Third Sunday of Easter
Have you noticed that during Eastertide, we don’t often read from the Old Testament?
Our usual pattern of readings is changed. Instead of an... more »
Cycle: A - 8th May 2011: The Stranger
Gospels come to life as we imagine ourselves taking part in them. In this Gospel, with the disciples walking on the road, we might picture ourselves... more »
In the Gospel of Luke, there is the story of the poor man called Lazarus, and the rich man who is not named. Both die and Lazarus is rewarded but the... more »
You can't help feeling sorry for Dr Watson as his friend Sherlock Holmes explains his latest piece of deduction. A stranger appears at Baker Street... more »
Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things?Yes, the Passion of Christ was necessary. And we need to beware of a certain way of... more »
The scope of the appearance of the risen Jesus given in the gospel extract from Saint Luke today is very great.
The full setting of his teaching... more »
Today's Gospel shows the first disciples having difficulties and doubts about the Resurrection. Is it real, did it really happen, or is it an... more »
I've often wondered just what it is that people who claim to have seen ghosts actually see. Whatever ghosts actually are, they are objects of fear,... more »
When we became believers - we could say also for some of us, when we were invited to follow in the footsteps of St Dominic - it was not in order to... more »
Cycle: C - 14th April 2013: Set in Love
What happens to Simon Peter in today’s gospel looks like a step up. And to be honest, it is, Christ has set Peter up.
What transpires by the... more »
In today's Gospel we hear that when Peter recognized the Lord, he got out of the boat and 'sprang into the sea'. At this point in time we still have... more »
Every now and then there is a story in the press about some secret tomb which is supposed to contain the bones of Jesus. There are many such fake... more »
In Christ's Passion the shepherd had been struck and the sheep were scattered. Peter had disowned Jesus three times, while the other disciples had... more »
Cycle: C - 29th April 2001: A New Fire!
'Love was his meaning.' So wrote Dame Julian of Norwich, the English mystic. No doubt she was reflecting upon the love pronounced upon the Cross. "Do... more »