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Today’s Gospel in Art – The Feeding of the Multitude

The Feeding of the Multitude, from Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry © Musée Condé, ParisGospel of 2nd December 2020 – Matthew 15:29-37 Jesus reached the shores of the Sea of Galilee, and he went up into the hills. He sat there, and large crowds came to him bringing the lame, the crippled, the blind, the dumb and many others; these they put down at his feet, and he cured them. The crowds were astonished to see the dumb speaking, the cripples whole again, th… Read More


The Pope Video – December 2020 – For a life of prayer

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for December 2020, is: ‘For a life of prayer’In the video, Pope Francis says:The heart of the Church’s mission is prayer.Prayer is the key for us to be able to enter into dialogue with the Father.Every time we read a short passage from the Gospel we hear Jesus speaking to us.We have a conversation with Jesus.We listen to Jesus … Read More


Central African Republic: Cardinal Nzapalainga pays tribute to Muslim peacemaker Kobine Lamaya

Cardinal Nzapalainga with Imam Omar LamayaImam Omar Kobine Lamaya, President of the Higher Islamic Council of the Central African Republic, died in Bangui on 28 November at the age of 66. Paying tribute to him. Cardinal Dieudonné Nzapalainga, Archbishop of Bangui said: “It is a baobab that has fallen, because this man was a scholar, a man of wisdom, who spoke of unity and had respect and appreciation for his fellow men.” The… Read More


North-West dioceses prepare for Advent

Wiki imageLast winter there was carol singing in our streets and in church, last minute shopping, parties, meals at home and in restaurants with family and friends, theatre visits. Now there is zoom, skype, social distancing, face masks and tiers (with a threat of another lockdown). For a limited few days we can meet with family for a meal, but should we?This ‘new world’ means that we are actually meeting w… Read More