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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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Twenty-Second Sunday of the Year

Cycle: A - 31st August 2014: Beyond the Present Moment

Aelred Connelly O.P.

I am writing this in late July. Today I was teasing my eight six year old aunt on the bus going up to the local hospital to visit my eighty-six year... more »

Cycle: A - 28th August 2011: Absolutely Clear

Leo Edgar O.P.

Let me make this absolutely clear ... 'absolutely clear'?   I realise that as soon as you read this opening line, there is a risk that you... more »

Cycle: A - 31st August 2008: A Crown of True Glory

David Edward Rocks O.P.

Jesus' foretelling of his death and resurrection follows on immediately from Peter's declaration of Jesus as 'the Christ, the Son of the living God',... more »

Cycle: A - 28th August 2005: Painful Choices

John Orme Mills O.P.

We all know that self-denial is a thing unavoidable in this world sometimes. Self-denial is one of the most basic facts of life, part of being human... more »

Cycle: A - 1st September 2002: Get behind me, Satan

Benjamin Earl O.P.

St Peter is a figure of contradictions. Last week we heard him rightly acclaim Jesus to be 'the Christ, the Son of the living God'; we heard Jesus... more »

Cycle: B - 2nd September 2012: Why True Religion is Irreplaceable

David Sanders O.P.

Why is religion so important? It is because it puts us in touch with a special revelation from God that we would not otherwise receive. The Jews... more »

Cycle: B - 30th August 2009: True Religion

Benjamin Earl O.P.

Every so often it's worth asking ourselves what we mean when we say certain things; and this perhaps all the more so when we are dealing with... more »

Cycle: B - 3rd September 2006: The Spirit of the Law

Robert Pollock O.P.

The Gospel narratives often present Christ in controversy with Jewish religious leaders: the Gospel, the good news, was not always welcome, or... more »

Cycle: B - 31st August 2003: Take this to heart

Aelred Connelly O.P.

Keep the commandments of the Lord your God, just as I lay them down for you. Keep them, observe them and they will demonstrate to the peoples your... more »

Cycle: C - 31st August 2013: Equally Children of God

Fergus Kerr O.P.

Perhaps the London 2012 Paralympics, with the astonishing athleticism and the crowds of enthusiastic spectators, ended for good the taboo surrounding... more »

Cycle: C - 29th August 2010: Who's the Greatest?

Isidore Clarke O.P.

At a formal meal, seating arrangements are important. Usually the most distinguished guests sit at the top of the table. To avoid the embarrassing... more »

Cycle: C - 2nd September 2007: Shamelessly Human

Didier Croonenberghs O.P.

In the middle of the nave of the church, two chairs were perfectly lined up, waiting for the future spouses. Suddenly, I noticed something utterly... more »

Cycle: C - 29th August 2004: A Parabolic Puzzle

Benjamin Earl O.P.

Today's gospel passage is a puzzling one, if we look at it closely. We hear that 'Jesus told a parable to those who were invited'. But what follows... more »

Cycle: C - 2nd September 2001: Public self-effacement and private heroics

Edward Booth O.P.

We debase the perspectives of this Sunday's gospel by moralising about the details. We ought to take it in its entirety, and we then find an implicit... more »