Of all things that I ever do in my life, I believe that the most useful to humanity, is hearing confessions. The sacrament of reconciliation is the only one for which, even as a priest, you have to pass a special examination. It is called ‘ex auds’.
At the beginning of a new calendar year, David Stewart SJ, Country Director of the Pope’s Global Network of Prayer (Apostleship of Prayer) reflects on Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for January 2016, and how these can help us draw closer to God
If you have problems with prayer, read on. The God we imagine and then try to meet in prayer is generally thought of as pretty lifeless, dull, flat, colourless, genderless, sexless and lacking in humour, creativity and understanding.
Every season of the liturgy asks us to discover or refresh a disposition of heart and mind and action. Advent asks of us an openness, an attentiveness, to what God is doing in us and in our world. What will you discover in this weeks' Godtalk?