Who’s in the Driving Seat?

Happily my wife recently passed her driving test. Of course this now enables us to share out the family driving and makes life a bit simpler in many ways. However, I now at times have the new experience of being in the passenger seat and have discovered that I’m not...

Building Missionary Parishes

On Saturday 11th July I had the opportunity to take part in a special conference day entitled Proclaim ’15 in Birmingham. This initiative is designed, as a response to Pope Francis’ Joy of the Gospel, to help us to build missionary parishes. The day was filled with...

Fire and Spirit

I was recently struck by this idea quoted by Saint Pope John Paul II. According to Saint Ephrem those who eat the living Body of the Lord with faith eat “Fire and Spirit” (Encyclical Letter Ecclesia De Eucharistia, 17, Pope John Paul II). Of course in the...