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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

Twenty-Third Sunday of the Year

Cycle: A - 7th September 2014: Graced to Heal Wounds

Dominic White O.P.

I’m blessed to live in a very friendly city. Not only will people routinely call you “love” and “pet”, but in shops... more »

Cycle: A - 4th September 2011: The Truth That Sets Us Free

Timothy J. Calvert O.P.

What was the real story of World Youth Day? Was it the two million young people who gathered to celebrate their faith together, or the thousands... more »

Cycle: A - 7th September 2008: The Debt of Love

Peter H. Harries O.P.

St Paul tells the early Christians in Rome to avoid getting into debt. Sensible advice we might think in any age, though mortgages and student loans... more »

Cycle: A - 4th September 2005: A Community of Mercy

Peter H. Harries O.P.

Today's passage from Matthew's Gospel is part of a long discourse of Jesus about the Church, particularly about forgiveness. What does it mean to be... more »

Cycle: A - 8th September 2002: Anger, conflict and obedience

Euan Marley O.P.

Whenever I am asked what the most difficult problem of religious life is, I always answer that it's anger. Very often this answer is taken as... more »

Cycle: B - 9th September 2012: Be Opened

David Goodill O.P.

When you move to a new place it can take a while to find your feet. This morning I helped some friends to move house, and although it was a short... more »

Cycle: B - 6th September 2009: Being Disobedient to Jesus

Mark Edney O.P.

This week I am in Rome for a conference on interreligious dialogue. The lay and religious participants have come from all over the world, but... more »

Cycle: B - 10th September 2006: The Silence of the Cross

David Goodill O.P.

In a memorable episode of the well-loved English comedy Only Fools and Horses, Del Boy hits on a scheme to sell tap water under the label 'Peckham... more »

Cycle: B - 7th September 2003: Tongues Sing for Joy

Theodore Taylor O.P.

Those accompanying the afflicted man may have wanted his freeing from the 'demon' of deafness for his senses to be put in order. For the man born... more »

Cycle: C - 8th September 2013: Change for the Better

David McLean O.P.

Today’s gospel sounds very harsh at first hearing and perhaps on further reading. It seems a bit much, if not entirely wrong, that Jesus should... more »

Cycle: C - 5th September 2010: Facing the Challenge

Simon Francis Gaine O.P.

Jesus has had his disagreements with learned scribes and Pharisees along the way to Jerusalem, while the unlearned crowds are still enthusiastically... more »

Cycle: C - 9th September 2007: A Sword, Not a Bathrobe

Neil Ferguson O.P.

I recently heard the 'peace of Christ' being compared to wearing a towelling bathrobe. This garment, it was argued, brought a sense of comfort and... more »

Cycle: C - 5th September 2004: Preferring Christ

Irenaeus Vincent O.P.

My dear friends, if someone says or does something that is seemingly repulsive, that should not be the end of the story. It is usually more... more »

Cycle: C - 9th September 2001: Thoughtful Enthusiasts

Gareth Moore O.P.

There are famous passages in the gospels where apparently quite ordinary people become disciples of Jesus, and their lives are transformed.Jesus,... more »