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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

Twenty-Seventh Sunday of the Year

Cycle: A - 5th October 2014: Rosary Sunday

Malcolm McMahon O.P.

This Sunday, the first in the month of October, in Dominican churches was celebrated as Rosary Sunday until the calendar was reformed in the 1960s... more »

Cycle: A - 2nd October 2011: Working With God

John Kenrick O.P.

In first century Galilee, vineyards looked very like the vineyard in today's parable. The hedge was for keeping out predators and the watch tower for... more »

Cycle: A - 5th October 2008: Peace which is God

John Farrell O.P.

In our readings today there is a contrast between the extravagant violence of the gospel parable'they seized the servants, thrashed one, killed... more »

Cycle: A - 2nd October 2005: The Power of Christ

John O'Connor O.P.

There is a story of two politicians engaged in conversation, and one asks the other, 'But how do you know for sure you've got power, unless you abuse... more »

Cycle: A - 6th October 2002: A Ruined Vineyard

Robert Eccles O.P.

As I sit at my window, angry sounds float up from the street below - not, this time, another demo (the European Commission is just across the park)... more »

Cycle: B - 7th October 2012: Healing Our Original Wound

Mark Edney O.P.

Jesus says ‘from the beginning of creation, male and female he made them.’ The Pharisees ask a question about how to regulate family life... more »

Cycle: B - 4th October 2009: Restart from the Beginning

Robert Ombres O.P.

Think of the church weddings you have been to. Everything seems designed to make the occasion a celebration beyond the ordinary. Not only do the... more »

Cycle: B - 8th October 2006: The Spirit of the Law

David McLean O.P.

Most people are turned off by legalism. Laws, rules, and regulations can bog us down. They can curtail our freedom. There are times when we want to... more »

Cycle: B - 5th October 2003: Deciding to love

Gordian Marshall O.P.

Adam sounds just like a teenager when God introduces him to Eve:This is bone from my bones and flesh from my flesh. 'We were made for each other!... more »

Cycle: C - 6th October 2013: To Pluck Up and To Plant

Gregory Murphy O.P.

Just before this Gospel passage Jesus has imposed a huge burden of responsibility on his disciples: the warning that becoming the cause of... more »

Cycle: C - 3rd October 2010: The Faith of the Apostles

Dermot Morrin O.P.

The apostles said to the Lord , 'Increase our faith.' Their request seems to come from nowhere. It is all the more striking because of the language... more »

Cycle: C - 7th October 2007: Guns and Roses

Leon Pereira O.P.

J.R.R. Tolkien is sometimes accused of being a pessimist, and the alleged cause is his devout Catholic faith. In the year his magnum opus The Lord of... more »

Cycle: C - 3rd October 2004: Lord, increase our faith!

Fabian Radcliffe O.P.

The apostles said to the Lord,Increase our faith!Why did the apostles say this? We don't really know.It doesn't seem to be connected with what Jesus... more »

Cycle: C - 7th October 2001: Humility and Humiliation

Peter Hunter O.P.

Albert Nolan tell us in God in South Africa about a young black man who could not bear to say the words in the Mass, 'Lord, I am not worthy to... more »