Posts by Fr Neil Chatfield

Dr Michael Nazir-Ali is received into the Catholic Church

The Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham has announced that Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, former Bishop of Rochester, was recently received into the Catholic Church.

Let go to inherit the Kingdom

It is only by letting go, and letting God act in our daily struggle, that we are able to have a foretaste of the manifold beauty of the life of the kingdom, and receive the riches promised by Christ.

The Fulfilment of the Law

The sacrament of marriage provides one of the main models for, and language of, understanding the relationship between God and humanity in the covenantal promise, between Christ and his bride the Church, and the final consummation between heaven and earth in the renewed creation.

Prophets to transform the world

The abandonment of the self to the will of God is the essential first steps to the transformation of the world. Without it we inevitably remain a part of the problem.

The suffering servant

It is in the serving, accepting and associating with the seemingly powerless that we encounter the living God, for we imitate Christ himself who came not to be served but to serve and give his life as a ransom for many.

A question of transformation

If we acknowledge our Lord to be the Christ, Son of the living God, then to follow him is only possible if we take up our cross.