Collected here are articles and reviews that have appeared in print, as well as a presentation of my books. There are a few interviews and some sound material, notably my reading of the Gospels in Greek, a project that remains work in progress.

A Letter to the OCSO

5 September 2022
‘Anthropocentrism kills the Church and its life’. These are hard words, but words we need to hear, for we live in a self-centred world. Continue reading

Statement on Ukraine

11 March 2022 Bishops' Conference of the Nordic Countries
We have been saddened by recent statements from certain quarters of the Russian Church, which present this war of flagrant aggression as a combat for Christian values. To speak in such terms is to engage in mere rhetoric, to hold moral values hostage to a political agenda. Continue reading

Letter to the German Bishops’ Conference

10 March 2022 Bishops' Conference of the Nordic Countries
It has ever been the case that true reforms in the Church have set out from Catholic teaching founded on divine Revelation and authentic Tradition, to defend it, expound it, and translate it credibly into lived life — not from capitulation to the Zeitgeist. How fickle the Zeigeist is, is something we verify on a daily basis. Continue reading

Pastoral Letter for Lent 2022

6 March 2022
For too long we have lived as if prosperity, peace, and good order were necessary consequences of an irresistible evolution - this is not the case. We are fragile beings living in a fragile world, a world in need of salvation. Continue reading

No to Covid Passes

3 March 2022
The government's proposal does not only regard pragmatic action in emergencies of public health. It regards the disproportionate intervention of state power in the lives of citizens. Continue reading

Synodality: Pastoral Letter

17 October 2021
Our faith cannot be reduced to a model for a perfect society of justice and peace, to a catalogue of cogent answers to life’s hard questions: our faith is about life transformed in Christ, redeemed from the reign of sin, whose wages is death, life illumined by the hope of resurrection. Continue reading

On Conversion Therapy

13 October 2021
A human being reaches maturity by finding a proper place, subjectively, among objective norms; sometimes perhaps by assuming positions that go against the grain of norms. But the cancellation of norms will not resolve the experience of a conflict of identity. Continue reading

Pastoral Letter for Lent

21 February 2021
After several weeks in lockdown, my eight-year old goddaughter in Italy told her mother: ‘Mummy, I no longer recognise myself!’ It was wisely said. Continue reading