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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

Fifth Sunday of the Year

Cycle: A - 9th February 2014: Whether There is God

Euan Marley O.P.

In the Summa Theologia, the second question on the existence of God is headed, 'An Deus sit.' Here we have to be careful about how we translate this... more »

Cycle: A - 6th February 2011: See!

Neil Ferguson O.P.

The ancient philosopher Aristotle wrote somewhere that of all the five senses we possess, sight is the most valued. By the sense of sight, we... more »

Cycle: A - 6th February 2005: A City Built on a Hill

Mark Edney O.P.

You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hidden.In public life perhaps no one in recent decades has made more of these words... more »

Cycle: A - 10th February 2002: Clenched Fist or Open Hand?

Vivian Boland O.P.

With a range of imagery the Bible speaks about a choice presented by the Word of God to those who hear it.According to the Book of Deuteronomy the... more »

Cycle: B - 8th February 2015: No Clichés in Christ

Robert Verrill O.P.

When it comes to clichés, perhaps one of the most archetypal of all is the cliché 'life is just one damned thing after another.' A... more »

Cycle: B - 5th February 2012: Obedience and Life

Denis Geraghty O.P.

In the opening chapter of St Mark's Gospel, Jesus is driven into the wilderness by the Spirit – a vivid and dramatic opening of his ministry... more »

Cycle: B - 8th February 2009: Not Easy, but Free

Peter Hunter O.P.

There is a beautiful moment of reversal in the film Babbette's Feast. The film tells the story of a pair of sober and austere women and their... more »

Cycle: B - 5th February 2006: A New Sabbath

Richard Finn O.P.

In his grief Job takes a grim view of our lot. Genesis told how Adam and Eve had been created in God's image, to share in his rule, to co-operate... more »

Cycle: B - 9th February 2003: Healing the Broken-hearted

David McLean O.P.

Praise the Lord who heals the broken-hearted. (Psalm 146)It is difficult to be more broken-hearted than Job. So we will need the Lord's healing after... more »

Cycle: C - 6th February 2013: Go Out to the Whole World

Edward Booth O.P.

Those experts who are concerned to trace direct relationships between the Gospels – that of Saint John as also all of the synoptics –... more »

Cycle: C - 7th February 2010: Called to Holiness

David Sanders O.P.

We often pigeon-hole people. We are certain we know them and we fix their identity. We treat them more like things than people. Then suddenly we see... more »

Cycle: C - 4th February 2007: A Complex Faith

Giles Hibbert O.P.

Passages in the Gospels where there are seemingly identical accounts of an incident in Jesus's ministry are the more interesting where there are also... more »

Cycle: C - 8th February 2004: Fishing

Duncan Campbell O.P.

Jesus drew the crowds. He was an inspired speaker. He could make things exciting and possible. The people couldn't read, so he summarised everything... more »

Cycle: C - 4th February 2001: With him we shall do great things

Isidore Clarke O.P.

A church or temple is itself a silent sermon, proclaiming our belief in God's presence in our midst and our need to worship him. The building, its... more »