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The Church's Healing Touch?

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Thirty-Third Sunday of the Year

Cycle: A - 16th November 2014: Entering the Master's Joy

Leon Pereira O.P.

When we hear the word ‘talent’, most of us will think of some special skill or ability, as in Britain’s Got Talent. So it is useful... more »

Cycle: A - 13th November 2011: How to Annoy Teachers

Richard J. Ounsworth O.P.

 Like many priests, I am asked from time to time to preach at a school Mass – often for the end of term or the beginning or end of a school... more »

Cycle: A - 16th November 2008: Called To Do and To Be

Timothy Radcliffe O.P.

This parable is often read as an exhortation for us to use our talents. After all, the word 'talent' came in the early fifteenth century to mean a... more »

Cycle: A - 13th November 2005: Redeeming Time

David Goodill O.P.

For many of us time is not a friend. We seem to find ourselves increasingly busy, rushing from one job to the next, with little time to slow down and... more »

Cycle: A - 17th November 2002: Making the Most of the Time of our Life

Thomas Kearns O.P.

As the Church's year draws to its close, our readings at Mass today direct our thoughts to that 'Day of the Lord' which is coming to all of us at the... more »

Cycle: B - 18th November 2012: The End of Time

David McLean O.P.

Today’s gospel reading is rather apocalyptic in style. “In those days, after the time of distress, the sun will be darkened, the moon... more »

Cycle: B - 15th November 2009: When The Man Comes Around

Leon Pereira O.P.

In one of his last songs, the great prophet Johnny Cash saw the end of the world as something that catches all human beings off guard. In his song,... more »

Cycle: B - 19th November 2006: The Glory of Calvary

John Farrell O.P.

The end of the world has happened. The news is good. It is Good News.Christians are accustomed to understanding the history of salvation as a drama... more »

Cycle: C - 17th November 2013: Rising in the Air

Euan Marley O.P.

Great buildings are like balloons coming up from the past. We are born in mid air, and all of our lives, we are falling through the air. However much... more »

Cycle: C - 14th November 2010: Not the End of the World

Peter Hunter O.P.

'It's not the end of the world.' There are all sorts of ways of using that phrase. It can be a way of telling something that what they've done isn't... more »

Cycle: C - 18th November 2007: He Leadeth Me

Leon Pereira O.P.

It is a sad truth for preachers that we are more often thanked for the homilies we have put little or no preparation into. When I remarked on this to... more »

Cycle: C - 14th November 2004: Hope in the Encircling Gloom

Columba Ryan O.P.

The liturgical year has certain special seasons: Advent leading up to Christmas and Lent leading to the celebration of Easter, Ascension and... more »

Cycle: C - 18th November 2001: Fearful Signs

Giles Hibbert O.P.

If Jesus had thought of terrorists -- and there were many around at this time, Barabbas, for example -- he would have got it just about perfect. It... more »