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Seven reasons not to go to confession

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Seven reasons not to go to confession

A homily about the Sacrament of Penance, including some thoughts about: the connection between the Transfiguration and confession; confession as a personal encounter with the Lord; confession as an “Apocalyptic Event”; 7 reasons not to […]

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How do you know that what you’re doing is working?

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How do you know that what you’re doing is working?

It was a moment of doubt. I was sitting in the pub, waiting for a couple of our RCIA candidates to turn up, flicking through posts in the Forming Intentional Disciples Forum on my phone. Wondering […]

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The Synod on the Family: Listening

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The Synod on the Family: Listening

[This is the first in a series by Elizabeth Howard looking at the questions that have been put to the world’s bishops’ conferences in the run-up to the synod of bishops in October] After the Extraordinary Synod […]

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When love is poured out through one person onto a whole community

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When love is poured out through one person onto a whole community

For some people, a vocation arrives unexpectedly, even in the context of apparent tragedy. For Peter, it arrived when he was taken ill at the age of three. Suddenly, a normal, healthy, little boy was […]

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General Election 2015 – Letter to Catholics in England and Wales from their Bishops

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General Election 2015 – Letter to Catholics in England and Wales from their Bishops

The Bishops have released a letter addressed to Catholics across England and Wales about this year’s General Election. Over 500,000 copies of the letter have been sent to the parishes. The letter can be read […]

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How to live Lent

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How to live Lent

Practical tips about what to do this Lent; and a few extra thoughts about why it’s not really about doing! A homily by Fr Stephen Wang.

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No, Birdman isn’t about Hollywood

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No, Birdman isn’t about Hollywood

I read a snarky comment in the Evening Standard this afternoon suggesting that Birdman’s triumph at the Oscars was another example of Hollywood’s pitiful self-regard: the industry patting itself on the back, ignoring all those important […]

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Why evangelisation really matters

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Why evangelisation really matters

Is the Christian faith just for Christians? Or is it something with a universal significance? And if we really believe this, what difference does it make to our lives? A homily by Fr Stephen Wang.

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A relaunch of the great Dominican site “Godzdogz”

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A relaunch of the great Dominican site “Godzdogz”

Godzdogz has moved home… We’ve joined the new website of the English Dominican Province, alongside Torch, the online Dominican homily resource. This brings under one virtual roof all the online apostolic activities of the Dominican friars of […]

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‘White Rabbit’ National Tour 2015

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‘White Rabbit’ National Tour 2015

RISE Theatre, the professional Christian Theatre Company, are touring their brand new original play ‘White Rabbit’ during Lent 2015. ‘White Rabbit’ is a powerful story about two people’s journey to faith – a journey of love, loss and […]

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Pure in Heart retreat, 20-22 March

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Pure in Heart retreat, 20-22 March

It’s coming… This year’s official Pure in Heart UK retreat! Led by Fr. Alan Sullivan, a Dominican priest from Dublin who has a great passion for the teachings of Theology of the Body – and […]

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Lenten reflections by email from Fr Robert Barron

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Lenten reflections by email from Fr Robert Barron

There are many ways to journey through Lent. One practical way is to sign up to these Lenten reflections from Fr Robert Barron at Word on Fire. See the sign-up button on this page here. […]

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The Brentwood Stations of the Cross 3: the full programme of events

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The Brentwood Stations of the Cross 3: the full programme of events

THE BRENTWOOD STATIONS OF THE CROSS – MAIN EVENT Saturday 7 March – 10 am Talk given by Fr Martin Boland, Dean and Parish Priest, Brentwood Cathedral on The Brentwood Stations of the Cross with […]

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The Brentwood Stations of the Cross 2: what the fifteen artists actually did

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The Brentwood Stations of the Cross 2: what the fifteen artists actually did

Each artist was given the title of a Station together with an identical blank twelve inch square aluminium panel. They were completely free to respond to their allocated subject in whatever way they chose. I […]

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The Brentwood Stations of the Cross 1: religion and art in dialogue

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The Brentwood Stations of the Cross 1: religion and art in dialogue

The popular view is that religion and contemporary art hold each other in more or less tolerant disdain. For those who have religious beliefs, contemporary art, having given up on the pursuit of beauty and […]

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Do Catholics need to have a “personal relationship with Jesus Christ”?

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Do Catholics need to have a “personal relationship with Jesus Christ”?

What does the language of ‘personal relationship’ and ‘encounter’ mean when we think about our friendship with the Lord? Is this kind of language helpful for Catholics who might have other ways of expressing their […]

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Praying for your future spouse, and not just that you will find them

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Praying for your future spouse, and not just that you will find them

A thoughtful post from Esther Rich about why single people might pray for the person they will one day marry – even though they haven’t discovered who they are yet. And yes, she also deals […]

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The real meaning of hospitality

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The real meaning of hospitality

St Augustine loved to puzzle over the Emmaeus story. Why did the disciples not recognise Jesus when he was explaining the Scriptures to them? Why did he pretend to carry on walking? He went in […]

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It is vital that young Catholics involve themselves in politics

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It is vital that young Catholics involve themselves in politics

I’ve just written a piece for the Catholic Herald about the involvement of young Catholics in public life. In May this year, the country will return to the polls to elect a successor to the […]

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Is God calling you to religious life?

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Is God calling you to religious life?

Is God calling you to religious life? A homily about the meaning of religious and consecrated life in the history of the Church, and whether the Lord might be calling you to some form of […]

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