A Reflection for the Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Everywhere I go I feel that I am being watched, be it by security camera, by security guards or in gated properties. Somebody else needs to know. This kind of security or awareness is somebody else’s requirement. At this time, at the end of the Liturgical Year, we are invited to be ready. The context in which this text was written is different to ours, and readiness is always important.

A Reflection for the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

The words of today’s first reading and of the gospel, directed towards priests and Church leaders, are hard-hitting. They are: “You have strayed from the way: you have caused many to stumble. I, in my turn, have made you contemptible and vile in the eyes of the whole world in repayment for the way you have not kept to my paths.”

A Reflection for The Feast of All Saints

Some people were not too happy with the “fast-track” canonisations of Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa. I think they were of the opinion that, as well as beatification, a certain ‘beautification’ would be necessary to prepare them for canonisation.