Posts Tagged ‘Resurrection’

What exactly is Easter? Comments 0

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

As a general principle, an honest man will want know what something is, or is said to be, before he decides whether he thinks it is true or that he must do anything about it. Take one’s relation to a doctor. Insofar as we deal with a doctor qua doctor, we want him to tell Read more

Your musical guide to Holy Week Comments 0

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

For 1.2 billion Catholics around the world, this week marks the single most important week of the year: Holy Week. Holy Week – which culminates with Easter Sunday – enters into the heart and soul of Christianity, which is the death and Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth two thousand years ago. As Fr. Robert Barron Read more

Kiwi actor fulfils dream by playing Jesus in film Comments 2

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Kiwi actor Cliff Curtis has described playing the role of Jesus in a new film as a very special experience. Curtis plays Jesus in the film “Risen”, which opened in New Zealand last week. The Kiwi actor was raised as a Catholic, but lapsed in his teens. “It’s a role I have jokingly always wanted,” Read more

At Easter, Pope implores God to stop violence in the world Comments 0

Friday, April 10th, 2015

In his traditional Easter Sunday blessing to the city and the world, Pope Francis several times implored God to stop violence in many parts of the world. The Pope mentioned Iraq and Syria, Libya, Yemen, Nigeria, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, and Ukraine. Francis also called on Christians to look at Read more

‘Let him Easter in us’ Comments 0

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

We have reached our celebration of Easter, the centre of the Church’s liturgical year and the source of Christian life and faith. Yet Easter often appears as the poor relation of Christmas. Whether you believe or not, there is something about Christmas that manages to touch everyone. But without Easter there would be no Christmas. Read more

At Easter Pope Francis prays for suffering people around world Comments 0

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

In his traditional Easter message, Pope Francis has prayed for people suffering from war, violence, abandonment and disease around the world. An estimated 150,000 people were gathered on Easter Sunday in St Peter’s Square. The Pope delivered his traditional blessing and address Urbi et Orbi, “to the city and to the world” from the balcony Read more

Lazarus comes to town – Pope Francis: making faith concrete Comments 1

Friday, April 19th, 2013
Raymond Pelly

On Maundy Thursday I was struck by these words from a hymn (133, Common Praise). We strain to glimpse your mercy-seat, and find you kneeling at our feet. In the action of having our feet washed or in washing the feet of another, we acted out concretely the love and very presence of Christ. Christ, then, the Read more

Pope Francis: women have special role in passing on faith Comments 1

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Pope Francis has emphasised the “fundamental” importance of women in the Catholic Church, saying they have a privileged role because of their ability to pass on the faith through love. He said women have always had a special mission in the Church as “first witnesses” of Christ’s Resurrection, and because they pass the faith on Read more

Searching for Sugar Man a prophetic Easter yarn Comments 0

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Searching for Sugar Man is a strange story. On the face of it, a documentary about a musician famous in one country and completely unknown in his own. Within the layers it becomes an Easter tale. David Letterman called it jaw droppingly fascinating and that about sums up this movie about Sixto Rodriquez, a musical political from Read more

Roadside crosses mark the growth spot Comments 0

Friday, March 1st, 2013

‘Why on earth do people use crosses to mark road deaths,’ asked my friend as we were setting the world to rights over a glass of vino. ‘It seems strange,’ she said, ‘it’s not as though they’d all be believers.’ Her question penetrated. I turned to talk to her but instead found myself looking back Read more