February 2015

Our Lady of Aparecida helps Pope Francis

2015-02-27 15:01

Our Lady of Aparecida. The story is fact, not fiction. During these days of Pope Francis’ pontificate, we regularly hear references to Aparecida, but who, what, when or where is or was Aparecida?

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The computer is a vital instrument for today’s evangelisation

2015-02-25 11:02

“One of these days I will return to using a pencil instead of a computer.” This is a regular promise. I had just wasted a full hour, closed down and rebooted the computer three times and checked everything that might have caused the problem.

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Redemptorist Publications Will Be At Flame 2!

2015-02-23 08:52

Flame2 is the largest National Catholic Youth event of 2015, taking place in the SSE Wembley Arena on Saturday 7th March 2015.

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Are You Ready for Lent?

2015-02-16 15:21

Order your copy of Lent Extra today for guaranteed delivery by Ash Wednesday!

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Have you seen our FREE Bidding Prayers?

2015-02-13 14:10

Every week, by 5.00 p.m. Thursday, we provide a selection of topical biddings you may wish to use during the Prayer for the Faithful in your Sunday Mass. They are written, and provided free of charge, every Thursday by one of our editors to reflect current events in the Church and the world.We hope you find them useful!

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The world is richer for Thomas Merton’s presence

2015-02-11 13:56

One hundred years ago, on 31 January 1915, Thomas Merton was born in France to two artists, Owen Merton and Ruth Jenkins, one a New Zealander and the other, an American Quaker. Ruth died when Thomas was six years old and his brother, John Paul, was only three. Owen travelled a great deal so that Thomas had an unsettled childhood, frequently living with relatives in different countries whilst his father was elsewhere. By the time he was 11, he found himself, lonely and depressed, in a boarding school in France, although he eventually settled and made friends.

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