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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

Twentieth Sunday of the Year

Cycle: A - 17th August 2014: Silently Attentive

Timothy Radcliffe O.P.

This is an extraordinary story. This woman asks Jesus to heal her daughter; he objects that he has come only to the lost sheep of Israel. She... more »

Cycle: A - 14th August 2011: What Sort of Dog?

Robert Gay O.P.

What we see in this Gospel is an occasion when Jesus seems to be very harsh – uninterested, even hostile to what seems like a perfectly... more »

Cycle: A - 17th August 2008: Beyond the Boundaries

Fergus Kerr O.P.

Canaanites are cast in a bad light in the Bible. Their gods are Baal (2 Kings 10:18-28) and Moloch (2 Kings 23:10), their goddesses Astarte (2 Kings... more »

Cycle: A - 14th August 2005: The Cry of Faith

Dermot Morrin O.P.

The woman's cry is one of profound faith in Jesus. Her request is simple. Her daughter is possessed by a demon. We can hardly begin to imagine just... more »

Cycle: A - 18th August 2002: A House of Prayer for All Nations

Columba Ryan O.P.

One of the threats that our opening millennium faces is an increasing division and misunderstanding between the three major religions of the West,... more »

Cycle: B - 19th August 2012: Foolish Wisdom

Bruno Clifton O.P.

It is perhaps not a surprise to be told that many anti-religious and anti-faith people put our belief down to simple foolishness. We are the... more »

Cycle: B - 16th August 2009: Always and Everywhere

Brendan Slevin O.P.

This is not the homily I was expecting to offer to you but as they say 'life is what happens when your making plans' We can take so much for... more »

Cycle: B - 20th August 2006: The Word Made Flesh

Aelred Connelly O.P.

In John's Gospel Jesus is presented to us as the Word made flesh. He is the living bread which has come down from heaven. Elsewhere in the Gospels he... more »

Cycle: B - 17th August 2003: The Human Life of God

Brian Davies O.P.

We could read today's Gospel as a call to frequent reception of the Eucharist. And John is clearly thinking of the Eucharist at this point in his... more »

Cycle: C - 18th August 2013: Peace on Earth?

Aidan Nichols O.P.

In today’s Gospel our Lord speaks of his coming sacrifice – his Passion and Death – and of how he just can’t wait until it... more »

Cycle: C - 19th August 2007: The Peace That Only Comes Through Fire

David Sanders O.P.

I know a church where they stopped using incense after they had fitted smoke alarms. Fire is dangerous but sometime you have to take a risk. Imagine... more »