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The Church's Healing Touch?

fr David ask us to reflect on how we can brings Christ's healing presence to those most alone in the world.

by David Sanders O.P.
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Liturgical Index

Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday)

Cycle: A - 30th March 2014: Why Do We Suffer?

Peter Hunter O.P.

There is something deeply mysterious about suffering. One thing is certain: ultimately, God does not want suffering for us. In Heaven, every tear... more »

Cycle: A - 3rd April 2011: Born Blind

Aelred Connelly O.P.

I am writing this sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Lent, which is Mother's day, having recently lost both my mother and godmother on the same... more »

Cycle: A - 2nd March 2008: A New Vision

Timothy J. Calvert O.P.

This Gospel does not tell of the healing of a blind man, as we find in the other Gospels, but of a man blind from his birth. What's the difference? I... more »

Cycle: A - 6th March 2005: No Explanations

David McLean O.P.

In the gospel reading Jesus cures a blind man by rubbing spittle and dirt into his eyes, but the Pharisees are not happy about this. The Pharisees... more »

Cycle: A - 10th March 2002: Judgment our Salvation

Mark Edney O.P.

Jesus says in today's gospel:It is for judgment that I have come into this world. For many people this may not seem like good news. Their hearts and... more »

Cycle: B - 18th March 2012: A Disciple

Duncan Campbell O.P.

In this Gospel we have Jesus talking in an unusual way to an unusual man.   When we hear Jesus speaking, usually to crowds, it is loud and... more »

Cycle: B - 22nd March 2009: We Beheld His Glory

Richard J. Ounsworth O.P.

One of the most important words in St John's Gospel is 'glory'; right at the beginning we read that 'the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we... more »

Cycle: B - 26th March 2006: Lifting up our Eyes

Giles Hibbert O.P.

As so often the Scripture reading regrettably gives us the text -- what the lectionary thinks is Christ's 'teaching' -- without giving us its... more »

Cycle: B - 30th March 2003: What God is as great as our God?

Brendan Slevin O.P.

Within each of us there is a longing which draws us beyond ourselves. We reach out to something that calls on us. There is a sense of belonging to... more »


Robert Ombres O.P.

Today’s gospel, which we hear well into the season of Lent, is extremely familiar. To describe someone as a ‘prodigal’ or behaving... more »

Cycle: C - 14th March 2010: Come Home

Jonathan Fleetwood O.P.

Today's Gospel of the father and his two sons, one prodigal the other a home-son, is presented in two 'shells' of interpretation. The first... more »

Cycle: C - 18th March 2007: Transforming Lives

Anthony Axe O.P.

What prompted Jesus to tell the parable of the Prodigal Son? Luke tells us that the tax collectors and sinners were drawing near to listen to what... more »

Cycle: C - 21st March 2004: In his Image and Likeness

Denis Minns O.P.

When St Paul says that to be in Christ is to be a new creation, he cannot mean that God the Creator has looked at the work of his hands, judged that... more »

Cycle: C - 25th March 2001: A Tale of Two Brothers

Colin Carr O.P.

Jesus got into trouble. Now, people get into trouble either because of what they do or because of what they say. Or both. With Jesus it was mainly... more »