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Rosary Sunday

fr Malcolm helps us to see how physical signs can make God present to us.

by Malcolm McMahon O.P.
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Twenty-Sixth Sunday of the Year

Cycle: A - 28th September 2014: Show Your Workings

David Edward Rocks O.P.

Recently I was listening to a satirical current affairs programme on the radio. One of the participants picked up on a comment that a certain... more »

Cycle: A - 25th September 2011: Never Too Late

Peter Hunter O.P.

My mother used to say to me, when I forgot for the zillionth time to do some thing she had asked me to do, 'The road to Hell is paved with good... more »

Cycle: A - 28th September 2008: Light Shines in Darkness

Duncan Campbell O.P.

The days are darkening. The gospels become darker. The 'powers of heaven' move towards darkness, and cold; and seem to show life ending, in winter. ... more »

Cycle: A - 25th September 2005: A Tale of Two Brothers

Isidore Clarke O.P.

Many parents will give a knowing nod when they hear today's Gospel. They've asked a son or daughter to give a hand, say in washing the dishes. One... more »

Cycle: A - 29th September 2002: Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say

Vincent Darius O.P.

Today's parable was addressed to the chief priests and elders. Its purpose was to highlight Jesus' invitation and acceptance of sinners and outcasts... more »

Cycle: B - 30th September 2012: Cutting Out the Cause of Sin

Robert Verrill O.P.

Some sayings of Jesus are so difficult to deal with, it is tempting to say He was exaggerating and we shouldn't take Him too literally. For example,... more »

Cycle: B - 27th September 2009: It's a Scandal

Simon Francis Gaine O.P.

Jesus always provokes a response in those who encounter him. It's true that there are those who want to follow but are afraid and those who are held... more »

Cycle: B - 1st October 2006: Seeds of Faith

Jonathan Fleetwood O.P.

Today's first reading from the Book of Numbers echoes in pattern the first section of the Gospel. Moses, in the first reading, has appointed seventy... more »

Cycle: B - 28th September 2003: Not one of us?

John O'Connor O.P.

It's a fact of human nature that we often think of others in terms of what positive qualities they lack, rather than in terms of the positive... more »

Cycle: C - 29th September 2013: Why Rich and Poor?

Duncan Campbell O.P.

One of the things that must strike us is the indifference of the rich, to the poor – the poor often on their doorstep. It’s made so clear... more »

Cycle: C - 26th September 2010: Still Too Ugly

Leon Pereira O.P.

In 1892 the French writer Émile Zola went to Lourdes in search of a miracle. Zola, a dogmatic atheist, declared, 'I only want to see a cut... more »

Cycle: C - 30th September 2007: An Inclusive Party

Peter H. Harries O.P.

Parties are very much double-edged. They can welcome and they can exclude. The rich man of our parable welcomes his five brothers to his party. He... more »

Cycle: C - 26th September 2004: Share your bread

Piers Linley O.P.

Jesus targets this parable specifically at the Pharisees, when he has just been telling them that it is impossible to serve both God and Mammon, both... more »

Cycle: C - 30th September 2001: The Voice of a Stranger

Gordian Marshall O.P.

Amos was a foreigner - up from the south, from the rough hills in Judea. Yes, things were tough down there. Amos wasn't used to the fertile areas of... more »