The Sacred Seal of Confession/Reconciliation

by Parish Web
on July 18, 2017.

The Matter of Total Confidentiality   As a Priest, I believe the matter of total confidentiality within the confessional as sacrosanct.  I could never break this seal as it goes against all I believe and value.  If we make confession the object of subtle distinctions…

People’s Reasons and Excuses for Not Coming …

by Annette White
on May 5, 2017.

I can pray at home so why do I need to go to Church? I can find God anywhere. It’s not that I don’t want to go it is just that I don’t have the time. I come to Mass when I feel it is…

Spirituality = Social Justice & the Ecology?

by Annette White
on May 5, 2017.

The 1st world has replaced Spirituality with what we now called ‘Gospel Values’ ‘Gospel Values’ what are gospel values? Helping the poor, self-denial, hope, love, fasting, compassion, suffering, peace, mindfulness, joy, etc.  The concept of ‘Gospel Values’ is vague and somewhat subjective.  Spirituality is fundamentally about…

Priesthood – The Burdens of Office & the Jo…

by Annette White
on March 27, 2017.

I sometimes here the question what does a priest do besides saying mass at the weekends?  Some might think we have an easy life given we do not have a family and we are cared for by the church.  Consequently I would like to give…

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