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Be Perfect

fr Benedict asks whether the Church would still be needed if we had never sinned.

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Liturgical Index

First Sunday of Lent

Cycle: A - 9th March 2014: An Embarrassing Story?

Dominic Ryan O.P.

Each year on the first Sunday of Lent, the gospel spells out what happened when Christ went into the wilderness and was tempted by the Devil... more »

Cycle: A - 13th March 2011: He Looks Down on the Earth

David Goodill O.P.

Last summer I climbed to the top of Cologne Cathedral and was rewarded with a stunning view of the city. This urge to climb seems to have been... more »

Cycle: A - 10th February 2008: The Imitation of Christ

Dominic Ryan O.P.

At its most basic, Christian life is about imitating Christ, Christ as presented to us in the gospels. So given that today's gospel recounts Christ... more »

Cycle: A - 13th February 2005: The Enemy's Country Laid Waste

Richard J. Ounsworth O.P.

The first Preface for Masses of Lent readsEach year you give us this joyful season when we prepare to celebrate the paschal season with mind and... more »

Cycle: A - 17th February 2002: Life and Love, Death and Sin

Martin Ganeri O.P.

On the Cross love was confronted by sin and death. This confrontation reached its climax on the day of Jesus' death, yet the struggle between the... more »

Cycle: B - 26th February 2012: The Hope of New Life

Gregory Murphy O.P.

What's in a name? In Spanish, the name for the season of Lent is, prosaically enough, derived from the number forty – a period of forty... more »

Cycle: B - 1st March 2009: The Way of the Lord

Bruno Clifton O.P.

Our weekly meetings in the Edinburgh University Inter-religious Chaplaincy are often occasions for very enlightening discussions. As Lent approached,... more »

Cycle: B - 5th March 2006: Lead us not into Temptation

Brendan Slevin O.P.

Where do we expect the Spirit to lead us and what do we expect in this life by following Christ?After Jesus is baptised by John, the Spirit descends... more »

Cycle: B - 9th March 2003: Lent, the discovery of love

Columba Ryan O.P.

With the arrival of Lent people think of giving up little indulgences. It might be better if we thought of taking up new commitments.The commitment... more »

Cycle: C - 17th February 2013: Sleepwalking Through Life

John O'Connor O.P.

John Le Carré’s novel, The Secret Pilgrim, tells of a young man, a member of the intelligence services, visiting the former East Germany... more »

Cycle: C - 21st February 2010: If You Are the Son of God

Denis Geraghty O.P.

Luke 4:1-12 is a splendid opening for the First Sunday of Lent, and Luke intends it to be an exercise in the self-disclosure of Jesus to the world... more »

Cycle: C - 25th February 2007: Lenten Question

Robert Ombres O.P.

There is a striking set of three pictures, a kind of strip-cartoon really, although at present I cannot remember where. It goes something like this... more »

Cycle: C - 29th February 2004: Presenting to God the first-fruits of the Kingdom

Austin Milner O.P.

On this first Sunday of Lent the opening reading of the liturgy is, rather unexpectedly, the very ancient ritual by which the Israelite gave thanks... more »

Cycle: C - 4th March 2001: Three Temptations

Mark O'Brien O.P.

At first glance, the three temptations that Jesus faced in the wilderness may seem somewhat remote from the things that tempt us. Luke has an eye to... more »