Authority and delight

There is a striking sentence in the segment of the Acts of the Apostles that we read this Sunday. ‘We hear that some of our members...

Zimbabwean bishops reportedly approve beatification cause of lay missionary

Harare, Zimbabwe (CNA).- The bishops' conference of Zimbabwe approved Wednesday the opening of the cause for...

Of Brexit and black holes

I expected the BBC to kick off its evening news with the gathering of the nations...

Originals and photocopies

This week Pope Francis issued his letter setting out what was learnt at the recent synod...

When the bridegroom leaves

‘The time will come for the bridegroom to be taken away from them, and then they...

A sound tree

Balfour Mount is considered ‘the father of palliative care in North America’. Palliative care has been...

Freedom and mercy

Thomas Merton was a New Zealander born in France, who was educated in England and lived...

Well spoken

As a recent arrival in Zambia, I had not heard of Anderson Mazoka until two days...

Willingly

Why, suddenly, in October, do we have a Good Friday reading?  We have “done” Good Friday...

Old Tati revisited

It was an emotional experience for a Jesuit to be part of the Francixtown diocese celebration...

Change your way of thinking

The Guardian displayed two stunning blue birds – Spix’s Macaws from Brazil – on its front...

The sleeping of Mary

The actual word is ‘Dormition’, not ‘sleeping’, but it means the same,  It is the Greek...

The people approaching

“Looking up, he saw the crowds approaching.”  I am in the UK and people are kindly...

Trapped in a dark cave

Two stories dominate the news; the World Cup, with its agony and elation, and the boys...

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