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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

Thirty-Second Sunday of the Year

Cycle: A - 6th November 2011: Don't Just Hang Around

Haavar Simon Nilsen O.P.

In this Sunday's Gospel, we hear of ten virgins, five foolish and five wise. The five wise ones have flasks of oil with their lamps. The foolish... more »

Cycle: A - 6th November 2005: Not just Waiting for God

Aidan Nichols O.P.

Today's Gospel takes us straight back to the ministry of Jesus, right back to what it was like, how it felt, for the very first disciples. The... more »

Cycle: A - 10th November 2002: Wise Preparation

Theodore Taylor O.P.

Having some feeling for underdogs I identify with the foolish maidens.If you're so smart (I'd have the gumption to challenge my betters!), why didn't... more »

Cycle: B - 11th November 2012: Sitting in Judgment

Fergus Kerr O.P.

As he concludes his teaching in the Temple, Jesus sits down opposite the treasury — the thirteen large trumpet-shaped receptacles in the Court... more »

Cycle: B - 8th November 2009: Executing Justice, Promising Freedom

Leo Edgar O.P.

'Jar of meal shall not be spent, jug of oil shall not be emptied ...' This promise, made by God through Elijah the prophet to the widow at... more »

Cycle: B - 12th November 2006: The Gamble of Love

Richard Finn O.P.

What are we to make of these two nameless widows? Are they perhaps just a pair of batty old ladies, heedless of the disaster looming over them, and... more »

Cycle: C - 10th November 2013: Made Great in His Greatness

David Goodill O.P.

Today’s Gospel forms part of a series of encounters between Jesus and his opponents. In Luke’s version of these controversies the gap... more »

Cycle: C - 7th November 2010: An Explosive Development

Richard Conrad O.P.

In the year of Cardinal Newman's beatification it seems fitting to note that our first reading is an instance of 'the development of doctrine'. ... more »

Cycle: C - 11th November 2007: Unlimited Hope

Dominic Ryan O.P.

When I tell people I have a medal from a half marathon, they tend not to believe that I acquired it through completion of that event -- correctly as... more »

Cycle: C - 7th November 2004: Marriage, Martyrdom and Resurrection

Richard Finn O.P.

Some parts of the Bible are not for the faint-hearted or squeamish. They defy our canons of good taste. Take this Sunday's first reading from 2... more »

Cycle: C - 11th November 2001: Sons of the Resurrection

Euan Marley O.P.

Do Christians believe in life after death? It depends on what is meant by life. One of the consequences of the two world wars was that the flood of... more »