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CHRISTIAN FAITH IS NOT A BLIND  BELIEF The Incredulity of St. Thomas by Caravaggio There are many charges atheists level at Christians, but one of the most common is  that their faith is blind—that is to say, faith is belief without evidence. Leading atheist  voice Richard Dawkins writes, “Faith, being belief that isn’t based on evidence, is the  principal vice of any religion” (“Is Science a Religion?”, The Humanist, Jan-Feb 1997).  Julian Baginni, British atheistic philosopher and editor of The Philosopher’s Magazine,  concurs: “Belief in the supernatural is belief in what there is a lack of strong evidence  to believe in” (Atheism: A Short Introduction, 32). Jesus and blind faith Such digs seem justified with regard to Christianity, since Jesus said, “Blessed is he  who believes and does not see” (John 20:28). It is this text that led Baginni to think  Christianity endorses blind faith (Atheism: A Short Introduction, 33). It also caused  confusion for a recent inquirer who called …

Today's Gospel Reflection

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Your daily Gospel reflection... Sunday, March 24, 2019 Third Sunday of Lent Luke 13:1-9 Friends, today’s Gospel includes the parable of a fig tree that bears no fruit.

This is a standard trope in the theological literature of Israel: the tree that bears no fruit is evocative of the moral person who bears no spiritual fruit. Every single person ha

Parishioner of St.Josephs

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About 24 parishioners attended the prayer night which was also a celebration to out patron saint Joseph. It was led by Bridget, Sheila and Deacon John.  This was a reasonable turn out and hopefully our year of prayer will enable us to focus on 'the power of prayer.

Fr Francis celebrated Mass with us on Wednesday morning. He stayed for refreshments which included some of the cake from the previous evening.
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Please try not to speculate about the incident involving Fr. Peter in Rome last year, we dont know enough about it and he remains our Parish priest until the Bishop decides otherwise . Let us pray for all those involved.

How many times have we listened to Mps say one thing at one time and then change their minds years later and say the opposite. How many times do they promise this or that and when it does not happen they wriggle to get out of it. The…

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