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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.

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Liturgical Index

Good Friday

30th March 2013: In Charge of His Helplessness

Colin Carr O.P.

The way John tells the story of the arrest and trial and crucifixion of Jesus, you would think Jesus is in complete command of the situation. He... more »

6th April 2012: Facing The Cross

Euan Marley O.P.

When the first high rise flats were built in Britain, it soon became apparent that among the many signs of negligence in their design was that the... more »

22nd April 2011: Accepting Mercy

Peter H. Harries O.P.

The liturgy of the church on Good Friday has four parts. First we read the passion of Jesus in John's Gospel. Next we intercede for the Church and... more »

2nd April 2010: The Triumph of the Cross

David Edward Rocks O.P.

This is a day of fasting and abstinence. A day of silence and desolation. And when we arrive at its hour of glory, we witness the drama of a... more »

10th April 2009: 'Good' Friday

Denis Geraghty O.P.

When the evangelists write about the Passion of Jesus they are quite discreet. They do not go into any detail about the horrors of crucifixion and... more »

21st March 2008: The Promise of Eternal Friendship

Richard Conrad O.P.

Jesus's death has saved us. But how? A single, neat explanation cannot exhaust something so awesome. Scientists use several models for an ordinary... more »

6th April 2007: Banishing the Shadows

Peter Hunter O.P.

Why did Jesus die? That's a question that arises for us all today of all days. Often I think it gets its charge from a piece of mistaken thinking, as... more »

14th April 2006: What Happened on Good Friday?

Robert Ombres O.P.

No single answer is given to this question nowadays, and no single answer was given at the time.Anyone who has been at a public reading or a... more »

25th March 2005: The Silent Cross

Allan White O.P.

The liturgy of Good Friday is one of the most ancient and the most stark of all of the Church's ceremonies. Traditionally, there is no homily given... more »

9th April 2004: The Whole Story

Richard J. Ounsworth O.P.

One can hardly ignore the existence of Mel Gibson's film of The Passion, and though it is by no means a perfect film, it does serve to highlight... more »

18th April 2003: The Necessity of the Cross

David Sanders O.P.

Today the Church gets rid of the cross for a while. When we come to church the cross is veiled or even removed from the sanctuary.But would it make... more »

29th March 2002: He died that we might live

Aelred Connelly O.P.

Isaiah tells us of the suffering servant:Ours were the sufferings he bore, ours the sorrows he carried ...By his sufferings shall my servant justify... more »

13th April 2001: What's Good About Good Friday?

Edmund Hill O.P.

'My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?' Good Friday, we call this day. What's good about it? The day Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was crucified;... more »

Cycle: A - 18th April 2014: When I Am Lifted Up

David Sanders O.P.

Throughout Lent we hear these words as we pray the Way of the Cross: ‘We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you because by your holy cross you... more »