Christ’s heart-cry prayer in John 17 brings to focus with unique clarity a very significant tension that has marked the whole history of the church, namely that we are in and not of the world. One danger is to abuse the fact that we are “in […]
The commemoration of Saint[1] Patrick that you will not find on Wikipedia, or see represented by Google’s doodle, or discern from the many stories concerning him and his mission comes from Patrick’s own Confessions. While some have attempted to cast doubt on the authenticity of this […]
Our Lord gave a very sobering analysis of our commission at the end of John 15: “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you” (Jn 15:18). He urges us to expect nothing less. The axiom is uncomfortably clear: “Remember […]