This Holy Week the whole world finds itself engulfed in a crisis that has broken over us just as we thought that we were emerging from a pandemic. Our hope was that Covid might have taught us lessons on solidarity and the value of reaching out to ‘the other’. However, once again we are face-to-face with the pain and destruction of war.
Author:- April 6, 2022
Thomas is absent when Jesus comes and stands in the midst of the apostles in the locked room and shows them his hands and his side. The disciples rejoice. However, the returning Thomas is having none of it: “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nail marks and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”
Author:- March 28, 2022
There are three people mentioned in the Gospel for Easter Sunday morning: Peter, Mary Magdalene and the Beloved Disciple. postle because that is what the tradition says. However, the evangelist chose not to identify this person, chose not to give him (or her!) a name. That can’t have been an accident.
Some years ago, I visited the Holy Land and said Mass on Mt Tabor. It is situated more or less mid-way between Galilee and Jerusalem, and from the peak you can look out on a large plain, and the town of Megiddo
Author:- January 27, 2021