Forgive our Sins as We Forgive

I’ve been hearing confessions, now, for over fifty years, and I have noticed that there is one sin that comes up more than any other; it’s connected to today’s Gospel, about loving your enemy, “turning the other cheek.” The penitent will...

Divine Friendship

Our Gospel reading today is a continuation of last Sunday’s reading. You recall that in the beatitudes Our Lord invites us to tread the path that He became for us, and through His own example we are strengthened and encouraged to live as He did. Today Our Lord...

Pirates of Penzance!

Come and see Seat of Wisdom’s performance of Pirates of Penzance, Gilbert and Sullivan’s 1880 rollicking musical operetta, filled with music, singing, dancing, harmonies galore, glorious costumes, a story of love, loss and redemption, and lots of...

Gender Neutrality?

From genderless people to genderless clothing – or is it the other way around? Glancing through the article, even the physiognomy, besides all the cultural phenomena, has become androgynous. I had trouble telling who was the XY and who the XX in the photographs....

Cardinal Pell’s Due Process

One might well describe the conviction of Cardinal Pell a travesty of justice, but we will likely never know, as the trial was ‘blacked out’, which does not mean everyone was singing Mammy in minstrelsy – although, given the comic level of due...