Archbishop’s message for Charities Week

Charities Week 2017 is set to launch on March 11Charities Week 2017 appeal envelope.Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,“Charity is born of the call of a God who continues to knock on our door, the door of all people, to invite us to love, to compassion, to service of one another.” – Pope FrancisThis Lent, [...]

Some thoughts on the ‘prosperity gospel’

Moral theologian Fr David Garcia dissects the notion that God wants people to be rich “Good actions are all that matters. The best good action is charity. The best kind of charity is giving money. The best thing to give money to is the Church. So hand us over £10,000 and we will see you [...]

Definition of a gentleman

Definition of a gentleman, author unknown: "A gentleman is a man who is clean inside and outside, who neither looks up to the rich nor down on the poor, who can lose without squealing, who can win without bragging, who is considerate to women, children, and old people, who is too brave to lie, too [...]

Angelus: The Rich Must Enter Into The Logic Of God

Vatican City, 14 October 2012 (VIS) – “God can conquer the heart of a person with many possessions and lead him towards solidarity and sharing with the poor and needy, so that he can enter into the logic of giving”, said the Pope commenting on today’s Gospel reading which narrates Jesus’ meeting with a rich [...]

The “Way” To Be Rich

SFX Bulletin, 28 September 2012: Out of his great love, Jesus gives us a stern warning about hell in today’s gospel.   Quoting from the final verse of the book of Isaiah, Jesus says that those in hell experience an everlasting torment, “their worm does not die nor their fire goes out” (v.48).  St. James gives [...]

I’m rich… but i’m not happy

Acquiring more and more possessions do not always lead to fulfilment, says Fr Herbert WeberI WAS invited to visit a couple whom I will call Terry and Nancy. As I drove up their driveway, I saw two boats on trailers, ready to be taken to water.Terry came out to tell me how happy he was [...]