Daily Archives: April 20, 2015

Jesus and Ghosts

In this weeks Gospel we learn that Jesus could eat fish and that he wasn’t a ghost. So what are ghosts and what does the Church have to say about them?


While the Church doesn’t say too much about ghosts and hauntings, clearly the Church acknowledges there is a spiritual world; that spirits, angels and demons do exist and that they are sometimes made manifest in our own space and time. The Bible – the divinely inspired word of God written in a human hand – mentions good and bad spirits, as well as the mission of Angels to carry messages. Here’s a fuller article which some may find interesting. What does the Catholic Church Teach about Ghosts.

Letter for Vocations

Next Sunday, 26th April, sometimes called “Good Shepherd Sunday” is the 52nd world day of prayer for vocations when the church throughout the world looks towards fostering those who may have a vocation to the priesthood or consecrated life.

Pope Lamp

In recognition of that day, Pope Francis has issued a pastoral letter which may be read by clicking here.