Thirty-Second Sunday of the Year
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 »
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 »
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 »
As he concludes his teaching in the Temple, Jesus sits down opposite the treasury — the thirteen large trumpet-shaped receptacles in the Court... more »
'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 »
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 »
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 »
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'.
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Cycle: C - 11th November 2007: Unlimited Hope
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 »
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 »
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 »