Mary, Mother of God (A) 1st January 2020

Dear friends in Christ, To all of you a very happy and blessed New Year, and a grace-filled feast of Mary, Mother of God. Today we honour Mary as the Mother of God. But how can a human person become the mother of her own Creator who is uncreated and eternal? Today’s Gospel reading shows…

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) 1st September 2019

When Pope Francis appeared on the papal balcony, signs and symbols abounded. He pushed aside the platform that would have raised him above others. He stood simply, without his arms raised in a victorious salute. There was no sense of “I won” or “look at me”. There was also an obvious lack of excessive papal…