Saint Paul

Grant us, O Lord…so to live in the Church, that persevering in the breaking of the Bread and in the teaching of the Apostles, we may be one heart and one soul, made steadfast in your love [1].On the feast of the holy apostles, Saints Peter and Paul, we pray for the strength to be the Church, which Jesus founded. On this rock I will build my Church [2].  We desire to be faithful to Christ who was broken for us on Calvary and who continues to be offered in the Mass.  We seek to...
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Rugby union fans counting down the hours until the Rugby World Cup gets underway on 18 September probably need no convincing of the value of sporting pursuits. However, you might be more inclined to join the poet James Kirkup in asking: ‘Is all this courage really necessary?’ If so, Daniel Kearney has some advice, with a little help from a 16th century martyr and a 21st century philosopher. Watching grown men ‘roll each other,/ In the mud’, the poet James Kirkup...