Life & Soul

Tradition indicates that Mary Magdalene had a struggle with chastity. Who can honestly say he or she hasn’t?

Easter Sunday, Acts 10: 34. 37-43; Col 3: 1-4; Jn 20: 1-9 (year b)

The Cross is worth its weight not in gold, nor in suffering alone, but in the currency of divine love

Palm Sunday, IS 50: 4-7; Phil 2: 6-11; MK 14:1 -15:47 (Year B)

The Dream of Gerontius leaves us vividly aware of the drama of salvation

Fifth Sunday of Lent, Jer 31:13-34; Heb 5: 7-9; jn 12: 20-30 (Year B)

In a thriving London parish the catechists often ask me to give a talk to parents on how to keep their children Catholic

The modern tendency is to over-spiritualise Jesus’s time in the desert by making it all mythological

Fourth Sunday of Lent, 2 chr 36:14-16 & 19-23; eph 2: 4-10; jn 3:14-21 (year b)

Third Sunday of Lent, ex 20:1-17; 1 cor 1:22-25; jn 2:13-25 (year b)