Peter McGregor

About Peter McGregor

Peter John McGregor is a lecturer in Dogmatic Theology and Spirituality at the Catholic Institute of Sydney, Australia. He is a member of the Emmanuel Community (Communauté de l’Emmanuel), a community of lay people, priests, and consecrated people within the Catholic Church.

Upbuild, Encourage, and Console: On Becoming a More Prophetic Church

I have a personal motto, one that unfortunately I don’t always follow: don’t read the comments! I am referring to the comments that often accompany posts on Facebook, or blogs, or other social media. My reason for avoiding them is to avoid t … [Read more...]

On Becoming A Joyful People

In Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel), Pope Francis expresses his desire for spirit-filled evangelizers, ones who are full of “fervor, joy, generosity, courage, boundless love and attraction,” people who are eager to enter into an eva … [Read more...]

Why Every Catholic Who Is Not Destitute Must Give Alms

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus speaks of three practices which form the basis of the whole spiritual life: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. He does not say, “If you pray . . . fast . . . give alms,” but, “When you pray . . . fast . . . gi … [Read more...]