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Oct 2020

How shall we use the time given to us? (Part 2) November has arrived and with it the spectre of shorter days, longer nights, and as Thomas Hood (English poet, 1799-1845) would have it, “No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no flowers, no leaves, no birds, November”. I pray that these words will find you […]


Sept 2020

How shall we use the time given to us? Greetings to all faithful readers of this monthly, diocesan, catholic publication: ‘Upon this Rock.’ While Fr. Stuart is on a well-deserved extended break, I will write the Foreword.  So, please, fear not. I trust you will not mind me standing-in. May Peace and Goodness fall upon […]

Dear Friends

November 2013

God puts in the heart of every living person the desire for unending life and happiness. While death claims each of us at the appointed time, God gives us something which death cannot touch–his own divine life and sustaining power. In the Old Testament, one of the greatest testimonies of faith and hope in the […]