Do we make our church seem a place of peace, where we do not squabble with each other, and gladly let others in?
Fr David writes
During Lent our thoughts turn towards the confession of our sins and receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Why do we do this?
Cardinal Basil Hume, Benedictine Abbot of Ampleforth and Archbishop of Westminster from 1976, has now been dead for 13 years which is long enough to assess his legacy.
As we contemplate the chaos of the Christ child’s birth, so we are reminded of our own God-given lives, so full of outward confusion, yet so rich in God-given worth. A worth no-one can take away from us.
The decision to reintroduce abstinence from meat on Fridays is proving rather controversial.
It was always difficult to take Catholic fasting very seriously in the days when easily the most famous television Catholics were the gastronomic duo the Two Fat Ladies.