"What are the gifts that fathers need today? It’s definitely a more challenging world than I experienced as a child. But fatherhood is strong enough to survive and discover creative ways of offering life."...

Some Easter time light in the time of covid!...

"The 'real' Presence has been always central to my Faith.  Perhaps it is no wonder that in  my elder years I have come to associate my First Communion experience with the celebration of its institution on the Holy Thursday during the Easter Triduum."...

"For the wise person, the wonders of nature, historical events, and the valleys and mountains of our lives take on deeper meaning."...

"Peter’s weaknesses and failings were obliterated in the fire of God’s love. If he felt the shame of his betrayal of Jesus, it was washed away with mercy and forgiveness."...

Thoughts about the late Australian autumn. "Thankfully, as I am growing older, I am learning, finally, that the seasons of our lives, so similar to those of nature, do not always follow in the same order.  "...

"There seems to be a luscious harmony in this season that is preparing us for the oncoming celebration of the great feast of Pentecost."...

"Pope Francis has famously stated that priests and bishops and others involved in pastoral ministry should have the smell of the sheep. In other words, that we should live and act as though we have been engaged with the stuff of life, that we are not immune to the mess of our world. The immunity can be seen in all sorts of ways."...

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