Tag: love

The merciful heart of a priest

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The merciful heart of a priest

A beautiful sermon by Fr Francesco Donega, about Christ’s mercy and the merciful heart of one of his priests: Fr Tony Sacré, whose Requiem took place on Monday: Two or three days before his death […]

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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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The meaning of love

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The meaning of love

The ninth film in the Sycamore programme is now available to view and download, on the topic “The meaning of love”. For information about how to use this film visit here. For more information about […]

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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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Falling in love is not enough: the true meaning of marriage

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Falling in love is not enough: the true meaning of marriage

I want you to imagine that you are on the top of Mount Nebo. This is where Moses is standing in the First Reading of the Mass today, surveying the Land that has been promised […]

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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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Choosing life, choosing love: video resources about marriage, holiness, Humanae Vitae, evangelisation, and the impact of digital media

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Choosing life, choosing love: video resources about marriage, holiness, Humanae Vitae, evangelisation, and the impact of digital media

The Choose Life, Choose Love Conference on marriage and family life was held at St Patrick’s Church in Soho in March 2014. Speakers at the two day event included Jonathan Doyle, Founder and Director of […]

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The lost art of dating

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The lost art of dating

Heather Cicchese writes about an experiment in a Boston College where instead of just ‘hooking up’, students take the risk of actually talking to each other. In a Starbucks on the Boston University campus, Dave […]

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The vocation to love, part 5: Vocation as conversion

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The vocation to love, part 5: Vocation as conversion

We are all familiar with the conversion of St Paul – one of the most memorable moments in the history of the Church. Artists have had a field day with it, adding a colourful fall […]

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Do you want a ‘start-up’ marriage in your 20s or a ‘corporate merger’ marriage in your 30s or 40s?

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Do you want a ‘start-up’ marriage in your 20s or a ‘corporate merger’ marriage in your 30s or 40s?

Charles Murray dishes out some advice for young people. It includes looking at the difference between a “start-up”and a “merger” marriage, how to discern a soul-mate, and the importance of religious friends. (Full disclosure: I’m […]

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The radical call to love without limits

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The radical call to love without limits

Most of our relationships have some kind of calculation involved: with colleagues, with friends, even within a family. There is a give and take; an agreement – implicit or explicit – that I will be […]

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Can you love someone with words alone? From Walt Disney to God’s touch in the sacraments

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Can you love someone with words alone? From Walt Disney to God’s touch in the sacraments

I have just seen two great films in twenty four hours: Her, a dystopian sci-fi vision of a very near future, and Disney’s Frozen, which goes into my top three films of the year. Very […]

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‘Please God, find me a husband!’ A graphic novel about life, love and faith (and searching for a husband!) by Simone Lia

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‘Please God, find me a husband!’ A graphic novel about life, love and faith (and searching for a husband!) by Simone Lia

I can’t say I have read many graphic novels, but this is an extraordinary book. It tells the tale, as you would expect from the title, of Simone Lia’s search for a husband, and her […]

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The vocation to love, part 1: an invitation

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The vocation to love, part 1: an invitation

What is the best-kept secret of the Second Vatican Council? Many of the Council’s radical ideas are now so integrated into our lives that we forget how new they were. But some of its riches […]

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St Valentine: true love always requires sacrifice

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St Valentine: true love always requires sacrifice

History has it that Valentine was a priest in Rome around the time of the third Century. Along with his friend St Marius and his family he assisted the martyrs who were being persecuted under […]

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When you don’t live in the same world

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When you don’t live in the same world

Two cities overlap. One house, for example, belongs to one city; the neighboring house belongs to another city. But the citizens of one city are not allowed to notice what is going on in the other […]

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Marriage isn’t for you – it’s for the other person

Filed in Relationships by on November 14, 2013 2 Comments
Marriage isn’t for you – it’s for the other person

Thought-provoking thoughts about marriage and love from Seth Adam Smith: Having been married only a year and a half, I’ve recently come to the conclusion that marriage isn’t for me. Now before you start making […]

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The search for genuine friendship and love in today’s youth culture: Pure in Heart

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The search for genuine friendship and love in today’s youth culture: Pure in Heart

Pure in Heart is a group of 18-35 year olds who seek to live out the Catholic Church’s teaching on chastity by means of prayer, friendship, study and mission. Pure in Heart started in Ireland following […]

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To love someone is to set them free

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To love someone is to set them free

There are many times when we discover ourselves in another’s gaze. It happens when we come across someone who seems to know us better than we know ourselves. Someone who thinks we can achieve something, […]

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The downside of living together before you get married

Filed in Relationships by on September 8, 2013 0 Comments
The downside of living together before you get married

It seems so obvious: you love someone, marriage is a possibility, you are not 100% sure or 100% ready, so you move in together to test the water and test each other. It will help […]

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