What Can Theology of the Body Do for You? 2

Fr Martin Connor

The damage being done through the sexualization of our culture is devastating and Theology of the Body offers a solid foundation to begin the necessary healing in each of us and in our relationships.

This year in which John Paul II was canonized we should desire go deeper in this teaching and also learn more about the healing that needs to take place in us as a family and in the culture we aspire to evangelize. More…

The 4 Stages of Spiritual Maturity 5

“If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me” (Luke 9:23)

Reflections on the Kingdom for Advent by Fr Martin Connor, LC

Contained in Christ’s invitation to his followers (but often missed) is actually a four-stage process to check your realism in the daily following of the Lord through sacrifice.

We can break this invitation up into four parts: (1) “if anyone wishes, (2) he must deny himself, (3) take up his cross, and (4) follow me.” More…

The Virtue of Hope in Christian Life Reply

“May God our Father, enlighten the eyes of our hearts, so that we may see the great hope to which we are called in Christ Jesus”(Ephesians 1:18).

Hope is the first characteristic in constructing this new creation born in Christ through baptism, how could it be otherwise?

From the very beginning of human existence, the battle for the human heart was at stake: More…

Establishing Christ’s Kingdom Requires the Freedom to Love 1

Reflection for the Second Week of Advent, by Fr Martin Connor

To establish the Kingdom is to teach Christ by giving Christ.

To give Christ is to teach that love is a choice, the choice of making yourself a gift to the other rather than use another as a means for some pleasure or end, which is so very common in our world.

Ultimately, love is a choice for Good over evil. More…

Reflections on the Kingdom for Advent 3

cross silloetteIn the Gospel reading for the Second Sunday of Advent, John the Baptist proclaims:

“The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!”

Over the next few days, we will offer some reflections on the Kingdom by Fr Martin Connor to help us to “Prepare the way of the Lord.”

What does Kingdom mean?


The Importance of Story Telling in Advent Reply

Joseph’s faith opens him up to the unexpected ways of God

Joseph’s faith opens him up to the unexpected ways of God

“The grounds for belief and unbelief are same today as they were two thousand or ten thousand years ago.” If Joseph had lacked faith to trust God or humility to perceive the holiness of his spouse, he could have disbelieved in the miraculous origin of her Son as easily as any modern man; and any modern man who believes in God can accept the miracle as easily as Joseph did.”  — C.S. Lewis