Love Demands Love

LOVE DEMANDS LOVE  It can seem a strange proposition to command someone to love you. Our experience is that we either fall in love whether we want to or not, or else love blossoms as the result of kinship or other social ties. If someone came up to you and...

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Right and Wrong, not right and left!

During my own missionary globetrotting, I saw that missionaries often met with tension from the local public authorities. This is especially so when they are engaged in works like education, health and the care of the poor. In poorer countries, the state can envy missionary-run schools and hospitals, not just...

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Ecumenical Prayer, 18.10.20

CALL TO PRAYER: SUNDAY 18th October 2020 Prayer @ 7pm Does God go with us? That is a question we might well ask at this time. Does God go with us as we journey through the latest stage of the challenge that we face personally and as a community? Does...

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Some reading material

What is dogma?  https://www.ncregister.com/blog/the-dogma-lives-loudly-in-the-catholic-church  2. Child Euthanasia comes to the Netherlands https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2020/10/child-euthanasia-comes-to-the-netherlands 3. For Love of Mary https://www.firstthings.com/article/2020/11/for-love-of-mary 4. Thou https://www.firstthings.com/article/2020/11/thou 5. Well-behaved atheists https://www.thecatholicthing.org

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On Mission to Caesar

ON MISSION TO CAESAR  With his words about Caesar and God, Jesus, the first to do so in history, separated religion from state. It is Christ who commands us to keep these two separate. The state is secular, i.e. it deals with the organization and administration of our earthly affairs,...

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Ecumenical Prayer, 11.10.20

CALL TO PRAYER: SUNDAY 11th October 2020 Prayer @ 7pm Among the many challenges our society faces at this time is that of finding the appropriate words to describe and express that which needs to be described and expressed. As we have discovered, that is a far more difficult challenge...

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God the Lavish

The Lord is a lavish giver. He’s never stingy. You need only look at the bounty of the created world. Whatever he does or gives, he goes the whole way. That doesn’t mean that he gives us too much straight away. He measures out his abundance according to our capacity...

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