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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

Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday)

Cycle: A - 15th December 2013: Edgy Joy

David Edward Rocks O.P.

Rejoice! This is the instruction we are given at the beginning of Mass today. We are well and truly into the Advent mood now and this instruction... more »

Cycle: A - 12th December 2010: Look!

Bruno Clifton O.P.

'Don't think, but look!' The Austrian philosopher, Ludwig Wittgenstein, with this advice, was trying to get us to consider things as they are in... more »

Cycle: A - 16th December 2007: What Do You Expect?

Mark Edney O.P.

Our gospel reading is about expectations that go unstated. Also about greater expectations than any of us can really imagine. Well, what did you... more »

Cycle: A - 12th December 2004: Getting to know the Christ

Benjamin Earl O.P.

Jesus tells us in today's gospel:Among those born of women there has risen no one greater than John the Baptist.Yet John the Baptist is puzzled. For... more »

Cycle: A - 16th December 2001: Answering John

Rudolf Loewenstein O.P.

There are many ways of asking questions, and there are probably just as many ways of answering them. How a particular question is answered depends on... more »

Cycle: B - 14th December 2014: A Man Sent from God

Dermot Morrin O.P.

On a dark November evening in 1774 the celebrated diarist James Boswell took a tumble on Edinburgh’s Advocate’s Close. He was very drunk... more »

Cycle: B - 11th December 2011: I Am Not

Benjamin Earl O.P.

St John's Gospel is very clear about the divine identity of Christ. The prologue to the Gospel, a small part of which we read today, speaks of... more »

Cycle: B - 14th December 2008: A Reason to Rejoice

Brendan Slevin O.P.

 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." So begins the Gospel of John with a stunning discourse on the... more »

Cycle: B - 15th December 2002: Prophecy in the World

Richard J. Ounsworth O.P.

When we are baptised, and again at our Confirmation, we are anointed to share in Christ's threefold ministry of prophet, priest and king. And a great... more »

Cycle: C - 16th December 2012: Love, And Do What You Will

Lawrence Lew O.P.

“What shall we do?” Various groups of people go to John the Baptist to ask him for moral instruction because they recognize his wisdom... more »

Cycle: C - 13th December 2009: Not Just a Second Chance

Peter Hunter O.P.

It's tempting to think that morality is all about education: if people really knew what the right thing was to do, they would do it. Parents make... more »

Cycle: C - 17th December 2006: The Joy and the Sorrow

Richard J. Ounsworth O.P.

Pregnancy is always an anxious time. There is joy, one hopes, the delightful prospect of a child coming into the world, but also certainly anxiety,... more »

Cycle: C - 14th December 2003: Heralding the Reign of God

Peter Clarke O.P.

I was halfway through preaching a parish mission. One of those attending the evening services told me that she liked my sermons, but then complained... more »

Cycle: C - 17th December 2000: A Dancing God

Robert Eccles O.P.

You surely know the one about the atheist professor of sociology whose wife gave birth to twins: he had one them baptised and kept the other as a... more »