Jesus’ reply (Lk 8:19-21) to those seeking access to Him on behalf of
His mother: “My mother and my brethren are those who hear the word of God and do it” continues to disconcert, and mystify, those who do not understand, or accept,
Gerard Manley Hopkins (pictured) and Francis Webb are two poets I go back to again and again.
Hopkins I have loved ever since an enthusiastic Irish Jesuit, Cornelius (Con) Finn SJ introduced him to me, thirty odd years ago. I particularly
In recent decades, there have been tensions in the Church over liturgical and communal life.
With criticisms from some “parish tea party” liturgies that focus on the community rather than God, and others complaining of liturgies removed from