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Lord of the rings

Many Meetings

BY Ruth

Monday, June 2, 2014 - 18:20

Pope Francis has the idea that accompanying one another is something we are all called to do. Maybe we do it already, but it is something that everyone must learn.

Make haste slowly by Peter Knott SJ

Godtalk: Make haste slowly

BY PKnott

Friday, May 30, 2014 - 17:18

Haste is our enemy. It puts us under stress, makes us impatient, renders us more vulnerable to accidents and, most seriously of all, blinds us to the needs of others.

Man praying

Godtalk: Life to the Full

BY PKnott

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 08:16

Christ invites us to love each other as he loves us. He doesn't say, love each other according to the spontaneous movements of our heart; nor, love each other as society defines love, but rather; ‘Love each other as I have loved you’ (John 15.12). How well have we done that over the centuries? How well do we do it today?

Man praying with icon of the Trinity

Godtalk: Christian Growing Pains

BY PKnott

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 09:50

The first half of our journey through life, according to Ronald Rolheiser OMI, is a struggle with the untamed energies of youth - restlessness, sexuality, the ache for intimacy, the push for achievement, the search for a moral cause, the hunger for roots, and the longing for a companionship and a place that feels like home. The second half is more a struggle with God.

Interns

Young people at the Vatican: Ambassador's blog

BY GClapson

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 14:11

HM Ambassador Nigel Baker's blog following a visit to the Vatican of Muslim students from Cambridge and interns from the CBCEW led by Fr Dave Stewart SJ.

Woman walking a tight rope

Godtalk: Balancing Values

BY PKnott

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 10:01

'Spiritual health depends on keeping a careful balance, like walking a tightrope so as not to fall off either side. It's not a question of choosing between Martha and Mary but of choosing both - Martha and Mary, prayer and action, living and doing, private morality and social concern.'

Change and transience

Godtalk: Changing times

BY PKnott

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 12:17

‘HOME is where we start from.’
T. S. Eliot describes an experience that can be felt both as a freedom and as a  heartache.  For some people the place they grew up in forty years ago has changed in so many ways they would hardly recognise it if they returned today.

Image of a smiling boy

The Human Heart of Jesus

BY Ruth

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 19:55

Nothing human can escape the delight God takes in it since the Infinite Wisdom designed for Herself a human heart in the birth of the Christchild. God has created man in His own image and, in a sense, has married human nature to the Universe.

Rebrandt, Return of the Prodigal Son

Godtalk: A Change of Life

BY PKnott

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 10:00

Today people question the reality of sin; they wonder if the psychologists and sociologists haven't put sin out of business. It doesn't take very long to see the way sin can still corrupt life, particularly in our own selfishness. But there is a way of healing these wounds - we can talk to God about ourselves. We can ask him to look at our selfishness with his healing glance. Then slowly, gradually, we can begin to appreciate more why there is rejoicing among the angels over one repentant sinner - especially when that person is ourself.

Do not be afraid, take courage

BY Ruth

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 11:49

In the Lauriston Jesuit Centre we have just completed an interesting, challenging and stimulating series of four lectures on the values which are inscribed on the Mace in the Scottish Parliament.

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