Fr Stephen Wang

Fr Stephen Wang is a Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Westminster. He is currently Senior University Chaplain for the Archdiocese. Some of his articles have previously been published on his personal blog, Bridges and Tangents. See: http://bridgesandtangents.wordpress.com/

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Seven amazing truths about your baptism

Filed in Spirituality by on January 17, 2016 0 Comments
Seven amazing truths about your baptism

If you know these amazing seven truths about baptism, how could you not hope and pray that your non-Christian friends would come to know Christ and ask to be baptised? A homily by Fr Stephen […]

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Four amazing truths about the Holy Eucharist

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Four amazing truths about the Holy Eucharist

A talk given by Fr Stephen Wang about the Holy Eucharist, with a focus on the Communion of Saints, the Living Word of Sacred Scripture, the Real Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, and […]

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Is your generosity spontaneous or strategic?

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Is your generosity spontaneous or strategic?

Is your generosity spontaneous or strategic? A homily by Fr Stephen Wang [You can listen to the audio here or read the text below] So the Year of Mercy has been inaugurated this week by […]

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Seventeen reasons not to go to confession during this Year of Mercy

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Seventeen reasons not to go to confession during this Year of Mercy

Seventeen reasons not to go to confession during this Year of Mercy, a homily by Fr Stephen Wang. The YouTube audio is available here, and the text copied below: Think about this scenario: Tomorrow lunchtime […]

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Chiara Petrillo: a witness to life and joy

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Chiara Petrillo: a witness to life and joy

I’m half-way through the biography of Chiara Petrillo, the young Italian woman who died of cancer at such a young age in 2012, leaving behind her husband Enrico and young son Francesco. It is profoundly […]

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Is it right to fear God?

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Is it right to fear God?

Is it right to fear God? What is the difference between a destructive fear and a “holy trepidation”? An Advent homily by Fr Stephen Wang: Look around you at the chapel walls. Look at the […]

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Are you a secret syncretist?

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Are you a secret syncretist?

Are you a secret syncretist? A homily by Fr Stephen Wang Here is the question: Are you a syncretist? Some of you are probably scratching your heads and wondering, “What on earth is that?” A […]

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Why do some people believe and others not?

Filed in Spirituality by on October 25, 2015 0 Comments
Why do some people believe and others not?

Why is it that some people believe and others don’t? Bartimaeus, the blind beggar in the gospel today – he certainly believes. But what about the other beggars sitting beside him at the city gate; […]

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Is it more important to keep the faith or deepen the faith or share the faith?

Filed in Catholic by on October 15, 2015 0 Comments
Is it more important to keep the faith or deepen the faith or share the faith?

Is it more important to keep the faith or deepen the faith or share the faith? A homily by Fr Stephen Wang

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Letting God’s love touch your life

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Letting God’s love touch your life

Adam is walking in the Garden of Eden at the very dawn of creation. He is like the first year undergraduate at Freshers’ Fair, winding through the stalls. It is a world of infinite possibility; […]

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How to find Christ as you begin the new academic year

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How to find Christ as you begin the new academic year

Thoughts for Catholic students as they begin the academic year: finding the positive behind the apparent negative in the bible and the Christian faith; the real reasons for coming to church; the joy of the […]

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Happy 25th Anniversary, Youth 2000

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Happy 25th Anniversary, Youth 2000

I spent the bank holiday weekend at Walsingham for the annual Youth 2000 Summer Festival. There was a very nice piece about the group in the Catholic Herald just a few days before by Joanna […]

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Overcoming the fear of commitment

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Overcoming the fear of commitment

It feels as if we are part of an epic biblical scene: Two great tribes have gathered together from the four corners of the continent, at the place where the plain meets the mountains, to […]

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A new Catholic catechism from the CTS

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A new Catholic catechism from the CTS

I’ve just written a catechism! It started life as a series of short articles about the Catholic faith, and gradually morphed into a more systematic presentation within a traditional catechetical structure. The full title is The […]

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Lord Patten proposes massive shake-up of Vatican communications

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Lord Patten proposes massive shake-up of Vatican communications

I was at the CCN World Communications Day lecture at St Patrick’s Soho Square last night. Lord Patten outlined the recommendations his committee has made to a Vatican commission about the reform of the Vatican […]

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The morality of nuclear weapons

Filed in Ethics by on May 23, 2015 2 Comments
The morality of nuclear weapons

I saw the RSC play Oppenheimer this week. It closes today so I’m sorry I can’t encourage you to see it. There were many themes and ‘messages’. For me, the overriding one was how it […]

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Blessed Oscar Romero

Filed in Ethics by on May 23, 2015 0 Comments
Blessed Oscar Romero

Archbishop Oscar Romero is beatified today in El Salvador. Five years ago, on the 30th Anniversary of his martyrdom, Cardinal Vincent Nichols celebrated a Mass in his honour in Westminster Cathedral, and spoke these words. We […]

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The lost art of listening

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The lost art of listening

Someone shared this TED talk by Julian Treasure with me at the weekend. It’s three years old but well worth watching. I have been noticing the different ‘channels’ of sound as I walk round the […]

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Character: how to overcome fear and let your soul shine like the sun, Fr Stephen Wang

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Character: how to overcome fear and let your soul shine like the sun, Fr Stephen Wang

What is more important: the things you have achieved or the person you have become? A reflection on character and the fears that hold us back, by Fr Stephen Wang.

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How to overcome the stress and sheer existential terror of exams and assignment deadlines

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How to overcome the stress and sheer existential terror of exams and assignment deadlines

How to overcome the stress and sheer existential terror of exams and assignment deadlines. A homily by Fr Stephen Wang to encourage students during these last few weeks of the academic year.

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