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Restored mosaics are seen on display in front of the Memorial of Moses on the top of Mount Nebo in Jordan  (CNS)

The restored Memorial of Moses on Mount Nebo has reopened after nearly a decade

Descent from Mount Sinai by Cosimo Rosselli (Wikimedia)

At its funnest, clinical depression is a boring, sapping illness

Pope Francis speaking at  the Paul VI Hall (AP)

The Vatican has released Francis’s message on the theme of mercy

Jesus rebukes the narrowness of his disciples in this Sunday’s Gospel reading

The Twenty-sixth Sunday of the Year Nm 11:25-29; Jas 5:1-6; Mk 9:38-43, 45 & 47-48 (Year B)

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

Pope Francis (CNS)

Modern Catholics are too prone to thinking that Our Lord’s Passion and the Divine Gift of His Precious Blood is something locked in the past

The Last Supper by the Spanish Renaissance painter Vicente Juan Masip

The Solemnity of the Most
Holy Body and Blood of Christ –
Ex 24:3-8; Heb 9:11-15; Mk 14:12-16 & 22-26 (Year B)

A parishioner receives an ash cross on her forehead from during an Ash Wednesday service in Texas (CNS)

Lent is more than a spiritual boot camp

The modern tendency is to over-spiritualise Jesus’s time in the desert by making it all mythological

The Cleansing of the Temple, depicted by an unknown artist

Third Sunday of Lent, ex 20:1-17; 1 cor 1:22-25; jn 2:13-25 (year b)

Ridley Scott poses during a photocall for his film "Exodus" (PA)

Hollywood is full of bright people with a nose for the next classic, but they do not always find it