Daily Prayers

Prayer is Love, I want to Love

Category: Fr John’s – Most Popular

  • Praying – Daily

    Beautifully simple. “Today, Father, I shall take your love to the people in what I say and do . . . Thank you, Father, for the day drawing to its close. I have spoken and acted in your love and offer all I am to you . . .”

  • Christ’s Sufferings – Church Sex Abuse (1)

    Christ suffers with his church in every age. The crucifixion is an ever-present reality – Crusades, Inquisitions, The Reformation, horrifying wars between Christian countries (Europe) and tribes (Rwanda and South Sudan, for example), and corruption at the highest levels.

  • Roman Persecutions of Christians

    Nero’s persecution was a consequence of his madness (absolute power seems to push people towards insanity), and the Roman populace hated him so much that after his death they filled in his house (the Golden House) with earth so that no one could live there.

  • Death Penalty

    What a shock on Thursday to learn from the BBC that the Catholic Church has changed its teaching on the death penalty. In Paragraph 2266 of the Catechism, we read that the death penalty is justified in very serious cases. The Catechism was published in 1994. Thirty-five years later, on such an important issue, the…

  • Your Conscience

    At the last count, I know one missile per day could be exploded for 96 years – imagine the horror locked up in that number. Those who would launch them know that millions of innocent helpless people would be killed or maimed, but still they are willing to do it. Would you obey the order?

  • The Immigrant Apostles’ Creed

    I believe in Almighty God, who guided the people in exile and in exodus, the God of Joseph in Egypt and Daniel in Babylon, the God of foreigners and immigrants.

  • Abortion

    A baby in the womb is a child of God to a believer, but not to a non-believer. Abortion may be legal but it is not moral. How would you vote in Ireland? Would you be out on the streets for either side? How would you advise Ginny?

  • God’s Chosen

    Noah was a drunk, Abraham too old, Isaac was a daydreamer, Jacob was a liar, Joseph was abused, Moses had a stutter, Samson had long hair and was a womaniser, Jeremiah was too young, King David was an adulterer and a murderer, Elijah was suicidal, Jonah ran from God, Naomi was a widow, Jacob was…

  • What Every Woman Wants in a Husband

    I chuckled as I read the title of the book in the small library: “What Every Woman Wants in a Husband.” I thought I would like to know. I wanted to understand a little of the woman’s way of looking at life. I know all women are different, as are all men, but I guess…

  • Dreams

    I asked my mother if she would enjoy seeing a young man coming towards her on a yacht. She said she was satisfied with my father coming home from work on a bike.