The Narrow Gate Blog
Reflections about faith, life, struggles, and our hope for our ultimate home, Heaven. But the only way through, is via the Narrow Gate.
What is my highest purpose? Why am I here? What should I do? These are questions we must confront if we are serious about living a meaningful life.
How would you respond to, “Are you a Catholic?” Would you answer with what you consume, or would you answer from an intimate relationship with God?
The rate of Sunday Mass attendance among Maronite Catholics is 49.6%, compared to a national rate of 11.8%. They must be doing something right!
While the election of the Morrison government may feel like a reprieve, the task ahead is the same as it would have been in the event of an ALP victory.
For at least the past 50 years a rising secular culture in which the Church is meant to be a leaven has had the better of efforts to evangelise.
The annual Parousia Media Fundraising Dinner was held in Sydney last Friday. It was the most successful fundraiser we’ve ever had!
Easter brings Hope. When Jesus met the disciples on the road to Emmaus, Cleopas says to the Risen Lord, “we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel.”
Without understanding their meaning these covered statues may initially look weird, but the veiled statues alert us of the special time that we are in.
We have entered the back half of Lent and, I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for Easter. Is there anything better than attending the Easter Vigil after a hard-fought Lent? It makes me wonder how our priests are doing. It’s an exciting time of the year for them...
It’s hard being Catholic today – chaotic liturgy, unsympathetic family members, clergy scandals, lukewarm laity, and the open culture of death.
Have you broken any lenten promises you made? Are you finding that even only after two weeks of Lent you are finding it difficult and you want to give up?
The Book of Ecclesiasticus is among the lesser-known parts of Holy Scripture, but it makes an excellent source of Lenten meditations.