Catholicism

The Mexican Day of the Dead is a Celebration of Life!

25 Oct 2017

In the United Kingdom, several Christian denominations traditionally mark All Saints' Day on 1st November, remembering the saints and martyrs who dedicated or sacrificed their lives to Christianity. Interestingly, other countries in the world commemorate the same day in a very different fashion...

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Ecumenical MythBusters: Does the Catholic Church Desire Unity?

12 Sep 2016

On a day now called ‘Reformation Day’, 31st October 1517, Martin Luther hammers his ‘95 Theses’ onto the door of All Saints Church in Wittenburg, Germany. The theses were summarised by one of my friends recently as ‘gripes against Catholicism’. It is an action that has reshaped the direction of...

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Three Hours Sleep – A Personal Diary from World Youth Day

22 Aug 2016

After three hours of sleep, two bags of luggage, two bags of airplane starbursts, one screaming baby, and 1,230 miles travelling from my parents’ front door to John Paul II Krakow international airport, my World Youth Day pilgrimage had officially begun!

We had arrived a week early for ‘...

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All the Bells and Smells: What the Eucharist Means to a Catholic

9 May 2016

I write this post on the Eucharist from Poland, where I have just attended Mass in the majestic chapel of the Divine Mercy, by the tomb of Sister Faustina Kowalska. In the 1930s Saint Faustina received visions of Christ pouring the mercy of God from his blessed heart, showing the wounds of...

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Church Exchange - Part Two

25 Mar 2015

I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father.

John 17:20b-21a

Despite knowing each other for a good year or so, and even living together for a month, we had never made it through the doors of each other’s...

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Church Exchange - Part One

24 Mar 2015

I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father.

John 17:20b-21a

Despite knowing each other for a good year or so, and even living together for a month, we had never made it through the doors of each other’s...

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8 Ways to Survive University as a Christian

25 Mar 2014

Freedom. That’s what most of us crave, and university presents it to us on a silver platter. For many people, university will be their first time away from home. That sense of novelty – paying rent, organising a weekly shop, finding housemates – will soon turn into an array of choices. As a...

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