Fr David writes

A place of peace, our Jerusalem

Do we make our church seem a place of peace, where we do not squabble with each other, and gladly let others in?


Seeing the face of Jesus

During Lent our thoughts turn towards the confession of our sins and receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Why do we do this?


In him we may recognise who we are called to be

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.


Child amid the mess

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.


Theology on the Menu

The decision to reintroduce abstinence from meat on Fridays is proving rather controversial.


Feasting and fasting

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.