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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


3rd January 2012: Redraw Your Maps

Neil Ferguson O.P.

One of the good things about travelling is that it both dislocates and disconcerts us. The unique combination of stress, boredom and... more »

2nd January 2011: Grumpy

Piers Linley O.P.

My name is Grumpy and I am a camel. Camels are proverbially evil tempered. I must admit I used to deserve to be called Grumpy because I was the... more »

3rd January 2010: Making the Journey

Allan White O.P.

In the Christmas story we traditionally see two journeys to the manger of the infant king. The shepherds were so captivated by the message of the... more »

4th January 2009: Stars Shine in Your Eyes

Leo Edgar O.P.

  If one was to ask the average teenager today what they understood by having 'stars in their eyes' they might well respond by a reference to... more »

6th January 2008: The Magic Kings

Edmund Hill O.P.

One must admit that we succeed in giving this feast a rather silly sounding name, in English, with the stress on the second syllable. It's not... more »

6th January 2007: Wise Men came from the East to Jerusalem

Fergus Kerr O.P.

'Wise men', Magi.Not the only magi in the New Testament... A certain Simon, who practised 'magic', was converted and baptized by Philip; offered the... more »

6th January 2006: Empty Hands

Timothy Radcliffe O.P.

The magi gave the child Jesus 'gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.' Why did they bring him gifts? These would not have been useful for Mary's... more »

6th January 2005: Guides for Complicated Journeys

Robert Ombres O.P.

The differences between the Gospels are part of their message, and they should not go unnoticed. Only St Matthew tells us about the magi. By... more »

6th January 2004: The Sign of the Star

Benjamin Earl O.P.

Our Christmas Crib is now complete: a star has risen in the east, and the magi have followed this sign, until it came to rest over the place where... more »

5th January 2003: Call, Revelation and Mission

Isidore Clarke O.P.

The word 'Epiphany' means 'showing forth' or 'revelation'. On today's feast we celebrate God revealing himself, in the person of the baby Jesus, to... more »

6th January 2002: Divine Manifestation, Human Wisdom

Richard J. Ounsworth O.P.

No nativity play would be complete without the three kings, central characters in the tale of Christ's birth. And I suspect almost as well known as... more »

Cycle: A - 5th January 2014: All Are Called To Him

Timothy J. Calvert O.P.

At Midnight Mass we heard the song of the angels praising God and announcing peace. Above the sky heaven’s glory had come down to the darkness... more »

Cycle: B - 4th January 2015: A New Way

Richard J. Ounsworth O.P.

There is a very interesting website called ‘Television Tropes and Idioms’ (tvtropes.org) that lists, quite exhaustively, the plot devices... more »

Cycle: B - 1st January 2015: Behold Your Son

Simon Francis Gaine O.P.

Today’s Gospel takes us beyond the biological fact that Mary was a biological mother. It tells us more about her motherhood than that she gave... more »

Cycle: C - 6th January 2013: Hungering for the Truth

Timothy Radcliffe O.P.

The recent census showed a sharp rise in the number of people in England and Wales who do not belong to any religious faith. Yet there is still a... more »