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Preaching

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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 the Year

Cycle: A - 30th January 2011: What Love Will Endure

Aidan Nichols O.P.

What we are given as the gospel for today is St Matthew's preface to his account of the teaching of Jesus to his disciples. Matthew thought of it as... more »

Cycle: A - 3rd February 2008: Let Him Who Boasts...

Simon Francis Gaine O.P.

What do we have to boast about? What are we to boast about? I mean, what do we amount to that would justify a boast?We normally think of people... more »

Cycle: A - 30th January 2005: Comfort for All

Peter H. Harries O.P.

Today's gospel is Matthew's version of the Beatitudes. I often seem to be preaching on the beatitudes at funerals, as I can usually find some theme... more »

Cycle: A - 3rd February 2002: Pure in Heart

John Orme Mills O.P.

Today the Gospel reading is one of the most famous in St Matthew's Gospel: the Beatitudes, or 'blessings', which open Jesus' Sermon on the Mount... more »

Cycle: B - 1st February 2015: The Power of God

Peter Hunter O.P.

It’s hard to avoid having a somewhat juvenile idea of God. We very easily think of God as the top person in the universe, someone like us, only... more »

Cycle: B - 29th January 2012: Real Authority

David McLean O.P.

In the Gospel, Mark gives us an account of Jesus teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum. Mark does not tell us what Jesus teaches, but does... more »

Cycle: B - 1st February 2009: Nothing in Return

John O'Connor O.P.

As a boy I came to understand something of the qualities of love from a variety of sources. Among these were the stories told to us as children,... more »

Cycle: B - 29th January 2006: The Destructive Power of Christ

David Sanders O.P.

'You must face up to your personal demons.' This is the sort of advice which is given to people who seem to have been taken over by some powerful... more »

Cycle: C - 3rd February 2013: Rejected love?

David Edward Rocks O.P.

And just as it was starting to go so well! He had returned among them in triumph – a local hero. They marvelled at the wonderful things he said... more »

Cycle: C - 28th January 2007: Whose Voice?

Colin Carr O.P.

We like what is familiar; it's nice to greet familiar faces at your regular meeting place. If someone from our community does really well, say at... more »

Cycle: C - 1st February 2004: Not accepted in his own country

John Kenrick O.P.

Today's readings appear to juxtapose two ways of human relating, two ways in which human bonds are formed. There are the accidental ties with others... more »

Cycle: C - 28th January 2001: Who Wants to be a Prophet?

Vivian Boland O.P.

Why did things go so badly wrong in the synagogue at Nazareth in such a ridiculously short space of time? One minute Jesus enjoys unanimous approval,... more »