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.

On Fiducia Supplicans

21 December 2023
In the Gospel, we find Christ receiving all mercifully. But his mercy was always salted with truth. Continue reading

Mission2030 – a Letter

4 December 2023
I invite you to consider the time leading up to 2030 as a time for mission: by virtue of our baptism we are all sent out as witnesses to the grace we have received. We wish to communicate that grace through prayer and liturgy, through a culture of vocation, through catechesis, and through charitable work. Continue reading

Episcopal Vicar for Synodality

19 September 2023
The chief task of an Episcopal Vicar for Synodality is thus to help the bishop ensure that everything that happens in the Prelature, in administration and pastoral care, is focused on the Lord Jesus Christ and his Gospel, our source of new life. Continue reading

Arrival of Priests of the Sacred Heart

3 September 2023
‘Great things take time’, Cardinal Newman liked to say. Continue reading

Letter to the Prelature of Tromsø

2 September 2023
As you know, the Holy See has appointed me Apostolic Administrator of the Prelature of Tromsø. I am faced with a logistic challenge: the combined surface area of the prelatures of Trondheim and Tromsø exceeds that of Great Britain! Continue reading

Letter on Human Sexuality

25 March 2023 Pastoral Letter NBK
It is curious: our intensely body-conscious society in fact takes the body lightly, refusing to see it as significant of identity, supposing that the only selfhood of consequence is the one produced by subjective self-perception, as we construct ourselves in our own image.  Continue reading

Pastoral Letter Advent 2022

11 December 2022
At Mass we take part in Christ’s saving sacrifice; we witness the influx of eternity in time; we touch the foundation of the daring prayer the priest prays on our behalf when, in the chalice, he mixes water with wine: ‘May we come to share in the divinity of Christ who humbled himself to share in our humanity.’ Continue reading

On Conversion Therapy – Again

8 October 2022
The law proposal comes across as a wrestling match with a shadow. Notwithstanding its repeated use of words such as 'protect', 'help, and 'support', it appears peculiarly technocratic and inhuman. Continue reading

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