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The Brand New Testament

The Brand New Testament

The Brand New Testament [NON-USA Format / PAL / Region 4 The Brand New Testament ( Le tout nouveau testament ) [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.2 Import – United Kingdom If your piety allows for no humour around images of God – don’t watch this movie where God lives in Brussels and is a grumpy… Continue Reading

Fr Mychal Judge and 9/11

Fr Mychal Judge

The image, above, is the iconic photo of the body of Fr. Mychal Judge, Franciscan Priest and beloved chaplain to the N.Y. fire fighters, being carried out of the ruins of the World Trade Centre 15 years ago, September 11, by his fire fighter buddies. It has been described as a contemporary Pieta. His regular… Continue Reading

Trinitarian Inclusiveness

Trinity Rublev

God has no gender. The Persons of the Holy Trinity have no gender. The Christian tradition of praying to the First Person, in and through the Second Person, in the unity and power of the Third Person of the Trinity is able to be done in a gender-inclusive way; even in a complementary-language way. This… Continue Reading

The Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Birth of Blessed Virgin Mary

In the mongrel/platypus phenomenon that is Anglicanism, the via media is not half-way between catholic and protestant – it is both catholic and protestant; protestant software running on catholic hardware. It is unsurprising, then, that a catholic celebration such as The Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of our Lord has some, possibly hidden,… Continue Reading

Creation Season 2016

Saint Francis

Many people focus on creation during the month of September – a “creation season” concluding on the feast of St Francis on October 4. By this is not meant some tiresome, month-long preaching against evolution, but an examination of how we humans live within this created world, and a recommitment to living appropriately, as God… Continue Reading

Resources for 24th Ordinary Sunday

Good Shepherd

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may love God in our hearts and in our actions] Pause Lord, [or God of compassion] direct our hearts by the action of your mercy, for without your help we cannot please you; through Jesus Christ who is alive with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,… Continue Reading

Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Saint Teresa of Calcutta

I vividly remember meeting Mother Teresa when she visited Christchurch in 1973. Diminutive and looking quite fragile, she greeted the small gathering with radiant joy – she was then still relatively little known (her Nobel Peace Prize was 1979), so we could meet her individually. In 1981 I visited the Home for the Dying she… Continue Reading

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