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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.

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Liturgical Index

Second Sunday of Advent

Cycle: A - 8th December 2013: Of His Kingdom There Will Be No End

Thomas Skeats O.P.

In today’s first reading the prophet Isaiah paints a picture of what the reign of the future descendant of David, Son of Jesse, will look like... more »

Cycle: A - 5th December 2010: Into Exile

Allan White O.P.

Matthew tells us today that 'Jerusalem, all Judaea and the region around the Jordan' were going out to John. Where was he? He was in the wilderness,... more »

Cycle: A - 9th December 2007: The Light of Truth

Fabian Radcliffe O.P.

Advent is a cheerful time. The prospect of Christmas ahead, with all its associations -- Midnight Mass, the crib, presents, carols, family gatherings... more »

Cycle: A - 5th December 2004: Hope Fulfilled

Neil Ferguson O.P.

St Paul tells us in the second reading today thatWhatever was written in the former days was written for our instruction, that by steadfastness and... more »

Cycle: A - 9th December 2001: The Trouble With You

Brendan Hodgson O.P.

The trouble with you is…We may have heard the beginning of that sentence more than once in our lives. It may even have been addressed to us... more »

Cycle: B - 7th December 2014: Something More Important Than Success

Colin Carr O.P.

We wait for him, yet we go out into the wilderness to find him. We wait for him but we prepare the way for him. We can do nothing to force him to... more »

Cycle: B - 4th December 2011: Where to Begin?

Mark Edney O.P.

Many today could sure use hearing the words God speaks to the prophet Isaiah: Be comforted, be comforted my people!  Though most of us are not... more »

Cycle: B - 7th December 2008: An Overriding Voice

Peter Clarke O.P.

A year of deafening distractions thrusting themselves upon our attention! The Olympic Games, global crash of the financial system, the drawn-out U.S... more »

Cycle: B - 4th December 2005: Relaxing Penance

Denis Minns O.P.

If you look up 'penance', 'penitence', or 'repentance' in the dictionary you will find that all these words are about doing something, often... more »

Cycle: B - 8th December 2002: Good News

Duncan Campbell O.P.

The Gospel read in churches all around the world today announces itself as 'Gospel'. Good spell, or as we say in modern English, good news.It is... more »

Cycle: C - 5th December 2012: Bearing the Word

Gregory Murphy O.P.

Baruch brings a message of reconciliation and hope to the Jewish communities of the Greek-speaking Middle East at a time in which for them exile had... more »

Cycle: C - 6th December 2009: Sure and Certain Hope

Richard Conrad O.P.

'I am sure that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the Day of Jesus Christ.' With these words, St. Paul expresses his... more »

Cycle: C - 10th December 2006: Make Straight the Paths of Joy

Mark Edney O.P.

The novelist George Bernanos once asked the question, 'What is the opposite of a Christian people?' It is not hard to think of some answers. I can... more »

Cycle: C - 7th December 2003: Christians in Exile

Anthony Axe O.P.

We are exiles, alienated from our true home in God's heavenly kingdom. If we're immersed in the message of the gospel, we should be sensitive to a... more »

Cycle: C - 10th December 2000: No More Mountains

Euan Marley O.P.

The Scottish town of Stirling is built around a castle. It's a real castle, going back to the middle ages. It wasn't built as a tourist attraction... more »