Pastor Iuventus, Author at Catholic Herald

Pastor Iuventus

From ‘heretic’ to Blessed

I had been due to arrive in Milan around lunchtime but, thanks to the world’s self-appointed “favourite” airline, I didn’t reach there until evening....

A vow is not pragmatic

Over the weekend I provided cover in a parish which had recently lost its resident priest. I was hearing about this sad situation from...

A ceremony of longing

Something I read as a teenager has always stayed with me. A French Carmelite, when asked about her motivation for entering the cloister, replied...

Entering through the Door of Paradise

If architecture can be frozen music, it can also surely capture something of the soul of faith. The upward soaring vaults of Burgos Cathedral,...

When prayer is all about me

I have been asked to give a talk on Benedict’s XVI’s theology of the liturgy. I am not quite sure why, since I am...

Mass readings

Ordinary Form Divine Office Week III Sunday, May 13: Seventh Sunday of Easter Acts 1:15-17, 20A, 20C-26; Ps 103; 1 Jn 4:11-16; Jn 17:11B-19...

Pastor Iuventus: After Alfie

I offered my Mass intention on Monday for the parents of Alfie Evans. It is almost impossible to imagine what they have been through....

From ‘heretic’ to Blessed

I had been due to arrive in Milan around lunchtime but, thanks to the world’s self-appointed “favourite” airline, I didn’t reach there until evening....

A vow is not pragmatic

Over the weekend I provided cover in a parish which had recently lost its resident priest. I was hearing about this sad situation from...

A ceremony of longing

Something I read as a teenager has always stayed with me. A French Carmelite, when asked about her motivation for entering the cloister, replied...

Entering through the Door of Paradise

If architecture can be frozen music, it can also surely capture something of the soul of faith. The upward soaring vaults of Burgos Cathedral,...

When prayer is all about me

I have been asked to give a talk on Benedict’s XVI’s theology of the liturgy. I am not quite sure why, since I am...

Mass readings

Ordinary Form Divine Office Week III Sunday, May 13: Seventh Sunday of Easter Acts 1:15-17, 20A, 20C-26; Ps 103; 1 Jn 4:11-16; Jn 17:11B-19...

Pastor Iuventus: After Alfie

I offered my Mass intention on Monday for the parents of Alfie Evans. It is almost impossible to imagine what they have been through....