Posts Tagged ‘Resurrection’

Lack of faith among Catholics noted in France, US and Ireland Comments 0

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

A warning from Pope Benedict XVI about lack of faith among Catholics in France has coincided with new research revealing a decline in fervour among Catholics in the United States and a weakening of belief among Catholics in Ireland. Speaking to visiting French bishops, the Pope described ignorance of religion, even “among the Catholic faithful”, Read more

Church of the Holy Sepulchre may close in protest over water bill Comments 0

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, on the site where Jesus was crucified and rose again, may close for a day in protest over a disputed $NZ2.8 million water bill. Such a move would bar thousands of pilgrims and visitors from the church that is considered to be the most holy Christian shrine Read more

Hope in the resurrection of the body Comments 0

Friday, June 1st, 2012

An experience of archeology gives rise to a reflection on the resurrection of the body. The writer, Bill Tammeus, finds “there is something reassuring about finding the atoms that make up 2,000-year-old pottery shards, something that says that in God’s economy, matter matters,” and “we comfort ourselves with the understanding that what God created and called Read more

The Resurrection of Christchurch Comments 0

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Soon after the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake, our Prime Minister, John Key, spoke of the resurrection of Christchurch.  He meant the rebuilding and regeneration of the city. As a Christchurch man himself, this came from the heart. In talking of resurrection, he wanted to give people hope amidst the terrible damage the city had sustained. Read more

Pope Benedict: Light shines through darkness Comments 0

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Holding a tall lit candle, Pope Benedict introduced light to a pitch-black and packed Vatican Square, Easter Saturday night. Picking up from the darkened surrounds, the Pontiff wove his homily around the theme of darkness and light. “Life is stronger than death. Good is stronger than evil. Love is stronger than hate. Truth is stronger Read more

A message of consolation that still endures Comments 0

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

The Christian faith faces many challenges – but that is what it is for. Easter is a unique expression of hope, of regeneration and of the triumph of life over death. It is not necessary to be an active Christian to gain some measure of inspiration and reassurance from this great festival that, for two Read more

An Easter story Comments 0

Friday, March 30th, 2012

If it were not for Mary Magdalene, we never would have heard about the Resurrection. The men would still be in the Upper Room, trying to figure how to get out of town. Do you sometimes wonder if things have changed? I don’t think they have. Men are careful. Men are circumspect. Men, after all, Read more