Life & Soul

Contemplation always involves knowledge of one’s true scale, of a reality that dwarfs the ego

In Latin the Ember Days are called the Quatuor Tempora, giving rise to a popular form of fried food

I find myself missing two things about England: a decent cup of tea and a little English reserve

Sixth Sunday of the Year: Lev 13:1-2 & 44-46; 1 Cor 10:31 – 11:1; Mk 1: 40-45 (year b)

If only this year’s synod could take its lead from the Sylvester household

These Byzantine brothers changed the course of European history by bringing Orthodox Christianity to the Slavs of the Balkans

It is important that Catholics learn about what really caused England’s break with Rome

St Brigid’s feast day was once a major date in the Irish social calendar

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