Broc’s Blog

Nativity DuoChristmas is an interesting time to move house. There is something in the Christmas story about a stable and I think many people in Ireland today can identitfy with that, even as NAMA is scratching its collective head to figure out how to get rid of all the surplus properties. I feel very privileged to have a good house to live in, especially as I have been moving a lot over the past year or so.

The whole history of the people of Israel was about waiting in hope for the fulfilment of God's promises. This hope bears fruit with the coming among us of Jesus Christ, the Saviour long promised by the prophets.

Pope Francis has just published a new Apostolic Exhortation (literally a letter of encouragement). This is the first major document by Pope Francis himself. The previous letter published in his name was drafted by Pope Benedict XVI. The official title of the document is Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel).