Life & Soul

Fourth Sunday of the Year, deut 18:15-20; 1 cor 7:32-35; mk 1:21-28 (year b)

There may be the freedom to insult religious belief in a secular state, but holding it as a jewel in the crown of democracy is wrong

St Thomas was one of the greatest theologians in history

Francis is known for his writing on spiritual formation and is the patron saint of journalists

While God sometimes does extraordinary things in our lives, he sometimes doesn’t do ordinary things we feel would be immediately helpful

By moving a feast day as ancient as the Epiphany to the nearest Sunday, we run the risk of contradicting the message we claim to proclaim

The Epiphany of the Lord: Is 60:1-6; Eph 3:2-3 & 5-6; Mt 2:1-12 (Year B)

It is not the heroism of the Holy Innocents that is meant to inspire us but their poverty as they are led to their deaths

The Incarnation is drama in the true sense of the Greek word

Word this week: Fourth Sunday of Advent, 2 Sm 7: 1-5, 8-2 & 14; Rm 16: 25-27; Lk 1: 26-38 (Year B)