Articles relevant to aspects of religious faith, in particular Catholic Christianity.

An Advent Narrative Dominic Robinson SJ “Our Advent hope is assured and joyful, because Christ longs to be one with us.” Dominic Robinson SJ offers a reflection on the season of Advent in light of Pope Benedict’s first Encyclical, Deus Caritas est. read more

The challenge of the Incarnation Sarah Broscombe As we enter the season of Advent, we begin to contemplate how we respond in our daily lives to God’s gift of himself to the world. How, why and what do we give? Sarah Broscombe offers a meditation from thread more

To Live As Saints by David Edward Rocks O.P. (This text is provided as one of a series of ‘sermons’ offered by priests of the Domincan order on the website www.torch.op.org.) When I was the Chaplain at St Dominic’s Primary School in London, read more

Year of Faith catechesis by Pope Benedict XVI 16th January 2013   The Second Vatican Council, in its Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation Dei Verbum, affirms that the intimate truth of the Revelation of God, shines for us “in Christ, who is both read more

As I write this column in the days before Christmas 2013, I am caught up as usual in the last hours of frenzied preparations: buying and wrapping gifts, opening cards from friends and looking forward to Christmas Day spent with the family.   The holidaysread more