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  Reflection - Leaving fortress church

Oct 06, 2010
The understanding of church and mission that emerged at Vatican II. We moved out of “fortress” church.
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  Reflection - Heart to heart

Oct 01, 2010
'A tribute of respect to a great Englishman, whose beauty of life shed its light and purity on his own century, but belongs to all ages.'
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  Keep your eye on the ball

Sep 16, 2010
Our capacity for self-delusion is seemingly endless and never more pronounced than when it serves to distract us from the inevitability of death.
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  Reflection - Reverence

Sep 03, 2010
I am thinking of one of the sayings of Jesus that holds for all times “know the truth and the truth will set you free.”
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  Reflection - Quit being a lemon

Aug 18, 2010
Maybe we can only recognise the beauty surrounding us when we welcome the beauty that lies deep within us.
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  Reflection - Only an 'n' between them

Aug 04, 2010
Columba/Columban. Drop it and we have the saint of Iona.
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  Reflection - Sane in an Insane World

Jul 21, 2010
My experience of working as a Chaplain in a mental hospital back in the late 70s left many lasting impressions on me.
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  Reflection - The best in all of us

Jul 02, 2010
Do we get what we look for? Can we change the way we look at things? Can we change?
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  Strangers in our own place

Jun 16, 2010
This is the Catholic Church and society’s new reality.
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  The tiny sentence of life

Jun 01, 2010
''We have neglected the tiny sentences of life and now the big ones are beyond our reach.”
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  The most basic assurance

May 14, 2010
Physical pain or drug induced nightmares can fill even the holiest person with terror.
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  Jesus Shines Through Light

Apr 09, 2010
"God comes, as I had always known he would come, unannounced, remarkable merely for the absence of clamour" (RS Thomas)
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  Ceremony of perseverence

Apr 01, 2010
With perseverance the snail reached the ark.
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  Come Down

Mar 19, 2010
Conscious of our own sinfulness we should be very slow to condemn others. Who among us is without sin?
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  Check the Green Book

Mar 11, 2010
Now when we check the green book we find names that are Peruvian, Chilean, Fijian, Tongan, Korean as well as Filipino/a, all signs of the changing face of the Columban Family.
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  The anxious edges of mission

Mar 05, 2010
“There is probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life”.
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  Which one is home?

Mar 02, 2010
This past weekend I did a number of baptisms and the names of the children baptised – Su Jin Lee, Anastasia and Estella Dravitzki and Lilarose Fernandez-Mc Donald - reflected the cultural diversity that is so obvious...
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  Lent: Season of Hope

Feb 23, 2010
So often we focus on the mean and the petty and put ourselves and others down by our harsh judgements and sour criticisms.
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  Are you a Barnabas?

Feb 11, 2010
We all need people like Barnabas in our life, people who listen to us, affirm us and spur us on to be our best selves.
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  Not just another Day?

Jan 29, 2010
We attach symbolic importance to the beginning of a New Year. It represents the possibility of a fresh start, a clean slate. Many see it as a great opportunity to change ...
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