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BIBLICAL ROOTS OF CATHOLIC TEACHING

Committing ourselves afresh to the journey towards freedom

Today the Catholic Church celebrates Ash Wednesday and the beginning of a fresh season of Lent, in preparation for the remembrance of Jesus’ Passion and the celebration of his Resurrection at Easter. Holy Week & Easter remind us of the great love of God, seen in Jesus’ birth, suffering, death and resurrection for us –

QUESTIONS ABOUT GOD & FAITH

How did God come to exist?

Questions from kids about God From an 8-yr old boy: How did God come to exist? Here’s the quick answer: The question’s a really good one, because as we look around our world, everything comes to be. You came to be, I came to be. We ask, ‘When is your birthday?’ That’s the only way

LOVING FROM THE HEART

Why ‘praying your desire’ works

Desires are yearnings or longings – they’re what our heart needs, to be whole. For example, the desire for freedom or worth or belonging or approval or recognition. And when you’re empty of one of them; when you don’t get it – like if you’ve been rejected all your life, and you’ve never received acceptance;

QUESTIONS ABOUT GOD & FAITH

Why did God make bad germs?

Questions from kids about God From a 6-year-old boy: Why did God make bad germs? He’s asking why did God make bad germs – like viruses for example. Right now, we’re all dealing with that. We have this coronavirus and we wonder why would God have done this. Here’s one way maybe, to look at

QUESTIONS ABOUT GOD & FAITH

Is God bigger than an elephant?

Questions from kids about God From a 4-yr old girl: Is God bigger than an elephant? Think about this: say you’ve got a dog, a horse and an elephant – you’ve got big, bigger, biggest. That’s the way we look at the world. Now it’s not like you’ve got a dog, a horse, an elephant

LOVING FROM THE HEART

What does it mean to ‘pray your desire’?

This week in the ‘Questions for Jesus’ e-course, we’ve been learning about what it means to ‘pray our desires’. We all have core psychological desires – for love, security, significance, belonging etc. And those desires influence the way I act, because I go after the things that I believe will fill my desires. For e.g.,

LOVING FROM THE HEART

An inner journey of the heart

Over the last 2 years the inner journey of the heart has become more and more important to me. Much more so than before, when I put a greater emphasis on what I did. For example, I used to think of my call, in terms of what I did in ministry, but now I’m learning to