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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 Easter

Cycle: A - 4th May 2014: The Foundation of Our Story

Bruno Clifton O.P.

Have you noticed that during Eastertide, we don’t often read from the Old Testament? Our usual pattern of readings is changed. Instead of an... more »

Cycle: A - 8th May 2011: The Stranger

Duncan Campbell O.P.

Gospels come to life as we imagine ourselves taking part in them. In this Gospel, with the disciples walking on the road, we might picture ourselves... more »

Cycle: A - 6th April 2008: A Bad Case of Heartburn

Euan Marley O.P.

In the Gospel of Luke, there is the story of the poor man called Lazarus, and the rich man who is not named. Both die and Lazarus is rewarded but the... more »

Cycle: A - 10th April 2005: Seeing and Believing

David Goodill O.P.

You can't help feeling sorry for Dr Watson as his friend Sherlock Holmes explains his latest piece of deduction. A stranger appears at Baker Street... more »

Cycle: A - 14th April 2002: It was necessary...

Thomas Crean O.P.

Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things?Yes, the Passion of Christ was necessary. And we need to beware of a certain way of... more »

Cycle: B - 22nd April 2012: The Risen Messiah

Edward Booth O.P.

The scope of the appearance of the risen Jesus given in the gospel extract from Saint Luke today is very great. The full setting of his teaching... more »

Cycle: B - 26th April 2009: Doubt No Longer

Aidan Nichols O.P.

Today's Gospel shows the first disciples having difficulties and doubts about the Resurrection. Is it real, did it really happen, or is it an... more »

Cycle: B - 30th April 2006: Things That Go 'Bump' in the Night

Peter Hunter O.P.

I've often wondered just what it is that people who claim to have seen ghosts actually see. Whatever ghosts actually are, they are objects of fear,... more »

Cycle: B - 4th May 2003: So great was their joy

Robert Eccles O.P.

When we became believers - we could say also for some of us, when we were invited to follow in the footsteps of St Dominic - it was not in order to... more »

Cycle: C - 14th April 2013: Set in Love

Dermot Morrin O.P.

What happens to Simon Peter in today’s gospel looks like a step up. And to be honest, it is, Christ has set Peter up. What transpires by the... more »

Cycle: C - 18th April 2010: The Mission of Easter

Robert Gay O.P.

In today's Gospel we hear that when Peter recognized the Lord, he got out of the boat and 'sprang into the sea'. At this point in time we still have... more »

Cycle: C - 22nd April 2007: Delightfully Unrecognizable

John Kenrick O.P.

Every now and then there is a story in the press about some secret tomb which is supposed to contain the bones of Jesus. There are many such fake... more »

Cycle: C - 25th April 2004: Christ's sheep regathered

Isidore Clarke O.P.

In Christ's Passion the shepherd had been struck and the sheep were scattered. Peter had disowned Jesus three times, while the other disciples had... more »

Cycle: C - 29th April 2001: A New Fire!

Alan O'Sullivan O.P.

'Love was his meaning.' So wrote Dame Julian of Norwich, the English mystic. No doubt she was reflecting upon the love pronounced upon the Cross. "Do... more »