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The Church's Healing Touch?

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Liturgical Index

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Cycle: A - 11th May 2014: Stupid Sheep?

Mark Edney O.P.

The Lord is my shepherd… Everyone knows and loves the words of Psalm 23. And many, in fact most, want to hear them again and again. There have... more »

Cycle: A - 15th May 2011: Enter by the True Door

Edward Booth O.P.

The Gospel from Saint John speaks of Our Lord not only as the Guide and Saviour in salvation, but more particularly of the unique condition of... more »

Cycle: A - 13th April 2008: So Ancient and So New

Peter Hunter O.P.

How do we recognise the voice of the shepherd? How are we to ensure that we're led in and out by the true shepherd, not attacked or snatched away by... more »

Cycle: A - 17th April 2005: A Despised Occupation

Piers Linley O.P.

Jesus did not have any strong objection to mixing his metaphors: so this passage falls into two halves both using shepherd imagery but in rather... more »

Cycle: A - 21st April 2002: Who is the Doorkeeper?

Edmund Hill O.P.

The Rabbi of Kotzk surprised some learned men who were visiting him. He asked them:Where is the dwelling of God?They laughed at him:What a thing to... more »

Cycle: B - 29th April 2012: Sharing His Vision

Simon Francis Gaine O.P.

Why should Jesus be the one we should follow? Why should we place absolute trust in his voice among all the voices and noise we hear in our world?... more »

Cycle: B - 3rd May 2009: Far from the Passive Crowd

David Goodill O.P.

'I am the good shepherd; I know my own and my own know me.' Jesus gives us this wonderful image in today's gospel. A lamb picks out the voice of... more »

Cycle: B - 7th May 2006: Sheep become Shepherds

Theodore Taylor O.P.

'I know my own, and my own know me' (John 10:14): these own (whose reciprocal knowledge of him and intimacy he equates with that of his Father and... more »

Cycle: B - 11th May 2003: Listen for your call

Michael Demkovich O.P.

The early Church depicted Christ as a young shepherd lovingly caring for his sheep. In today's Gospel of John we find this image once more. Christ,... more »

Cycle: C - 21st April 2013: No One Shall Snatch Them Out My Hand

Martin Ganeri O.P.

In the liturgy for the fourth Sunday of Eastertide the Church presents us with the powerful and appealing image of Christ as the Good Shepherd. A... more »

Cycle: C - 25th April 2010: Shepherds, Good and Bad

Robert Pollock O.P.

The fourth Sunday of Easter is known as 'Good Shepherd Sunday'; in a narrow understanding this refers to vocations to the priesthood, but in a wider... more »

Cycle: C - 29th April 2007: Sheep Who Don't Follow the Herd

John O'Connor O.P.

Sheep are often ridiculed for their lack of intelligence. This common perception was behind the cartoon I saw on a t-shirt recently, where two sheep... more »

Cycle: C - 2nd May 2004: The Voice of the Good Shepherd

Thomas Crean O.P.

Christ said,My sheep hear my voice and I know them and they follow me.And he added,And I give them life everlastingÂ…and no man shall pluck them out... more »

Cycle: C - 6th May 2001: Pastures of Eternal Life

Charles Dominique O.P.

The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me.Not only does Jesus call his sheep and they follow because they know... more »