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Dirty paint brushes in a studio

Godtalk: Challenge in Creativity

BY PKnott

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 10:34

'We are meant to create things, not because we might get them published and receive honour and money for them. We are meant to create things because creativity, of all kinds, enters us into the deep centre of energy at the heart of things. In creativity we join ourselves to God's energy and help channel God's transcendental qualities: oneness, truth, goodness, and beauty.'

Cross against the sun and sky

Godtalk: The mystery of our being

BY PKnott

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 20:18

One of the most consoling texts of the Hebrew scriptures is the Book of Job, which concerns itself with the theme of why bad things happen to good people - a question to which, intriguingly, it refuses to offer up simple, faith-based answers.

AJAN

Open and honest: a reflection for Lent

BY GClapson

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 11:54

Fr Ted is a British Jesuit who spent decades pioneering social change in Zimbabwe. Among his many achievements is his visionary response to the AIDS crisis in this country. He co-founded the Jesuit AIDS Project (JAP) in 1997 to stem the destruction caused by AIDS by reaching young people through peer education. He is currently a resident of the Corpus Christi Jesuit Community in Boscombe, Dorset. Here he reflects on the gospel reading for last Sunday in this, the fourth week of Lent.

The Chapel at Stonor

Following Edmund Campion out of Oxford….

BY GClapson

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 11:21

Oxford University student Olivia McDermott reflects on her visit to Stonor with a group from the Catholic Chaplaincy

God and Creation

Godtalk: Hints of God

BY PKnott

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 10:36

Various places within our everyday experience hint that ordinary experience contains more than just the ordinary, that God is there. One of these is laughter. Jesus teaches that laughter will be part of the final state in heaven. ‘You shall laugh!’ But, beyond that, Jesus' message as a whole assures us of joy, a joy that no one can take from us, and laughter is the lively expression of that joy. It is the apex of our final state in heaven.

In prayer, Christians and Muslims address one God

Can a Muslim and a Christian pray together?

BY GClapson

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 09:54

Victor Edwin SJ asks whether Muslims and Christians can pray together.

Fr Martin Maier SJ at St Martin in the Fields Church

'The last shall be the first' - the full text of Fr Maier's address

BY GClapson

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 13:48

The full text of Fr Martin Maier's address at the ecumenical service that took place on 22 March in St Martin in the Fields Church, Trafalgar Square, London, to mark the 34th anniversary of the death of Archbishop Oscar Romero.

The Holy Spirit

Godtalk: The Church needs Reformers

BY PKnott

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 10:00

We are being urged by Francis to move on. If our Catholicism is to truly live, it must not be strangled in its growth by fear of condemnation, fear of the Spirit, and a retreat to 'safety'.

God's website by Judy Horacek

The Word, the birthday card and the website

BY GClapson

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 15:47

A birthday blog

peace and love

Hearing God's call

BY JHellings

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 17:54

The first year (2009) I did week of guided prayer I really didn’t understand why everyone found it such an amazing experience, I found it incredibly tough and at the end of the week felt like I didn’t fit in and hadn’t done the experience ‘right’.

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