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Pope Francis on Hope & Courage During Covid-19

Pope Francis on Hope & Courage During Covid-19

During the Covid-19 Pandemic Pope Francis has been offering encouragement to the world. He has spoken to us powerful words about keeping hope and courage alive. This video provides a summary of some of these messages that we have received over the past few months as...

Hopes for the Church after Lockdown

Hopes for the Church after Lockdown

Those in early adulthood in the United Kingdom share their hopes for the Church after lockdown, recognising Pope Francis’ call to contribute their gifts and energies to the Church. This video has been produced by a group of young adults who are working on various...

Hope is a Journey

Hope is a Journey

In December 2016, Pope Francis delivered the third part of his series of teachings on the theme of Christian Hope. During this General Audience he gave us a good foundation upon which to explore more deeply what we understand Christian hope to be saying the following,...

What is Hope and Why Do I Need It?

What is Hope and Why Do I Need It?

Hope, in the Christian sense, is often misunderstood. It is not the same as optimism or presumption. It is not the blind faith that we will go to heaven or the escapist way to avoid the troubles of this world. It’s not the virtue we need to see the present moment with...

Hope – The Air That We Breathe

Hope – The Air That We Breathe

Looking back to the start of the year, life probably seemed a lot simpler. Although each year typically has a few defining events, 2020 has already contained so many world-changing and paradigm shifting moments that it all seems hard to believe and, at times, maybe...

I te Tūmanako o te Kotahitanga  | United in Hope

I te Tūmanako o te Kotahitanga | United in Hope

Tūmanako is a pastoral initiative of the Diocese of Palmerston North. This initiative celebrates our unity as the people of God in this time and place. And we celebrate this unity in the context of hope; hope in Christ, hope in faith, in love and in the gifts we are...

WHAT DOES ‘HOPE’ REALLY MEAN?

WHAT DOES ‘HOPE’ REALLY MEAN?

BISHOP PETER CULLINANE Address given in Johnsonville in 2018   Our reflections at this time are on HOPE. What does hope mean in situations that sometimes seem hopeless?  To address this question, it helps to have some sense of what hopelessness feels like. We...

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