Thirtieth Sunday of the Year
Cycle: A - 26th October 2014: Be Perfect
When St Thomas Aquinas reflects on relations between the state and the Church, he postulates that even if humanity had not fallen, even if it were a... more »
Which is the greatest commandment? This is almost the final question. In Matthew's Gospel Jesus must answer many questions - from critics, from... more »
Cycle: A - 23rd October 2005: Love in Action
In today's Gospel Jesus is asked to name the greatest commandment, but answers with two. Around the time of Jesus it was a contentious issue as to... more »
Cycle: A - 27th October 2002: What is Love?
Lust is at one end of the spectrum of popular ideas about love today, and at the other end love is spelt L-U-R-V-E.Lurve is the subject of countless... more »
The character Bartimaeus leaps out from the pages of Mark's Gospel and stays with us as we go on our way from Sunday to Sunday. He becomes a... more »
The Gospel is about a beggar who was blind being instantly healed. It was enough to lift him out of such total destitution as we can hardly imagine... more »
Today's Gospel relates the cure of the blind beggar, Bartimaeus. This is a threshold 'wonder'. But why 'threshold'?Because it occurs on the threshold... more »
Cycle: C - 27th October 2013: Humble Prayer
There’s no doubting the good deeds of our Pharisee! His fasting, his tithes, are exemplary. Like his prayer in the Temple, they are a public... more »
Cycle: C - 24th October 2010: Out of Step?
Doesn't it seem strange how incredibly frustrating 'virtuous' people can be?
In reality, of course, it is not their virtue that frustrates us, but... more »
How are we to enter the prayerfulness of Jesus? How are we to enter this temple of his prayerfulness along with these two men in today's... more »
One of the questions that anyone who seeks to enter a seminary or religious institute or order is bound to be asked is how they pray, and what they... more »
This is a sermon. A sermon is usually spoken, but can be written to be read, like this. It is an uninterrupted talk, like a lecture, but is meant to... more »