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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

Feast of the Holy Family

Cycle: A - 29th December 2013: A Family in Crisis

Robert Gay O.P.

The true meaning of Christmas is largely ignored by many people these days. But nevertheless, it still seems to be a time when people like to get... more »

Cycle: A - 26th December 2010: Families That Foster Holiness

David Sanders O.P.

Today's readings remind us just how unholy some families can be - even royal ones. We should not be surprised that King Herod massacred innocent... more »

Cycle: A - 30th December 2007: Fighting for Survival

Peter Clarke O.P.

Holy pictures of the Flight into Egypt have a certain charm about them. There is Mary, with Jesus in her arms, riding a camel that is led by... more »

Cycle: A - 26th December 2004: The Family of Tomorrow

Anthony Axe O.P.

At this time of the year when families move heaven and earth to be together for a few days, it's appropriate that the Church presents us with the... more »

Cycle: A - 30th December 2001: Holy Familiarity

Neil Ferguson O.P.

In the Office of Readings for today's feast Pope Paul VI suggests that in meditating upon the Holy Familywe learn the method which will permit us to... more »

Cycle: B - 28th December 2014: Holy Waiting

Dominic Ryan O.P.

The Feast of the Holy Family is connected to Christmas. At Christmas what we’re celebrating is the beginning of God’s final move in the... more »

Cycle: B - 28th December 2008: Too Good to be True

Robert Ombres O.P.

 Among Catholics there has been a special and popular devotion to the Holy Family for centuries. Today it is found to be less convincing. The... more »

Cycle: B - 30th December 2005: The Fire of Love

Euan Marley O.P.

In the Summa Theologiae, St Thomas Aquinas works by first giving the arguments in favour of the position he rejects. He even gives arguments for... more »

Cycle: B - 29th December 2002: An Unknown Household

Thomas Crean O.P.

Nothing beautiful is visible,said St Ignatius of Antioch in his Letter to the Romans, written around AD 100.He might well have had in mind the Holy... more »

Cycle: C - 30th December 2012: Holy Families

Duncan Campbell O.P.

This Feast of the Holy Family can help us see that families can be holy. We must find all the help we can, to work out how they can be. We have this... more »

Cycle: C - 27th December 2009: Learning to be Young

Timothy J. Calvert O.P.

A Dominican novice once wrote home to his father, complaining of his many duties and the demands of the divine office, even rising in the early hours... more »

Cycle: C - 31st December 2006: Letting Go

Timothy Radcliffe O.P.

At supper with friends, I asked where was their sixteen-year-old daughter. The mother replied, 'We do not know. She is with her friends, but we do... more »

Cycle: C - 28th December 2003: Lost to the Temple

Colin Carr O.P.

"I don't belong to anyone."This could be a manifesto of the confidently tough-minded, of those who pride themselves on their independence and resist... more »

Cycle: C - 31st December 2000: Impossible Ideal or Gritty Reality?

Robert Ombres O.P.

Is the Holy Family an impossible ideal? Does the family life of Jesus, Mary and Joseph even seem real? Sweet and overcoloured, the pictures of the... more »