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"To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often"

St John Henry Newman

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Pray with Richard Rohr

Visit the Centre for Actions and Contemplation

Contemplation is a way of listening with the heart while not relying entirely on the head. Contemplation is a prayerful letting go of our sense of control and choosing to cooperate with God and God’s work in the world. Prayer without action, as Richard says, can promote our tendency to self-preoccupation, and without contemplation, even well-intended actions can cause more harm than good.

Pope Francis' Prayer Intention 


Volunteerism. Commitment. Coordination. These are three key words of The Pope Video for December, brought to you by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network. As Francis says, “The world needs volunteers and organizations committed to seeking the common good.” The volunteers who provide help to various organizations “by working together, however few resources they have, they do their best and make the miracle of the multiplication of hope a reality.”

Regular Contributors

Frank Regan

Frank writes particularly about social and climate justice issues

Ray Lyons

Ray calls our attention to issues within the Church.

Thomas O'Loughlin

Tom encourages us to reflect on how we celebrate liturgy together and create sacred space.

Derek Reeve

Derek offers us spiritual encouragement from the Scriptures each week

We are called to use our talents to the glory of God.

There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.   (Gal 3)

there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.  To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.  (1 Cor 12)

In his songs John reflects on how the Church ought to be, for the common good, but also on how so many of us see it in reality 

More songs by John Crothers

Pope Francis writes to us all


On 29 June Pope Francis published an Apostolic Letter: 'Desiderio desideravi' on the Liturgy, recalling the profound meaning of Eucharistic celebrations and encouraging liturgical formation.

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