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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

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Cycle: A - 22nd December 2013: Our God Comes to Meet Us

John O'Connor O.P.

Although it is God who makes the first move, he never forces himself on us and always allows us to answer for ourselves. In response to his... more »

Cycle: A - 23rd December 2007: A Man of Good Repute

Timothy Radcliffe O.P.

St Joseph was a just man, upright. In the Jerusalem Bible translation he is said to be 'a man of honour.' And so when he discovered that Mary was... more »

Cycle: A - 19th December 2004: As Good as His Word

John Kenrick O.P.

I wonder how willing you are to trust other people? Are others willing to trust you? Today's gospel is all about trust. First, there is Joseph --... more »

Cycle: A - 23rd December 2001: Christmas is a collage!

Piers Linley O.P.

St Luke gives us an account of the origins and early life of Jesus: there is an annunciation to Mary by an angel. Joseph is mentioned more than once... more »

Cycle: B - 21st December 2014: A Dwelling Place Fit for God

Martin Ganeri O.P.

The angel Gabriel’s words to Mary in the gospel recall for us the words of Nathan to David in reading from Samuel. They tell us that in the... more »

Cycle: B - 18th December 2011: House of Gold

Leon Pereira O.P.

Everyone seems to have an opinion on 'What Would Jesus Do', the catchphrase of our times. In contrast, Catholicism is not about what we can do for... more »

Cycle: B - 21st December 2008: The Great Works of God

Colin Carr O.P.

 We all want to do things for God: we want to please God; we want to help God's kingdom to come; we want to do good. That all seems... more »

Cycle: B - 18th December 2005: Caught up into Heaven

Edward Booth O.P.

After the Advent gospels about John the Baptist as the prophet who will point out Jesus as the Christ, the gospel for this Sunday goes back to the... more »

Cycle: B - 22nd December 2002: The power of silence

Euan Marley O.P.

One Christmas in our priory in Newcastle, I lost my voice due to a virus which was going around at the time. Others had the same symptoms, feeling... more »

Cycle: C - 23rd December 2012: Salvation is Close at Hand

Peter H. Harries O.P.

In the gospel today we read the story of the Visitation. Here at the beginning of his gospel, Luke has told us of two women, Mary and Elizabeth. Both... more »

Cycle: C - 20th December 2009: Here and Now

Vivian Boland O.P.

Catholicism is a physical at least as much as it is a spiritual religion. It is about things that happened, and things that happen, in and... more »

Cycle: C - 24th December 2006: From the House of Bread

Edmund Hill O.P.

But you, O Bethlehem, little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, and whose origin is... more »

Cycle: C - 21st December 2003: In the Wombs of the Women

John Farrell O.P.

The lectionary readings today are full of greetings, announcements, introductions and declarations. New things are beginning.New characters are... more »

Cycle: C - 24th December 2000: A Hastening Joy

Richard Finn O.P.

Christmas is almost upon us. When we gather to celebrate the fourth Sunday in Advent this year, Christmas will be at most a few hours away. The feast... more »