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Blessings for All

fr Robert presents the moral life as one which is offered to all, not to a chosen few.

by Robert Gay O.P.
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Liturgical Index

Eighteenth Sunday of the Year

Cycle: A - 28th July 2014: Take and Eat

Peter H. Harries O.P.

Matthew today tells us of Jesus feeding of the five thousand men. After hearing of the death of John the Baptist, Jesus has withdrawn to a lonely... more »

Cycle: A - 31st July 2011: Does God Care?

Robert Ombres O.P.

God cares for everyone, indeed for everything, but not in the same way. Sometimes it can seem, however, that God does not care at all, though our... more »

Cycle: A - 3rd August 2008: Bring Them to Me

David Goodill O.P.

In today's Gospel Jesus withdraws to a lonely place with his disciples so that they can be by themselves. His actions here reveal His sorrow at the... more »

Cycle: A - 31st July 2005: The Food of Life

Robert Pollock O.P.

When we read the Gospels, we should pay close attention to what the disciples are doing. Are they on the periphery, watching and listening? Are they... more »

Cycle: A - 4th August 2002: Mirable of Multiplication

Aidan Nichols O.P.

For today's gospel the Church has selected the episode of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes. All the evangelists present this event as a... more »

Cycle: B - 5th August 2012: Seeing in Love

Peter Hunter O.P.

“You can know a thing to death, and be for all purposes completely ignorant of it. A man can know his father, or his son, and there might still... more »

Cycle: B - 2nd August 2009: Food and Faith

Fabian Radcliffe O.P.

The current recession is making many people forego things that they cannot at the moment afford. But one thing we cannot do without is food and... more »

Cycle: B - 3rd August 2003: It is right to give him thanks and praise

Charles Dominique O.P.

People can sometimes seem very ungrateful. I remember that once when I was studying at our priory in Oxford, a couple came to the door and asked for... more »

Cycle: C - 4th August 2013: Teaching Poverty

Mark Edney O.P.

As an illustration of the evils of greed the parable in today’s Gospel is off the mark. The rich man merely seems to be reacting with surprise... more »

Cycle: C - 1st August 2010: Affluenza

Lawrence Lew O.P.

Our global culture is marked by what has been called 'selfish capitalism', and our consumerist economy is fuelled by our willingness to believe that... more »

Cycle: C - 1st August 2010: Affluenza

Lawrence Lew O.P.

Our global culture is marked by what has been called 'selfish capitalism', and our consumerist economy is fuelled by our willingness to believe that... more »

Cycle: C - 1st August 2004: Only the light-hearted

Colin Carr O.P.

A young Filipino fisherman was relaxing on the beach. He had caught enough fish in the early morning for his needs, including a modest income. A man... more »

Cycle: C - 5th August 2001: The Meaning of Life

Fabian Radcliffe O.P.

What is life all about? What's the meaning of it all? This is the underlying and perennial question for everyone. Even the Monty Python film of this... more »