy, and generally take no notice of the dire warnings that are thrown...

Catholic Dilemmas

My children nag me to allow them to watch 15- or 18-rated films which their school friends have seen. I am inclined to say...

Catholic Dilemmas

My grandchildren often stay with me at the weekend and I usually bring them to church, but I feel bad about forcing them to...

Catholic Dilemmas

We seem to be hearing a lot of talk about a “personal relationship with Jesus”. It all sounds rather cloying and Evangelical to me....

Catholic Dilemmas

We seem to assume that Jesus was the only child of Mary and Joseph, but didn’t he have brothers and sisters? Sometimes people are...

Catholic Dilemmas

Although I am buying Christmas presents, I worry about the extent to which I am contributing to the commercialisation of Christmas. We all need...

Catholic Dilemmas

A lot of what is said about mercy for the Jubilee seems to be simply about God’s love in general. Is there something particular...

Catholic Dilemmas

Our parish newsletter advertises the Sunday after Easter as “Divine Mercy Sunday”, with the chaplet asking the Father’s mercy for the sake of Christ’s...

Catholic Dilemmas

I go to Confession twice a year, at Easter and Christmas, because I feel I should. But I find it difficult to know what...

Catholic Dilemmas

Our church has a garish Sacred Heart statue. It makes me wonder why we are supposed to worship parts of the body of Jesus....

Catholic Dilemmas

Watching some of a recent fight on television, I wondered about the morality of boxing as a sport. Should Christians be involved in this...

Catholic dilemmas

I enjoy the kind of fast food that is decried as unhealthy, and generally take no notice of the dire warnings that are thrown...

Catholic Dilemmas

My children nag me to allow them to watch 15- or 18-rated films which their school friends have seen. I am inclined to say...

Catholic Dilemmas

My grandchildren often stay with me at the weekend and I usually bring them to church, but I feel bad about forcing them to...

Catholic Dilemmas

We seem to be hearing a lot of talk about a “personal relationship with Jesus”. It all sounds rather cloying and Evangelical to me....

Catholic Dilemmas

We seem to assume that Jesus was the only child of Mary and Joseph, but didn’t he have brothers and sisters? Sometimes people are...

Catholic Dilemmas

Although I am buying Christmas presents, I worry about the extent to which I am contributing to the commercialisation of Christmas. We all need...

Catholic Dilemmas

A lot of what is said about mercy for the Jubilee seems to be simply about God’s love in general. Is there something particular...