The Power of Confession

Go to your confessor; open your heart to him; display to him all the recesses of your soul; take the advice that he will give you with the utmost humility and simplicity. For God, Who has an infinite love for obedience, frequently renders profitable the counsels we take from others, but especially from those who…

‘Indifference’

When Jesus came to Birmingham they simply passed him by. They never hurt a hair of him they simply let him die. For men had grown more tender and they would not give him pain. They only just passed down the street and left him in the rain. Still Jesus cried, ‘Forgive them, for they…

David, I am always with you

Following my dad’s example, I had been a determined atheist for over 60 years when – unexpectedly and definitely against my will – the power of the Holy Spirit reached out to me in a way that could not be ignored. This happened as I sat unhappily in my armchair at home several weeks after…

Just ashes?

When we receive our ashes on Ash Wednesday, the minister says “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return”, reminding us that God created us out of the earth and to earth we will return at death. Curiously, this is a belief we share with materialistic atheists who think we are nothing…