Pope's Advisor

October 29, 2018

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The Poor Fig tree!

October 27, 2018

The Poor Fig tree! Oh, this poor fig tree in today’s gospel reading from Luke! Throughout Scripture, the vineyard is a metaphor for Israel – the people... Read more


Living out our call

October 26, 2018

Living out our call “I urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received, with all humility and gentleness…” Today’s... Read more



October 25, 2018

Both of today’s Mass readings speak of ‘family.’  In the reading from St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians, Paul prays for “every... Read more

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Spiritual Father of Cuba

October 24, 2018

Spiritual Father of Cuba The story of St. Anthony Mary Claret, today’s saint, is a fascinating story. This “Spiritual Father of Cuba” was a... Read more

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Together with God

October 23, 2018

 Both our readings today open out to something new and challenging.  St Paul reminds the Ephesians of their new life, so different from when they were... Read more


"The Poor of Jesus"

October 22, 2018

Monday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time We often think when we hear stories like the one about the “Rich Fool” in today’s Gospel (Luke... Read more


For me or ye?

October 21, 2018

 Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Isaiah 53:10-11 Psalm 33: Hebrews 4:14-16 Mark 10:35-45 For me or ye? I imagine Jesus drying his hair... Read more