Broken for renewal

Broken for renewal   Towards the end of the recent TV drama ‘Broken’, the pressures on Father Michael are so great with the loss of people he cared for and a sense that he has let so many people down. He feels unworthy to be a priest and resolves to ‘pack it in.’ In the [...]

80 days to God’s Kingdom

Who cares about Phineas Fogg when the Space Station can go around the world in 100 minutes? I am, of course, talking about Jules Verne’s Victorian hero who endeavors to orbit the globe in 80 days. Normally, the answer is no one. Except, two days ago, the Scotsman Mark Beaumont went around the earth on [...]

What does a Grand Prix win tell the Church?

It was great to see Lewis Hamilton win the British Grand Prix at Silverstone this weekend. Of course, no one doubts that his podium position was the result of talent, teamwork and courage. But there is another quality in that mix; it is persistence. Since Mercedes, a few seasons back, had all sorts of technical [...]