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Moses insisted both on fidelity to the law and a willingness to enter into its spirit

Twenty-second Sunday of the Year, Deuteronomy 4:1-2 & 6-8; James 1:17-18 & 21-22; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15 & 21-23

The 'Homeless Jesus'  bronze sculpture that sits in front of a Washington building occupied by Catholic Charities (CNS)

Pope Francis blessed a smaller version of the statue at the Vatican in 2013

Books about the Holy Trinity don’t normally mention Heston Blumenthal (PA)

Books about the Trinity don’t usually mention Pinocchio or Heston Blumenthal – this one does…

Joshua leads the tribes of Israel in a work by English Romantic painter John Martin

Twenty-first Sunday of the Year, Josh 1-2, 15-18; Eph 5:21-32; Jn 6:60-69 (Year B)

Fr Robert Barron

In an interview with the Catholic Herald from 2009, the new auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles says happiness comes from self-giving

Pope Francis pictured in Paraguay earlier this month (CNS)

The Pontiff spoke to crowds in St Peter’s Square on Sunday before reciting the Angelus

A Christian Orthodox pilgrim bathes in the Jordan River (AP)

What matters is not so much the precise spot of Jesus’s baptism, but rather the importance of the whole ritual

Pope Francis disembarks from his plane in Quito, Ecuador (CNS)

The Pope told the patient to allow himself to be ‘led by God’s hand’

Paul Writing His Epistles, in a painting attributed to Valentin de Boulogne

The Fourteenth Sunday of the Year, Ez 2:2-5; 2 cor 12:7-10; Mk 6:1-6 (Year B)

Ss Peter and Paul (c 1620) by an anonymous artist of the Roman School

The Solemnity of Ss Peter and Paul, Acts 12:1-11; 2 Tim 4:6-8 & 17-18; Mt 16:13-19 (Year B)